India reiterates solution in Sri Lanka must be acceptable to all communities

India has reiterated that a political solution in Sri Lanka must be acceptable to all communities. V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, responding...

Karuna Amman actively involved in Government work

Former LTTE Eastern Province leader and former Deputy Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman is now actively involved in Government work. Amman visited a bus...

Alleged ‘white van’ driver and victim arrested

A man who had claimed to be a driver of a 'white van' used to abduct people and another person who claimed to have...

Court issues overseas travel ban on Patali Champika Ranawaka

A court order has been issued preventing the overseas travel of former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka over an accident in 2016. The travel ban has...

Japanese FM calls for reconciliation among communities in Sri Lanka

Visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu today said that his country would stand for peace, stability and reconciliation among communities in Sri Lanka. The Japanese...

Colombo to be without water for 24 hours

Most parts of Colombo will be without water for 24 hours from 8pm tomorrow (Saturday), the National Water Supply and Drainage Board said today. The...

UNP MPs call for urgent Working Committee meeting

A group of United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarians have called for an urgent Working Committee meeting. A letter signed by 26 UNP MPs has been...

Sri Lanka to contain new terror threat by whatever means necessary

Sri Lanka says the new terrorism threat must be contained by whatever means necessary. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa warned that if the situation is not...

AG informs court no decision yet on MCC deal

The Supreme Court was informed today that no decision has been taken on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement. Attorney General Dappula de Livera informed...

Waruna Priyantha Liyanage to fill vacant UPFA seat in Parliament

Waruna Priyantha Liyanage is to fill the vacant seat in Parliament of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA). Liyanage's name has been gazetted to replace...

UK’s Conservative Party led by Boris Johnson wins polls with Brexit mandate

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a solid majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election...

Tourism veteran Upali Ratnayake steps down as the DG of SLTDA

Tourism industry veteran Upali Ratnayake has stepped down as the Director-General of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), the apex body of the...

Indian and Sri Lankan armies practice counter-terror ops

The Indian Army and Sri Lankan Army contingents taking part in Exercise "Mitra Shakti" jointly carried out the practice of cordon and search operation. "Achieving...

MR, UN discuss implementation of LLRC proposals

The United Nations and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have had talks on various issues, including recommencing the implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons...

Sajith’s camp denies claims Ranil has backing to be PM

A rift in the United National Party (UNP) continues with UNP members supporting UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa denying claims that a decision has...

Treasury approves bonus for state employees

The Treasury has approved the payment bonus for 2019 for the employees of state-owned statutory bodies and fully state-owned companies. The Treasury has issued a...

John pushed to remain in politics

United National Party (UNP) stalwart MP John Amaratunga has been urged to continue in politics, the Colombo Gazette learns. Speaking to the Colombo Gazette, MP...

Travel ban on Swiss Embassy staffer further extended

The Colombo Magistrates Court has extended the travel ban on the Swiss Embassy employee till the 17 December. Initially the ban was imposed till 9...

UK PM pins hopes on reconciliation, accountability in Sri Lanka

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today said he hopes there will be reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka. In a message posted on twitter Johnson...

Daya Ratnayake to head Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Former Army Commander Daya Ratnayake is to head the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. He has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka...