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,...

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...

UNP claims victory at Parliamentary polls

The United National Party (UNP) has claimed victory at the 2015 Parliamentary election. The UNP said that party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will take oaths soon as...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nimal hits out at France following deadly attacks

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and Government Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva today hit out at France following a deadly terrorist attack which...

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...

TRC summoned over temporary social media ban

The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has been summoned by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka over the temporary ban imposed on social media throughout...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gnanasara sentenced to jail for threatening Sandya

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, who was found guilty of threatening the wife of...

Voting underway in LG elections seen as unofficial referendum

Voting is underway in the Local Government (LG) elections seen as an unofficial referendum on the performance of the unity Government so far. The election,...

Sri Lanka’s highest building to be completed by March next year

Construction work on Sri Lanka's highest building, the Lotus Tower, which will be 350 meters high, will be completed by March next year. President Maithripala...

Diplomatic community concerned over MR returning

The diplomatic community is concerned over the possibility of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa returning to power in the near future. Western diplomats are believed to...