Monk begins fast unto death against MCC deal

A monk launched a fast unto death protest in Colombo today against the proposed Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) agreement. The Venerable Ududumbara Kashyapa thero commenced...

Sri Lankan among 33 injured in France bus accident

A Sri Lankan is among 33 people injured after a bus travelling from Paris to London overturned in northern France, the BBC reported. Four people...

CBK writes to Sirisena defending her recent actions

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (CBK) says she was only a guest at an event held recently where several political parties, including the United...

President tells diplomats free, fair elections a good sign

President Maithripala Sirisena told new foreign envoys who presented their credentials today that the current free, fair and peaceful Presidential election campaign in Sri...

Mahesh insists cannot blame IGP or Hemasiri

National People’s Movement Presidential candidate Mahesh Senanayake asserted that it was wrong to blame Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara or former Defense...

TNA extends support to Sajith Premadasa

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has pledged its support to New Democratic Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa although a formal announcement has not yet been...

CAA conducts raids as gas shortage continues

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) is to file legal action against 40 traders who had sold LPG Gas Cylinders at higher prices. According to Finance...

Sri Lanka awaits outcome of UK polls

Sri Lanka is awaiting the outcome of the elections in the UK which will decide the future of Brexit. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the...

At least 100 arrested after raid on Dehiwala party

At least 100 people were arrested after a raid on a party in Dehiwala, the Police said today. The Police said that the raid was...

Ranil travels North and assures development, employment

United National Front leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe traveled to the North today where he met various groups and assured the development of the...

Government accuses state media of failing in its duties

The Government today accused state media of failing in its duties over the past few years. Non Cabinet Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology...

Sivajilingam wants debate with Sajith and Gota on Tamil issues

Presidential candidate M.K Sivajilingham has challenged the two main presidential candidates, Sajith Premadasa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa to a debate over issues faced by Tamils. Speaking...

IMF Executive Board approves disbursement of US$164 million for Sri Lanka

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the disbursement of US$164 million for Sri Lanka. The Executive Board met yesterday (Friday)...

Sri Lanka urged to instate Animal Welfare Bill after elephant dies

Sri Lanka has been urged to instate the Animal Welfare Bill that will protect the country’s last remaining elephants after another elephant died at...

Gota yet to agree to invite for live debate

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is yet to agree to the open invitation extended by New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential...

FR filed against multiple agreements with America

A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition was filed at the Supreme Court today against multiple agreements Sri Lanka hopes to sign with the United States. The...

Api Sri Lanka led by CBK, others sign deal to back Sajith

The Api Sri Lanka movement led by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and several other political parties and civil society groups signed an agreement today...

Sri Lanka accused of failing to ensure accountability for attacks on refugees and asylum-seekers

Six months after they were violently forced out of their homes, there has been no police investigations into and no accountability for the threats...

ISIL confirms death of leader al-Baghdadi, names new chief

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed group has confirmed the death of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announcing Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi...

India’s NIA conducts more raids linked to Sri Lanka attacks

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at six locations in Tamil Nadu today in connection with the alleged plot by an ISIS-inspired...