Prime Minister demands explanation from Ranjan Ramanayake

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has demanded an explanation from State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over comments he has made critical of Buddhist monks. In a letter...

SLPP tells JVP to formally end relationship with UNF

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today demanded that the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) formally end its relationship with the United National Fornt (UNF). In...

President defends Sri Lanka’s relationship with China

President Maithripala Sirisena has defended Sri Lanka's relationship with China. The President, who has just returned after a visit to India, has said that the...

St. Anthony’s church reopens after Easter Sunday attacks

St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade which was bombed on Easter Sunday, reopened to the public today. The church was renovated with the assistance of the...

SLPP suspects hidden agenda behind no-confidence motion

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) suspects there was a hidden agenda behind the move by the Jantha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) to present a...

Former Foreign Secretary denies being recruited by US

Former Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam has denied claims he is an employee of the US Federal Government. Kariyawasam said his contractual employment with the Parliament...

Paris offers Sri Lanka support to recover after attacks

Paris has offered Sri Lanka support to recover after the deadly Easter Sunday attacks. Deputy Mayor of Paris Jean Francois Martins visited Sri Lanka from...

Former Air Force chief to be in charge of Sri Lanka cricket security

Former Air Force Commander Roshan Goonetileke has been recruited by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) as the Chief Security Advisor of SLC, in...

Speaker defends recruiting Kariyawasam with outside funding

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today defended the decision to recruit former Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam with outside funding. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and joint opposition Parliamentarian...

HRCSL raises concerns over unfair treatment of Muslims

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised concerns over the unfair treatment of Muslims in some parts of the country. It has...

Two suspects linked to NTJ leader arrested in Kandy

Two suspects linked to National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim have been arrested in Kandy. The Police said the two suspects were arrested during...

SLPP to challenge President if he seeks term extension

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says it will challenge President Maithripala Sirisena if he seeks an extension of his term through court. There have...

Wigneswaran seeks international probe over attacks on Muslims

Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has called for an international investigation into the attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka. Wigneswaran, who has in...

Sri Lanka Railways to be declared an essential service

Sri Lanka Railways is to be declared an essential service after trade unions decided to continue to stage a one day strike every week. The...

Russia claims IS based in Syria, Iraq was behind Sri Lanka attacks

The Sri Lanka terrorist attacks were organized by the militants of the Islamic State formerly active in Syria and Iraq, Russian Security Council Deputy...

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...

Salley tells PSC, authorities were warned several times

Former Western Province Governor Azath Salley told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) today that the authorities had been warned several times about the National...

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...

Andy and Keshini to represent Sri Lanka at 2019 CrossFit Games in Wisconsin

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the fittest man and woman on earth. For the first time ever, two Sri...

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...