In GSP Plus assessment EU finds insufficient progress in Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) has found that there has been insufficient progress on a number of major issues in Sri Lanka since the unity...

Maithripala insists no allegation of war crimes against Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena insists there is no allegation of war crimes against Sri Lanka but only the allegation that human rights violations took place. In a...

Four remanded for unruly behavior at Homagama court

Four people arrested for unruly behavior at the Homagama court have been remanded till February 9. The four were among a group pf people, including...

New Constitution will include a Bill of Rights

The new Constitution will include a Bill of Rights that takes into account not only civil and political rights but economic, social and cultural rights...

FR petition filed by former CJ against PC Elections Act rejected

A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva against the Provincial Councils (PC) Elections (Amendment) Act was rejected by the...

IGP rejects request by former Law and Order Minister

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara has rejected a request by former Minister of Law and Order Ranjith Madduma Bandara, to maintain the status quo on the...

Four killed, 8 injured in Puttalam accident

Four people were killed and eight others sustained injuries following an accident in Puttalam today. The accident involved a van and a truck along the...

Comic Con superheroes hit the streets of Colombo

The Promotions for the “Asus Lanka Comic Con 2017” kicked off with the annual “Bus Mob”. Cosplayers and volunteers in a coach, touring Colombo...

Fonseka questioned over murder of Lasantha Wickremetunga

Minister and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today on the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga. He was...

Pitbull to perform in Sri Lanka at SUNFM gig

Pop superstar Pitbull is to perform in Sri Lanka at a SUNFM concert, officials said. An agreement has already been reached and Pitbull is expected...

Four, including principal and a student drown in Ekgal Oya

Four people, including a school principal a teacher and a student, drowned in Ekgal Oya in Damana today. The four people had been reported missing...

Uproar in Parliament over spread of dengue

Parliament sittings were temporarily suspended today following a heated exchange during the proceedings. The heated exchange took place when the joint opposition raised a question...

Death toll continues to rise, 164 confirmed killed

The death toll from the floods and landslides experienced in the country on Thursday continues to rise with 164 people now confirmed killed. Search and...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offers to assist Sri Lanka

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani while calling for further Tehran-Colombo ties, voiced Iranian companies’ readiness to participate in development plans in Sri Lanka, the...

President slams Mahinda at UNP anniversary event

President Maithripala Sirisena today slammed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa over his economic policies and on the human rights issue. Speaking at the 70th anniversary celebrations...

Qatar Embassy delays visa for Kabir’s official visit

Qatar Embassy in Colombo had delayed issuing a visa to Minister of Public Enterprise Development and General Secretary of the ruling United National Party...

Finance Minister holds discussion with ADB to expedite projects in Sri Lanka

The Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera who is attending the 51st Annual meeting of the ADB in Manila had discussions  with Mr. In-Chang Song an...

Xi tells President Sirisena in letter he wants to improve relationship

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told President Maithripala Sirisena that he wants to further improve the bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and China. President Xi Jinping had...

New Foreign and Finance Ministers assume duties

New Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake and new Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera assumed duties today. Samaraweera assumed duties at the Finance Ministry by signing his first...

India, Sri Lanka to sign economy, technology pact by year-end

India and Sri Lanka will sign the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) by the end of this year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said...