UNP does not see Chinese hand in political crisis

The United National Party (UNP) says it does not see a Chinese hand in the political crisis in the country. UNP Parliamentarian Sarath Fonseka said...

Mahinda to be allocated PM’s seat in Parliament

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is to be allocated the Prime Minister's seat in Parliament, the Speaker's office said. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has said he will...

The Elders call on Sri Lanka to uphold constitutional law

The Elders today expressed their grave concern at the unprecedented situation in Sri Lanka following President Maithripala Sirisena’s unconstitutional decision to dismiss Prime Minister...

UN envoy meets President and discusses political crisis

The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today and discussed the prevailing political crisis. The...

Sri Lankan detained in Maldives subjected to vicious police beatings

A Sri Lankan driver who has languished in prison in the Maldives for three years accused of involvement in a dramatic plot to assassinate...

Thousands gather in Colombo as UNP stands its ground

Thousands gathered in Colombo today at a mass rally organised by the United National Party (UNP) to demand that Parliament be convened immediately and...

Security of former Ministers slashed

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has issued instructions to reduce the security of all former Ministers. The Police media unit said that the...

President appoints new cabinet, Wijeyadasa, Vasantha, Vadivel get posts

President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed 12 cabinet Ministers, a State Minister and a Deputy Minister to a caretaker Government. UNP Parliamentarians Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Vasantha...

Arjuna Ranatunga arrested over CPC shooting

Former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested today over the shooting incident at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) office in Dematagoda. The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested ...

Ranil’s security slashed by IGP

The security of United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has been slashed. Wickremesinghe had around 1008 security officers. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara...

In address to the nation, President claims Minister involved in murder plot

In an address to the nation, President Maithripala Sirisena today said that a top Minister has been accused of being involved in a plot...

Speaker writes to President to protect Ranil’s rights

The United National Party (UNP) has requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to take steps to protect the rights and privileges of Ranil Wickremesinghe. The Speaker has...

Ranil prepared to leave if he loses Parliament support

Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is prepared to leave the post of Prime Minister if he does not have the majority support of Parliament. Wickremesinghe told...

IGP cancels all leave of Police officers after meeting MR

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara today cancelled the leave of all Police officers. Earlier he met newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in...

JO warns it will storm Temple Trees if Ranil stays

The Joint Opposition (JO) warned that it will storm Temple Trees if Ranil Wickremesinghe refuses to leave the Prime Ministers office. Joint opposition Parliamentarian Wimal...

Mahinda takes oaths as Prime Minister

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa took oaths today as the new Prime Minister. He took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today. United Peoples...

UPFA withdraws from the Government

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided to withdraw from the Government. UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has been...

Malaysian company files arbitration case against Sri Lanka

A Malaysian company has filed an arbitration case against Sri Lanka over the cancellation of a USD 150 million wind/solar hybrid power plant project. KLS Energy Lanka,...

Nalaka de Silva arrested over plot to kill President

Former Terrorist Investigations Department head, (DIG) Nalaka de Silva was arrested today by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). He was arrested after being questioned over an alleged...

Ravi complains of drone used to video his house

Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake complained to Parliament today saying a drone had been used to video his house in Kotte, which is located near...