Police officer among 2 arrested with Kerala Cannabis in Mannar

A Police officer is among two suspects arrested by the Navy with Kerala Cannabis in Mannar, the Navy media unit said. The Navy said that...

At least 62 killed in Afghanistan mosque bombing

At least 62 people have been killed and dozens injured by a bomb during Friday prayers at a mosque in Afghanistan, according to a...

SLFP removes Isura Devapriya from key posts

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has removed former Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya from the key posts he held in the party. Devapriya...

Indian Navy notes Sri Lanka successively tackled terrorism

The Indian Navy noted that Sri Lanka successively tackled terrorism. Addressing the fourth conclave of defence attaches in New Delhi, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir...

Army releases 150.15 acres of land in Kilinochchi

The Army today released 150.15 acres of State and private land occupied by the military in Kilinochchi. Army Commander, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva attending a...
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Former Parliamentarian J. Sri Ranga granted bail

Former Parliamentarian J. Sri Ranga and five others have been granted bail over a fatal accident in 2011. The Attorney General (AG) had this week...

Eleven suspects arrested over polls related violence

Eleven suspects have been arrested so far over elections related violence, the Police said today. The Police said that among those arrested are two Pradeshiya...

Australia and Sri Lanka discuss combating human smuggling

Australia has reiterated to Sri Lanka the need to maintain the momentum to combat human smuggling. The Sixth Meeting of Australia-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group(JWG)...

Sri Lanka’s next president urged to give priority to human rights

Sri Lanka’s next President must put human rights at the heart of their policies, Amnesty International said today. Ahead of next month’s Presidential election, the...

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe extends support to Gota

United National Party Parliamentarian, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, has extended support to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian...

Three arrested with heroin in Divulapitiya

Three suspects have been arrested in Divulapitiya with 30kg of heroin. The Police said the suspects were arrested after information was received of a heroin...

CWC and SLPP sign MoU on Presidential polls

The Ceylon Workers Congress signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna pertaining to the Presidential Election. The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC)...

Three candidates have no plans to unite

Reports of several Presidential candidates uniting to contest the election under one banner are false, the Colombo Gazette learns. Rumors and reports have been circulating...

10M worth heroin discovered buried in Panadura beach

A cache of heroin worth Rs 10 million has been uncovered hidden in a beach in Panadura by the Police. The Panadura Police Crimes division...

Australian politician settles defamation suit with Sri Lankan student

Australian politician, One Nation MLC, Mark Latham has settled a defamation suit with a University of NSW student from Sri Lanka he accused of...

Finance Minister defends UN Resolution on Sri Lanka

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today defended a UN Resolution on Sri Lanka which was passed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2015. The Sri...

Fresh trial against Brigadier Priyanka Fernando in UK court

Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, a Sri Lankan Diplomat and former Sri Lankan Defence Attaché of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, is to face...

PM says there is wide consensus for devolution of powers

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says there is wide consensus for devolution of powers within a united Sri Lanka. A statement issued by the Prime Minister's...

MP Shantha Abeysekara further remanded

United National Party (UNP) Puttalam District Parliamentarian Shantha Abeysekara was today ordered to be further remanded till 5th November. The MP had been arrested and...

Sri Lanka’s third international airport declared open in Jaffna

Sri Lanka's third international airport, the Jaffna International Airport (JIA), was declared open today. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe were the chief...