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...

Five suspects arrested in Dubai over Easter attacks

Five suspects have been arrested in Dubai over the Easter Sunday attacks and have been brought to Sri Lanka. The Police said that the Criminal...

SLPP says no deal with SLFP on new alliance

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says it has not reached any agreement with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on a new alliance. Opposition...

Concerns raised over security for Kandy pageant

Concerns were raised in Parliament today over the security for the annual Kandy Perahera (pageant). The Kandy Esala Perahera Festival will commence on the 05th...

Two Sri Lankan soldiers killed, 3 injured in Mali attack

A Wheeled Armoured Vehicle (WMZ) carrying Sri Lankan Peacekeeping troops on patrol in the general area of Douentza in West Africa’s trouble-torn Mali, came...

President hits out at HRCSL again and asks who it protects

President Maithripala Sirisena, speaking in Parliament today, again hit out at the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), and asked if it protects...

Four killed, 8 injured in Puttalam accident

Four people were killed and eight others sustained injuries following an accident in Puttalam today. The accident involved a van and a truck along the...

SLPP expects next round of talks with SLFP to be crucial

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) expects the next round of talks with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to be crucial. SLPP Chairman, Professor...

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks by militants disguised in uniforms

Sri Lankan security officials have warned that the Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday’s deadly suicide bombings were planning more attacks imminently, using a van...

Mangala accuses Cardinal of fanning flames of hatred

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today accused Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of fanning the flames of hatred. Samaraweera tweeted saying Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith was fanning the flames...

SC to decide on IGP’s FR petition on July 31

The Supreme Court (SC) is to decide on July 31 if it will take up the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Inspector General...

Colombo Mayor assures will address sexual harassment issue

The office of the Colombo mayor, Rosy Senanayake has said she was working to addressing the issue of sexual harassment. “Clearly it’s something that needs...

Trial-at-bar to be appointed in Prageeth case

The Attorney General has requested the Chief Justice to appoint a trial-at-bar for the case over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. Attorney General Dappula...

Shavendra Silva new Army Chief of Staff

Major General Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the 53rd Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army. Shavendra Silva played a key role during...

Remains of two soldiers killed in Mali arrive in Sri Lanka

The remains of the two Sri Lankan soldiers killed in Mali arrived in the country today. The Army said that the remains of posthumously promoted...

IMF reaches Staff-Level Agreement on Fifth Review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that it has reached a Staff-Level Agreement with Sri Lanka on the Fifth Review of Sri Lanka’s Extended...

Unofficial power cuts now made official

Unofficial power cuts experienced in most parts of Sri Lanka have now been made official with a set timetable. The power cuts are being imposed...