Notice issued on Gota to appear before special court

Notice has been issued on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appear before the special court hearing cases on major fraud and corruption. The Attorney...

Cardinal says drug traffickers must be placed on isolated island

The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says drug traffickers must be placed on an isolated island to ensure they do not continue with...

Subramanian Swamy proposes giving MR top Indian award

India's ruling party politician Subramanian Swamy has proposed giving former President Mahinda Rajapaksa India's top civilian award. Swamy tweeted saying Rajapaksa should be given the Bharat...

Maithripala visits Mahinda’s house to pay respects to brother

President Maithripala Sirisena paid his last respects to the late Chandra Rajapaksa, the younger brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Sirisena paid his last...

Gota next to face special court hearing cases on major fraud

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is next in line to face the special court hearing cases on major fraud and corruption. The Attorney General’s Department...

Gamini Senarath granted bail in first case of special court

Former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others were granted bail today in the first case by the Special Court. The court had issued...

Tamils urged to join the Police force in the North and East

The Government today urged Tamils to join the Police force in the North and East. Minister of Law and Order Ranjith Madduma Bandara told Parliament...

Rahul Gandhi not happy with killing of LTTE chief Prabhakaran

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were not happy after his father's (Rajiv Gandhi) killer, LTTE chief Prabhakaran...

Sri Lanka assures Japan H’tota Port not for Chinese military use

Sri Lanka has assured Japan the Hambantota Port will not be used by the Chinese for military purposes. Top defense officials of Japan and Sri Lanka...

Japan and Sri Lanka to strengthen maritime security cooperation

Japan and Sri Lanka are to strengthen maritime security cooperation, the President's media division said today. The matter was discussed during a meeting between Japanese...

Hambantota port officials insist Navy will be in charge of security

Officials at the Hambantota port insisted that the Navy will be in charge of security at the port and not the Chinese. A group of journalists...

Clash at Welikada prison, female inmates, prison officers injured

A clash erupted at the Welikada prison this evening resulting in some female inmates and prison officers sustaining injuries. The Prisons Department said that 52 inmates...

Pentagon report to Congress notes Chinese involvement in Sri Lanka

The Pentagon’s annual report to the US Congress on military and security developments involving China, has taken note of Sri Lanka's deal with China...

Former Indian PM helped Sri Lanka fight LTTE sea tigers

Former Indian Prime Minister, the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, helped Sri Lanka fight the LTTE sea tigers, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. Speaking to reporters...

New UN rights chief urged to ensure accountability in Sri Lanka

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has called on the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to ensure accountability in Sri Lanka. The GTF congratulated...

CID questions former President over assault on Keith Noyahr

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) questioned former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today over the assault on journalist Keith Noyahr. Rajapaksa was questioned at his Colombo residence in Wijerama. A...

China says work on southern railway line extension is progressing

China on Thursday said that construction of a major railway line in the south was proceeding on schedule. Construction of the railway line linking Matara...

Tamils who fled Sri Lanka during the war urged to return

Deputy Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation and Official Languages, Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana has appealed to Sri Lankan Tamils, who left the island nation...

CID to grill Mahinda on abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to question former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr. The CID has told Rajapaksa they...

China printing currencies for several countries including Sri Lanka

China is printing currencies for the Governments of several countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Brazil, the Press Trust of India quoted...