HRCSL proposes guidelines when implementing emergency law

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has proposed a set of guidelines to follow when implementing the emergency regulations. In a letter to President...

EU envoys meet PM and discuss concerns

Ambassadors of European Union countries based in Sri Lanka called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today and discussed some concerns. The Prime Minister's Office said...

NP Governor to crack whip on protests during office hours

Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Rāghavan has warned that he will take action on Government officials employed under the administration of the Northern Province...

Four Muslim MPs who resigned as Ministers reappointed

Four Muslim Parliamentarians who resigned from their Ministerial portfolios during the tense period following the Easter Sunday attacks, were reappointed to their posts today. Accordingly,...

Rohitha and Tatyana tie the knot

Rohitha Rajapaksa (Chichi), the youngest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his girlfriend Tatyana said “I do” at a private wedding ceremony today. Last August Rohitha proposed to Tatyana...

Duterte says Sirisena will follow his example and kill “bastards”

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said that his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to emulate his approach to curbing the drug menace...

Gota seeks to relinquish US citizenship and contest polls

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sought to relinquish his US citizenship in order to qualify to contest the next Presidential elections, local media...

Ranil proposes following Philippines model for rice farming

While President Maithripala Sirisena had looked to follow the Philippines in his 'war on drugs' Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today proposed following the Philippines...

Covering face banned by President Sirisena

Covering of the face in a manner which prevents anyone from being identified, has been banned by President Maithripala Sirisena under the emergency regulations. The...

Police to inform employers to act on nearly 100 suspects

The Police is to inform employers of nearly 100 suspects arrested over the recent violence, to take disciplinary action against them. Mobs attacked Muslim owned...

Hizbullah and Azath Salley resign

Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M Hizbullah and Western Province Governor Azath Salley resigned from their posts today. The President's office said that they handed over their...

State of emergency extended by another month from today

President Maithripala Sirisena has extended the state of emergency by another month with effect from today. A gazette notice was issued today announcing the extension...

Muslim MPs to accept Ministerial posts again

Muslim Parliamentarians who resigned from their Ministerial posts following the Easter Sunday attacks, have decided to accept Ministerial posts again. The decision was taken when...

Former JMO indicted in Wasim Thajudeen murder case

Former Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Ananda Samarasekara was indicted by the Attorney General at the Colombo High Court today in the Wasim Thajudeen murder...

Lasantha’s family continue to seek justice 10 years on

The family of Editor/journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, today continued to push for justice, ten years since his assassination. Lasantha Wickrematunge was killed on 8 January 2009 while he...

United States eager to build on partnership with Sri Lanka

The United States says it is eager to build on its partnership with Sri Lanka. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a message on...

Multiple countries get visa free entry to Sri Lanka for six months

Multiple countries are to be granted visa free entry to Sri Lanka for six months from April 1st this year. The Cabinet of Ministers approved...

US notes timely action in Sri Lanka will be good for future

The United States has noted that timely action in Sri Lanka on the human rights issue will be good for the future of the...

US Navy begins military exercise in China managed Hambantota Port

The US Navy today began a military exercise at the Hambantota Port which is managed by China. Commander, Task Force 73 announced the beginning of...

President says 25 to 30 active members linked to attacks at large

President Maithripala Sirisena says there are a further 25 to 30 “active members” linked to the Easter Sunday bombings still at large. Sirisena told Reuters...