Namal says SLPP ready to submit documents on Gota

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa says the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is ready to submit documents related to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa's renunciation of...

Pakistan assures will extend unconditional support to Sri Lanka

Pakistan says it has always extended unconditional support to Sri Lanka at all fora and continues to do so, especially with regard to Sri...

Vote of Account to be submitted for 2020

Cabinet has approved a proposal for a Vote of Account to be submitted in Parliament for the first four months of the year 2020. Aince...

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...

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...

FMM condemns threat to Tamil journalist by Minister

The Freedom Media Movement today vehemently condemned the threat to journalist K. Prasanna by Palani Digambaram, Minister of Minister of Hill Country New Villages,...

Trial-at-bar to be appointed in Prageeth case

The Attorney General has requested the Chief Justice to appoint a trial-at-bar for the case over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. Attorney General Dappula...

Over Rs. 1.3 Billion in funds and property of NTJ seized

Over Rs. 1.3 Billion in funds and property belonging to the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) and its leader Zahran Hashim has been seized, the...

US Acting Assistant Secretary in Sri Lanka next week

US Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells is on travel to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India from August 6-16. She...

Former JMO indicted in Wasim Thajudeen murder case

Former Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Ananda Samarasekara was indicted by the Attorney General at the Colombo High Court today in the Wasim Thajudeen murder...

PM admits to PSC there was a serious lapse

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe admitted today that there was a serious lapse in information gathering which resulted in the deadly Easter Sunday attacks. Speaking before...

Archbishop calls for calm after tense situation in Katuwapitiya

Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith called for calm today after a tense situation arose in Katuwapitiya. The tense situation arose after a stone had allegedly been...

Sri Lanka negotiating inmate transfer with the UAE

The Sri Lankan Government is negotiating with the UAE for the transfer of expat prisoners to the island nation, a top envoy told Khaleej...

President told Bill against death penalty not legal

President Maithripala Sirisena says he has been told that the Bill against the death penalty is not legal. Speaking at an event today, the President...

Defence Ministry insists no threat to locals or tourists

The Defence Ministry today insisted that there is no threat to locals or tourists. A statement by the Ministry of Defence said that the government...

Gunman kills 20 in rampage at Walmart store in Texas

A gunman armed with a rifle killed 20 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday and wounded more than two dozen...

EU offers to help Sri Lanka counter violent extremism

The European Union (EU) has offered to help Sri Lanka counter violent extremism. During a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana in Thailand, EU...

HRW demands justice for ACF workers killed in Muttur

Sri Lankan authorities have failed to bring to justice those responsible for the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers 13 years ago, Human Right Watch said today....

Sri Lanka conducts case involving tourists via video conferencing

Sri Lanka conducted a case involving the sexual harassment of two tourists via video conferencing. The Attorney General’s Department had permitted the Kandy High Court...

Concerns raised over security for Kandy pageant

Concerns were raised in Parliament today over the security for the annual Kandy Perahera (pageant). The Kandy Esala Perahera Festival will commence on the 05th...