China seeks Sri Lanka’s support as allegations mount on Xinjiang issue

China has sought the support of Sri Lanka as allegations mount on the Xinjiang issue. The Chinese Government has been accused of operating a large...

Driver and security officer arrested over assault

The driver of a vehicle and a security officer have been arrested over an assault on a van driver in Kalagedihena. The Police had been...

Ranjan Ramanayake apologises to Chief Prelates

State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, who has been accused of disrespecting the Buddhist clergy, today met the Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter and tendered...

National Police Commission Secretary remanded

National Police Commission Secretary and former Additional Defence Secretary Saman Dissanayake was today ordered to be remanded until 2nd August. Dissanayake was arrested yesterday after...

Nine SSPs promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General

Nine Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG). Among those promoted are SSP D.S.E. Jayasundara, the...

Suspended Magistrate Thilina Gamage indicted

The Attorney General filed indictments against suspended Magistrate Thilina Gamage and three others before the Colombo High Court today over allegations he kept an...

BOI to act on company over containers with contaminated material

The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka has decided to take action against Hayleys Free Zone Limited (HFZL) over the importation of 102...

Cash strapped SriLankan Airlines offers “amazing discounts”

Cash strapped SriLankan Airlines has offered "amazing discounts" to over 35 destinations. In a statement issued today SriLankan Airlines announced the launch of ‘SriLankan Travel...

Former Chairman of Rakna Lanka further remanded

The former Chairman of Rakna Lanka, Victor Samaraweera, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and remanded till today, was ordered to...

Probe sought on VIP security officers who assaulted van driver

The Police have been requested to investigate an incident where security officers of a VIP had assaulted a van driver. The incident had been captured...

Arjun and others indicted and granted bail by Permanent High Court

Perpetual Treasuries Limited, PTL owner Arjun Aloysius and others accused in the treasury bond scam case were indicted and granted bail by the Permanent...

Friends of Sri Lanka re-launched in the newly elected European Parliament

The ‘Friends of Sri Lanka Group’ was re-launched by the newly elected European Parliament in Strasbourg. Chairman of the Group Geoffrey Van Orden, MEP, British...

Government committed to promoting and upholding religious freedom

The Government says it is committed to promoting and upholding religious freedom. Addressing the Plenary of the Second Ministerial for Advancing Religious Freedom hosted by...

Sri Lanka assures UN on freedom of association and peaceful assembly

Sri Lanka has assured the United Nations that freedom of association and peaceful assembly is guaranteed to the public under the present Government. The assurance...

Landslide destroys at least 10 shops in Ginigathhena

A landslide destroyed at least 10 shops in Ginigathhena and one person has been reported missing. The landslide followed heavy rain and strong winds experienced...

Navy rescues crew on ship stranded near Galle harbour

The Navy rescued the crew on a ship which was stranded near the Galle harbour following bad weather today. The barge met with an accident...

Decision to increase price of bread reversed

A decision taken to increase the price of a loaf of bread has been reversed. The Bakery Owners’ Association had announced earlier that the price...

Two school girls drown in flash floods in Hatton

Two school girls drowned after being swept away by flash floods in Agarapathana, Hatton today. The Police said that the girls had been swept away...

Viral ‘make-old’ software now owns private data of more than 120 million people

A popular photo app that transforms people’s faces to look older could soon be under review by the FBI after privacy concerns were raised...

Major entertainment park in Sri Lanka with Ferris Wheel ready next year

A major entertainment park with a Ferris Wheel is to begin construction and be ready by next year. Fantasy Island (Private) Limited announced today that...