Sajith’s camp claims deal reached with Ranil

United National Party (UNP) Ministers backing the nomination of UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the Presidential candidate of the United National Front (UNF)...

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...

Defence Ministry insists no threat to locals or tourists

The Defence Ministry today insisted that there is no threat to locals or tourists. A statement by the Ministry of Defence said that the government...

Sri Lanka cautions UN against selective political agendas

Sri Lanka today cautioned the United Nations (UN) against selective political agendas. Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha, speaking at the 74th session of the UN General...

AG instructs Police to expedite probe on five cases

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has directed the acting Inspector General of Police to expedite and conclude investigations into five key incidents. The incidents...

CID to probe complaint against State Counsel Malik Azeez

The Criminal Investigations Department is to investigate a complaint against State Counsel Malik Azeez. Azeez, who is attached to the Attorney General’s Department has been...

Brazilian sentenced to life in prison

A Brazilian national has been sentenced to life in prison for smuggling cocaine into Sri Lanka. The Brazilian had been arrested in February last year...

UN accused of “cherry picking” on Sri Lanka Peacekeeper issue

The United Nations has been accused of "cherry picking" on Sri Lanka Peacekeeper issue. Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha who is presently leading the Sri Lanka...

UNHRC session begins; Sri Lankan issue to be noted

The 42st session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) began in Geneva today during which issues related to Sri Lanka will be noted. While...

Finance Minister defends UN Resolution on Sri Lanka

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today defended a UN Resolution on Sri Lanka which was passed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2015. The Sri...

US deeply concerned over Shavendra’s appointment

The United States is deeply concerned by the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander. The US Embassy in Colombo headed by Ambassador Alaina...

Welgama prepared to contest if no SLFP contestant

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama says he will contest the Presidential election if the SLFP does not put forward a contestant. He...

Nuwan Kulasekara retires from international cricket

T-20 World Cup-winning Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara announced retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday, according to local media reports in...

Pakistan downgrades diplomatic relations with India

Pakistan has decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with India, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo quoted the Press Information Department of the Government of...

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...

Basil tells SLPP representatives not to violate election laws

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa today advised SLPP district organisers to ensure election laws are not violated. Rajapaksa met the organisers...

Permanent High Court issues warrant for Mahendran

The Permanent High Court today issued a warrant for the arrest of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Arjuna Mahendran...

FR case against Hemasiri and IGP postponed to July 25

The Supreme Court today postponed the case on the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed against IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando...

Ruwan questions stability of Defence Ministry

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena today questioned the stability of the Ministry of Defence. He told the Parliament Select Committee on the Easter Sunday...

Sri Lankan native Raj Rajaratnam released from US prison

Raj Rajaratnam, the mastermind of what prosecutors said was one of the largest hedge-fund insider-trading rings in U.S. history, is out of prison --...