Medical experts to examine women who complained against doctor

Medical experts will examine the women who complained against a doctor in Kurunegala, Dr. Mohamed Shafi. The Chief Judicial Medical Officer in Colombo will head...

IMF decides to resume program discussions with Sri Lanka

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has decided to resume discussions on a funding programme with Sri Lanka. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF),...

UK confirms Core Group will submit Resolution on Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom announced that the Core Group on Sri Lanka will be submitting a resolution on Sri Lanka at this month's Human Rights...

In report on Sri Lanka UN rights chief calls for tough action

In a report on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights which was made public today, tough action has been proposed...

UN torture prevention body in Sri Lanka next week

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture is set to carry out its first visit to Sri Lanka from 2 to 12 April...

Female among nine suicide bombers involved in attacks

A female was among nine suicide bombers involved in the Easter Sunday attacks, investigators have found. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has identified eight of...

US tells MR sharing of intel key to prevent attacks

The United States (US) has told opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa that sharing intelligence between friendly nations is a key factor in preventing attacks like...

Sri Lanka to give effect to UN resolutions on counter terrorism

Sri Lanka is to give effect to UN Security Council resolutions to counter terrorism and violent extremism, the Foreign Ministry said today. Tangible measures to...

Ban sought on corporal punishment in Sri Lankan schools

A campaign has intensified to seek a total ban on corporal punishment in Sri Lankan schools. End Corporal Punishment (ECP) 2020 was launched in September...

Over 70 killed in Bangladesh fire

A fast-moving fire killed at least 70 when it swept through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. The blaze broke out Wednesday night in...

US military notes China used predatory debt tactic on Sri Lanka

The United States military has said that China used predatory debt tactics on some countries, including Sri Lanka. General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the US...

Two cases filed against Gotabaya in US, notice served

Two cases have been filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the US and notice was served on him after he was tracked...

Raids in Kerala for IS suspects following Sri Lanka bombings

In the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s statement that one of the suicide bombers of last Sunday’s attacks in the country had spent considerable time...

All Muslim Ministers including Rishad resign

All Muslim Ministers, including Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, resigned from their portfolios in the Government today. Addressing the media today, Minister Rauf Hakeem said that all...

State of investigative journalism in Sri Lanka.

A forum was held in Colombo to commemorate the 10th death anniversary of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge. The forum focused on the state of investigative...

At National Day celebrations President says no to National Government

Speaking at the National Day celebrations at Galle Face today, President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will oppose forming another National Government. The President said...

President says Presidential polls most likely this year

President Maithripala Sirisena says a Presidential election will most likely take place this year. He also said that there is a possibility of a General...

Australian ships arrive in Sri Lanka for defence engagement program

HMAS Canberra, the flagship vessel of the Royal Australian Navy, and HMAS Newcastle arrived at the Colombo port today (23 March) to take part...

Silent protest staged in Colombo over attack on Methodist Church

A silent protest was staged in Colombo today over the attack on a Methodist Church in Anuradhapura. Clergy and members of various Christian denominations attended...

Curfew imposed in Negombo after violence

A curfew was imposed in Negombo following clashes between two groups, the Police said. The clash broke out over a personal dispute but later escalated,...