Madras High Court permits 65 Sri Lankan Tamils to apply for Indian citizenship

Hearing a plea for Indian citizenship by 65 Tamils from Sri Lanka — the descendants of indentured labourers — the Madurai Bench of the...

Ravi Karunanayake and wife ordered to appear before CID

Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake and his wife have been ordered to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on the 7th of...

Russia claims IS based in Syria, Iraq was behind Sri Lanka attacks

The Sri Lanka terrorist attacks were organized by the militants of the Islamic State formerly active in Syria and Iraq, Russian Security Council Deputy...

UN declares war on hate speech after Sri Lanka violence

The United Nations has declared war on hate speech following violence in Sri Lanka and some other countries. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told Member...

Cabinet meets after a lapse of one week

The Cabinet, which did not meet last week following a dispute with President Maithripala Sirisena over the Parliament Select Committee (PSC), met today. President Maithripala...

SLFP-SLPP talks postponed

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have postponed talks scheduled for today. SLFP General Secretary MP Dayasiri Jayasekara...

Indian military lands in Sri Lanka

A 159 strong Indian military delegation have arrived in Sri Lanka while a 162 member team of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces left to India,...

INTERPOL says Red Notice led to arrest of Sri Lankan over bombings

One of the alleged ringleaders in the 21 April bomb attacks in Sri Lanka was arrested in the Middle East following the publication of...

Five suspects arrested in Dubai over Easter attacks

Five suspects have been arrested in Dubai over the Easter Sunday attacks and have been brought to Sri Lanka. The Police said that the Criminal...

Key suspect linked to Hashim arrested in Tamil Nadu, crackdown continues

A key suspect linked to Zahran Hashim has been arrested in Tamil Nadu as Indian investigators continued raids to arrest suspects linked to the...

Sri Lanka to give effect to UN resolutions on counter terrorism

Sri Lanka is to give effect to UN Security Council resolutions to counter terrorism and violent extremism, the Foreign Ministry said today. Tangible measures to...

EU envoys meet PM and discuss concerns

Ambassadors of European Union countries based in Sri Lanka called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today and discussed some concerns. The Prime Minister's Office said...

No cabinet meeting this week

Cabinet will not be meeting this week as a result of a dispute between President Maithripala Sirisena and the United National Party over the...

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...

Final report on probe related to Easter Sunday attacks handed over

The final report on the investigations conducted by a special committee on the Easter Sunday attacks, was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena today. The...

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...

Macau pulls team from Sri Lanka World Cup qualifier citing safety

Macau's football chiefs have said they will not send a team to Sri Lanka for a World Cup qualifying match this week, citing security...

Modi says Sri Lanka visit will help further strengthen ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his visit to Sri Lanka will help further strengthen the close ties between both countries. Modi is scheduled to...

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...

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...