Seven judge bench begins case on dissolution of Parliament

A seven-member bench today began hearing the case on the petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament. Chief Justice Nalin Perera appointed the seven judge bench which...

JVP recognises concerns of Tamils in the North

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), which in 1983 was accused of attacking Tamils, today recognised the legitimate concerns of the Tamils in the North. Speaking...

FCID asked to probe match fixing attempt

The police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) has been asked to investigate an attempt to convince two Sri Lankan cricketers to fix a match. Sports...

Lanka declared eligible for MCC assistance

At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) held in Washington DC, Sri Lanka was selected as...

Top international designers on show at Swim Week

Top international designers were on show at a two day swimwear fashion show held at the Colombo port terminal recently. Swim Week Colombo 2017 showcased the...

Sri Lankan baby farms: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s,...

PUCSL rejects CEB request to procure 55 MW of power

The  Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has rejected a request by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to procure 55 MW of power. The CEB had...

Government open to deal with allegations

The Government says it is open to deal with allegations raised against the armed forces over various incidents related to the conflict, ranging from allegations about secret...

Several bodies recovered after Kalmunai battle

Several bodies have been recovered after a major battle took place in Kalmunai last night. The Police said that 15 people were killed in a...

Almost a quarter of Sri Lanka’s population malnourished

Food shortages brought on by extreme weather events have resulted in almost a quarter of Sri Lanka’s 21 million people becoming malnourished, says a...

President Sirisena vows to eradicate LTTE ideology completely

President Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to "eradicate the LTTE ideology" which is still present locally and globally to ensure long lasting peace in Sri...

Maithripala says not decided on contesting again for President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that he has not yet decided if he will contest for President at the next Presidential Elections. Speaking to media heads...

Five people in van were murdered in demand for random

The five people found burnt inside a van in Dankotuwa on Friday morning were killed in a crime related to a demand for random. The Criminal...

MPs warned of possible attacks on Monday says Mahinda

Some Parliamentarians have been warned of possible attacks on Monday May 13, Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. He told Parliament that the security officers...

Motor traffic fines increased to curb accidents

The Transport Ministry said that the minimum fine for driving without a licence, drunk driving and four other offences has been increased to Rs....

Sri Lankan ambassador to Vienna recalled for not answering phone

President Maithripala Sirisena has recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, the...

US to work with Sri Lanka Navy for maritime security and stability

The United States (US) says it will look to work with the Sri Lanka Navy for maritime security and stability. The USS New Orleans (LPD 18)...

Leaked photos suggest cluster bombs used in Sri Lanka’s civil war

Images that appear to confirm the use of cluster bombs in the end stages of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war have been uncovered as...

SAITM students seek divine help

Students Action Committee of the South Asian Institute of Technology & Medicine (SAITM) conducted a Bodhi Poojawa at the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya to invoke blessings...

Hong Kong seeks to crackdown on illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka

The Immigration Department in Hong Kong is seeking to add Sri Lanka to a list to crackdown on illegal immigrants entering the country. The assistant director...