Special High Court to hear case on Gota from January 22

The Special High Court has decided to hear the case against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the misappropriation of funds for the D.A. Rajapaksa...

EU includes Sri Lanka in ‘dirty-money’ blacklist

The European Union (EU) Commission has included Sri Lanka in a new list of 23 third countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering...

No Sri Lankans on Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed

There are no Sri Lankans on the Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed while en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa. None of the 157 people...

Sri Lanka Test Captain Dimuth Karunaratne arrested

Sri Lanka Test Captain Dimuth Karunaratne was arrested today following an accident in Borella. The Police said that Karunaratne was believed to have been under...

UN Chief, UN Security Council condemn attack on Sri Lankan troops

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned the attack which led to the deaths of two ‘blue helmets’ from Sri Lanka and injured six...

Navy member arrested over abduction of 11 youth

Another member of the Sri Lanka Navy has been arrested over the abduction of 11 youth. The Police said that the Navy member was arrested,...

Power cuts likely as Norochcholai breaks down again

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy said that there could be an interruption to the electricity supply in parts of the country due...

CID tells court it has completed questioning Karannagoda

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed court today that it has completed questioning former Navy Commander, Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda on the disappearance of 11...

Mangala to visit Washington next week for talks with IMF

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera will visit Washington next week for talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He will be in Washington...

SLFP warns members against voting for National Government

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has warned its members against voting in Parliament in support of a National Government. SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera...

Sri Lanka to review FTA talks with China, India, Thailand

The Government is to review the progress in Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with China, India and Thailand. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told Parliament today...

Former CB Deputy Governor and 3 PTL Directors arrested over bond scam

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank P. Samarasiri and three Directors of Perpetual Treasuries Limited...

Over 130 killed in explosions in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa

Over 130 people have been killed in multiple explosions in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. Over 300 people sustained injuries. The explosions occurred at three churches and...

LTTE suspect arrested in Germany over Kadirgamar’s killing

German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the LTTE alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka's...

PM says talks with TNA based on APRC proposals

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the United National Party (UNP) is having talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) based on the proposals of...

Karannagoda appears before the CID

Former Navy Commander Retired Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today to make a statement related to the case on...

Over 769 kg of cocaine destroyed at Sapugaskanda warehouse

Over 769 kg of cocaine seized by the law enforcement agencies were destroyed at a warehouse in Sapugaskanda today. President Maithripala Sirisena witnessed the cocaine...

Thirteen-coach train supplied by India launched from Colombo

President Maithripala Sirisena today flagged off a new thirteen-coach train, supplied by India. Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga and...

Actor Ryan and 4 others deported from Dubai

Actor Ryan Van Rooyen and four others were deported from Dubai and were detained on arrival in Sri Lanka. The Police said that Ryan Van...

President regrets Singapore’s silence on Mahendran issue

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that he regrets the failure by the Singapore Government to make a formal statement on the issue surrounding Sri...