Carcasses of seven elephants found in Polonnaruwa

The carcasses of seven elephants have been found in Polonnaruwa, official said. The elephants are believed to have died after getting stuck on a marshy...

Ex Maldives VP accused of getting Lankan sniper to assassinate Yameen

Detained former Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adeeb had brought in a Sri Lankan sniper to assassinate Maldives President Abdulla Yameen in October, the Maldives Independent...

Government insists Port City has met all the conditions

The Government insists the Port City project has met all the conditions put forward by the Government and this is why it has been...

Wigneswaran says Tamils oppose illegal erection of Buddha statues

The Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C V Wigneswaran, has issued a statement refuting Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe’s allegation that he and the...

JVP ready to debate 1988-89 period

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it is prepared to debate incidents which took place during the 1988-89 period. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told...

President studying war crimes report on Lanka

President Maithripala Sisrisena has received the war crimes report compiled by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) based on the...

Zeid says he will listen to all communities in Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says he will be having talks with representatives of all communities in Sri...

Central Bank investigating allegations in Panama Papers

The Government is moving ahead with an investigation on leaks contained in the 'Panama Papers', although clear information is not yet available, Central Bank...

UN again admits it failed on Sri Lanka during the war

The United Nations (UN) today once again admitted that it failed on Sri Lanka during the final stages of the war. Speaking to reporters after...

Pro-LTTE group urges diaspora to support flood victims

A leading Pro-LTTE group has urged the Tamil diaspora to support the flood victims in the South. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) led by...

President backs devolving powers to the provinces

President Maithripala Sirisena says he supports devolving powers to the provinces within a united Sri Lanka. Speaking in Hikkaduwa today the President said that the...

Hindus urged to work towards constructive engagement

The Hindu community in Sri Lanka have been urged to work towards constructive engagement with all communities. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made this request in his...

Mount Lavinia residents protest against illegal constructions

Mount Lavinia residents are up in arms against some illegal constructions being erected in the area. Banners have been put up by the residents objecting...

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...

Anusha Palpita removed from post following pressure

Former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Palpita has been removed from the post of additional secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs following...

Death toll from collapse of garbage dump rises to 17

The death toll from the Meethotamulla incident rose to 17 this afternoon with 13 receiving treatment in hospital. The Army meanwhile said that troops of the Sri Lanka...

Constitutional Assembly begins meeting in Parliament

The Constitutional Assembly began meeting in Parliament today for the first time since it was established. The Constitutional Assembly has been tasked to draft a...

Police told to investigate claims President will die soon

The police has been asked to investigate claims made by an astrologer that President Maithripala Sirisena will die before January 26 next year. Media Ministry...

UN assures President cooperation and drought relief

The United Nations and its affiliated bodies have said they will take serious note of the impending drought situation in Sri Lanka and assured President...

India offers to link its growth with neighbour Sri Lanka

In what can be called symbolic of its "neighbourhood first" policy, India has offered to link its growth story with southern neighbour Sri Lanka,...