Police probe semi-nude photos taken on Pidurangala rock

The Police have launched an investigation into semi-nude photos appearing on social media, taken on the Pidurangala rock. The photographs show a group of local...

Ranil speaks to Yameen, Solih and Nasheed, offers refuge to Yameen

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has spoken to outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen and newly elected President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as well as former President Mohamed Nasheed. The Prime...

MR feels Sri Lanka must use Trump’s policy as an example

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa feels Sri Lanka must use US President Donald Trump as an example on how to manage the economy. Rajapaksa said in...

Fonseka questioned by CID over Noyahr’s abduction and assault

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today over the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr in...

Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff and former STC Chairman granted bail

President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka were granted bail today. Mahanama and Dissanayaka...

IP Neomal Rangajeewa granted bail in Welikada clash case

Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa, who was arrested over the 2012 Welikada Prison riot, has been granted bail. He was arrested together with former...

Salaries halted for doctors, nurses who failed to report to work after transfer

The salaries of doctors and nurses who failed to report to work after they were transferred, has been halted. The decision was taken following instructions...

Two killed, two others injured in Pottuvil accident

Two people were killed and two others sustained injuries following an accident in Pottuvil, the Police said. The Police said that a car had crashed...

US to give Sri Lanka US$ 480 million grant

The United States will provide a US$ 480 million grant to Sri Lanka for several development projects. This was assured to President Maithripala Sirisena by...

President calls on world leaders to emulate Nelson Mandela

President Maithripala Sirisena called on world leaders to emulate Nelson Mandela, who showed the correct path by his humanitarian qualities and the love for...

Cardinal’s stand on human rights comes under fire

Archbishop, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has come under fire for the stand he has taken on human rights. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that the need...

Mathews ticked off at being made ‘scapegoat’ for SL Asia Cup exit

Angelo Mathews has expressed strong resentment at being made a "scapegoat for the dismal performances ... at the Asia Cup", after he was sacked as captain on...

New Maldives President to take oaths on 17 November

The new President and Vice-President elected at the Maldives elections are expected to be sworn in on 17 November 2018, the Maldives Foreign Ministry...

Sri Lanka welcomes outcome of Maldives polls

Sri Lanka today welcomed the outcome of the elections in the Maldives in which was won by opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The Sri Lankan Foreign...

Mathews removed as ODI captain, Chandimal appointed

The National Selectors on Sunday ( 23rd September, 2018) decided to appoint Dinesh Chandimal as the ODI captain to lead the team in the upcoming...

Maldives votes for change, opposition candidate wins Presidential polls

The Maldives voted for change as opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Presidential elections beating incumbent President Abdulla Yaameen Abdul Gayoom. Yameen lost most of...

Archbishop takes a swipe at west on human rights issue

Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today took a swipe at the western world on the human rights issue. Speaking at St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church in...

Shooting in Hikkaduwa, one person killed

A shooting incident took place in Hikkaduwa today in which one person was reported to have been killed. The shooting incident took place near the Hikkaduwa post...

Businessman shot dead in Tangalle

A businessman was shot dead in Tangalle by unidentified gunmen today, the Police said. The Police said that the gunmen had arrived on a motorcycle...

Chinese tourist dies after falling from 3rd floor of Nuwara Eliya hotel

A Chinese tourist died after falling from the 3rd floor of a hotel in Nuwara Eliya today, the Police said. The Chinese tourist was on a...