Government urges Tamil prisoners to stop fast

The Government today urged Tamil political prisoners who launched a hunger strike to suspend their fast and assured them a solution. Justice Minister Wijeydasa Rajapaksha visited...

Soldier kills two over love affair

A soldier shot dead a young girl and her mother and injured her father in Katugastota this morning over a love affair, the police...

Jaffna students protest after girl’s murder

Students in Pungudutivu in Jaffna staged a protest today against the murder of a school girl in the area and demanded justice. The girl had...

Probe launched on student using viber at exam

An investigation has been launched over a student who used viber at the Ordinary Level (O/L) examination. The student from Anuradhapura had used viber for...

Rajitha says no talk of a cabinet reshuffle

Cabinet spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne says there was no talk of a cabinet reshuffle at the cabinet meeting today. Speaking to reporters at the BMICH...

Indian envoy takes on opposition over economy pact

India’s High Commissioner Y K Sinha has taken on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Joint Opposition, an informal coalition of pro-Rajapaksa parties and...

President’s decision on foreign judges in war probe will be final

President Maithripala Sirisena's decision on the involvement of foreign judges in the investigation on incidents related to the war will be the final decision, a...

Ranjith resigns following Nandasena’s removal

North Central Provincial Council Minister S M Ranjith resigned from his post as a Minister in the Council is protest over the removal of...

European Union brings relief to the victims of flood and landslides

In response to a series of floods and landslides which swept across Sri Lanka between 14th and 22nd May, the European Commission is providing 200...

Northern Tamils commemorate victims of the war

Tamils in the North began commemorating the war dead as the country prepares to celebrate eight years since the defeat of the LTTE this...

No decision on accepting assistance of foreign judges

The Government says no decision has been taken on accepting the assistance of foreign judges in the accountability process over incidents related to the...

Sri Lankan woman molested inside lift in Kuwait

An unknown person molested a Sri Lankan woman inside the lift of a building in the Farwaniya area in Kuwait, Arab Times reported. The suspect...

Sri Lankan youth rushed to hospital after Italy stabbing

A Sri Lankan youth was rushed to hospital after after being stabbed in Italy yesterday, the Italian media reported. The 20 year old Sri lankan was...

RTI law to take effect from February next year

The Right To information (RTI) will take effect from February next year, the Government said today. The Government said the RTI Act will take effect...

Canada to deport LTTE suspects

The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled Friday that the country's anti-terror law is constitutional in a series of decisions that affirm how terrorism is...

Government says national consultative process underway

The Government says an architecture addressing the four areas of truth seeking, justice, reparations and non-recurrence is already underway, through a national consultative process. Minister of...

Fishermen reported missing off Batticaloa return home

A group of fishermen who had been reported missing off Batticaloa returned home late this evening. The Navy had earlier launched an operation to locate 19 fishing...

MOD says military on alert to assist police

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) says the military is on alert to assist the police if the need arises. A statement by the MOD said...

Parliament summoned for special session on CC

Parliament has been summoned for a special session on the composition of the Constitutional Council (CC), Parliament sources said. Accordingly Parliament is expected to meet...

Sri Lankans can now apply for UK visit visas online

The British High Commission in Colombo today announced that customers in Sri Lanka will now be able to apply for their UK visit visas,...