CID Director who handled high profile cases transferred

Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Shani Abeysekara, who handled several high profile cases, has been transferred. The National Police Commission approved the transfer...

India tells Sri Lanka to ensure solution which meets aspirations of Tamils

India has told Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to ensure a political solution which meets the aspirations of the Tamil community. This was conveyed to...

Several UNP MPs urge Speaker to name Sajith as Opposition Leader

Another letter has been handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya calling on him to name defeated United National Party (UNP) Presidential candidate MP Sajith...

Mahinda takes oaths as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa took oaths as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister today. He took oaths before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat. Former President...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa acquitted in museum case

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was acquitted in the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case today as a result of the Presidential immunity he enjoys. The Permanent Special High...

Several UNP MPs threaten to form new party

The United National Party (UNP) is facing a split over the leadership post with several members demanding that former UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa...

India urged to ensure Sri Lanka secures rights of Tamils

The Indian Central Government has been urged to ensure the new Sri Lankan Government secures the rights of the Tamils. Tamil Maanila Congress president G.K....

Police instructed to act on anyone disrupting the peace

The Police have been instructed to take action against anyone disrupting the peace, Defence Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said today. In a special...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has resigned from his post, the Prime Minister's Office said. His resignation comes after opposition Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected...

UNP denies claims it failed to fully back Sajith’s campaign

The United National Party (UNP) today denied claims that it had not fully backed the Presidential election campaign of New Democratic Front Presidential candidate...

Sri Lankan migrant becomes Australia’s highest paid CEO

A Sri Lankan migrant has become Australia's highest paid CEO. The highest paid CEO in Australia and her family immigrated from Sri Lanka with just...

Sri Lanka’s Kanni Wignaraja gets top UNDP post

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Kanni Wignaraja of Sri Lanka as the next Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional...

Imran Khan telephones Gotabaya and discusses bilateral cooperation

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned the newly-elected President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to felicitate him on his election as the 7th President...

President accepts Modi’s invite

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has accepted an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit India, Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said. The Indian...

Former PM D M Jayaratne passes away

Former Prime Minister D M Jayaratne passed away in Kandy today. He had passed away at a private hospital, according to family sources. The former Prime...

Non-Cabinet Minister Harsha de Silva steps down

Non-Cabinet Minister Harsha de Silva resigned from his Ministerial post today. Harsha de Silva said that he had resigned so President Gotabaya Rajapaksa could appoint...

Commonwealth concerned over promotion of hate speech

Commonwealth election observers have raised concerns over promotion of hate speech through private media, as well as on social media platforms during the just...

President Gotabaya assumes duties

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed duties today as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. Former President Maithripala Sirisena attended...

Pujith and Hemasiri further remanded

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were today ordered to be remanded over the Easter Sunday attacks. The Colombo...

Iran seeks to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka

Iran is seeking to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka following the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as President, the Tasnim news agency reported. Iran congratulated Sri...