More than 300 former Tigers freed

The army yesterday released more than 300 former LTTE cadres who had undergone rehabilitation. The former rebels were freed and handed over to their relatives...

Sajith says father gave LTTE weapons

UNP MP Sajith Premadasa says his father gave one group in the LTTE weapons in order to try and create a split in the...

MR open to constructive criticism

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he and his government will always accept constructive criticism. The President’s office quoted the President as saying the media...

President deplores Mahabodhi attack (Updated)

President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed shock over blasts inside the MahaBodhi Temple in India today. The Government information department said that the President has directed the...

Embassy rejects claims on Paris killing

The Sri Lankan Embassy in France termed as “ridiculous” accusations that the military intelligence was behind the assassination of a former LTTE commander in...

Army says Sri Lanka overcame all waves of terror

The Sri Lanka army says Sri Lanka could be the only country which has experienced and overcame all waves of terrorism. Major General Udaya Perera, speaking...

Krishna to make special statement on Sri Lanka

Indian External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna is to make a special statement in the Indian Rajya Sabha (parliament) tomorrow over the Sri Lankan issue. The...

Mahinda’s SLPP says it is heading for victory at polls

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says it is expected to win the Local Government (LG) elections based...

Sri Lanka condoles with quake victims

The Government said it was deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and destruction to property caused by the devastating earthquake in the...

UNF agree on alliance but not candidate

The United National Front (UNF) met today to discuss matters related to forming a new alliance. The UNF members who met at the residence of...

Sri Lanka being considered as host for Miss World pageant

Sri Lanka is being considered as the host for the Miss World pageant, the Ministry of Tourism said today. Key officials of the Miss World...

Sri Lanka to get a distinct brand identity to attract more tourists

A new country branding for Sri Lanka Tourism will be unveiled at the World Travel Mart (WTM) in London in November 2018, Minister of Tourism...

CWC, EPDP to back MR, TPA to back Ranil

The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) have decided to extend support to newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Two...

Archbishop meets Muslims in Negombo, appeals to Catholics

The Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith visited Negombo today and spoke to the communities affected by the violent clashes yesterday. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith also...

Ambassador and Minister discuss reconciliation efforts

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz had talks with the Minister of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and...

Maldivians in Sri Lanka cast votes at Presidential polls

Hundreds of Maldivians in Sri Lanka cast their votes at the Maldives Presidential elections in Colombo today. A polling booth was set up at the...

SriLankan Airlines to fly to Heathrow despite union action

SriLankan Airlines said it has no plans to cancel flights to London’s Heathrow Airport despite ground staff at Heathrow preparing to launch a strike. SriLankan...

Fonseka to go to HRC

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is expected to file a petition at the national Human Rights Council (HRC) to regain his civic rights, sources...

Tense situation in North after man dies in Police shooting

A tense situation has been reported in Vadamarachchi East after a young man was killed in a Police shooting incident. The Police opened fire on...

US assures Wigneswaran on support for UNHRC resolution

The United States (US) has assured Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran of its continued support for the implementation of the UNHRC resolution...