Parliament approves extending State of Emergency

Parliament today approved a motion to extend the State of Emergency by another month. The motion to extend the State of Emergency was passed with...

PM rejects accusations made by Ranjan in video

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has rejected allegations made by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake in a video he had posted on social media. Ramanayake had made...

Army Commander tells PSC, Sri Lanka far behind in technology

Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake today noted that Sri Lanka was technologically far behind and needs to be more advanced. He particularly raised concerns...

Archbishop refuses to meet any Presidential candidate

The Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has refused to meet any Presidential candidate until the investigation reports related to the Easter Sunday attacks...

US insists will not control land in Sri Lanka under MCC deal

The United States today insisted it will not control any land in Sri Lanka under the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) deal with Sri...

Document on social media on Gota’s US citizenship fake

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says a document being circulated on social media claiming to be the Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the...

Ravi confident Sajith will not be UNP pick for President

United National Party Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake is confident that UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa will not be the choice of the UNP for...

Hayleys tells court it has not violated any law

The writ petition seeking a court order directing legal action to be taken against the parties liable for the waste containers was heard at...

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...

Charges served against Ranjan Ramanayake

Charges have been served against State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake at the Supreme Court over contempt of court. Ramanayake was accused of contempt of court for...

President insists most Sri Lankans support death penalty

President Maithripala Sirisena insists most Sri Lankans support implementing the death penalty. Speaking at a ceremony held in Ratnapura today the President said that he wanted...

CID Director goes to Police to complain against lawyer

The Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Shani Abeysekera, has lodged a complaint with the Police saying a lawyer had made threats against...

Ten month old twins killed in Sammanthurai

The Police said that the two girls were found killed in the bathroom of the house. The mother is suspected to have committed the crime...

Popular maths teacher further remanded over assault

A popular mathematics teacher has been further over an incident where a van driver was assaulted. Dinesh Nuwan Amaratunga who was arrested and remanded together...

Sri Lanka unhappy with share in India’s budget, keen for review

Sri Lanka is known to be unhappy with the funds allocated to it by India in its latest Budget, which when compared to that...

US envoy writes to President dismissing concerns

With the future of the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact agreement between Sri Lanka and the US on the fence, US Ambassador to...

UNP to decide between Ranil, Sajith, Karu

The United National Party confirmed that it will pick either party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya or Sajith Premadasa as the UNP Presidential candidate. State...

Over 600,000 people affected by drought in Sri Lanka

Over 600,000 people have been affected by the drought in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre said today. The Disaster Management Centre said that 615,984...

Former US envoy to Sri Lanka appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap has been appointed as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Keshap assumed duties as the Principal...

Malinga retires thanking MR, slams critics

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga retired from One Day International (ODI) cricket today thanking former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the support he gave which ensured...