Norway remains committed to working together with Sri Lanka

Norway remains committed to working together with Sri Lanka, new Norwegian Ambassador Trine Jøranli Eskedal said. The new Ambassador presented her credentials to President Maithripala...

Shavendra Silva appointed Army Commander despite concerns

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Major General Shavendra Silva as the new Commander of the Army. Shavendra Silva was appointed to the post despite concerns...

Japanese special envoy Akashi meets Mahinda

Japanese special envoy Yasushi Akashi met Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa for talks today. The Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace-Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction...

Palai JMO arrested over alleged terrorism links

The Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of the Palai hospital has been arrested over alleged terrorism links. The Police said that the JMO was arrested by...

Nineteen students of Ruhuna Uni further remanded

Nineteen students of the Ruhuna University were today ordered to be further remanded over a ragging incident. The students were produced before the Matara Magistrate...

Navy finds 85kg of heroin inside trawler

The Navy has discovered 85kg of heroin hidden inside a trawler, the Navy media unit said. According to the Navy, the heroin was hidden in...

Two suspects arrested with Ice drugs in Kandana

Two suspects were arrested with Ice drugs in Kandana today, the Police said. The Police said that the suspects had in their possession 4.5kg of...

Anura Kumara to contest Presidential election

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake is to contest the upcoming Presidential election. The JVP leader was named as a candidate at the...

CID directed to submit reports on high profile investigations

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been directed to submit reports on six high profile investigations. The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) has directed...

Police bust attempt by illegal migrants to head to Australia

The Police busted an attempt by a group of illegal migrants planning to travel to Australia by boat. The Police said that 12 people were...

Sirisena demands candidates to implement death penalty

President Maithripala Sirisena today insisted that candidates contesting the upcoming Presidential election must pledge to implement the death penalty. Speaking at an event in Polonnaruwa...

Residents in Maha Induruwa protest over drinking water

Residents in Nelum Pokunagama in Maha Induruwa staged a protest today over a drinking water issue. The residents blocked the Colombo-Galle main road and obstructed...

Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

A bomb exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 63 people and wounding more than 180. Witnesses told the BBC a...

Sri Lanka keen to ensure freedom of navigation in Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka is keen to ensure freedom of navigation and lines of communication in the Indian Ocean Peace Zone, Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said. Aryasinha...

UNF agree on alliance but not candidate

The United National Front (UNF) met today to discuss matters related to forming a new alliance. The UNF members who met at the residence of...

PM thanks India for continued confidence in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe thanked India for the continued confidence it has in Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe and the High Commissioner of India, Taranjit Singh Sandhu,...

Wigneswaran rallies Tamils against Gotabaya

Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran has urged Tamils not to back former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa has been picked as the Presidential...

Sajith determined to contest Presidential elections

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa says he will contest the next Presidential elections no matter what people say. The UNP has yet...

Mexico finds 65 lost Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan migrants

Mexican authorities say federal police found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf...

Minister orders probe over use of sick elephant for pageant

Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga has ordered an inquiry into the use of an elderly and sick elephant...