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...

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...

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...

UN human rights chief stands fully behind her report on Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet said today she stands fully behind her report on Sri Lanka. She also said that a...

Army says Police did not share intelligence report

The Army says the Police did not share any intelligence report of a possible attack on churches and other locations. Army Commander, Lieutenant General Mahesh...

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...

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...

Budget passed with amendments, TNA votes for, SLFP absent

The 2019 Budget was passed in Parliament with amendments today with 119 MPs voting for and 74 against it. The Tamil National Alliance and the...

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...

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...

Four arrested in terror probe after arriving in UK from Sri Lanka

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to a banned extremist organisation after arriving in the UK from Sri Lanka, police have...

President tells SLFP to get ready for PC polls

President Maithripala Sirisena has informed the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to prepare for Provincial Council elections. The President has told SLFP electoral organizers to prepare for...