SLC denies giving Faiszer 800 free tickets for his supporters

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board today denied reports it allocated 800 free tickets to Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapa to give his supporters. In a...

Sampanthan says India achieved a lot under late PM Vajpayee

Opposition and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan says India achieved a lot under Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away yesterday (Thursday). Sampanthan said that India...

CID questions former President over assault on Keith Noyahr

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) questioned former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today over the assault on journalist Keith Noyahr. Rajapaksa was questioned at his Colombo residence in Wijerama. A...

Sri Lanka could face tighter external refinancing conditions

Sri Lanka could face significantly tighter external refinancing conditions during the next five years, which would quickly lead to much weaker debt affordability, especially if...

UNHCR invites Sri Lanka to play an active role in the organization

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has invited Sri Lanka to play an active role in the organization. Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of...

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died

Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," has died, a family statement said...

China says work on southern railway line extension is progressing

China on Thursday said that construction of a major railway line in the south was proceeding on schedule. Construction of the railway line linking Matara...

Sri Lanka and Oman seek to cooperate on oil and gas

Sri Lanka and Oman are seeking to cooperate on fisheries, sports, oil and gas in the future. During the Second Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Oman Bilateral...

Education Ministry files complaint against fake news

The Education Ministry has filed a complaint against a fake news item appearing on social media. The Education Ministry said that a false news item had...

Talaimannar-Colombo train services to be limited to Medawachchiya

Train services between Talaimannar and Colombo will be limited to Medawachchiya from tomorrow. The Railway Department said that the service will be limited till November...

Special unit to be established in the prison system

A special unit is to be established in the prison system, Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Thalatha Athukorala said. Earlier, the intelligence unit of...

UK encourages Government to deliver on its commitments

Britain has encouraged the Sri Lankan Government to deliver on its commitments to the people of this country and to the international community. The British...

Pacific island nations fear China after Sri Lanka debt crisis

Pacific island nations are discussing working together to lobby China to forgive mounting debts amid concerns Beijing may start seizing strategic assets, Tonga's Prime...

Two reports on Sri Lanka scheduled to be discussed at UNHRC

Two reports on Sri Lanka are scheduled to be discussed at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) next month. The 39th session of the UNHRC will...

Tamils who fled Sri Lanka during the war urged to return

Deputy Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation and Official Languages, Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana has appealed to Sri Lankan Tamils, who left the island nation...

Ranil tells devotees in Madhu no religion promotes hate

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told devotees in Madhu today that no religion promotes hate yet some people use religion to promote violence. The Prime Minister...

Over 240 returnees apply for Sri Lankan citizenship at Mannar ICMC

Over 240 returnees had applied for Sri Lankan citizenship at an integrated Consular Mobile Service (ICMS) held in Mannar this week, the Foreign ministry...

Earth-slip disrupts traffic along the Hatton-Colombo road

An earth-slip disrupted traffic along the Hatton-Colombo main road today. The Police said that the earth-slip occurred in Watawala following heavy rain. Motorists were urged to use...

Navy Sampath remanded till August 29 over abductions

Chandana Hettiaracchi aka Navy Sampath, was today ordered to be remanded till August 29th by the Fort Magistrate. He was arrested by the Criminal Investigations...

Sri Lanka hopes relationship with Pakistan will grow under new PM

Sri Lanka hopes its relationship with Pakistan will grow under newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan. Minister for Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga said he was...