Indian investigators raid locations in Tamil Nadu over Sri Lanka attacks

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has raided seven locations in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore over a suspected link between an Islamic State (IS) module in...

Muslim MPs brief Chief Prelates in Kandy

All Muslim Parliamentarians who resigned from their Ministerial portfolios recently briefed the Chief Prelates of the Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters in Kandy today on...

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...

China seeks to work with Sri Lanka against trade bullying

China says it is ready to work with all countries, including Sri Lanka, to firmly oppose trade bullying, safeguard and promote the building of...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to arrive in Sri Lanka later this month on a brief visit. The US State Department said Secretary Pompeo...

Shangri-La to reopen this week after deadly attacks

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo announced that it will reopen this week following the Easter Sunday incident. The Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo was one of three hotels...

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...

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...

US likely to take legal action against group linked to bombings

The US maintains the option to pursue legal action against the group linked to the Easter Sunday bombers once the investigations are completed, The...

India and Sri Lanka to step up cooperation against terrorism

Sri Lanka and India have decided to step up cooperation to fight terrorism, the President's office said today. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited...

Speaker hits back at President on PSC

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has hit back at President Maithripala Sirisena with regards to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC). Jayasuriya said that any official summoned by...

Chief of National Intelligence Sisira Mendis resigns

State Intelligence chief Sisira Mendis has resigned from his post with immediate effect. His resignation comes after he made a statement to the Parliament Select...

In Mullaitivu President seeks unity against a “Muslim Prabhakaran”

President Maithripala Sirisena today called for unity among all communities saying the country has now divided. Speaking in Mullaitivu the President said that today religious...

Gazette notice issued on resignation of Muslim Ministers

A gazette notice has been issued on the resignation of Muslim Ministers, State Ministers and a Deputy Minister. The gazette notice notes that Rauff Hakeem,...

President refuses to approve PSC grilling security officials

President Maithripala Sirisena has said he cannot approve the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) grilling security officials. At a meeting with Senior Ranks of Sri Lanka...

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...

India says relationship with Sri Lanka has seen landmark changes

India says its relationship with Sri Lanka has seen landmark changes in the last five years. The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit...

SLPP and Lanka Sama Samaja Party hold talks on alliance

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the the Lanka Sama Samaja Party held talks today on working together in a broad alliance. The SLPP...

UK lifts travel warning on Sri Lanka

The UK is no longer advising British travellers and tourists against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. The UK High Commission in Colombo said...

SLFP requests Sirisena to contest next Presidential election

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has requested President Maithripala Sirisena to contest the next Presidential elections. The request was made in a letter submitted...