Policy decision to be taken on special courts

The Government says a policy decision will be taken on the special courts established by the former Government. Minister Susil Premajayantha told reporters today that...

Rain shuts schools, diverts planes, halts train services

Heavy rain and strong winds resulted in schools being closed today, some passenger planes being diverted from Katunayake to Mattala, and train services along some...

Bandula Gunawardena to also resign from SLFP organiser post

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Bandula Gunawardena has also decided to resign from his SLFP organiser post. The move comes after SLFP member Dullas Alahapperuma had...

Two killed, three injured in three-wheel accident

Two students were killed and three others sustained injuries following an accident involving a three-wheeler and a van in the Meegama area this evening. The police said...

Police see rise in fake currency

The police have noted a rise in fake currency notes circulating in several parts of the country, the police media unit said today. The police...

EU election observers call for violence free polls

European Union (EU) election observers today called for a violence free election as they formally began work ahead of the August 17 Parliament election. Chief Observer...

Buddhika appointed Deputy Minister of Industries and Commerce

Matara district Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana was today sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Industries and Commerce before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential...

Several concessions announced for the public

The Government today announced several concessions to the public in the 2017 budget which was presented to Parliament today. Accordingly Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake announced...

Biswal to hold talks with Navy Commander at State Department

US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal is to have talks with the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra (Ravi) Wijegunaratne today. The meeting...

UN says report on Lanka taken seriously

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson says the report on Sri Lanka on the UN actions during the final stages of the war was taken...

Divaina journalist arrested by CID for disregarding summons

A journalist attached to the Divaina newspaper has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after he disregarded summons issued to him. The journalist had earlier...

India committed to work with Lanka

India says it is committed to work with Sri Lanka towards the consolidation of peace, prosperity and development in the country. Ashok K. Kantha, the High...

Four arrested while attempting to smuggle walla patta

Four people were arrested while they were attempting to smuggle awalla patta out of the country. Customs officers seized the walla patta at the Bandaranaike...

Poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka sees drop

Poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters has seen a 50 percent drop, the Fisheries Ministry said today. The Fisheries Ministry said that steps...

Australia says less Sri Lankans now arriving

Returning people to Sri Lanka is reducing the number of asylum seekers from the Asian nation arriving by boat in Australia, Immigration Minister Chris...

Contract train drivers who did not report to work to be fired

All train drivers employed on a contract basis, who did not report to work today are to be fired. The Department of Railways said that railway...

Singapore launches talks for free trade deal with Sri Lanka

Singapore and Sri Lanka have started talks for a free trade pact, including measures to free up trade in goods and services as well...

UK Minister meets families of the disappeared in Sri Lanka

UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field met families of the disappeared in Sri Lanka and obtained their views on the Office of...

Father and three children found dead inside house

A father and his three children have been found dead inside their house in Kamburupitiya, Matara. The Police said the children are aged 16, 14...

SLPP led by Mahinda predicted to win next polls

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been predicted to win the next parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka...