Final report on probe related to Easter Sunday attacks handed over

The final report on the investigations conducted by a special committee on the Easter Sunday attacks, was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena today. The...

Cabinet decides to halt moves to import Chinese cigarettes

Cabinet has decided to suspend moves to import cigarettes from China, the Health Ministry said today. The issue had been raised at the cabinet meeting...

UNP to decide between Ranil, Sajith, Karu

The United National Party confirmed that it will pick either party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya or Sajith Premadasa as the UNP Presidential candidate. State...

Army Intelligence Sergeant arrested over Keith Noyahr case

An Army Intelligence Sergeant has been arrested over the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr. Chamika Sumith Kumara was arrested by the Criminal Investigations...

Over 1200 acres of Army occupied land in the North released

President Maithripala Sirisena today released over 1200 acres of Army occupied land in the North. The Army said that Army-used state and private lands in the...

Government insists war crimes not committed by military

The Government today insisted that war crimes were not committed by the military during the war with the LTTE. Science, Technology and Research Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said...

SLPP and SLFP talks successful, more talks next week

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held formal talks today at the office of the Opposition Leader...

Budget passed with amendments, TNA votes for, SLFP absent

The 2019 Budget was passed in Parliament with amendments today with 119 MPs voting for and 74 against it. The Tamil National Alliance and the...

President reveals over 130 IS linked suspects in Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena revealed that over 130 suspects linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror cell have been operating in Sri Lanka. The President said...

Island-wide curfew lifted except in North Western Province

The island-wide curfew declared last night as violence targeting Muslims spread, has been lifted. However, the Police said that the curfew in the North Western...

Police chief blames President for failing to prevent attacks

Sri Lanka's suspended police chief has petitioned the Supreme Court, accusing President Maithripala Sirisena of failing to prevent the Easter bombings that killed 258...

Russia claims IS based in Syria, Iraq was behind Sri Lanka attacks

The Sri Lanka terrorist attacks were organized by the militants of the Islamic State formerly active in Syria and Iraq, Russian Security Council Deputy...

AG instructs Acting IGP to locate witnesses in Trinco 5 case

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has instructed Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wickramaratne to try and locate the witnesses in...

Sri Lanka negotiating inmate transfer with the UAE

The Sri Lankan Government is negotiating with the UAE for the transfer of expat prisoners to the island nation, a top envoy told Khaleej...

Tamils misled, new Constitution unlikely says President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Tamils have been misled to think that a new Constitution will be passed this year. Speaking at an event in...

Mahindananda’s son arrested over hit-and-run accident

The son of United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage was arrested today over a hit-and-run accident involving the Borella Police Traffic Officer...

UN rights chief calls for time-bound action plan in Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, today called on Sri Lanka to implement a detailed and comprehensive strategy for the transitional...

Four arrested in terror probe after arriving in UK from Sri Lanka

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to a banned extremist organisation after arriving in the UK from Sri Lanka, police have...

Catholic services in Colombo cancelled for a second week

Catholic services are being cancelled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka’s capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same...

Chief Prelates urge Muslim Ministers to resume duties

The Chief Prelates in Kandy today urged Muslim Ministers who had resigned from their portfolios this week, to resume their Government duties. The Chief Prelates...