No naval bases for other countries in Sri Lanka

The Government today asserted that there would be no naval bases allocated to other countries within Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking at the...

Obama closely following Sri Lanka says Power

US President Barack Obama is closely watching the developments in Sri Lanka, a member of Obama's cabinet and the US Ambassador to the UN...

China offers to assist Lanka maximize potential

The Chinese Government today offered to assist Sri Lanka maximize on the potential it has, the Commerce and Industry Ministry said. The Ministry quoted the...

President, UK envoy discuss UN Resolution

President Maithripala Sirisena and the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris met today and had talks on Sri Lanka’s progress in implementing the recommendations...

UK hails de-listing of proscribed organisations

The British Government today welcomed the move by Sri Lanka to de-list several proscribed organisations and individuals. The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris...

Sri Lanka thanks India for funding several projects

The Sri Lankan Government today thanked India for funding several projects, including the Mahatma Gandhi International Centre in Matale. President Maithripala Sirisena and the High Commissioner of...

India sends back 34 Sri Lankan fishermen

The Indian Coast Guard repatriated 34 Sri Lankan fishermen who were in custody for alleged violation of the International maritime boundary line. As part of...

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...

Ban on several ex LTTE front groups lifted

The government has lifted the ban on several former LTTE front groups through a gazette notification published by the Government Printer on Friday. Signed by...

Forum in Malaysia seeks pressure on Lanka

Participants at a one day forum held in Malaysia have called on the international community to continue to put pressure on the Sri Lanka government and...

TNA demands answers on Trinco underground cells

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today demanded answers from the authorities on the underground secret cells at the Trincomalee navy camp, in light of an admission...

Lanka appeals to Saudi against death sentence

The Sri Lankan Government has appealed the death sentence handed to a Sri Lankan woman in Riyadh for adultery. Upul Deshapriya, spokesman of the Sri Lanka...

Several concessions announced in 2016 budget

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake today announced several concessions during the presentation of the 2016 budget. Among the concessions he announced was a reduction in gas...

Mahinda makes another appearance at PRECIFAC

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Fraud and Corruption (PRECIFAC) today to make a statement. Rajapaksa is accused of using State...

Concerns in India over Avant Garde vessel

Concerns have been raised in India over the Avant Garde ship which till recently was operating a floating armoury, The Hindu newspaper reported. The case of m.v....

EU satisfied with progress on fishing issue

The European Union (EU) has expressed satisfaction with the efforts taken by Sri Lanka to address the concerns which led to a ban on...

Ex LTTE member appoints Lanka monitoring panel

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) led by former LTTE member V Rudrakumaran, has nominated a panel of five legal experts to monitor...

US envoy to UN Samantha Power to visit Jaffna

The US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will travel to India and Sri Lanka from November 18-23. In Sri Lanka, Ambassador Power will highlight...

UN group inspects secret cells in Trinco camp

The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances today raised concerns over secret underground detention cells at the Trincomalee navy camp believed to have...

Enrique Iglesias LIVE in Sri Lanka

Award winning global superstar Enrique Iglesias will be performing LIVE in Sri Lanka this December. In a short video promotion, Enrique Iglesias said that he...