Malaysian police investigating attack on Lanka’s envoy

The Malaysian police are investigating the attack on Sri Lanka's envoy to Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport yesterday. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid...

Modi administration firm on bridge across Palk Strait linking Sri Lanka

Indian Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan has said the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre led by...

Tamils do not want a separate state says Minister

Minister of National Dialogue Mano Ganeshan says Tamils in Sri Lanka are not pushing for a separate Eelam state. Speaking at an event in Hali-Ela...

US keeps Sri Lanka on watch list in human trafficking report

The United States has kept Sri Lanka on a watch list in the latest human trafficking report released by US Secretary of State John Kerry today. The report...

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa admitted to hospital

Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa, who was arrested yesterday, was admitted to the Colombo National hospital today. Rajapaksa was arrested yesterday over the alleged...

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma arrested

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma was arrested today for forcing the authorities of a school to admit 10 children. Thewarapperuma was remanded till July 7. Earlier today...

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala first Sri Lankan to reach summit of Mount Everest

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala became the first Sri Lankan to reach the summit of Mount Everest while her partner in the expedition, Johann Peries is close...

Government sends report on fishing to EU

The Government has dispatched a report to the European Union (EU) on the steps taken so far to meet the requirements of the EU...

UN chief and President discuss reconciliation process

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House in Colombo today. The two leaders discussed about the ongoing development programmes,...

IFRC Secretary General to meet families in the North

Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy will arrive in Sri Lanka on 1 March...

Ananthi Sasitharan, Sarveswaran appointed Provincial Ministers

Northern Provincial Council members Ananthi Sasitharan and K Sarveswaran were today appointed Provincial Ministers. The appointment was made by Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran to replace two...

Three women of the same family killed in Passara blaze

Three women of the same family were killed following a fire in a shop in Passara. The Police said that the fire broke out in...

Ranil and Chinese PM discuss Colombo Port City project

China and Sri Lanka pledged to further push forward their strategic cooperative partnership and inked a series of documents in such fields as economic...

Draft resolution notes PTA will be replaced

The draft text of the consensual resolution on Sri Lanka at the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council notes that the Government...

Navy to build second St Anthony’s church in Kachchativu

The Navy is building the second St.Anthony’s church in Kachchativu at the request of the Bishop of Jaffna, Rev.Dr Justin Gnanapragasam, the New Indian...

Committee to decide on future of unity Government

A committee is to be appointed to decide on the future of the unity Government, Minister and United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith...

Suspect in Maldives blast arrested in Lanka

One of the eight suspects wanted in connection to the explosion aboard the presidential speedboat late September was arrested in Sri Lanka late Sunday,...

Low pressure moving away but heavy rain to continue today

The low pressure area is moving away from Sri Lanka so the rainy conditions over the island will be reduced to some extent, but...

Internal examination launched on transactions of EPF

There have been several media reports recently raising concerns with respect to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF), the Central Bank said. The bank said that an...

Ban on access to Facebook lifted with immediate effect

The ban on access to Facebook in Sri Lanka has been lifted with immediate effect. President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the telecommunications regulator to lift the...