Surge of people-smuggling activity reported from Sri Lanka

Australian Border Force officials are facing a surge of people-smuggling activity from Sri Lanka, with another fishing boat carrying 13 suspected illegal immigrants ­intercepted...

Malinga sets T20I record with 99 wickets

Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga Sunday became the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals with his 99th scalp in the first match against New Zealand,...

Prime Minister removed from top post at Kelaniya Temple

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been removed from a top post at the Kelaniya Temple. A proposal had been submitted to remove Wickremesinghe as the...

Thousands protest across Australia against removal of Sri Lankan Tamil family

Thousands of people protested in cities and towns across Australia Sunday against the Government's efforts to deport a Tamil family back to Sri Lanka,...

EU reviews Sri Lanka’s progress on zero-tolerance of torture

The fourth meeting of the Working Group on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights under the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was held...

Tamil family from Sri Lanka moved to Christmas Island

The Australian federal government is refusing to comment on where a Tamil asylum-seeker family have been relocated amid reports they were transported to Christmas...

Sri Lankan student killed in savage hit and run outside Melbourne campus

A young Sri Lankan woman has had her life cut short in a savage hit in run outside her university campus in Australia, the...

Court orders remains of Batti bomber to be exhumed

The Batticaloa Magistrate's Court today ordered the Police to exhume and relocate the remains of an Easter Sunday suicide bomber buried in a public...

UN says Sri Lanka has a long history of disappearances

Sri Lanka has a long history of disappearances and this is evidenced by the numerous national commissions of inquiry which have looked into such...

Archbishop of Canterbury hails Sri Lanka’s resilience after attacks

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is in Sri Lanka on a brief visit, hailed Sri Lanka's resilience after the Easter Sunday attacks. Speaking...

Pakistan Minister telephones Sri Lankan Minister to discuss Jammu & Kashmir

Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Janak Marapana today to discuss the current...

UNF agrees on constitution but no deal on candidate

The United National Front (UNF) has reached a consensus on the constitution of the new alliance but there is still no agreement on a...

Archbishop of Canterbury begins Sri Lanka visit

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Metropolitan of Church of Ceylon The Most Revd. & Rt. Hon Justin Welby arrived in Sri Lanka this...

SLFP holds talks with Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held talks with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa today. United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General...

S.B, Dilan obtain SLPP membership

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarians S.B Dissanayake and Dilan Perera obtained membership from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today. Dissanayake and Perera obtained...

Lebanon detains Sudanese-Sri Lankan family of seven

Lebanon’s General Security has detained a Sudanese-Sri Lankan family of seven, including four children under age 18, threatening to deport the parents to different...

Maithripala and Mahinda hold talks

President Maithripala Sirisena and Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa had met last night for talks. The talks had reportedly focused on the possibility of the...

Reports on SriLankan Airlines to be handed over to AG

Reports related to investigations conducted on SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering and Mihin Lanka will be handed over to the Attorney General (AG) for legal...

Two trains collide head-on between Maradana and Fort

Two trains collided head-on between Maradana and Fort this morning. The Railway Control Room said that the accident occurred between the Maradana railway station and...

Sajith backs maximum devolution within a unitary state

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa says his policy is for maximum devolution within a unitary state. Premadasa said that maximum devolution within a unitary Sri Lanka...