Four people deported to Sri Lanka arrested at BIA

Four people who had been deported to Sri Lanka from three countries, were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), the police media unit said...

MR and Maithri to meet in Parliament

President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will meet at the Parliament complex tomorrow. The key meeting will take place in the presence of...

Sirisena greets UK’s new Premier and wishes her strength, good luck

President Maithripala Sirisena has wished Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May strength and good luck as she took office yesterday replacing David Cameron. "Wishing @theresa_may  strength...

Pakistan President seeks increase in security ties with Sri Lanka

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka, which are cordial and friendly. Talking to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and...

Sharif’s Sri Lanka visit to see signing of 10 pacts

Sri Lanka and Pakistan are expected to sign 10 pacts during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visit to Colombo next month, The Hindu newspaper reported. A...

Minister to submit solution next week as power cuts end

As the scheduled power-cuts finally came to an end today, Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that he will submit to Parliament next...

Funerals of five Sri Lankans who drowned in UK held

The funerals for the five young men from Sri Lanka, Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, known as Ken, and his brother Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, 22, known as...

Televangelist accused of funding IS members trip to Sri Lanka

Televangelist Zakir Naik has been accused of funding a visit to Sri Lanka by Islamic State (IS) members. The Maharashtra Police is set to register...

Commission notes responsibility to maintain uninterrupted power

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has written to the General Manager of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) stating that it is...

Cabinet approves proposal to ratify anti-personal mine ban convention

Sri Lanka has decided to ratify the anti-personnel mine ban convention, also known as the Ottawa Convention. Northern and Eastern provinces in Sri Lanka have...

Several airlines including Srilankan bans Samsung 7 Note

Several airlines including Srilankan Airlines have banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over safety concerns. Srilankan Airlines said that passengers will be informed at airport...

Government receives UN war crimes report

The Government of Sri Lanka has received an official copy of the UN probe report on alleged war crimes, scheduled for public release during...

Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th US President

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided...

President opens new dairy products manufacturing plant

President Maithripala Sirisena opened a newly built Kotmale dairy products manufacturing plant in Meerigama. The production complex was built by the Cargills (Ceylon) PLC by infusing...

Suresh claims torture chamber existed in Vara’ni

Former Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran claims a torture chamber existed in Vara'ni in Jaffna. He made public photographs taken at the alleged torture chamber...

China says Port City project in the best interest of Sri Lanka

China says the Port City project is in the best interest of Sri Lanka. China is building a new city along Colombo’s coastline that will...

RTI Bill delayed as NPC is yet to give backing

The Right to Information (RTI) Bill which was to be tabled in Parliament today, has been delayed as the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) is yet...

Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passed away

Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passed away today. He passed away after falling ill and while he was receiving treatment in hospital. He was...

Wignewswaran expects India to intervene in Sri Lanka

India might ‘intervene’ again in Sri Lanka to help the Tamil minority and provide a federal solution to the ethnic reconciliation problem, a media...

TNA demands probe over ‘illegal occupation’ by army

Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance today called for a probe on the alleged illegal occupation of civilian lands by the military...