Several arrested and remanded over violence targeting Muslims

Several people have been arrested and remanded over the violence yesterday during which Muslim owned property came under attack. The Police said that 74 people...

PM assures no change in stand on political solution

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today assured the Government still stands committed to a political solution. Speaking in Jaffna, the Prime Minister said that the Government...

Ravi Karunanayake and wife ordered to appear before CID

Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake and his wife have been ordered to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on the 7th of...

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...

Arjuna greeted with protests during launch of first train on Matara-Beliatta railway line

Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga was greeted with protests when he arrived in Matara today to launch the first train as part of a test...

UK arrest warrant for Sri Lanka attache over throat-cut gestures revoked

An arrest warrant for a former Sri Lankan military attache, convicted of public order offences after making cut-throat gestures at protesters, has been revoked...

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un arrives in Vietnam for talks with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Vietnam for a summit with US President Donald Trump later this week. The second US-North Korea summit...

Sri Lanka rejects proposal to establish OHCHR country office

Sri Lanka today rejected key proposals made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, including a call to establish an Office...

Over 940 arrested for drunk driving

Over 940 drivers have been arrested for drunk driving during a special Police operation conducted around the island since the 11th of April. The Police...

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...

Madush leads STF to hidden firearm in Negombo

Notorious underworld leader Makandure Madush has helped the Police Special Task Force (STF) recover a hidden firearm in Negombo. The Police said that a T-56...

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...

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...

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,...