Lasantha’s daughter accuses Ranil of using her father

Ahimsa Wickrematunge, daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga today accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of using the death of her father to try and...

UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief to visit Sri Lanka

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka, from 15 to...

TNA says Tamils more united now than before

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the Tamils in Sri Lanka are more united now than they were during the war. TNA Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran...

Sajith Premadasa stakes claim to run for President

United National Party Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa said that he is prepared to contest the next Presidential election. Premadasa told a large gathering in Badulla...

Slave Island salon manager killed, five arrested and remanded

The manager of a salon in Slave Island was clubbed to death and five suspects have been arrested and remanded over the incident. The Police...

UNP says its nominee will rally the people against tyranny

The United National Party says its Presidential candidate will rally the people of Sri Lanka against tyranny and oppression, and will win. United National Party...

MR declares Gotabaya as SLPP Presidential candidate

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today declared former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). Rajapaksa made the...

Mahinda formally appointed SLPP leader

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was today formally appointed as the leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). SLPP Chairman, Professor G.L Peiris announced the...

MR says he will be SLPP’s Prime Ministerial candidate

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will be the Prime Ministerial Candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). The Hindu quoted Rajapaksa as telling...

India says it stood with Sri Lanka during difficult times

India says the large participation of Indian companies in recent exhibitions in Sri Lanka is a reflection of India’s solidarity with Sri Lanka during...

Supreme Court dismisses five petitions in support of Bill against death penalty

The Supreme Court today dismissed five petitions filed in support of a Private Member’s Bill submitted in Parliament against the death penalty. United National Party...

NPC now approves transfer of Kurunegala DIG

The National Police Commission (NPC) has approved the transfer of Kurunegala Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Kithsiri Jayalath to Trincomalee. Just recently the NPC had approved...

Amnesty calls for reforms as ‘Trinco 5’ case recommences

Amnesty International today welcomed the decision of the Attorney General of Sri Lanka to recommence investigations into the killing of five Tamil students –...

Permanent High Court issues warrant for Mahendran

The Permanent High Court today issued a warrant for the arrest of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Arjuna Mahendran...

Basil feels Gotabaya will respect democracy

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) National organiser Basil Rajapaksa says he can assure the public that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will respect democracy. Speaking...

AG files indictments against Sajin de Vass Gunawardena

The Attorney General (AG) has filed indictments against former Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena. The indictments were filed at the Colombo High Court accusing the...

Gamini Senarath acquitted in case over misappropriation of funds

Former President’s chief of staff Gamini Senarath and two others were today acquitted and released by the Permanent High Court-at-Bar in the case over...

Sanga to work with Commonwealth to promote peace

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara is to work with the Commonwealth to help promote peace. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said that she had a...

Pakistan downgrades diplomatic relations with India

Pakistan has decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with India, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo quoted the Press Information Department of the Government of...

President in Cambodia on state visit

President Maithripala Sirisena began a four-day state visit to Cambodia today (7) with the aim of further strengthening the bilateral relations between Sri Lanka...