UNP ready to work with President again

The United National Party (UNP) says it is prepared to work with President Maithripala Sirisena again in the Government. UNP deputy leader Sajith Premadasa said...

Mahinda formally resigns from his disputed PM post

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has formally resigned from his disputed Prime Minister post. United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Shehan Semasinghe said that Rajapaksa had...

Ranil expected to take oaths on Sunday

United National Front (UNF) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to take oaths as Prime Minister on Sunday. The United National Party (UNP) said that President...

MR decides to resign from ‘Prime Minister’ post tomorrow

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to resign from his disputed post of 'Prime Minister' tomorrow. Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa tweeted saying in order to ensure...

Supreme Court decides order against Mahinda, cabinet will stay

The Supreme Court today decided that a Court of Appeal order issued against the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and against his...

President expected to appoint new PM by Monday

President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to appoint a new Prime Minister and cabinet by Monday. The President had said this during a meeting with members...

Supreme Court rules dissolution of Parliament unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has ruled that the dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena was unconstitutional. Delivering its ruling, a seven judge bench said that the...

Police fire tear gas on mob near Katuwana police station

The Police fired tear gas on a protest near the Katuwana police station after the Police came under attack by the mob. The mob accused...

US lawmaker says Sri Lanka was forced to surrender sovereignty

Asserting that Sri Lanka was forced to surrender the sovereignty of its deep-water port, Hambantota, a powerful US lawmaker on December 11 sought an...

Petition filed in court against Ranil being an MP

A petition has been filed in the Court of Appeal against Ranil Wickremesinghe being a member of Parliament. The Court of Appeal has been requested...

Sri Lankan in Australia sentenced to jail for child abuse

A babysitter who sexually abused two seven-year-old boys in Perth, Australia has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison and is likely to be deported...

President makes push to impliment death penalty on drug traffickers

President Maithripala Sirisena says necessary steps should be taken immediately to implement the death penalty against persons who continue to engage in drug trafficking...

CID team in Hong Kong to recover Namal Kumara’s phone recordings

A special team from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is in Hong Kong as part of ongoing investigations into the alleged plot to kill...

UK keeps close watch on human rights in Sri Lanka

The British Government keeping a close watch on Sri Lanka’s human rights situation. The UK says it is following developments in Sri Lanka closely and...

SC concludes hearings, no date fixed for judgement

The Supreme Court (SC) today concluded hearings into the petition filed on the dissolution of Parliament but a date was not fixed to deliver the...

Stay order on dissolution of Parliament extended till Monday

An stay order issued on the dissolution of Parliament has been extended till Monday, December 10th The order was extended by the Supreme Court when...

Major heroin haul seized along the coast off Beruwala

A major heroin haul was seized by the Police along the coast off Beruwala last night, the Police said. The Police said that two suspects were...

AG tells SC it has no authority to decide on dissolution of Parliament

The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court (SC) today that it has no authority to decide on the dissolution of Parliament. The AG made the observation...

Seven judge bench begins case on dissolution of Parliament

A seven-member bench today began hearing the case on the petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament. Chief Justice Nalin Perera appointed the seven judge bench which...

President tells TNA will take decision in 24 hours

President Maithripala Sirisena has told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that he will take the next course of action in 24 hours as a...