Wigneswaran splits from TNA to form his own alliance

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran today split from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and announced plans to form a new Tamil political alliance. Wigneswaran...

Nasheed arrives in Sri Lanka, days ahead of return home from exile

Former President Mohamed Nasheed arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday afternoon, Raajje TV reported. He traveled to Colombo from the United Kingdom, where he spoke...

At Sri Lanka conference China seeks role in Indian Ocean security

China today sought a bigger role in Indian Ocean security saying no single country can handle the process. Speaking at the Galle Dialogue 2018 in...

Concerns raised over  Sri Lanka’s draft counter terrorism law

Sri Lanka’s draft counter terrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) but needs further safeguards against rights violations,...

Army to appeal against order to withdraw officer from Mali

The Army is to recall a military officer stationed in Mali following a UN demand but will later appeal against the order, The Sunday...

UN tells Sri Lanka to repatriate Mali contingent commander

Following a review of the human rights background of the commander of the Sri Lankan contingent deployed to the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali,...

Sri Lankan student to sue Australia after terror charges were dropped

The lawyer of a prominent Sri Lankan student who was accused of plotting to assassinate Australian politicians said he will sue police after prosecutors...

Mangala reveals controversial fuel price formula

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera revealed the controversial fuel price formula to the media today. He said the maximum retail price is based on four factors,...

UNP to meet President on removal of PB, BOI, BOC directors

The United National Party (UNP) is to have an urgent meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena on his decision to remove the board of directors...

Sirisena telephones Modi in damage control attempt

President Maithripala Sirisena telephoned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in what was seen as a damage control attempt after a media report stated...

President meets Indian HC after RAW controversy

President Maithripala Sirisena had talks with the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Taranjit Singh Sandhu today after it was reported that the President had accused the Indian...

Government clarifies comments made by President on RAW and port

The Government today clarified reports made by President Maithripala Sirisena on the East Terminal of the Colombo Port and possible links between the Indian...

President Sirisena alleges RAW is plotting his assassination

In a move that might seriously impair Indo-Lanka relations, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday accused India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of...

Navies from China, India, US to meet in Colombo

The navies from China, India and the US are to meet in Colombo next week at a conference organised by the Sri Lanka Navy. Navy...

Jayasuriya charged by ICC, given 14 days to respond

Former captain and former chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) under its Anti-Corruption Code. An ICC statement said that Jayasuriya was...

Fuel price review likely every week in future

The fuel price review is likely to be carried out every week and not every month in future. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that with...

Rainfall sees a drop, floodwaters reduce

The Department of Meteorology said that rainfall experienced in the country over the past few days had recorded a drop last night and flood...

Russian President Putin calls for closer cooperation with Sri Lanka

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for closer cooperation with Sri Lanka. Putin said that Russia maintains traditionally friendly relations with Sri Lanka and is interested...

Appeal filed against Duminda Silva’s death penalty dismissed

An appeal filed against the death penalty imposed on former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva was dismissed by the Supreme Court today. Duminda Silva and two others,...

Sri Lanka briefs US State Department on Hambantota Port

Sri Lanka has briefed the US State Department on the Hambantota Port and assured that there would not be a foreign military presence at...