R&B singer Natalie Cole has passed away

Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her legendary father into the music business with hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and...

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...

Army chief says troops ready for any challenge

Army Commander Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva says the army is prepared to face any challenge. Addressing troops at the Colombo Army Headquarters, Crishanthe De Silva said that...

President sees more gains in 2016 for Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena says the year 2016 will be a year where Sri Lanka continues relentlessly on the path to build a prosperous future for...

Harin denies claims internet speeds will be reduced

Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando today denied claims that internet broadband speeds will be reduced. Fernando tweeted saying internet broad band speeds will...

No dire need of emergency funding says CB

Sri Lanka is in no dire need of emergency funding as the country’s economy fared well in 2015 with reserves on a sound footing,...

Pakistan to sell JF-17 aircraft to Sri Lanka

Pakistan is expected to secure an agreement for the sale of the JF-17 Thunder Aircraft during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit in Sri Lanka...

Kolonnawa UC Chairman arrested, remanded

Kolonnawa Urban Council Ravindra Udaya Shantha was arrested and remanded till January 4 over the assault on a group of residents in the Meethotamulla area. Those...

Government insists ties with China still strong

The Government today insisted that Sri Lanka's relationship with China still remains strong and an upcoming visit to Sri Lanka by a Chinese Government...

Five, including child, killed in Warakapola accident

Five people were killed following an accident in Warakapola involving a bus and a van, the police media unit said. The police said that among...

President defends stand on Enrique concert

President Maithripala Sirisena today defended his views on the Enrique Iglesias concert staged in Colombo, despite a barrage of criticism over his comments circulating on...

US takes note of democratic gains in Sri Lanka

The United States says the past year marked important democratic gains in Sri Lanka and some other countries. US Secretary of State John Kerry said that...

China to have talks with Sri Lanka on FTA

The Chinese Government says it will have talks with Sri Lanka next year on the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Gao Hucheng, the minister of...

TNA may consider action on Sidharthan

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) may consider taking action against Parliamentarian Dharmalingham Sidharthan for joining the Tamil People's Council. Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) General...

Bribery Commission files two cases against Duminda

The Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption has filed two cases against former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva. Director Investigations, Priyantha Chandrasiri said that the cases were...

Sanga, Mahela decide to compensate Enrique fans

Former Cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena who are the board members of Live Events Sri Lanka, have called for an internal inquiry into...

President slams Enrique’s Colombo concert

President Maithripala Sirisena today slammed the organizers of the Enrique Iglesias concert staged in Colombo saying it had a negative impact on local culture...

Suspect in Raviraj killing linked to Aussie business

A Sri Lankan policeman wanted in connection with the assassination of a prominent Sri Lankan politician and human rights lawyer is suspected of hiding...

Wimal warns Sri Lankan community in Europe

Leader of the National Freedom Front, Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa has warned the Sri Lankan community in Europe that Sri Lanka's future is under threat. Weerawansa is...

Committee studying PTA in repeal process

Moves to repeal draconian anti-terrorism laws are gathering pace as Sri Lanka prepares to provide an update to the UN Human Rights Council on...