Government clarifies comments made by President on RAW and port

The Government today clarified reports made by President Maithripala Sirisena on the East Terminal of the Colombo Port and possible links between the Indian...

President Sirisena alleges RAW is plotting his assassination

In a move that might seriously impair Indo-Lanka relations, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday accused India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of...

Navies from China, India, US to meet in Colombo

The navies from China, India and the US are to meet in Colombo next week at a conference organised by the Sri Lanka Navy. Navy...

Jayasuriya charged by ICC, given 14 days to respond

Former captain and former chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) under its Anti-Corruption Code. An ICC statement said that Jayasuriya was...

Fuel price review likely every week in future

The fuel price review is likely to be carried out every week and not every month in future. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that with...

Rainfall sees a drop, floodwaters reduce

The Department of Meteorology said that rainfall experienced in the country over the past few days had recorded a drop last night and flood...

Russian President Putin calls for closer cooperation with Sri Lanka

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for closer cooperation with Sri Lanka. Putin said that Russia maintains traditionally friendly relations with Sri Lanka and is interested...

Appeal filed against Duminda Silva’s death penalty dismissed

An appeal filed against the death penalty imposed on former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva was dismissed by the Supreme Court today. Duminda Silva and two others,...

Sri Lanka briefs US State Department on Hambantota Port

Sri Lanka has briefed the US State Department on the Hambantota Port and assured that there would not be a foreign military presence at...

PM says US sanctions on Iran will impact oil prices

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today that the US sanctions expected to be enforced on Iran in November will impact oil prices. Responding to...

US destroyer assists Sri Lankan fisherman on stranded boat

San Diego-based guided missile destroyer USS Decatur assisted seven Sri Lankan fisherman whose boat was stranded, The Times of San Diego reported. The Decatur was conducting a...

Special court to hear case against Gota from December 4

The Special High Court has decided to hear the case against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the misuse of state funds, from December...

Former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran arrested

Former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran was arrested today over a controversial speech she had made recently in support of the LTTE. She was arrested by...

Three elephants killed in train accident

Three elephants were killed after being hit by a train along the Polonnaruwa-Batticaloa railway line last night. The train was travelling between Batticaloa and Colombo when the...

Landslide alert issued as heavy rain continues

The National Building Research Organisation has issued landslide warnings for some areas. The warning was issued initially for the Kalutara and Badulla districts as heavy...

Top US, Indian and Chinese officials to attend Colombo symposium

Top officials from the US, India and China are to attend a symposium to be held in Colombo next week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Sri Lanka says Hambantota Port is not a ‘debt trap’

Sri Lanka says the Hambantota Port is not a 'debt trap' nor can it be used for military purposes by China. "If anybody is saying...

President wants civilian land in North-East released by end of the year

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions for civilian land occupied by state authorities in the North and East to be released by the end...

Motor vehicle traders not happy with drastic policy changes

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA), has raised concerns over the drastic policy changes in Sri Lanka. Established in 1920 is one of the most...

Over 40 LTTE detainees launch hunger strike in Colombo prison

Over 40 LTTE detainees launched a hunger strike at the Colombo Magazine prison today. The Ministry of Justice said that the detainees had launched the strike demanding...