India and Sri Lanka Coast Guard maintain close cooperation

The Indian Coast Guard and Sri Lanka Coast Guard are maintaining close cooperation and a good relationship between them, the Ministry of Defence said...

SLFP to take disciplinary action on party members

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to take disciplinary action on party members who go against the party leadership. The decision was taken...

Sri Lankan pilgrims return home

The Sri Lankan pilgrims who came under twin attacks in Tamil Nadu returned home early this morning onboard a chartered flight. All 184 pilgrims returned...

Major General Dampath Fernando new Army Chief of Staff

Major General Dampath Fernando has been appointed as the 52nd Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army. He succeeded Major General Amal Karunasekara...

Investigation launched on reports Minister protecting underworld

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today informed Parliament that an investigation has been launched into reports that a Government Minister was protecting five underworld leaders. A media...

Kabir wants Weliamuna Report included in fresh probe on SriLankan

Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim says he has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to include the J.C. Weliamuna Report on SriLankan Airlines as...

Seventeen arrested at Polhena hotel remanded

Seventeen people arrested at a hotel in Polhena yesterday have been ordered to be remanded till March 8. The Police arrested 14 men and three...

Khawaja back in jail for breaching bail conditions in Nizamdeen case

The brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja is back behind bars after breaching his bail by allegedly attempting to contact a witness in the...

Over a million sign petition against Lanka

Over a million people from around the world have signed on to an appeal to urge the United Nations to Refer Sri Lanka to...

Policeman arrested after opening fire at Sirikotha

A policeman was arrested after he opened fire at the Sirikotha UNP headquarters late this evening. No one was injured in the shooting incident. Deputy Foreign Minister...

Speaker decides not to give MR PM seat till majority is shown

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has decided to maintain the status quo in Parliament before it was prorogued, when Parliament reconvenes. As a result new Prime Minister...

Sarath Weerawansa granted bail in state vehicle case

Sarath Weerawansa, the brother of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa was granted bail today by the Colombo Fort Magistrate. Weerawansa was arrested recently over allegations he...

Gunaratnam says he was abused

The Australian man abducted in Sri Lanka over the weekend has contradicted the claims of the Colombo government, claiming it abducted him, and were...

Ranil begins official visit to Singapore, will meet Lee tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in Singapore today on an official. He will be in the country till 19 July at the invitation of...

Australia to support new quota for LG female representation

Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Ms Natasha Stott Despoja today launched an Australian-funded program to support the new quota for female representation in...

Speaker appoints PSC on CJ

Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today appointed a 11 member Parliament Select Committee (PSC) to to look at the impeachment motion on Chief Justice Shirani...

Order on Arjun and Kasun’s revised bail application on 11th October

The Court of Appeal is to deliver the order on the revised bail applications by Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive...

Dullas regrets Mervyn’s proposal (Audio)

Mervyn’s proposal to Pillay wrong The government today apologised to the public “marriage proposal” made by Minister Mervyn Silva to the UN High Commissioner for...

Price of surgical instruments to be reduced as well

The price of surgical instruments are to be reduced, the Health Ministry said today. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the price of surgical...

CMAG ends, Lanka not on agenda

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) held its thirty-ninth meeting in London today but Sri Lanka was not on the main agenda. The meeting, chaired...