SLFP says only Sirisena can be Presidential candidate

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says only President Maithripala Sirisena can be the Presidential candidate of the party. SLFP member Duminda Dissanayake said that...

Largest heroin stock detected in Sri Lankan history seized

The largest ever heroin stock detected by the authorities in Sri Lankan history was seized in a car park in Colombo. The Police said that...

Singapore questions Sirisena’s allegation on Arjuna Mahendran

Singapore on Wednesday rejected Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s allegation that it was sheltering a former central bank chief wanted for fraud, saying Colombo...

UN torture committee to submit confidential report to Sri Lanka

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture has completed its first visit to Sri Lanka from 2 to 12 April where it examined...

PM says only a few linked to bombings at large

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says only a few people linked to the Easter Sunday attacks are at large. He says while several have been killed,...

Mangala asserts Constitution does not give priests power to decide

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today said that every elected and appointed official in Sri Lanka has sworn an oath to uphold and defend a...

Alleged victims of torture file case against Gota in US court

Sri Lanka’s presidential hopeful, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, faces ten new claims for damages in the US District Court for the Central District of California from...

Pakistan High Commission in Colombo fumes at allegations

The Pakistan High Commission in Colombo strongly rejected allegations raised in a news report reproduced by the Colombo Gazette regarding two boats intercepted by...

Pakistan assures will extend unconditional support to Sri Lanka

Pakistan says it has always extended unconditional support to Sri Lanka at all fora and continues to do so, especially with regard to Sri...

Government accused of failing to probe crimes related to war

The Government has been accused of failing to investigate serious crimes related to the war. Amnesty International said that while the Government has made some...

HRCSL writes to President expressing deep concerns over his statement

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has expressed deep concerns over the statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena in Parliament this week...

Suspect arrested with diamond worth Rs. 5 billion

A suspect has been arrested in Panadura with a diamond valued at around Rs 5 billion, the Police said. The diamond is believed to have...

UN human rights chief stands fully behind her report on Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet said today she stands fully behind her report on Sri Lanka. She also said that a...

Army says Police did not share intelligence report

The Army says the Police did not share any intelligence report of a possible attack on churches and other locations. Army Commander, Lieutenant General Mahesh...

Final report on probe related to Easter Sunday attacks handed over

The final report on the investigations conducted by a special committee on the Easter Sunday attacks, was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena today. The...

Cabinet decides to halt moves to import Chinese cigarettes

Cabinet has decided to suspend moves to import cigarettes from China, the Health Ministry said today. The issue had been raised at the cabinet meeting...

UNP to decide between Ranil, Sajith, Karu

The United National Party confirmed that it will pick either party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya or Sajith Premadasa as the UNP Presidential candidate. State...

Wigneswaran to lead major rally in Jaffna next month

Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran today launched an awareness campaign for a major rally to be staged in Jaffna next month. The rally...

Over 1200 acres of Army occupied land in the North released

President Maithripala Sirisena today released over 1200 acres of Army occupied land in the North. The Army said that Army-used state and private lands in the...

Government insists war crimes not committed by military

The Government today insisted that war crimes were not committed by the military during the war with the LTTE. Science, Technology and Research Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said...