Moves to file case to lift overseas ban on LTTE

Moves are underway to file a case in some overseas courts to lift the ban on the LTTE. The LTTE is banned in several countries,...

CID prepares to file murder charges on soldiers in Eknaligoda case

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to seek the advise of the Attorney General (AG) to file legal action against military intelligence officers that...

Portfolios gazetted, MS keeps Police, Mangala gets state media

The portfolios of the new cabinet have been gazetted with President Maithripala Sirisena keeping Law and Order under him which means he will control...

PM visits the North to assess flood damage

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the North today to assess the damage caused by the floods. Wickremesinghe visited Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu and had talks with...

OMP to fund carbon dating on bone samples recovered at Mannar grave

The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) is to provide financial assistance to carry out carbon dating on the Mannar mass grave. A statement by the OMP...

Boat with Sri Lankans detained after entering Reunion island

A boat with a group of Sri Lankans was detained after it entered Reunion island last afternoon (Wednesday), media reports from Reunion stated. Reports said that...

Sri Lanka commemorates 2004 Boxing Day tsunami

Sri Lanka today commemorated the devastating Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 in which thousands were killed and displaced. Commemoration events were held in Colombo as...

Four killed in Tangalle shooting incident

Four people were killed in a shooting incident in Tangalle today. The police said that five others were injured in the shooting incident. Gunmen had arrived...

Nearly 80,000 affected by floods in North and Central province

Nearly 80,000 people have been affected by floods in the North and parts of the Central province as of today. The Disaster Management Centre said...

Indonesia tsunami kills hundreds after Krakatau eruption

More than 220 people have been killed and 843 injured after a tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonesia's Sunda Strait, government officials say. The tsunami...

US federal Government begins partial shutdown

The U.S. federal government has begun a partial shutdown of its operations, US media reports said. About a quarter of the government ran out of...

Rs. 1765 billion Vote on Account submitted to Parliament

A Vote on Account for Rs. 1765 billion was submitted to Parliament today. The Vote on Account was submitted by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera. The Vote on Account...

New cabinet takes oaths before President Sirisena

The new cabinet took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today. In all, 29 cabinet Ministers were appointed today. Accordingly, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...

Sampanthan says he is still Opposition Leader

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader R. Sampanthan says he is still the Opposition Leader. He told Parliament today that he has not been removed from...

President warns will not give Ministerial posts to rebel SLFP MPs

President Maithripala Sirisena today warned that he will not give Ministerial posts to rebel Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarians. Three SLFP MPs today joined...

Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed new opposition leader

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was today appointed as the new opposition leader. Rajapaksa replaced Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan. The United People's Freedom Alliance...

Ranil to lead ‘National Democratic Front’

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a new political alliance under the name 'National Democratic Front' will be registered to contest future elections. Wickremesinghe said this at...

Australia and US also welcome developments in Sri Lanka

Australia and the United States have also welcomed the latest developments in Sri Lanka. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz welcomed this weekend’s...

Abolishing executive Presidency, political solution focus of new PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says abolishing the executive Presidency and bringing about a political solution will be part of the main issues the new Government will...

Ranil takes oaths as Prime Minister

United National Front and United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe took oaths today as Prime Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena. He took oaths at the...