Twist in Seya murder probe, another suspect confesses

The investigations into the murder of 4 1/2 year old Seya Sadewmini took another twist today after the brother of the main suspect arrested...

Government to look for partner to invest in Srilankan Airlines

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the Government would seek an international partner who could manage and invest in the country's state owned national airline carrier...

Kiwi police accused of treating Lankan fans unfairly

New Zealand police have been accused of treating Sri Lankan cricket fans unfairly by removing some of them for playing music during the New Zealand...

Lasantha’s driver identifies warrant officer as abductor

The former driver of murdered journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga has identified an army intelligence warrant officer as his abductor. The army intelligence officer was arrested recently...

Sovereign Bond issue oversubscribed 2.2 times

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka), successfully raised US$1,500 million 10-year International Sovereign...

Army begins special operation in war against dengue

A special week-long dengue prevention programme, in addition to the ongoing projects of the Army around the island, was launched near the Sugathadasa Stadium...

World’s oldest working full-rigged ship arrives in Sri Lanka

The world’s oldest working full-rigged ship, SS Sørlandet from Norway, arrived in Colombo, the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo said today. The ship is on a...

Several killed as boat overturns at sea off Katukurunda

Several people were killed after a boat with pilgrims overturned at sea off Katukurunda today. The police said that 11 people were confirmed dead and...

President and Prime Minister inspect landslide affected areas

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today inspected areas seriously affected by landslides. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament that efforts are being...

Udayanga Weeratunga prevented from leaving UAE

Sri Lanka's former Ambassador to Russia has been prevented from leaving the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Law and Order...

Malcolm Turnbull in arrested Sri Lankan’s terror hit list

Mohamed Nizamdeen from Sri Lanka who was arrested in Sydney and charged with terrorism-related offences, had Australia's then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former foreign...

Death toll goes up to 193 and 94 reported missing

The death toll from the floods and landslides has increased to 193 and 94 others are reported missing, Cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. He...

Government defends move to evict shanty dwellers

The Government today defended the move to evict a group of shanty dwellers in the Thotalanga area saying they were given houses at an...

Largest heroin stock detected in Sri Lankan history seized

The largest ever heroin stock detected by the authorities in Sri Lankan history was seized in a car park in Colombo. The Police said that...

Sri Lanka secures $1.5 billion IMF loan to help bolster finances

Sri Lanka reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund for $1.5 billion in loans to help lower its borrowing costs and bolster finances,...

OMP gazette signed, UN, US, Canada hail move

President Maithripala Sirisena today signed the gazette on the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), a move which drew praise from the international community. "I signed the...

Government insists will continue to defend Sri Lanka’s sovereignty

The Government will continue to defend Sri Lanka’s sovereignty by reaffirming the commitments to seek durable reconciliation and promote and protect human rights of...

Kandy to be Sri Lanka’s first ‘smart city’

The Government hopes to make Kandy the first 'smart city' in Sri Lanka and cabinet approval will be sought for this. Minister of Urban Development...

MSD officers arrested over sexually abusing Russian

Two Police constables attached to the Miniterial Security Division (MSD) have been arrested over allegedly sexually abusing a Russian woman in Mount Lavinia. The Police...

Germany to provide 1 Million Euro as humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka

The German Government will provide financial support of one million Euro for flood and landslide relief efforts in the aftermath of the recent natural disaster. The...