Child found hacked to death in Athurugiriya

A child has been found hacked to death in a house in Athurugiriya, the police media unit said. The police said that the child...

India, Sri Lanka to work on dates for Modi visit

India and Sri Lanka are to work on the dates for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka, India Today reported. President Gotabaya...

Railway guards to go on strike over salary anomalies

Railway guards have decided to go on strike on August 29th over salary anomalies. The Railway Guards' Union said that they had decided to launch...

CBK and Modi meet each other in Male’

Former President Chandrika Kumaraunga and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met each other at the swearing in ceremony of the new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed...

UNP denies attempting to cover up probe

The ruling United National Party (UNP) today denied claims it was attempting to suppress the findings of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) on...

STF raids illegal brewery

The police Special Task Force (STF) raided an illegal brewery in Pilliyandala where liquor was produced on a large scale, the police media unit...

JVP to submit reforms proposals to Maithri, PM

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has decided to submit a set of reforms proposals to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. JVP leader...

Signing of Hambantota port final deal by end January

The signing of the final agreement on the Hambantota port will be done by the end of this month, Minister of International Trade Malik Samrawickrema...

Mangala to undertake official visit to Slovenia

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will undertake an official visit to the Republic of Slovenia on 4-8 September 2016. This is the first high-level visit...

Pillay’s security advisor here

The Chief Security Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay was in Sri Lanka ahead of the scheduled visit by...

Government defends decision to restrict social media access

The Government today defended the decision taken to restrict access to social media. Defence Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne said that the restrictions imposed on access to social media...

EU to co-finance project to support long-term peace in Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) is providing EUR 40 million to Sri Lanka to co-finance the "Strengthening Transformation, Reconciliation and Inclusive Democratic Engagement" (STRIDE) project....

UK talks not on UN report or political solution

The participants at talks being held in the UK on Sri Lanka strongly denied reports it has anything to do with the UN human...

Julampitiye Amare remanded

Underworld figure Julampitiye Amare was remanded by the Tangalle High Court after he surrendered to the police over warrants issued against his name. He was...

Government not responsible for actions of former regime

The Government says it will not be responsible for the actions of the former regime. Minister of Tourism, John Amaratunga told Parliament today that the...

Navy arrests 80 people

The Navy arrested 80 people off Point Pedro as they were heading to Australia by boat, Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said. He said that the...

Plantation Minister and CWC leader meet

Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) leader Arumugam Thondaman had talks with the Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake today. Thondaman met the Minister at the Plantation Industries Ministry. The...

Canada calls on Sri Lanka to fully implement commitments

Canada called on Sri Lanka to fully implement its human rights commitments. David McKinnon, the High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, in a statement...

UPFA to decide next step after key talks

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) says it will decide its next move after meeting with the alliance members. UPFA Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said that...

Law and Order Ministry proposes interdicting DIG Nalaka

The Law and Order Ministry has proposed to the National Police Commission to interdict Police DIG Nalaka de Silva. DIG Nalaka de Silva is being...