Second Special High Court begins operations

The Second Special High Court began operations at the Hulftsdorp court complex today. The three member bench special court is the second of three such...

Two people dead, 12 Navy personnel injured in Kinniya incident

Two people have died and 12 Navy personnel sustained injuries following an incident in Kinniya today. The tense situation arose when the Navy and the...

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...

SLPP candidate will contest Presidential elections

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says an SLPP candidate will contest the next Presidential elections. Former Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Member Kanchana Jayaratna said that...

As abuse allegations heat up R. Kelly removes post on Sri Lanka tour

Controversial singer R. Kelly, who is facing multiple abuse allegations, has removed a post published on social media that he will be in Sri...

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...

Six killed, 3 injured in Wennapuwa accident

Six people were killed and three others sustained injuries following an accident in Wennapuwa. The Police said that a car crashed into a lorry near...

UNP not led by its leader says President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the United National Party (UNP) is not being led by the party leader. Speaking at an event today, the President said...

SLPP and SLFP talks successful, more talks next week

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held formal talks today at the office of the Opposition Leader...

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...

Mahindananda’s son arrested over hit-and-run accident

The son of United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage was arrested today over a hit-and-run accident involving the Borella Police Traffic Officer...

UN rights chief calls for time-bound action plan in Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, today called on Sri Lanka to implement a detailed and comprehensive strategy for the transitional...

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...

Government ignores President’s stand, decides to co-sponsor Resolution

The United National Party Government under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ignored a stand taken by President Maithripala Sirisena and has decided to co-sponsor...

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...

Several killed and injured in New Zealand mosque shooting

Several people have been reported killed and many more injured in a shooting incident at two mosques in New Zealand. A gunman, dressed in a...

Tamils misled, new Constitution unlikely says President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Tamils have been misled to think that a new Constitution will be passed this year. Speaking at an event in...