President promises to abolish Executive system

President Maithripala Sirisena today promised to make the changes expected by the late Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero. Speaking at the funeral of the late Venerable...

Sri Lanka to draw Serbian aircraft to MRIA

The Government is to look at inviting Serbian aircraft to land at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA). Serbia, which is an upper middle income country,...

Budget will be capital oriented says Ravi

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said that the Government’s new budget on November 20 will be capital oriented while aiming at higher revenue than...

Tamil political prisoners taken back to prison

The 31 Tamil political prisoners who were granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate today were taken back to prison as there was no one...

Court frees 31 Tamil prisoners on bail

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today released on bail 31 Tamil political prisoners after the Attorney General gave the approval after a delay. The suspects arrested...

Two people killed during bank robbery attempt

Two people were killed during an attempt to rob a private bank in Kekirawa today, the police media unit said. The police said that a...

India notes strategic move by China in Lanka

The Indian Air Force says China's investments in Sri Lanka and other south Asian nations were "strategic moves" to contain India. During an address at the...

Government accuses Maldives over recent moves

The Government today accused the Maldives of using Sri Lanka to initiate questionable action against political and social media activists. The Foreign Ministry said that...

MR notes key role played by Sobitha thero

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today noted the key role played by the venerable Maduluwave Sobitha thero in National issues. In a message of condolence, Rajapaksa said that the...

First batch of Tamil detainees to be freed

The first batch of Tamil detainees will be set free tomorrow, the Prisons Department said today after being informed of the decision by the...

Maldives briefs Sri Lanka on sniper’s arrest

Maldives top representative in Sri Lanka has briefed the country's foreign office about the arrest of a Sri Lankan sniper in the Maldives, the...

Moves to oust Wigneswaran from TNA

Moves are underway to remove Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). The move follows statements made continuously by Wigneswaran...

Public urged to protect the Government

The public have been urged to protect the Government and not be misled by what they see taking place in Parliament on television. Leader of...

Colombage, Pushpakumara grilled by PRECIFAC

Former Navy Commander Jayanath Colombage and former Minister Jagath Pushpakumara appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of...

Marapana resigns as Law and Order Minister

Law and Order Minister Tilak Marapana has tendered his resignation from his Ministerial post to President Maithripala Sirisena. The Minister resigned over the controversy involving...

Thursday declared National day of mourning

Thursday had been declared a National day of mourning as a mark of respect to the late Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thero who passed away today. His remains...

Maduluwawe Sobitha thero passes away

The Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society, the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thero passed away today. Maduluwawe Sobhitha thero was in critical condition and...

Government will act on corrupt Ministers

The Government says it will act on corrupt Ministers if there is evidence to back allegations against them. United National Party (UNP) General Secretary and...

JVP to bring no confidence motion on Marapana

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna says it has decided to bring a no-confidence motion against Law and Order Minister Thilak Marapana in Parliament. JVP Parliamentarian Bimal...

Threat to Sri Lanka from tropical cyclone Megh

While tropical cyclone Megh is moving away from India, a new tropical concern threatens to cause flooding in southeastern India and Sri Lanka later...