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,...

Sri Lanka Navy commissions vessel acquired from the US

The vessel P 626 acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) from the US Government in a bid to increase the operational capability of...

Leaked video shows guards assaulting prisoners at Agunukolapelessa

A leaked video has revealed an incident at the Agunukolapelessa prison where several inmates had been lined up and assaulted by prison guards. The Committee for Protecting...

Canada notes importance of reconciliation process in Sri Lanka

Canada has taken note of the importance of the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka. Dr. Donald Bobiash, Assistant-Deputy Minister of Asia-Pacific at Global Affairs Canada...

UN torture prevention body confirms visit to Sri Lanka

The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture announced that it will visit Sri Lanka, Argentina and the State of Palestine, in addition to its...

PM visits Hambantota Port and holds talks with Chinese officials

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the Hambantota Port today and had talks with Chinese officials in the port. He visited the port while in Hambantota...

Over 5000 Army troops deployed as gazette takes effect

Over 5000 Army troops have been deployed around the counry as a gazette issued by President Maithripala Sirisena took effect today after it was...

MPs warned of possible attacks on Monday says Mahinda

Some Parliamentarians have been warned of possible attacks on Monday May 13, Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. He told Parliament that the security officers...