UPFA determined to take efforts to keep alliance together

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) says it is determined to take efforts to keep the alliance together. UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said that...

Sri Lanka and Ukraine to reach agreement on dealing with criminal matters

Sri Lanka and Ukraine are to reach an agreement on dealing with criminal matters, the Government said today. The Government says international mutual legal assistance...
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Couples now banned from sitting together at Negombo bus stand

Couples have now been banned from sitting together at the Negombo bus stand by security officers. A video sent to the Colombo Gazette shows female...

Speaker, PM to meet IGP on controversial telephone call

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are to meet Inspector of General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara on a controversial telephone call...

UNP to meet President on removal of PB, BOI, BOC directors

The United National Party (UNP) is to have an urgent meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena on his decision to remove the board of directors...

Seven killed, hundreds affected by adverse weather

Seven killed have been reported killed so far and hundreds have been affected by the adverse weather experienced in most parts of the country. The...

Biswal in Sri Lanka this week to discuss reconciliation efforts

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Sri Lanka this week. Deputy Assistant Secretary for...

Nine people arrested attempting to go by boat to Australia

Nine people were arrested while attempting to go by boat to Australia today, the Navy media unit said. The Navy said that personnel onboard the Fast...

Australia calls for probe on alleged war crimes

Australia says it continues to encourage the Sri Lankan government to ensure that allegations of serious international crimes committed by both sides to the...

Lanka to look beyond present context to create future it wants

The Government says Sri Lanka is at a crucial juncture and the country must now choose to look outwards and beyond the present context to...

Debt-laden Srilankan Airlines to sell four new Airbus planes

Sri Lanka's debt-ridden national airline will sell four new Airbus A350s, a government minister said on Tuesday, two weeks after cancelling an order for...

Special Rapporteur says torture still continues in Sri Lanka

The UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Juan E. Méndez says torture still continues in Sri Lanka. Speaking...

Concerns raised on Tamil political prisoner issue

The Canadian Tamil Congress (“CTC”) says it is deeply concerned that the Government has failed to uphold its promise to Tamil political prisoners that...

Zeid holds talks with North CM, IDPs and families of missing

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, had talks with the Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran...

De-militarisation of the North-East to be complete next year

De-militarisation of the North-East will be complete by next year, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said at a side event held at the UN Human...

Police look to identify two suspects in Lasantha murder probe

The police are attempting to identify two suspects believed to have been involved in the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga. The police today released the...

Sooka’s organisation ready to share details on cells

More details have surfaced on the secret cells said to have being in operation at the Trincomalee Navy camp, including the names of the...

India sends water, rice as Sri Lanka faces severe drought

With Sri Lanka staring at one of the worst droughts in the last four decades, India has provided an emergency assistance of water and...

Shanty dwellers block traffic after losing homes

Shanty dwellers in the Thotalanga area blocked traffic and staged a protest after their homes were demolished on the directions of the Urban Development...

Joint opposition note concerns on Constitutional Assembly

The Joint Opposition Group (JOG) has picked holes in the procedure adopted by the Government to draft a new constitution. Speaking to the New Indian...