In final report on Sri Lanka polls EU EOM notes concerns

European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) today presented its final report on the 16 November Presidential election in which it raised concerns on...

Suspects accused over abduction of 11 youth granted bail

The Permanent High Court at Bar today granted bail to former Navy Media Spokesperson Commodore DKP Dassanayake and 12 others, who were charged with...

JVP demands legal action based on Forensic Audit reports

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today demanded legal action to be initiated based on the Forensic Audit reports. JVP Parliamentarian and former chairman of the...

SriLankan Airlines on alert, cabin crew briefed

SriLankan Airlines has implemented a series of precautionary measures to mitigate the risks from the current coronavirus epidemic in the Far East, with the...

Speaker insists copies of Ranjan’s telephone recordings not received

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today reiterated that that Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake has not tabled copies of the controversial telephone recordings. Responding to a question raised in...

Government assures precautions taken to prevent virus entering Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Government today assured that precautions have been taken to detect tourists visiting the country who may have been infected with a...

Batticaloa Tamil journalists receive death threats

A group of Tamil journalists in Batticaloa have received death threats through leaflets placed at the Batticaloa Press Club. Activist Ruki Fernando said that leaflets...

Conservationists decry decision to arm local groups against elephants

Activists in Sri Lanka are concerned after the government announced plans to issue firearms to a newly formed civil defence force tasked with protecting farmers from elephants. There are...

New laws to prevent publishing defamatory posts on social media

New laws will be introduced to prevent the publishing of defamatory posts on social media, the Defence Ministry said. The Defence Ministry said that a...

Forensic Audit reports found to be incomplete

The five Forensic Audit reports on the Central Bank treasury bond scam, tabled in Parliament this week, have been found to be incomplete. Governor of...

Committee to study AG’s instructions to arrest High Court Judge

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wikramarathne has appointed a five member committee to study instructions issued by the Attorney General to...

Emergency measures to be implemented to avert power crisis

The Government has decided to implement several emergency measures to avert a power crisis. The Government said that due to a delay in implementing proposed...

Prison guards, inmates injured in road accident

Twelve people including prison guards and inmates were injured following an accident involving a prison bus in Ambanpola. A lorry and the prison bus were...

Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother remanded over land deal

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen's brother Rifkan Bathiudeen was arrested and remanded over a forged land deal. Rifkan Bathiudeen was produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate...

UNP fears attempt to control media through false claims

The United National Party (UNP) today feared there could be attempts to control the media through false claims. UNP Parliamentarian Ajith P. Perera said that...

Sri Lanka remains stagnant in Corruption Perceptions Index

Sri Lanka remains stagnant in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), compiled by Transparency International (TI), the global coalition against corruption. Sri Lanka has scored 38 on the CPI...

Germany funds translations of nuclear disarmament treaties to Sinhala and Tamil

The German Federal Foreign Office has granted funds to the Forum on Disarmament and Development (FDD) for the translation of the Treaty on the...

Sri Lanka to outsource visa service for Chinese tourists

Sri Lanka has decided to outsource visa services for Chinese tourists to a sub-agent in China. The Government said that the move will help draw...

Government to purchase paddy from farmers

The Government has decided to purchase paddy from farmers, Cabinet spokesman Bandula Gunawardena said today. He said that paddy will be purchased at Rs. 50...

Parliament informed Ranjan has not tabled controversial recordings

Parliament was informed today (Thursday) that Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake has not tabled the controversial telephone recordings. Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri told Parliament today that while...