Gazette issued listing 14 individuals with links to the LTTE

An extraordinary gazette notification has been issued listing 14 individuals over their alleged links to the LTTE and refusing them entry into Sri Lanka. The 14...

President asserts he will not back a dictatorial regime

President Maithripala Sirisena today asserted that he will never support the formation of a dictatorial regime. The President noted that the public voted for change in...

US Congress holds discussion on Sri Lanka’s human rights situation

The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the US Committee on Foreign Affairs heard evidence on “Human Rights...

UN chief admits UN was not equipped to deal with Sri Lanka war

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has admitted that the UN was not equipped to deal with the Sri Lanka war. Guterres told reporters at a press conference...

US quits UN human rights council accusing it of being biased

The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a "cesspool of political bias". The "hypocritical and self-serving" body "makes...

Fonseka threatens to resign over Sinharaja elephant issue

Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Sarath Fonseka has threatened to resign from his Ministerial portfolio over the Sinharaja elephant issue. Speaking at an...

Chandimal found guilty of ball tampering, suspended for one Test

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the Windies after he was found guilty of...

Gnanasara’s appeal hearing postponed as AG officials absent

The hearing into the appeal against the judgement delivered on the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, was...

Army returns 120.89 acres of civilian land in the North

The Army returned more civilian owned land in the North at a ceremony held in Kilinochchi, the Army media unit said. The Army media unit said that...

Outgoing HR chief commends Sri Lanka in his final global update

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein today praised Sri Lanka in his last global update to the...

Magistrate visits Mallakam area following tensions

Mallakam Magistrate, A Judeson, visited the site in Mallakam where tensions were high following a clash on Sunday. The Magistrate spoke to the public and looked...

Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrate Eid festival

Muslims in Sri Lanka today (Saturday) celebrated the Eid festival, the end of the month of fasting. Hundreds of Muslims gathered at Galle Face in...

Einstein’s travel diaries reveals his opinion on Sri Lankans

Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein's racist and xenophobic views including his opinion on Sri Lankans. Written between October 1922 and March...

Swiss court refuses to jail alleged financiers of the LTTE

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court has given no prison terms to alleged financiers of the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil...

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...

FR petition filed by former CJ against PC Elections Act rejected

A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva against the Provincial Councils (PC) Elections (Amendment) Act was rejected by the...

Three women of the same family killed in Passara blaze

Three women of the same family were killed following a fire in a shop in Passara. The Police said that the fire broke out in...

US court clears Sri Lankan born candidate to run for Governor

A US court has cleared Sri Lankan born Krishanti Vignarajah to contest for the post of Governor in Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, following a lawsuit by...

Kataragama temple chief incumbent, another monk shot

The chief incumbent of the Kiriwehera temple in Kataragama and another monk were admitted to hospital after being shot at by unidentified gunmen today. A van...

Sri Lanka says US-North Korea leaders have set an example

Sri Lanka today said that the leaders of both the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have set an example following their...