US Representatives urge State Department to push Sri Lanka

US House Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) have sent a letter urging the US State Department to assert...

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...

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...

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...