China hails Sri Lanka’s participation in OBOR initiative

China today hailed Sri Lanka's participation in the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. Chongqing party boss Chen Min’er, a high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official,...

Former Minister H R Mithrapala passed away

Former Minister H R Mithrapala passed away today. He was 73 years-old at the time of his death. Mithrapala was a former Sri Lanka Freedom...

Term of PSC on Easter Sunday attacks extended

The term of the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate incidents related to the Easter Sunday attacks, has been extended. Parliament today approved a...

Court orders to bury Kingsbury suicide bomber’s remains

The Colombo Fort Magistrate today ordered the remains of the Kingsbury hotel suicide bomber to be buried at the Borella cemetery. The order was given...

New report accuses over 50 TID officers of torture

A new report has accused over 50 officers of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of the Sri Lankan police of being involved in torture. The...

Domestic gas price reduced, imported milk powder increased

The price of domestic gas has been reduced while the price of imported milk powder has been increased. The decision was taken by the Cost...

Weapons and explosives found hidden in Palamunai

The Police recovered a stash of weapons, including a T-56 assault rifle hidden in Palamunai, Ampara. Based on information received by the State Intelligence Service,...

Sri Lankan family fighting deportation in Australia granted 24-hour lifeline

A Tamil family fighting deportation has been granted a 24-hour lifeline by the Federal Court. An hours-long hearing in Melbourne on Wednesday failed to reach...

Sri Lanka and Belgium discuss expanding cooperation

Ambassador Grace Asirwatham presented her Credentials to King Philippe, King of Belgium at the Royal Palace in Brussels as the new Ambassador of Sri...

TNA tells Ranil to get his house in order first

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has told United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to first ensure the UNP picks its Presidential candidate for...

Presidential election likely on November 15

The Presidential election is most likely to be held on November 15 this year. This indication had been given to political party secretaries at a...

Two Indians sentenced to life in jail by Negombo court

Two Indian nationals were today sentenced to life in prison by the Negombo High Court after being found guilty of importing, possessing and smuggling...

Protege of Chinese President begins Sri Lanka visit

Chongqing party boss Chen Min'er, a high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official, arrived in Sri Lanka today on an official visit. A protege of Chinese President...

UN says violent extremism has manifested in many forms in Sri Lanka

The United Nations says in post-war Sri Lanka, violent extremism has manifested in many forms over the past decades, the recent being the Easter...

IAEA and Sri Lanka sign nuclear technology agreement

Sri Lanka and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed a nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources agreement. T.M.R. Tennakoon, Director General, Sri Lanka Atomic...

Beddegama local council chairman arrested over assault

Baddegama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Anura Narangoda has been arrested over an assault. The Police said that he was arrested for assaulting two people.

FR filed in Supreme Court against Elpitiya PS elections

A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition was filed in the Supreme Court today against holding the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha elections. The petition was filed by three...

SLPP denies President’s allegations on Lotus Tower deal

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) denied the allegations made by President Maithripala Sirisena on the Lotus Tower deal. SLPP members spoke both in Parliament...

Shantha, Manoj, Herath take oaths as MPs

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) members Shantha Bandara, Manoj Sirisena and D.B Herath took oaths today as Members of Parliament. Shantha Bandara’s name had been...

Karu willing to consider contesting if his conditions are met

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says he is prepared to consider contesting the Presidential elections if his conditions are met. Jayasuriya says he has been asked by...