EU deploys short-term and long term observers to Sri Lanka

The European Union is deploying short-term and long term observers to Sri Lanka for the November 16 Presidential election. The European Union Election Observation Mission...

Couple found hacked to death in Agalawatte

A couple have been found hacked to death in Agalawatte, the Police said today. The Police said that the couple had been found dead inside...

Five suspects arrested in Malaysia over LTTE links to file case

Lawyers representing five men, including two lawmakers, will be filing habeas corpus applications to challenge their detention under Malaysia's security laws for alleged links...

President assures peaceful and democratic election

President Maithripala Sirisena has assured a peaceful and democratic election as he will be taking a neutral stand at the polls next month. The President...

BIA Duty Free shop employee arrested with gold biscuits

An employee at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Duty Free shop was arrested today with gold biscuits. The employee had reportedly attempted to smuggle the...

Sri Lanka calls on UN to utilize resources in impartial, transparent manner

Asserting that despite many domestic priorities Sri Lanka has discharged its obligations in paying its assessments to date, the Sri Lanka delegation to the...

SLPP complains to Elections Commission

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today made a formal complaint to the National Elections Commission accusing the Government of misusing state resources to...

Sri Lanka defends Brigadier facing legal action in UK

The Government has defended Brigadier Priyanka Fernando against who a fresh trial has commenced in the UK. The retrial in the case of Majuran Sathananthan...

Seven Chinese employed in Aruwakkalu arrested

Seven Chinese nationals employed in Aruwakkalu have been arrested without valid visas. The Police said that the seven Chinese nationals were employed at the Aruwakkalu...

SLFP signs MoU with Gotabaya

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The agreement...

Sri Lanka removed from FATF “Grey List”

Sri Lanka has been removed from the "Grey List” by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global policy setter on Anti-Money Laundering and...

Police officer among 2 arrested with Kerala Cannabis in Mannar

A Police officer is among two suspects arrested by the Navy with Kerala Cannabis in Mannar, the Navy media unit said. The Navy said that...

At least 62 killed in Afghanistan mosque bombing

At least 62 people have been killed and dozens injured by a bomb during Friday prayers at a mosque in Afghanistan, according to a...

SLFP removes Isura Devapriya from key posts

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has removed former Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya from the key posts he held in the party. Devapriya...

Indian Navy notes Sri Lanka successively tackled terrorism

The Indian Navy noted that Sri Lanka successively tackled terrorism. Addressing the fourth conclave of defence attaches in New Delhi, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir...

Army releases 150.15 acres of land in Kilinochchi

The Army today released 150.15 acres of State and private land occupied by the military in Kilinochchi. Army Commander, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva attending a...
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Former Parliamentarian J. Sri Ranga granted bail

Former Parliamentarian J. Sri Ranga and five others have been granted bail over a fatal accident in 2011. The Attorney General (AG) had this week...

Eleven suspects arrested over polls related violence

Eleven suspects have been arrested so far over elections related violence, the Police said today. The Police said that among those arrested are two Pradeshiya...

Australia and Sri Lanka discuss combating human smuggling

Australia has reiterated to Sri Lanka the need to maintain the momentum to combat human smuggling. The Sixth Meeting of Australia-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group(JWG)...

Sri Lanka’s next president urged to give priority to human rights

Sri Lanka’s next President must put human rights at the heart of their policies, Amnesty International said today. Ahead of next month’s Presidential election, the...