Sri Lanka stun South Africa

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by one wicket in the first Test in Kingsmead today. A brilliant 153 by Kusal Perera took Sri Lanka over the line...

Foreign Minister to head Sri Lanka delegation to Geneva

The Government has picked a high-level delegation to be sent to Geneva to respond to the report on Sri Lanka by the High Commissioner...

UK to push for justice and accountability in Sri Lanka

The British Government is to push for justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the House of Commons that overall,...

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...

Sri Lanka become first Asian team to win Test series in South Africa

Sri Lanka today became the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa. Sri Lanka arrived in South Africa in a state...

Government insists will continue to defend Sri Lanka’s sovereignty

The Government will continue to defend Sri Lanka’s sovereignty by reaffirming the commitments to seek durable reconciliation and promote and protect human rights of...

Gota gets a heroes welcome as he returns from US

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned from the United States today and was greeted by opposition Parliamentarians and a large number of his supporters. Rajapaksa...

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...

Initial draft text of Resolution on Sri Lanka calls for time-bound action plan

The initial draft text of a Resolution on Sri Lanka being circulated among members of the the UN Human Rights Council and human rights...

Nadeemal Perera deported from Dubai and detained in Colombo

Nadeemal Perera, son of singer Amal Perera and another person who were in remand in Dubai have been deported and detained in Colombo by...

Officials confirm attacks by suicide bombers

Officials have now confirmed that the attacks carried out in Colombo and outside the city yesterday were by suicide bombers. The Government analyst has confirmed...

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...

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...

Maithripala, Mahinda talks on budget vote ends in stalemate

Talks held today between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the stand the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) must take during...

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...

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...

UN torture committee to submit confidential report to Sri Lanka

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture has completed its first visit to Sri Lanka from 2 to 12 April where it examined...