New Zealand are the rugby world champs

New Zealand has won a record third Rugby World Cup, and become the first team to successfully defend the title after beating Australia 34-17...

Port city project will resume under new agreement

The Government says the port city project at Galle Face will resume under a new agreement following an environmental assessment. State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said...

Plantation Tamils may get Indian houses soon

The proposed construction of 4,000 houses for Tamils engaged in the plantation sector in Sri Lanka may finally see light at the end of...

Sri Lanka and China agree to strengthen ties

Sri Lanka and China have agreed to strengthen communication and cooperation to further enhance the development of bilateral relations. A Sri Lankan young parliamentarian delegation...

Government assures Muslims solutions to concerns

The Government today assured Muslims who suffered during the war, solutions to their concerns. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that Muslims will be an integral part...

Ranil wants report on student, police clash

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a report into the clash between the police and students at Ward Place yesterday. The Prime Minister has...

Lankan woman elected mayor in Australian city

A Sri Lankan born woman whose family fled riots for a better life has been elected the first Greens mayor in Moreland, an Australian...

Government to seek compensation from India

The Government is to seek compensation from India for the damage caused to Sri Lanka’s marine resources by Indian fishermen. Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera  said...

Police fire tear gas, water on protest

The police fired tear gas and water towards university students protesting near the University Grants Commission (UGC) at Ward Place. Students of the Higher National...

Top US official lashes out at Mahinda’s rule

A top US official in the Obama administration has lashed out at former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, saying he governed largely through divisiveness and fear. Samantha Power,...

Sovereign Bond issue oversubscribed 2.2 times

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka), successfully raised US$1,500 million 10-year International Sovereign...

Government sends report on fishing to EU

The Government has dispatched a report to the European Union (EU) on the steps taken so far to meet the requirements of the EU...

Lanka’s LGBT community cautiously optimistic

Sri Lanka's LGBT community is cautiously optimistic of having their rights protected under the new Government, Daily Xtra reported. “I’m sorry I’m a lesbian,” a Sri...

Bangladesh to sign FTA with Sri Lanka soon

Bangladesh will ‘soon’ sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka to reduce trade barriers, Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said. All formalities...

Massive piece of space junk to fall near Sri Lanka

A huge piece of space debris – which may date from the Apollo space missions – is on a collision course with Earth and...

Harrison takes on Nimal on paddy at MRIA

Rural Economic Development Minister P Harrison questioned the statement made by Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva on the decision to store paddy at...

Some Tamil political prisoners to get bail

The Sri Lankan government on Monday decided to move court for bail in respect of a section of Tamil prisoners. A decision to this effect...

Troops in Batti yet to accept change says HRW

Some troops in Batticaloa have yet to fall in line with the changes introduced by the new Government, James Ross, the Legal and Policy Director...

Karuna to resign from SLFP and join TULF

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna has decided to resign from the SLFP and join the Tamil United Liberation Front...

Report on white flag killings in February

A report on the investigations into the 'White Flag killings' is expected to be submitted to the Government in February. The 'White Flag killings,' alleged extra-judicial...