Mangala, Wijeydasa and Swaminathan take oaths

Three new cabinet Ministers took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena today, ahead of the formal appointments of the new cabinet. Mangala Samaraweera took oaths as...

Gota makes statement at Presidential Commission

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa made a statement today before the Presidential Commission investigating allegations of large scale corruption. He was asked to appear before...

Ranil hopeful of political solution to Tamil question

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is confident and hopeful that the political situation in Sri Lanka following the August 17 general election, although complex, is...

Sangakkara signs off with 18 runs

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara was dismissed for 18 in his final international innings, ending a remarkable 15-year career during the second Test against India...

President gives SLFP members freedom to choose

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to allow Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members to choose if they want to join the National Government or sit...

Local monitors question move to include losers

Local election monitors have questioned the decision taken by the main political parties to name candidates who lost the Parliamentary election on the national...

South Africa and Japan to hold talks on Sri Lanka

South Africa and Japan are to hold talks on  peace-building efforts, rehabilitation and reconstruction in Sri Lanka. South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa left for...

Ban speaks to PM, assures UN support

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon telephoned Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe today and assured the support of the United Nations to Sri Lanka. The Secretary-General congratulated the...

GTF to push for political solution for Tamils

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) says it will seek the full support of the international community, including India, to help implement the legitimate demands...

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn-in as Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn-in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister today before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several members elected...

France hopes polls helps inter-community reconciliation

The French Government says it hopes the outcome of the Parliamentary election will help continue the action taken since the election of President Maithripala...

SLFP decides to join National Government

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to join the National Government to be formed by the United National Party (UNP). The SLFP Central...

Ban, Maithripala agree to meet in New York

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President Maithripala Sirisena have agreed to meet in New York next month when the President attends to the...

Ranil tops Colombo with over 500,000 votes

United National Party (UNP) leader and Prime Minister designate Ranil Wickremesinghe has topped the Colombo preferential votes list at the 2015 Parliamentary election, with...

A mandate for Good Governance says PM designate

Prime Minister designate Ranil Wickremesinghe says the victory achieved by the United National Party (UNP) at the Parliamentary election is a mandate given by...

UNP claims victory at Parliamentary polls

The United National Party (UNP) has claimed victory at the 2015 Parliamentary election. The UNP said that party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will take oaths soon as...

Local journalists shine at journalism awards

Local journalists took the spotlight at the Sri Lanka journalism awards organised by the Press Institute of Sri Lanka and the Editor's Guild recently. The...

Maithri against Mahinda, expects him to lose

President Maithripala Sirisena today broke his silence on the issue of granting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa nominations to contest the August 17 Parliament election, and...

Several SLFP members, JHU to contest with UNP

Several Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members have decided to contest the Parliament election under the United National Party (UNP) ticket. So far at least...

LTTE Black Tigers commemorated in Jaffna university

The LTTE Black Tigers were commemorated in the Jaffna university today, the Jaffna media reported. Commemorating the LTTE is banned in Sri Lanka since the...