Sri Lankan woman proposes to girlfriend on radio

A Sri Lankan radio presenter proposed to her girlfriend on the radio, after Ireland legalised same-sex marriage in a landslide vote on May 23,...

Vasu says word he used was unintentional

Member of parliament and veteran left-wing politician Vasudeva Nanayakkara says the use of foul language by him in parliament last week was unintentional. Speaking to the...

Ruwan rejects Mahinda’s claims on LTTE flag

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena today rejected allegation made by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and a group of opposition Members of Parliament who...

Priority for reconciliation says President

President Maithripala Sirisena says his Government will give priority for reconciliation, six years following the end of the war. Speaking at the war heroes commemorative...

Mahinda wants war heroes remembered

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called on the people to remember the sacrifice made by the soldiers during the war. Rajapaksa, who attended an event...

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...

Wigneswaran seeks maximum devolution for Tamils

Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran today called for maximum devolution for the Tamil speaking people and warned that further delay to do so would...

Prime Minister defends “acharu” Government

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today defended the policies of the coalition Government which some people say is a "acharu" Government. Speaking at an event in...

S.B says Mahinda failed on Geneva issue

Minister S.B. Dissanayake says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had failed on the Geneva issue when he was in power. Dissanayake, who was a Minister in...

Jaffna students protest after girl’s murder

Students in Pungudutivu in Jaffna staged a protest today against the murder of a school girl in the area and demanded justice. The girl had...

Lankan Embassy in Nepal damaged after new quake

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Nepal suffered minor damages as a result of the latest earthquake, the Foreign Ministry said. The Ministry however said that all...

Crucial talks held on electoral reforms

President Maithripala Sirisena met political party leaders and representatives today for crucial talks to break the deadlock over proposed electoral reforms. The President's office said that...

CBK sees a threat to good governance

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga today warned that there is a threat to good governance and to those who accept good governance in Sri Lanka. Speaking at...

JVP wants the NEC dissolved

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today called for the National Executive Council (NEC) to be dissolved. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the NEC...

MH179 heading to Colombo makes u-turn

A Malaysian Airlines flight heading to Colombo, had made a u-turn last night and returned to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) after burning fuel...

Over 90 MPs to back motion on Ravi

Over 90 Parliamentarians have so far extended support to the no-confidence motion which is to be tabled in Parliament against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake,...

SriLankan makes emergency landing

A special aircraft, belonging to the Sri Lanka defence forces, carrying eight horses from Pakistan to Sri Lanka made an emergency landing at the...

Government insists no politics in probe

The Government today insisted that the investigations being conducted by the police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is not influenced by any politician. Cabinet spokesman and...

Mahinda a trillionaire says Mangala

The Government today accused former president Mahinda Rajapakse of having assets running into the trillions which he had allegedly acquired when he was in...

Australia insists ties with Lanka strong

The Australian government today said that its relationship with Sri Lanka has not changed despite a new government taking office in January this year. Australia’s Immigration...