Government insists will continue to defend Sri Lanka’s sovereignty

The Government will continue to defend Sri Lanka’s sovereignty by reaffirming the commitments to seek durable reconciliation and promote and protect human rights of...

Religion most precious guiding light says President Sirisena

Religion is one of the most precious guiding lights of the human civilization, President Maithripala Sirisena said in his Christmas message today. He said religion...

Sirisena telephones Modi in damage control attempt

President Maithripala Sirisena telephoned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in what was seen as a damage control attempt after a media report stated...

Canada to assist transition in North from recovery to development

Canada is to assist the transition in the North from recovery to development. Canadian High Commissioner, Shelley Whiting, and UNDP Sri Lanka Resident Representative Peter...

Former Parliamentarian Sajin Vass arrested by the CID

Former Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena was arrested by the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today. He was arrested for allegedly extorting money from a businessman. Sajin...

Government clears EIA for Port City project

The Sri Lankan government has cleared the decks for the controversial Colombo Port City project to resume, the country’s finance minister told the South...

Singapore to contribute US$100,000 to flood relief efforts in Sri Lanka

Singapore said on Monday (May 23) that it will contribute US$100,000 (S$137,868) in support of immediate relief efforts in Sri Lanka where hundreds of...

Alston Koch special presenter at Family Film Awards

Sri Lankan born Alston Koch was a special presenter amongst the glitterati and paparazzi in Hollywood for the announcement of the nominations for the...

Uproar in the House as joint opposition demands recognition

An uproar erupted in the House of Parliament today as the joint opposition demanded to be recognised as independent Parliamentarians. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya refused to...

US Representatives urge State Department to push Sri Lanka

US House Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) have sent a letter urging the US State Department to assert...

No-confidence motion on Finance Minister defeated by 94 votes

The no-confidence motion on Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was defeated in Parliament by 94 votes. In all, 145 members of Parliament voted against the motion...

France win World Cup 2018

The 2018 World Cup is over, and 20 years after capturing France's first World Cup in home soil in 1998, Les Bleus brought the...

Pakistan High Commission in Colombo fumes at allegations

The Pakistan High Commission in Colombo strongly rejected allegations raised in a news report reproduced by the Colombo Gazette regarding two boats intercepted by...

Broader international commitment could have ended war says Solheim

A broader international commitment would have ensured the success of an effort to end an over two-decade-long war between the Sri Lankan military and...

China hits out at allegations raised in Sri Lanka

The Chinese Government today hit out at several allegations raised over its role in Sri Lanka. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang insisted...

Legal action filed against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa

Legal action has been filed against former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa and three others. The case was filed over the alleged misappropriation of funds...

Motion to suspend funds to Prime Minister’s office passed

A motion submitted to Parliament to suspend funds to the Prime Minister’s office was passed today. The motion was passed with 123 members voting for...

Cabinet approves establishing an office on missing persons

Cabinet has approved establishing an office on missing persons, the Government information department said today. The Government said there have been strong requests for providing...

Report reveals names of 110 missing

A report compiled by Yasmin Sooka, a former member of the UN panel of experts on Sri Lanka appointed by UN Secretary General Ban...

Trump’s “America First” agenda includes funding for Sri Lanka

US President Donald Trump's “America First” agenda includes funding for Sri Lanka in 2018, US State Department documents said. However Trump has proposed a massive budgetary...