President declares war on fall armyworm caterpillar

President Maithripala Sirisena has declared war on the fall armyworm caterpillar and instructed officials to launch a national programme to eradicate the threat posed by the caterpillar...

Petrol bomb attack on house in Kokkuvil, vehicles burnt

A petrol bomb attack took place on a house in Kokkuvil in Jaffna today, Jaffna based media reported. The attackers had arrived on motorcycles and...

Minor earth tremor reported in parts of Sri Lanka

A minor earth tremor was reported in parts of Sri Lanka today, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said. The tremor was felt in Badulla, Hali-Ela,...

UN committee on torture prevention holds meeting with HRCSL

A UN committee on torture prevention has met with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka accused of failing to prevent attacks on Muslims

Amnesty International has called on Sri Lanka to protect the country’s Muslim minority as it is being targeted by mobs in horrific attacks on...

Kandy tense as hundreds rally in support of monk

Kandy was tense this morning as a mass rally was staged in the town in support of the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero who is...

Petition questioning President’s mental health condition dismissed

A petition filed by an individual questioning President Maithripala Sirisena's mental health condition, was dismissed by the Court of Appeal today. The court dismissed the...

President Solih and First Lady arrive in Sri Lanka on State Visit

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrived in Sri Lanka, on a State Visit made on the invitation of the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena...

Sri Lanka urges India and Pakistan to maintain the peace

Sri Lanka has urged India and Pakistan to act in a manner that ensures the security, peace and stability of the entire region. The Sri...

Police baton charge Aruwakkalu protesters

The Police baton charged a protest staged in Puttalam today against the Aruwakkalu garbage dump site. The protest took place as President Maithripala Sirisena was...

Ten killed in van-bus accident in Mahiyanganaya

Ten people were killed when a bus crashed into a van in Mahiyanganaya early this morning. The Police said that all 10 killed were those...

US to work with Sri Lanka on counter-terrorism

The United States says it hopes to work closely with Sri Lanka on security issues, including counter-terrorism, in the future. However, the US insisted that...

IGP makes startling revelations on President before PSC

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara made some startling revelations on President Maithripala Sirisena before the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter...

CMC raids MC cinema and finds bugs

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) raided one of the cinemas at the Majestic City complex and found bugs on some of the seats. The raid...

Objections filed by Gotabaya against Special Court rejected

Preliminary objections filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa against the Special High Court was rejected today. Rajapaksa had questioned the jurisdiction of the Permanent...

Sri Lanka’s Marini de Livera receives Women of Courage award from Melania Trump

A crusader against child exploitation in Sri Lanka who offers pro bono legal services to child victims of crimes was on Thursday awarded the...

NP Governor says he was misquoted on Bachelet comments

Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan says he was misquoted by some local newspapers on comments he made with regards to the meeting between...

New Zealand PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on...

HRCSL proposes guidelines when implementing emergency law

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has proposed a set of guidelines to follow when implementing the emergency regulations. In a letter to President...

EU envoys meet PM and discuss concerns

Ambassadors of European Union countries based in Sri Lanka called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today and discussed some concerns. The Prime Minister's Office said...