Maithripala, Mahinda talks on budget vote ends in stalemate

Talks held today between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the stand the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) must take during...

Actor Ryan and 4 others deported from Dubai

Actor Ryan Van Rooyen and four others were deported from Dubai and were detained on arrival in Sri Lanka. The Police said that Ryan Van...

UK to push for justice and accountability in Sri Lanka

The British Government is to push for justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the House of Commons that overall,...

Two more suspects arrested with Madush in Dubai deported

Two more suspects who were arrested in Dubai at a hotel with the notorious underworld leader Makandure Madush, were deported to Sri Lanka and...

Over 769 kg of cocaine destroyed at Sapugaskanda warehouse

Over 769 kg of cocaine seized by the law enforcement agencies were destroyed at a warehouse in Sapugaskanda today. President Maithripala Sirisena witnessed the cocaine...

Sri Lanka Test Captain Dimuth Karunaratne arrested

Sri Lanka Test Captain Dimuth Karunaratne was arrested today following an accident in Borella. The Police said that Karunaratne was believed to have been under...

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...

UN torture prevention body in Sri Lanka next week

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture is set to carry out its first visit to Sri Lanka from 2 to 12 April...

NP Governor says he was misquoted on Bachelet comments

Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan says he was misquoted by some local newspapers on comments he made with regards to the meeting between...

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...

US to fund combatting polls related disinformation in Sri Lanka

The United States is to fund combatting polls related disinformation in Sri Lanka. The US is offering between $600,000 to $661,725 for the project with...

UN human rights chief stands fully behind her report on Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet said today she stands fully behind her report on Sri Lanka. She also said that a...

Nadeemal Perera deported from Dubai and detained in Colombo

Nadeemal Perera, son of singer Amal Perera and another person who were in remand in Dubai have been deported and detained in Colombo by...

German-owned ship with Sri Lankan and Philippines crew detained in Australia

Australia's maritime safety watchdog has detained a German-owned cargo ship on the NSW south coast, while it investigates several complaints from its crew about...

Government decides to scrap Grade 5 scholarship exam

The Government has decided to scrap the Grade 5 scholarship exam in future. President Maithripala Sirisena said that he had proposed that the exam be...

Former CB Deputy Governor and 3 PTL Directors arrested over bond scam

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank P. Samarasiri and three Directors of Perpetual Treasuries Limited...

Unofficial power cuts now made official

Unofficial power cuts experienced in most parts of Sri Lanka have now been made official with a set timetable. The power cuts are being imposed...

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...

US notes timely action in Sri Lanka will be good for future

The United States has noted that timely action in Sri Lanka on the human rights issue will be good for the future of the...

Police baton charge Aruwakkalu protesters

The Police baton charged a protest staged in Puttalam today against the Aruwakkalu garbage dump site. The protest took place as President Maithripala Sirisena was...