Five injured in bus accident

Five people were injured when a passenger bus overturned in Galewalle early this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that the bus...

Sri Lanka wants nuclear terrorism high on global agenda

Sri Lanka called for placing the nuclear terrorism high on the global agenda at the 2019 Plenary Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat...

Case on Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne postponed to October

The case on Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra (Ravi) Wijegunaratne has been postponed to October. Wijegunaratne has been linked to the case on the...

Government warns of attempts to destabilise reconciliation

The Government today warned of attempts to destabilise the reconciliation process in the country. State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, speaking at the 70th anniversary celebrations of...

Speaker says will not approve Constitution detrimental to Sri Lanka

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today assured he will not approve a new Constitution detrimental to Sri Lanka to be passed. The Speaker said that while several...

Fine imposed on Sajin over asset declaration

A Rs 1000 fine was imposed on former Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena over his failure to declare his assets. The fine was imposed by...

Army to return more land

The army says it will release more civilian owned land in the north today which would also see a further reduction of troops in...

Ten foreigners flee from Mirihana

The Department of Immigration and Emigration says 10 foreigners had escaped from the premises over the past few days. Among those who fled are four Pakistan...

Speaker insists was not forced to make statement on Noyahr incident

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya insisted today that he was not forced to make a statement to the Police on the abduction and assault of journalist...

Chennai Court rejects plea from Douglas

A Chennai sessions court on Thursday refused to revoke a non-bailable arrest warrant issued against Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda and turned down his...

New initiatives introduced to revive the economy

The Government today introduced a set of new initiatives in an attempt to revive the economy. The Finance Ministry said that President Maithripala Sirisena and...

UNF hopes to meet President following court ruling

The United National Front (UNF) said that it hopes to meet President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the next step following the Supreme Court ruling...

Cabraal, Udaya and Sashi questioned by police

Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian elect Udaya Gammanpila and Sashi Weerawansa, the wife of former Minister...

Blood samples to be obtained from Zahran’s daughter

Blood samples are to be obtained from National Thowheed Jamath leader Zahran Hashim’s daughter to contact a DNA test. The DNA test will be conducted...

Human rights activist briefly detained at airport

Human rights activist Ruki Fernando was briefly detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday. Fernando said that he was detained when he arrived at...

Stafford International School rejected claims

Stafford International School, Colombo 7 has categorically rejected claims or responsibility towards an image circulating on WhatsApp and on social media platforms, claiming its...

Three killed, nine injured in shooting in Dutch city of Utrecht

Three people have been killed and several wounded in a shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht, a police spokesperson said. A witness told local...

Japanese Navy ship arrives in Sri Lanka on three day visit

A Japanese Navy ship arrived in Sri Lanka today on a three day visit, the Sri Lanka Navy said. The Japanese Navy ship "Ikazuchi" docked...

Suspects arrested under PTA to be offered rehabilitation

The Government has decided to offer rehabilitation to some suspects arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). The Ministry of Resettlement and Rehabilitation said that the rehabilitation...

Two drown in Payagala

Two people drowned in Payagala last evening after they went for a swim in the sea, the police media unit said today. A group of...