Concerns raised over removal of Customs whistleblower

Reports that a senior Customs investigation officer Assistant Superintendent W.M.R.P. Wijekoon has been sent on compulsory leave on allegations of leaking information to the...

India wary of China’s plans in the Hambantota port

Hinting at security concerns over Sri Lanka handing over its strategic southern port of Hambantota to China, India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has raised doubts whether...

Abducted youth rescued

The 22 year old son of a businessman who was abducted in Vakarai has been rescued by the police following a special operation in...

MOU signed between UNP and UNF partners

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed at Temple Trees this morning between the United National Party (UNP) and its partners in the United...

Mahinda says resolution has “hostile provisions”

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the resolution on Sri Lanka tabled before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has "hostile provisions" which need to be removed. Rajapaksa...

US rejected Indian amendments

The United States had rejected seven amendments to the resolution on Sri Lanka which was submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today,...

MR says he will be SLPP’s Prime Ministerial candidate

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will be the Prime Ministerial Candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). The Hindu quoted Rajapaksa as telling...

Former SLMC MP and General Secretary extend support to Gota

A former Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Parliamentarian and a former SLMC General Secretary have extended support to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate...

India toughens stand on Sri Lanka war crimes probe

India pledged Wednesday to push for a "strong" resolution against Sri Lanka in the ongoing United Nations Human Rights Council that would demand its...

Newspaper to be warned over gossip column

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today told Parliament he will raise concerns with a leading private newspaper over a gossip column it publishes on on its...

Brazilian sentenced to life in prison

A Brazilian national has been sentenced to life in prison for smuggling cocaine into Sri Lanka. The Brazilian had been arrested in February last year...

Air India waives off cancellations charges for Colombo flights

In consideration of the crisis in Sri Lanka, the national carrier Air India waived-off penalties for a date or flight change, refund, no-show, reissuance...

India remains committed to offer all assistance to Sri Lanka

India remains committed to offer all assistance to Sri Lanka, based on Sri Lanka’s priorities and requirements, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said...

Seven people reported missing at Knuckles Mountain found

Seven people who were reported missing at the Knuckles Mountain Range today have been found. A joint search and rescue operation had been launched to...

OIC concerned over threats to Lankan Muslims

The Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the parent body of 57 member countries, has expressed its concerns over the escalating ethnic tensions in...

LTTE convict in Rajiv Gandhi murder seeks mercy killing

Robert Payas, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case who has been behind bars for more than 26 years, submitted a request for...

Mahinda Rajapaksa says people want a change

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says people want a change and he will lead the campaign to form a Sri Lanka Freedom Party-led government. He had...

Government not concerned

The government says it has nothing to hide and welcomes the visits of high profile foreign dignitaries to Sri Lanka including the north ahead...

During treasury bond debate Ravi says truth will prevail

During the debate in Parliament today on the treasury bond report, former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake expressed confidence truth will prevail. He also slammed the...

Western Provincial Council member Amal Pushpakumara arrested

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Western Provincial Council member Amal Pushpakumara was arrested by the Police for having in his possession live ammunition. The Police...