EU reiterates need for Sri Lanka to repeal and replace PTA

The European Union (EU) has reiterated the need for Sri Lanka to repeal and replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Meanwhile, the EU and Sri...

PM says talks with TNA based on APRC proposals

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the United National Party (UNP) is having talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) based on the proposals of...

EU includes Sri Lanka in ‘dirty-money’ blacklist

The European Union (EU) Commission has included Sri Lanka in a new list of 23 third countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering...

Canada notes importance of reconciliation process in Sri Lanka

Canada has taken note of the importance of the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka. Dr. Donald Bobiash, Assistant-Deputy Minister of Asia-Pacific at Global Affairs Canada...

UK confirms Core Group will submit Resolution on Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom announced that the Core Group on Sri Lanka will be submitting a resolution on Sri Lanka at this month's Human Rights...

Objections filed by Gotabaya against Special Court rejected

Preliminary objections filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa against the Special High Court was rejected today. Rajapaksa had questioned the jurisdiction of the Permanent...

Sri Lanka, Russia discussing Mi-17 helicopter deal

Sri Lanka is negotiating with Russia the purchase of a new batch of Russian Mi-17 helicopters, which the country will use in UN peacekeeping...

Mahinda says lack of proper communication affected Indo-Lanka relationship

Leader of the opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says lack of proper communication affected Sri Lanka's relationship with India. Speaking at a forum in India today, Rajapaksa...

HRCSL writes to President expressing deep concerns over his statement

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has expressed deep concerns over the statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena in Parliament this week...

As abuse allegations heat up R. Kelly removes post on Sri Lanka tour

Controversial singer R. Kelly, who is facing multiple abuse allegations, has removed a post published on social media that he will be in Sri...

UNF postpones moves to form National Government

The United National Front (UNF) has decided to postpone moves to form a National Government. A proposal had been submitted by the UNF to Parliament...

Year of the Pig celebrated in Sri Lanka

The Chinese New Year was celebrated at most city hotels in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo on Tuesday. The biggest celebration was held at the Shangri-La...

SLFP warns members against voting for National Government

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has warned its members against voting in Parliament in support of a National Government. SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera...

Remains of two soldiers killed in Mali arrive in Sri Lanka

The remains of the two Sri Lankan soldiers killed in Mali arrived in the country today. The Army said that the remains of posthumously promoted...

At National Day celebrations President says no to National Government

Speaking at the National Day celebrations at Galle Face today, President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will oppose forming another National Government. The President said...

United States eager to build on partnership with Sri Lanka

The United States says it is eager to build on its partnership with Sri Lanka. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a message on...

President Solih and First Lady arrive in Sri Lanka on State Visit

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrived in Sri Lanka, on a State Visit made on the invitation of the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena...

UK arrest warrant for Sri Lanka attache over throat-cut gestures revoked

An arrest warrant for a former Sri Lankan military attache, convicted of public order offences after making cut-throat gestures at protesters, has been revoked...

Tamils misled, new Constitution unlikely says President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Tamils have been misled to think that a new Constitution will be passed this year. Speaking at an event in...

SLFP says only Sirisena can be Presidential candidate

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says only President Maithripala Sirisena can be the Presidential candidate of the party. SLFP member Duminda Dissanayake said that...