Sampanthan to meet Mahinda to discuss new Constitution

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and opposition leader R Sampanthan is to meet former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the process to draft a new...

Gotabaya defends former regime’s decision to obtain loans from China

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has defended the decision taken by the former Government to obtain loans from China. The former Government under then President...

Mahinda says he has no doubt he is India’s preferred partner

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says given what has taken place in Sri Lanka after 2015, he has no doubt that he is now the...

Three babies among 100 feared dead off Libya

Three babies are among 100 people feared dead off Libya after their boat capsized on Friday, CNN reported. The lifeless bodies of three babies, dressed...

Nasheed decides not to contest Presidential elections

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has decided not to contest the Presidential elections in September. Nasheed tweeted saying that he has decided to relinquish his Presidential...

Udayanga’s lawyers inform court he is ready to return to Sri Lanka

Lawyers representing Sri Lanka's former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, informed court today that he was prepared to return to Sri Lanka to face the...

US tells Sri Lanka to prosecute officials involved in trafficking

The United States has urged Sri Lanka to prosecute officials involved in human trafficking. The call was made in an annual report released by US Secretary of...

Central Bank chief breaks his silence on allegations by Ravi

Governor of the Central Bank Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy today broke his silence on allegations being made by former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake against the Senior Deputy...

The Big Bad Wolf draws large crowds

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2018 was officially inaugurated by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today, alongside Founders and Managing Directors of Big...

Sri Lanka secure four-wicket victory to tie series in West Indies

Sri Lanka managed to secure a series draw with the West Indies, as they won the third and final Test in Barbados to level...

Shock and grief over murder of six year old girl in Jaffna

Jaffna was in a state of shock today over the murder of a six year old girl, whose body was found in a well...

Germany calls Hitler comment by Lankan monk “plain stupid”

Germany has called the recent comment made by a Buddhist monk linking former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and notorious dictator Adolf Hitler as "plain stupid" and irresponsible. The German...

Udayanga Weeratunga expected to return to Sri Lanka soon

Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga is expected to return to Sri Lanka soon. An organisation backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is...

Sampanthan calls for unity during event attended by Wigneswaran

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and opposition leader R Sampanthan today called for unity among the Tamils, during an event attended by Northern Province Chief...

Two arrested and remanded over killing of leopard in Kilinochchi

Two suspects were arrested and remanded over the killing of a leopard in Kilinochchi. The two suspects were produced before the Kilinochchi Magistrate who...

International Day of Yoga celebrated in Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena and thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrated International Day of Yoga at Independence Square in Colombo today. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commissioner of India, welcomed President at...

Gnanasara, who was sentenced to jail, granted bail

The Venerable Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, who was found guilty of threatening the wife of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, Sandya Eknaligoda, and was sentenced to...

Gun battle in Matara, policeman killed, three people injured

A gun battle erupted in the Matara town today between the Police and a group of robbers in which a policeman was killed and...

Gazette issued listing 14 individuals with links to the LTTE

An extraordinary gazette notification has been issued listing 14 individuals over their alleged links to the LTTE and refusing them entry into Sri Lanka. The 14...

President asserts he will not back a dictatorial regime

President Maithripala Sirisena today asserted that he will never support the formation of a dictatorial regime. The President noted that the public voted for change in...