Pope appoints Sri Lankan as Secretary of the Pontifical Council

Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed a Sri Lankan as the Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID). Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku Kankanamalage, currently the...

SLFP and SLPP agree on name for new alliance

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have decided on a name for the new alliance they hope...

Stationary company goes to CID over hate campaign

Atlas Axillia Co., a Sri Lankan owned and operated stationary products company has filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over a...

Man attempting to forcibly enter Akmeemana school shot dead

A man who attempted to forcibly enter a school in Akmeemana was shot at by a soldier today. The Police said that the man had...

STF members acquitted over Trinco 5 murder

The Special Task Force (STF) members accused over the murder of five youth in Trincomalee in 2006 were today acquitted in the case. Trincomalee Chief...

Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando further remanded

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando have been ordered to be further remanded till 9 July. Jayasundara and Hemasiri...

Sri Lanka deploys 61 troops to South Sudan

A new contingent of 61 Army personnel including 11 officers left this morning (3) for South Sudan to serve in the SRIMED Level 2...

President says his life is under threat

President Maithripala Sirisena says his life is under threat as a result of the campaign he has launched against drug trafficking. The President said that...

IGP Pujith Jayasundara arrested

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara was arrested at the Police Hospital by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). He was issued notice today to...

Hemasiri Fernando arrested at Colombo hospital

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Colombo National Hospital. Fernando was admitted to the Intensive-Care Unit (ICU)...

Cabinet decides to halt moves to import Chinese cigarettes

Cabinet has decided to suspend moves to import cigarettes from China, the Health Ministry said today. The issue had been raised at the cabinet meeting...

Five judge bench to hear writ petition against death penalty

A five judge bench has been appointed by the Court of Appeal to hear the writ petition filed against the death penalty. The petition was...

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando admitted to hospital

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando was admitted to the Intensive-Care Unit (ICU) of the Cardiology Unit at the Colombo National Hospital today. Fernando had been...

US insists no plan to establish base in Sri Lanka

The United States has insisted that there is no plan to establish a military base in Sri Lanka. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives...

Pujith and Hemasiri to be named as suspects in Easter attacks

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando are to be named as suspects in the Easter Sunday attacks. Attorney...

President accuses EU and others of threatening Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena today accused the European EU and some others of threatening Sri Lanka on the death penalty issue. The President said that the...

Concerns raised over free tablets to Advanced Level students

Concerns have been raised over free tablets being given to Advanced Level students around the country. The President's media division said that the approval of...

Two Chinese nationals arrested over credit card scam

Two Chinese nationals have been arrested over a credit card scam, the Police said. According to the Police, the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested the...

PM says will not support death penalty

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will not support implementing the death penalty. The Prime Minister said that the United National Party, former President Mahinda...

Fourth person dies after Kirinda drowning incident

A fourth person who drowned in Kirinda recently died while receiving treatment in hospital. A man and his two children had died after drowning in...