Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn-in as Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn-in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister today before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several members elected...

France hopes polls helps inter-community reconciliation

The French Government says it hopes the outcome of the Parliamentary election will help continue the action taken since the election of President Maithripala...

SLFP decides to join National Government

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to join the National Government to be formed by the United National Party (UNP). The SLFP Central...

Ban, Maithripala agree to meet in New York

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President Maithripala Sirisena have agreed to meet in New York next month when the President attends to the...

Ranil tops Colombo with over 500,000 votes

United National Party (UNP) leader and Prime Minister designate Ranil Wickremesinghe has topped the Colombo preferential votes list at the 2015 Parliamentary election, with...

A mandate for Good Governance says PM designate

Prime Minister designate Ranil Wickremesinghe says the victory achieved by the United National Party (UNP) at the Parliamentary election is a mandate given by...

UNP claims victory at Parliamentary polls

The United National Party (UNP) has claimed victory at the 2015 Parliamentary election. The UNP said that party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will take oaths soon as...

Local journalists shine at journalism awards

Local journalists took the spotlight at the Sri Lanka journalism awards organised by the Press Institute of Sri Lanka and the Editor's Guild recently. The...

Maithri against Mahinda, expects him to lose

President Maithripala Sirisena today broke his silence on the issue of granting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa nominations to contest the August 17 Parliament election, and...

Several SLFP members, JHU to contest with UNP

Several Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members have decided to contest the Parliament election under the United National Party (UNP) ticket. So far at least...

LTTE Black Tigers commemorated in Jaffna university

The LTTE Black Tigers were commemorated in the Jaffna university today, the Jaffna media reported. Commemorating the LTTE is banned in Sri Lanka since the...

Mahinda breaks his silence, says he will contest

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today broke his silence with regards to the August 17 Parliament elections and formally announced that he will be contesting...

Nimal communicates MS stand to Mahinda

Opposition leader and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Nimal Siripala de Silva was to formally communicate to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa the stand taken...

Welgama says MR will contest as PM candidate

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest as a Prime Ministerial candidate at the August 17 Parliament elections despite opposition to the move from some...

Sangakkara decides to retire from cricket

Sri Lanka’s number one Test cricketer Kumar Sangakkara today announced that he has decided to retire from all forms of cricket during the upcoming...

TNA, Maithri discuss political solution, land issue

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had talks with President Maithripala Sirisena today on a political solution for the Tamils and on the land issue...

US says Sri Lanka will be a critical partner

The United States (US) says as it looks to advance its interests across the Indo-Pacific, Sri Lanka will be a critical partner. Atul Keshap, the...

Alston Koch special presenter at Family Film Awards

Sri Lankan born Alston Koch was a special presenter amongst the glitterati and paparazzi in Hollywood for the announcement of the nominations for the...

Hotel says air quality did not cause incident

The air quality at the Oak Room of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo did not cause the incident where guests attending a function fell...

Mahinda says he is not communal minded

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa insisted that he is not communal minded nor does he encourage hate against another religion. However he said he will never deny...