China printing currencies for several countries including Sri Lanka

China is printing currencies for the Governments of several countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Brazil, the Press Trust of India quoted...

Boyzone star Ronan Keating in Sri Lanka with his family

Boyzone star Ronan Keating is in Sri Lanka with his family ahead of his scheduled concert with the band in Colombo. Keating arrived a couple...

Two injured following clash between female detainees at Welikada

Two people were injured following a clash between a group of female detainees at the Welikada prison today. The clash had taken place when some...

Female inmates at Welikada prison protest on the roof

Female inmates at the Welikada prison staged a protest on the roof of the prison today. At least 10 women staged the protest over delays...

Trump to sign massive defense bill giving more money to Sri Lanka

US President Donald Trump is set to sign a more than 700 billion US dollar defense bill for the fiscal year 2019 on Monday,...

Former Chilean President appointed new UN human rights chief

After a vote on Friday by the United Nations General Assembly in New York, former two-time President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, hailed a “pioneer”...

Sampanthan to remain as leader of the opposition

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan is to remain as the leader of the opposition. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today that under the...

President asserts Government not hurt by strikes

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the Government was not hurt by the recent strikes. He said that it was the general public who have...

Train strike continues, special buses deployed for passengers

The train strike continued today with railway trade unions saying their demands had not yet been met. The Government said that special buses had been...

Passengers protest, Army to operate buses as train strike continues

Railway passengers staged a protest today blocking the street opposite the Fort railway station as railway trade unions staged a lightning strike today. Irate passengers...

Gnanasara Thero found guilty and sentenced to jail

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero, was today sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment, to be completed...

Sri Lanka mourns death of veteran Indian politician Karunanidhi

Sri Lanka today mourned the death of veteran Indian politician M K Karunanidhi. President Maithripala Sirisena tweeted saying he was deeply saddened by the death...

As Sri Lanka moves closer to Iran Trump warns trading partners

As Sri Lanka looks to move closer to Iran, US President Donald Trump has issued a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran, following...

Heated exchange in Parliament on opposition leader post

A heated exchange took place in Parliament today on the post of opposition leader. The joint opposition demanded that it be recognised as the main opposition in...

Sri Lanka calls for sharing of civil-military knowledge in South Asia

Sri Lanka has called for sharing of civil-military knowledge in South Asia, especially for disaster management. The 6th South Asia’s Regional Civil Affairs Seminar -...

Several passengers injured following accident involving two trains

Several passengers were injured following an accident involving two trains in Polgahawela. A passenger train had crashed into another train which had broken down and was...

Navy detains 21 Sri Lankan illegal immigrants at sea

The Navy detained 21 Sri Lankan illegal immigrants at sea while they were heading to a foreign country. According to the Navy media unit, a Navy...

At least 100 dead after powerful earthquake strikes Indonesia

At least 100 people were killed when a powerful earthquake and strong aftershocks rocked Indonesia's resort islands of Bali and Lombok on Sunday, causing...

North Korea violated textile ban and exported goods to Sri Lanka

North Korea had violated a textile ban and exported goods to Sri Lanka between October 2017 and March 2018, a UN report revealed. North Korea has...

India to operate Mattala airport on a 40-year lease

India will operate the Mattala airport on a 40-year lease, as per the draft agreement with Sri Lanka, a top Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry...