MR slams resolution, defends ties with Gaddafi

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says though the passage of the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) without a vote...

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...

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...

President under fire over “butterfly” comments

President Maithripala Sirisena has come under fire over his "butterfly" comments made at the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) rally in Battaramulla last evening. The...

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...

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...

Pitbull to perform in Sri Lanka at SUNFM gig

Pop superstar Pitbull is to perform in Sri Lanka at a SUNFM concert, officials said. An agreement has already been reached and Pitbull is expected...

Finance Minister holds discussion with ADB to expedite projects in Sri Lanka

The Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera who is attending the 51st Annual meeting of the ADB in Manila had discussions  with Mr. In-Chang Song an...

Muslim Ministers demand arrest of aggressive monk

Muslim Ministers today demanded the arrest of a Buddhist monk who had disrespected Islam. Minister Rishad Bathiudeen told Parliament that a police complaint was filed...

Karuna denies helping the army defeat the LTTE

Former LTTE eastern commander Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman has denied claims that he helped the army defeat the LTTE. In an interview with a Tamil...

CBK sees a threat to good governance

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga today warned that there is a threat to good governance and to those who accept good governance in Sri Lanka. Speaking at...

Canadian PM reiterates need for accountability in Sri Lanka

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau today reiterated the need for accountability in Sri Lanka. He said this in a message to mark the anniversary of...

Sri Lanka breaks world record for tallest artificial Christmas tree

Sri Lanka surpassed the world record for the tallest artificial Christmas tree Saturday despite building delays forcing organisers to prune the structure by almost...

New tripartite agreement signed on Colombo port city project

CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd, the Project Company for the Colombo Port City (CPC), today signed a tripartite agreement between the Ministry of...

Panama Papers reveals names of Sri Lankans with offshore accounts

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has revealed the names of several Sri Lankans with offshore accounts as part of the controversial Panama Papers...

Supreme Court issues stay order on dissolving Parliament

By Easwaran Rutnam The Supreme Court today issued a stay order on the gazette notice by President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving Parliament, till December 7th. The Supreme...

Dilshan not ready to retire yet

Sri Lanka's opening T-20 batsman Tilakaratne Dilshan says he is not prepared to retire from the game as yet as he feels he is...

Weligama Vibes at W15 boutique hotel

Inspired by the massive success of the first event, W15 hosted the second edition of Weligama Vibes recently. The thrilling beach party presented four DJs,...

UPFA WPC member Upali Kodikara arrested

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Western Provincial Council (WPC) member Upali Kodikara was arrested today for obstructing police duty. He was produced before a Magistrate...

Monks, Police slammed over incident involving Rohingya refugees

The Government today slammed the actions of a group of monks and the Police over the incident involving Rohingya refugees at a safe house in...