Ranil congratulates Australia’s PM on his re election

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today congratulated Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his re-election. During a telephone call, Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked Prime Minister...

Public vent anger at VIP movements by honking their horns

The public in Colombo expressed their anger after being forced to stop for VIP movements by honking their vehicle horns. Videos circulating on social media...

Army chief appeals to parents to send children to school

Sri Lanka Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has appealed to parents to send their children to school. Senanayake said that the military and Police...

JVP to submit no-confidence motion on Government

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to hand over a no-confidence motion against the Government in Parliament tomorrow. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that...

Mob violence affects trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has come to a screeching halt. The reason behind the stoppage is said to be the rising violence...

President recalls even IPKF could not defeat LTTE

President Maithripala Sirisena today recalled that even Indian troops could not defeat the LTTE during the war. He said that over 100,000 Indian Peacekeeping Force...

Import levy on big onions increased

The import levy on big onions has been increased, Minister of Agriculture P. Harrison said today. He said that the import levy on big onions...

MR claims war crimes allegations on Sri Lanka politically orchestrated

Opposition leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa claims war crimes allegations being made against the Sri Lankan armed forces are politically orchestrated. On the tenth...

Sri Lanka comes under a cyber attack

Sri Lanka came under a cyber attack today with at least 10 websites being hacked. The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said that...

Canadian PM calls for meaningful accountability process in Sri Lanka

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has called for a meaningful accountability process in Sri Lanka, that has the trust and confidence of the survivors. Trudeau...

Chinese intelligence agencies operating in Sri Lanka

Chinese intelligence agencies are believed to be operating in Sri Lanka. Diplomatic sources said that Chinese intelligence operatives have entered Sri Lanka with or without...

Australia’s ruling coalition elected to surprise third term

Australia's conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised "quiet Australians" for delivering his party a "miracle" election victory on Saturday after his Labor challenger conceded...

British Government says will support transitional justice in Sri Lanka

The British Government says it will support transitional justice in Sri Lanka, as the country marks 10 years since the end of the war. Minister...

President frees 762 prisoners to mark Vesak

President Maithripala Sirisena today released 762 prisoners under a Presidential pardon to mark Vesak. An event was held at the Welikada prison to free the...

Hundreds gather to remember Mullivaikkal victims

Hundreds gathered in parts of the North today to remember the victims of the final stages of the war in Mullivaikkal. Thousands were believed to...

Police record statement from Dayasiri

The Police today recorded a statement from Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara over the recent violence in Kurunegala. The MP was...

Gotabaya asserts he will contest 2019 Presidential polls

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accused by rights groups of war crimes during the final months of Sri Lanka's long-running civil war a decade...

Senior military officers promoted to mark War Heroes Day

President Maithripala Sirisena has promoted 38 senior military officers to mark War Heroes Day, the Army said today. The promotion of 29 Lieutenant Colonels in...

Sri Lanka accused of failing to ensure justice 10 years after war

The Sri Lankan Government has been accused of failing to ensure justice 10 years after the war. Human Rights Watch said that ten years since...

US offers to expand counter-terrorism cooperation with Sri Lanka

The United States has offered to expand counter-terrorism cooperation with Sri Lanka. This was mentioned in a joint statement issued by the United States and...