Harrison Ford wants to return to Sri Lanka

Hollywood star Harrison Ford says he would like to return to Sri Lanka where he shot one of the Indiana Jones movies. He said this in...

Ban and Maithripala reaffirm commitment

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President Maithripala Sirisena have reaffirmed their commitment to work together as Sri Lanka today marked 60 years since becoming...

Third suspect confesses to killing Kotadeniyawa child

A third suspect arrested yesterday over the murder of 4 1/2 year old Seya Sadewmini in Kotadeniyawa, has confessed to the killing. The suspect, identified...

Sri Lankans had CHF 307 million in Swiss banks last year

Sri Lankans had Swiss francs (CHF) 307 million in Swiss banks last year, according to the latest figures compiled by the Swiss National Bank...

Mahinda says he is not communal minded

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa insisted that he is not communal minded nor does he encourage hate against another religion. However he said he will never deny...

Building collapse in Wellawatta injures several people

At least 20 people were injured when a building in Wellawatta collapsed today, the police said. The injured were admitted to the Kalubowila hospital. The five storied...

President urges country to learn from past mistakes

President Maithripala Sirisena, in his New Year message, has urged the country to learn from past mistakes. He said that Sri Lanka is facing a historically...

Modi to be briefed on concerns of Tamils in the North

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to be briefed on the concerns of the Tamils in the North. Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar gave this...

Ravi complains of drone used to video his house

Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake complained to Parliament today saying a drone had been used to video his house in Kotte, which is located near...

India to operate Mattala airport on a 40-year lease

India will operate the Mattala airport on a 40-year lease, as per the draft agreement with Sri Lanka, a top Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry...

China, Lanka joint statement backs future defence ties

A joint statement by China and Sri Lanka noted that both countries have expressed the willingness to maintain close relations in the area of...

Arjuna Ranatunga arrested over CPC shooting

Former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested today over the shooting incident at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) office in Dematagoda. The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested ...

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...

Government insists unruly elements behind protest

The Government today insisted that some unruly elements were behind the protest by a group of disabled soldiers near the Presidential Secretariat this week. Law...

Sri Lanka committed to make prisons system more humane

The Government says it is committed to make the prisons system more humane and effective by adhering to the UN international standards. Minister of Prison...

US to de-emphasize human rights concerns in some countries

The United States will de-emphasize human rights concerns in some of its interactions with other countries, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said according...

UN study finds Sri Lankan children going online without supervision

UNICEF launched a new report today entitled ‘Keeping Children Safe and Empowered Online: A study on Sri Lanka’s digital landscape’ to mark Safer Internet Day 2018. The...

Sri Lankan in Canada found guilty of 10 criminal offences

A Sri Lankan man in Canada faces likely imprisonment after a judge found him guilty of 10 criminal offences, including forcible confinement involving a minor. Liginthan...

Suspected Rohingya Muslims detained by coast guard

The coast guard detained 32 suspected Rohingya Muslims who fled India by boat, Navy Spokesman Lieutenant Commander Chandima Walakuluge said. He said the boat was detained in the...

Seven-member bench to hear petitions against Parliament dissolution

A seven-member bench is to hear the case on the petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament. Chief Justice Nalin Perera appointed the seven judge bench which...