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...

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...

VVIP son has millions in a Dubai account

The son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has an offshore account in Dubai with millions of US dollars, a Government Minister has claimed. Health Minister...

Education Minister wants child removed from mother with HIV

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says measures will be taken to remove a child in Kuliyapitiya from his mother who is believed to be HIV...

Zeid says findings on Lanka of “serious nature”

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein today said that he will release his report on Sri Lanka on Wednesday. In his...

President slams Enrique’s Colombo concert

President Maithripala Sirisena today slammed the organizers of the Enrique Iglesias concert staged in Colombo saying it had a negative impact on local culture...

Killing of three protesters in Rathupaswala ruled as a crime

The killing of three protesters in Rathupaswala in 2013 during a protest over drinking water has been ruled as a crime. The ruling was given...

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...

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...

Vasu says word he used was unintentional

Member of parliament and veteran left-wing politician Vasudeva Nanayakkara says the use of foul language by him in parliament last week was unintentional. Speaking to the...

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,...

Eastern Province Chief Minister banned from entering military camps

Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed has been banned from entering military camps and the security forces will also not attend any functions attended by...

Arjun Aloysius, Kasun Palisena arrested over treasury bond scam

The owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Aloysius and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palisena were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)...

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...

China puts its weight behind Lanka on draft

China is putting its weight behind Sri Lanka and pushing for amendments to the first text of the draft resolution to be tabled at...

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...

Canadian PM notes foreign judges must be involved in Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau says foreign judges must be involved in the investigations on the war in Sri Lanka. He said this in a statement...

SLFP decides to join National Government

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to join the National Government to be formed by the United National Party (UNP). The SLFP Central...

UN supervised referendum for Eelam Tamils sought

A group of diaspora organisations are to seek a UN supervised referendum for Eelam Tamils to express their political aspirations. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam,...

Joint opposition slams Harin Fernando for words he used

The joint opposition today slammed Minister Harin Fernando over some of the words he used in Parliament this week. Opposition member Dinesh Gunawardena said that the words...