Curfew re-imposed in Kandy, special Police teams deployed

A Police curfew has been re-imposed in Kandy until further notice, the Police media division said. The curfew had been lifted yesterday but was  re-imposed in...

Bangladesh dressing room damaged after heated Sri Lanka match

The dressing room of the Bangladesh cricket team was found damaged following a heated cricket match with Sri Lanka in Colombo. Bangladesh won the match...

Government to declare state of emergency as tensions continue

The Government has decided to declare a state of emergency as tensions continue in the country. Minister S.B. Dissanayake said that the cabinet, which met today,...

New regulations for tuk tuk taxis from October

New regulations will be introduced for tuk tuk taxis (three-wheeler) from October 1st, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said. The regulations which have been...

BBS back to old habits, Muslim Council writes to IGP

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has been accused of going back to its old habits of making hate speeches against the Muslim community. The Muslim...

Ampara tense following attack on shop and mosque

Ampara was reported to be tense today following an attack on a shop and a mosque early this morning. The attack took place after a...

Seven sentenced to death over murder of Sivaloganathan Vithya

Seven accused over the rape and murder of Sivaloganathan Vithya were today sentenced to death by a trial-at-bar at the Jaffna High Court. Vithya was...

If things are not going the right way Sri Lanka can advise Maldives –...

By Easwaran Rutnam @easwaranrutnam Former Maldives Foreign Minister and eldest daughter of the former President of the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon, speaks exclusively to the Colombo Gazette...

Sri Lanka being considered as host for Miss World pageant

Sri Lanka is being considered as the host for the Miss World pageant, the Ministry of Tourism said today. Key officials of the Miss World...

Travel advisories issued on Sri Lanka following violence

Travel advisories have been issued on Sri Lanka following the violence in Kandy and the declaration of a state of emergency. The US, UK and...

Mahinda slams decision to sing National anthem in Tamil

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today slammed the decision to sing the National anthem in Tamil during the independence day celebrations on Thursday. Rajapaksa claimed that the...

In world report Sri Lanka listed among countries unsafe for Muslims

Sri Lanka has been listed among countries unsafe for Muslims in a newly released world report. In the report, Amnesty International notes that Sri Lanka saw a rise...

Lankan woman feels she is best to lead Maryland

As a woman, a Sri Lankan immigrant, one of the chief architects of former First Lady Michelle Obama's 'Let Girls Learn' initiative, and wife...

IGP gives his private mobile number to the public

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara today gave out his private mobile number for the public to call him if the police fail to...

Zeid seeks other avenues to push for accountability in Sri Lanka

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has called on the UN Human Rights Council to explore other avenues that could foster...

India and Sri Lanka begin talks on ETCA agreement

India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday began preliminary official level talks on an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) which the two countries hope...

Joint opposition claims landslide win at LG elections

The joint opposition claimed it had secured a landslide victory at the Local Government elections and urged its supporters to celebrate the victory without...

Social media temporarily blocked to crack down on hate speech

Social media sites have been temporarily blocked in most parts of Sri Lanka as communal tensions continued in Kandy. The Government said that access to...

UNP claims victory at Parliamentary polls

The United National Party (UNP) has claimed victory at the 2015 Parliamentary election. The UNP said that party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will take oaths soon as...

China to boost military ties with Sri Lanka and gift frigate

China is to boost the military ties with Sri Lanka and gift a frigate to the Sri Lankan Navy, a Chinese official said today. Senior...