Lankan refugees in India seek solutions from Ranil

Hundreds of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who continue to languish in India are expecting a solution to their concerns from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. When...

High level delegation to head to Geneva

A high level Government delegation will head to Geneva to gather support for the resolution on Sri Lanka to be co-sponsored by the United...

PM seeks reports on major incidents

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has sought reports on major incidents which took place when former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in power. Sources said that the Prime...

Lankan migrants held captive in Mexico rescued

A group of Sri Lankans were among 19 migrants held captive by a criminal group who were rescued in Tamaulipas state, Mexico, by Mexican...

China helped Lanka defeat the LTTE says Fonseka

Sri Lanka will maintain the close relationship with China that provided strong support to help Sri Lanka end its 30-year civil war with the...

Iranian President wants ties with Lanka enhanced

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for enhanced relations between Iran and Sri Lanka following a final nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and six world...

Ranil determined to meet target in 60 months

Prime Minister and United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is determined to meet the target of making Sri Lanka a new country...

President sees challenges for unity Government

President Maithripala Sirisena says the National unity Government will face several challenges ahead as it looks to rebuild the country. Speaking at the 69th anniversary meeting...

Kandy to be Sri Lanka’s first ‘smart city’

The Government hopes to make Kandy the first 'smart city' in Sri Lanka and cabinet approval will be sought for this. Minister of Urban Development...

Four people deported to Sri Lanka arrested at BIA

Four people who had been deported to Sri Lanka from three countries, were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), the police media unit said...

Ranil and South African President hold talks

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had talks with South African President Jacob Zuma at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Wickremesinghe tweeted this morning saying he met Zuma who...

Indian fishermen launch protest against Sri Lanka

Mechanised boat fishermen Rameshwaram, India have decided to abstain from fishing from today, protesting the arrest and attack of fishermen and confiscation of their boats...

New cabinet takes oaths before the President

The new cabinet of the National Government took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this morning. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took oaths...

Released emails of Hillary reveal Lankan fury

The recently released emails of US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, reveal that Sri Lanka’s strong reaction to the then secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s...

Vaiko seeks resolution against domestic probe

India's MDMK leader Vaiko has called upon Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to initiate steps to pass a resolution in the Tamil Nadu Assembly...

Parliament approves a 48 member cabinet

Parliament today approved a proposal to increase the cabinet to 48 members after a vote was taken and it was passed by a majority. After...

Marvan resigns as head coach

Marvan Atapattu has resigned from the post of head coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team and his resignation has been accepted by the...

Sampanthan named new opposition leader

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan, was today named as the new opposition leader in Parliament by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Jayasuriya said that the...

Mayadunne announces resignation from seat

Former Auditor General Sarath Chandra Mayadunne announced that he has decided to resign from his National List seat in Parliament. Mayadunne was nominated to the...

Arjuna may bid for top post in SLC

Arjuna Ranatunga, who is set to keep the ministry of ports and shipping when the portfolios are announced on Friday, is likely to make...