Former OIC of Narahenpita police arrested

The former OIC of the Narahenpita police has been arrested in relation to a bribery case, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or...

IMF says looking at options for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has not made a formal request for International Monetary Fund help but the fund's staff are looking at ways to help the...

Cabinet approves Right To Information bill

Cabinet has approved the Right To Information (RIT) bill, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today. He said that the cabinet had approved the bill...

Three Lankans arrested in Japan over kidnapping

Police in Japan arrested three Sri Lankan and four Japanese men Wednesday on suspicion of kidnapping a Sri Lankan man living in the Kanagawa...

At least 14 killed in California mass shooting

At least 14 people have been killed and 17 others injured after three heavily armed gunmen opened fire inside a centre for the disabled...

Lanka raises concerns with Saudi on judgement

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera had an urgent meeting with the Chargé d’ Affaires of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Colombo at the Parliament...

US notes steps Maithripala said he will take

The United States (US) says it has taken note of the steps President Maithripala Sirisena said he will take to reduce the powers of...

JVP ready to debate 1988-89 period

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it is prepared to debate incidents which took place during the 1988-89 period. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told...

Suresh claims torture chamber existed in Vara’ni

Former Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran claims a torture chamber existed in Vara'ni in Jaffna. He made public photographs taken at the alleged torture chamber...

Putin expects ties with Sri Lanka to develop

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that recently Russia had managed to reinforce the legal foundation of relations with Sri Lanka, which will lay the groundwork...

Top military officers to be held accountable

Top military officers will be held accountable in the domestic process when investigating incidents related to the war. Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said that the...

Bus, health unions to strike against budget

Private bus operators and Government nurses have decided to stage a strike against the budget proposals on December 15. Trade unions attached to the supplementary...

ETF, EPF to continue as separate entities

The Employees Trust Fund (EPF) and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will continue as separate entities. This assurance was given by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...

Indian army offers Lanka technical assistance

The Indian army today offered Sri Lanka technical assistance to upgrade the military requirements in the Sri Lanka army. Indian Army Chief, General Dalbir Singh...

Lankan on Nauru jailed after attemping suicide

Refugee advocates are concerned for a Sri Lankan asylum seeker on Nauru who has been jailed after he attempted to commit suicide at the...

UK to appoint non-resident defence attaché

The British Government has decided to appoint a non-resident defence attaché and access provided to UK military training courses to help support Sri Lankan military...

Diaspora hails de-listing and offers assistance

Reconciliation moves in Sri Lanka has received a much needed boost with the Tamil Diaspora offering assistance after the government de-listed several organizations accused...

Relations between Canada and Lanka back on track

The deeply strained relations between Sri Lanka and Canada have been given a fresh start following talks between President Maithripala Sirisena and newly elected...

Dullas claims John aware of pills to stay young

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma claims Tourism Minister John Amaratunga is aware of pills he needs to take to stay young. Spekaing during...

LTTE did not represent Tamils says Mangala

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera says the LTTE terror did not represent the hopes and aspirations of the majority of the Tamil community. He made this...