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...

SLPP says it has not given nominations to anyone yet

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna says it has not given nominations to anyone as yet to contest the General elections. Controversial activist Namal Kumara had...

Dilhara Lokuhettige charged under Anti-Corruption Code

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), has charged former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige with three counts...

Kapila Chandrasena new SriLankan Airlines Chairman

Kapila Chandrasena has been appointed as the new SriLankan Airlines Chairman. He replaces Ranjith Fernando who resigned from the post today.

CIABOC urged to probe bribing of MPs

In light of the allegations made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his statement on Sunday (11), over the ‘commercialisation’ of Members of Parliament, Transparency International...

Pakistan awards fully funded scholarships to Sri Lankan students

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded fully funded higher education scholarships to nine Sri Lankan students in fields of Pharmacy and...

Anglican Bishop says moral standards have deteriorated in Sri Lanka

The Anglican Bishop in Colombo Rt. Revd. Dhiloraj R. Canagasabey says moral and ethical standards have deteriorated in Sri Lanka. In a statement, the Bishop...

SriLankan Chairman Ranjith Fernando and Director Mano Thittawella resign

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ranjith Fernando and board Director Mano Thittawella have resigned from their posts. Ranjith Fernando and Mano Thittawella were appointed to the posts...

AG tells court President has right to dissolve Parliament

Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya informed the Supreme Court today that President Maithripala Sirisena has the right, under the Constitution, to dissolve Parliament. The AG said...

Japan hopes stability in Sri Lanka continues

Japan hopes that the stability in Sri Lanka will continue to be ensured through due process in accordance with the law. Japanese Press Secretary Takeshi...

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ real-life superhero, dies at 95

Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic-book lovers...

Sajith ready to be UNP leader and PM candidate

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa says he is ready to be UNP leader and Prime Ministerial candidate. Asked by BBC Sinhala if...

Plantation companies refuse to agree to Rs. 1000

While some newly-appointed ministers have insisted that talks to reach an agreement with plantation companies to pay Rs. 1,000 to estate workers have been...

Case on legality of decision to dissolve Parliament postponed to tomorrow

The case on the legality of President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament has been postponed to tomorrow. The case was heard for the full...

Foreign Minister briefs diplomats on political crisis

Foreign Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama briefed foreign diplomats based in Colombo at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning. The Minister clarified the chain of...

Vasu loses his cool after being hooted at

Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation, and Official Languages Vasudeva Nanayakkara lost his temper near the Supreme Court after being hooted at by a group...

SLPP says no rift with SLFP, will contest together

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will contest the Parliamentary elections with the Sri Lanka Freedom Alliance (SLFP) in a broad alliance, SLPP member Rohitha...

EU team to visit Sri Lanka next year to assess GSP plus compliance

A team from the European Union is to visit Sri Lanka next year to evaluate Sri Lanka's compliance with the EU GSP+ conditions, European Commission sources told...

Thirteen Sri Lankans seeking asylum in Israel imprisoned

Thirteen Sri Lankans who sought asylum in Israel have been imprisoned for two weeks and deprived of the rights, the Jerusalem Post reported. The 13...

Primary objections filed by Gamini Senarath rejected

Primary objections filed by former President's Chief of Staff, Gamini Senarath and three others on the jurisdiction of the Special High Court to hear the case filed...