China donates bomb detecting robots to Sri Lanka

China today donated high tech bomb detecting equipment, including bomb detecting robots to Sri Lanka. The Chinese Government donated several equipment including drugs and explosive...

Probe launched on carcasses of three wild elephants

An investigation has been launched into the discovery of the carcasses of three wild elephants in Habarana. Wildlife officers said the three elephants are believed...

Sri Lanka reaffirms commitment to NAM efforts to address global challenges

Sri Lanka reaffirmed its commitment to efforts by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to address current global challenges. Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha underscored the relevance of...

Premadasa assures will follow 2015 mandate on Executive Presidency

United National Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa says he will ensure the implementation of the 2015 mandate on the Executive Presidency. He told reporters after...

Ranil to continue as PM in a UNF Government

Current Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe will continue as Prime Minister in a United National Front Government. United National Party General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said...

UNP Working Committee approves Sajith as Presidential candidate

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) has approved the nomination of UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the Presidential candidate of...

Ranil agrees to nominate Sajith without preconditions

United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has agreed to nominate UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the Presidential candidate of the United National...

UN to send back Sri Lankan peacekeepers

The United Nations is to repatriate Sri Lankan peacekeepers after a decision was taken to suspend future Sri Lankan Army deployments, a UN spokesman...

Gota assures he will protect troops who fought the war

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa today assured that he will protect the troops who fought the war. He claimed that there...

Supreme Court dismisses petition against Elpitiya polls

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition filed against holding the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha elections. A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition was filed in the Supreme...

Railway trade unions decide to strike again

Railway trade unions have decided to launch a strike from midnight tonight. Trade unions said that postal trains will also not operate during the strike. Railway...

Skeletal elephant dies weeks after parade outcry

An emaciated 70-year-old elephant that caused a social media outcry after being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka...

Yoshitha Rajapaksa reinstated to the Navy

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been reinstated to the Navy. The Navy said that an order issued by President Maithripala Sirisena to...

Consensus reached to nominate Sajith

A consensus has been reached to nominate United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the Presidential candidate of the United National Front...

Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe interdicted

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has interdicted Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe with immediate effect. The decision had been conveyed to the Attorney General, 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...

Postal voting on 30th and 31st October

Postal voting for the 2019 Presidential election will take place on the 30th and 31st of October. The Elections Commission said that postal voting for...

Trump recalls deadly bombings in Sri Lanka

US President Donald Trump today recalled the deadly bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday as he spoke at a UN event on religious...

Government says it has learnt from Easter attacks

The Government says it has learnt from the Easter Sunday attacks and taken steps to address security lapses. Speaking at the Future of Tourism Summit...

PM rejects allegations by President on Dilrukshi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today rejected allegations made by President Maithripala Sirisena on former Director General of the Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe. The President...