Muslim Ministers who resigned to meet Chief Prelates

Muslim Ministers who resigned from their portfolios are to meet the Chief Prelates, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem told Parliament today. He...

Germany warns Sri Lanka risks losing its reputation

Germany has warned that Sri Lanka risks losing its reputation if it goes ahead with plans to implement the death penalty. Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government...

Viral ‘make-old’ software now owns private data of more than 120 million people

A popular photo app that transforms people’s faces to look older could soon be under review by the FBI after privacy concerns were raised...

Thirteen Sri Lankan illegal immigrants deported by Australia detained at BIA

Thirteen Sri Lankan illegal immigrants were deported from Australia and were detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today. Officials said that the Sri Lankans...

Sri Lanka, Russia discussing Mi-17 helicopter deal

Sri Lanka is negotiating with Russia the purchase of a new batch of Russian Mi-17 helicopters, which the country will use in UN peacekeeping...

Sri Lankan killed in major fire in Bangladesh

At least 19 people, including a Sri Lankan citizen, were killed and 70 others injured in a fire that broke out at FR Tower...

Police on alert for explosives-laden lorry and van

The Police have been placed on high on alert over a lorry and van packed with explosives said to be in the city. Search operations...

Government to carry out independent security audit

The Government has decided to carry out an independent security audit following the Easter Sunday attacks. Non-Cabinet Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said that tourists...

No cabinet meeting this week

Cabinet will not be meeting this week as a result of a dispute between President Maithripala Sirisena and the United National Party over the...

Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando further remanded

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando have been ordered to be further remanded till 9 July. Jayasundara and Hemasiri...

Police fire tear gas and water on protest in Colombo

The Police fired tear gas and water on protesting unemployed graduates in Colombo today. The protesters gathered near the Lotus Roundabout blocking traffic. The Police used...

President declares war on fall armyworm caterpillar

President Maithripala Sirisena has declared war on the fall armyworm caterpillar and instructed officials to launch a national programme to eradicate the threat posed by the caterpillar...

Petrol bomb attack on house in Kokkuvil, vehicles burnt

A petrol bomb attack took place on a house in Kokkuvil in Jaffna today, Jaffna based media reported. The attackers had arrived on motorcycles and...

Minor earth tremor reported in parts of Sri Lanka

A minor earth tremor was reported in parts of Sri Lanka today, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said. The tremor was felt in Badulla, Hali-Ela,...

UN committee on torture prevention holds meeting with HRCSL

A UN committee on torture prevention has met with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka accused of failing to prevent attacks on Muslims

Amnesty International has called on Sri Lanka to protect the country’s Muslim minority as it is being targeted by mobs in horrific attacks on...

Kandy tense as hundreds rally in support of monk

Kandy was tense this morning as a mass rally was staged in the town in support of the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero who is...

Madras High Court permits 65 Sri Lankan Tamils to apply for Indian citizenship

Hearing a plea for Indian citizenship by 65 Tamils from Sri Lanka — the descendants of indentured labourers — the Madurai Bench of the...

Dr. Mohamed Shafi further remanded

The Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court today ordered Dr. Mohamed Shafi to be further remanded till 25 July. Dr. Shafi appeared in court today over the case...

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...