Sri Lanka, India to release fishermen this week

Eighty-six Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the past two months, would be released on October 28, the...

UNP Central PC member Bandara arrested

UNP Central Provincial Council member Tissa Bandara was arrested by the Dambulla police over an assault incident.

Night club owner in Anuradhapura murdered

The owner of a night club in Anuradhapura was stabbed to death last night, the police media unit said. Wasantha Soysa alias 'Rajarata Iron man',...

Maldives Vice President arrested over blast

Maldives police Saturday arrested the country's embattled vice president after alleging him of "high treason" amid mounting speculation over his involvement in a blast...

Bus – lorry accident injures 35 people

An accident between a passenger bus and a lorry injured 35 people and of them 25 were admitted to the Dambulla hospital. The accident took...

Ban and Maithripala reaffirm commitment

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President Maithripala Sirisena have reaffirmed their commitment to work together as Sri Lanka today marked 60 years since becoming...

Wimal arrested, Government defends move

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was arrested over his passport by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today. The Government said that...

Police accused of torture, ill-treatment of suspects

Sri Lanka’s police forces regularly torture and ill-treat criminal suspects in custody, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The authorities...

Defence Secretary briefs top HRW delegation

A delegation of Human Rights Watch (HRW) led by Asia Director Brad Adams met with the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi...

Kerry notes gains made in Lanka from democracy

US Secretary of State John Kerry says democracy has made major gains in Sri Lanka. Kerry was speaking at a dinner in Washington hosted by Foreign...

UN will continue to press for accountability

The United Nations (UN) says it will continue to press for accountability in Sri Lanka over incidents related to the war. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for...

China seeks equal treatment in ties with Lanka

China hopes ties with Sri Lanka can result in deeper economic cooperation and trade on the basis of equal treatment. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying...

Paranagama says war crimes claims credible

The war crimes investigation set up by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made startling revelations that senior military commanders should be hauled up for...

UN Assistant Secretary General to visit Lanka

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenča, will be visiting Sri Lanka from 21 to 25 October. The visit follows recent discussions between...

President thanks China for continuous assistance

President Maithripala Sirisena expressed deep appreciation to China for providing continuous assistance for the development of Sri Lanka. He made these remarks when he met...

Three human rights reports in Parliament

The report by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Sri Lanka as well as the reports by Nissanka Udalagama...

Anandasangaree wins Canadian polls

Gary Anandasangaree, son of Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) Secretary General V. Anandasangaree, has won the new riding of Scarborough-Rouge Park for the Liberal...

Government sees ties with China growing

The Government said that it see Sri Lanka’s relationship with China growing. Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that Sri Lanka’s relations with China dates back...

Singapore to revise master plan for Megapolis

Singapore will handle the revised master plan for Sri Lanka's Megapolis - an ambitious plan to develop the country's Western Province, which includes Colombo,...

UPFA WPC member Upali Kodikara arrested

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Western Provincial Council (WPC) member Upali Kodikara was arrested today for obstructing police duty. He was produced before a Magistrate...