Three suspects arrested while transporting ethanol in Ja-Ela

Three suspects were arrested today while they were transporting ethanol in Ja-Ela, the Police said. The Police said that the suspects had been transporting 50...

Malaysian politician rejects allegations linking him to the LTTE

Malaysia's Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P Ramasamy has brushed aside allegations linking him to the terrorist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil...

Austin Fernando to be Sri Lanka’s new envoy to India

Austin Fernando, President Maithripala Sirisena's former secretary, has been named Sri Lanka's next High Commissioner to India, the Press Trust of India reported. He will...

Gold biscuits found in parcel placed behind BIA water dispenser

Gold biscuits were found in a parcel placed behind a water dispenser at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The parcel contained 28 gold biscuits worth approximately...

Modi Government sails through no-confidence vote

After a marathon 12-hour debate, the Narendra Modi Government has won the trust vote in the Lok Sabha by a comfortable margin on Friday...

Sri Lanka says its focus is on diversification of labour markets

Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment, Harin Fernando, emphasised that the Government of Sri Lanka accorded priority to increasing foreign employment opportunities...

Ban Ki-moon holds talks with Sri Lanka on sustainable development

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has had talks with Sri Lanka on sustainable development. Secretary of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment of Sri...

Sri Lanka and Japan discuss maritime security and safety

The 3rd Sri Lanka –Japan Dialogue on Maritime Security, Safety and Oceanic Issues was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo, the Foreign Ministry...

Indian arrested at BIA with 806 grams of ‘ice’ drug

An Indian was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport with 806 grams of the 'ice' drug. The Indian was arrested on arrival from Bangalore by the...

Top official of Import and Export Board arrested for accepting bribe

The Import and Export Controller of the Import and Export Board was arrested for accepting a bribe. The official had been arrested by the Bribery...

Rivira Associate Editor grilled by TID over report using PTA

The Associate Editor of the Rivira newspaper, Tissa Ravindra Perera, was questioned by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) today over a newspaper report. The journalist...

Discussion held on holding PC elections as soon as possible

A discussion headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was held today on holding the Provincial Council (PC) elections as soon as possible. The discussion was attended...

Government insists Galle stadium will remain but MR pavilion will go

The Government today insisted that the Galle stadium will remain but the Mahinda Rajapaksa pavilion will be removed. Minister Sagala Ratnayake said that there was no...

M.I.A’s new documentary puts spotlight on war in Sri Lanka

Pop sensation M I A is not a typical pop star, and her upcoming documentary, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. won’t be a typical pop documentary,...

Underworld gang member sentenced to death over triple murder

An underworld gang member has been sentenced to death over a triple murder. The convict had committed the crime in 2006 in Wellampitiya. Mohammed Rauf Hilmi had...

Gotabaya and six others ordered in court on September 07

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and six others have been ordered to appear in court on September 07. The Colombo Magistrate’s Court issued notice on Rajapaksa and...

USAID partners with Sri Lanka to support reconciliation efforts

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded approximately 1.6 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($10,000,000) in grant assistance to Global Communities to...

Authorities urged not to shift historic Galle cricket stadium

The authorities have been urged not to shift the historic Galle cricket stadium to a new location. The Government is considering shifting the Galle cricket stadium...

Heated debate takes place in Parliament on NYT allegations

A heated debate took place in Parliament today on the New York Times (NYT) article which alleged that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had received...

India and Sri Lanka sign MoU to fund 3400 toilets in Batticaloa

India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today on a sanitation sector project under which 3400 toilets would be constructed in...