Social media temporarily blocked to crack down on hate speech

Social media sites have been temporarily blocked in most parts of Sri Lanka as communal tensions continued in Kandy. The Government said that access to...

China to boost military ties with Sri Lanka and gift frigate

China is to boost the military ties with Sri Lanka and gift a frigate to the Sri Lankan Navy, a Chinese official said today. Senior...

Sri Lankan woman proposes to girlfriend on radio

A Sri Lankan radio presenter proposed to her girlfriend on the radio, after Ireland legalised same-sex marriage in a landslide vote on May 23,...

Ranil refuses to resign during talks with Maithripala

Talks held between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last night ended in stalemate yesterday with no agreement reached, sources said. More talks...

Mahinda breaks his silence, says he will contest

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today broke his silence with regards to the August 17 Parliament elections and formally announced that he will be contesting...

Labour Party leader backs self-determination for Tamils

The Labour Party has reaffirmed its strongest possible support for the Tamil people, both in the UK and in Sri Lanka, at a packed...

Key Ministries change hands in much anticipated cabinet reshuffle

Several key Ministries changed hands in the much anticipated cabinet reshuffle which took place today. The cabinet reshuffle took place at the Presidential Secretariat today and...

As violence continues in Kandy area strict curfew enforced

As violence continued in the Kandy area today a strict curfew has been enforced from 4 this evening to 4pm tomorrow. The Police said that...

Tamils firm on international probe says TNA

A senior leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has said that the Tamils will keep pressing for an international probe into charges of...

UNF will support Sangakkara if he enters active politics

The United National Front will support former cricketer Kumar Sangakkara if he enters active politics. Cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, responding to a question raised...

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...

Mount Lavinia residents protest against illegal constructions

Mount Lavinia residents are up in arms against some illegal constructions being erected in the area. Banners have been put up by the residents objecting...

Mahinda ready to slit his throat if allegations are proven

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he is ready to slit his throat if allegations that he has millions of US Dollars hidden in foreign...

First informal meeting on Lanka on September 17

An informal meeting will take place to gather support for Sri Lanka on the sidelines of the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council on...

Government accused of rolling back on commitment in Geneva

The International Truth and Justice Project is deeply concerned that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appears to be rolling back on his commitment in...

At UNHRC, Canada demands foreign judges in Sri Lanka

At the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Canada strongly demanded that Sri Lanka fulfill its international commitments by ensuring the involvement of Commonwealth and...

Weeratunga found guilty, sentenced to three years in jail

Lalith Weeratunga, the secretary to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and former Telecom Regulatory Commission Chairman Anusha Pelpita, were today found guilty in the ‘sil...

Top Tamil diaspora leader visits Sri Lanka for talks

A top leader of the Tamil diaspora is in Sri Lanka for the first time since a ban on him and his organisation was...

Comic Con superheroes hit the streets of Colombo

The Promotions for the “Asus Lanka Comic Con 2017” kicked off with the annual “Bus Mob”. Cosplayers and volunteers in a coach, touring Colombo...

UN finds some women in Sri Lanka forced into sex to pay debt

The United Nations has found that some women in Sri Lanka are pressured by debt collectors to exchange sexual favours for installments. Speaking to reporters...