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...

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...

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...

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,...

Thilanga elected new cricket board President

Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala was today elected as the new President of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. The election was held at the Sports Ministry...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cameron says resolution on Lanka a crucial step

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a crucial step towards...

UNF may divorce SLFP and go solo after December

The United National Front (UNF) led by the United National Party (UNP) is considering forming its own Government after December 31, sources said. Well informed...

Japan tightens entry requirements for Sri Lankan students

Japan has decided to tighten its entrance requirements for overseas students from five countries including Sri Lanka, as part of its efforts to prevent...

Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom arrested

Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son-in-law were arrested by the Maldives authorities. In a late night operation after declaring a state of...