Ten convicts sentenced to death over 1998 murder

Ten convicts were today sentenced to death over a murder committed in 1998. The Tangalle High Court sentenced the ten convicts over the murder of six...

Appeal filed against Duminda Silva’s death penalty dismissed

An appeal filed against the death penalty imposed on former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva was dismissed by the Supreme Court today. Duminda Silva and two others,...

Sri Lanka urges Commonwealth to implement economic recovery plan

Sri Lanka has urged the Commonwealth to re double its efforts and begin implementing a well targeted and thought out economic recovery plan to...

Former top diplomat among civil society members appointed to CC

Former diplomat Jayantha Dhanapala is among three civil society members appointed to the Constitutional Council. Jayantha Dhanapala is a former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament...

ITAK MPs Sumanthiran and Sivasakthi Anandan clash

Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member and ITAK MP Sivasakthi Anandan clashed in Parliament today. The verbal...

Major fire destroys clothing store in Battaramulla

A major fire destroyed a clothing store in Battaramulla today. The fire brigade had been deployed to extinguish the fire. The fire however had caused extensive...

India trains Sri Lanka Police on industrial security

A team of 30 Sri Lankan Police Officers participated in a comprehensive training program on industrial security at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA)...

Court of Appeal rejects revised bail application by Arjun and Kasun

The Court of Appeal today rejected a revised bail application filed by Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjun Aloysius and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun...

LIOC also increases fuel prices

Lanka Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) announced that it has also increased the price of fuel from today. The move follows the price increase announced by...

Sri Lanka briefs US State Department on Hambantota Port

Sri Lanka has briefed the US State Department on the Hambantota Port and assured that there would not be a foreign military presence at...

Fuel prices increased further from tonight

Fuel prices have been increased further from tonight, the Ministry of Finance said. The Ministry of Finance said the fuel prices have been increased following a...

Office for Reparations Bill passed with amendments

Parliament today passed legislation to pay compensation to victims of the island's brutal civil war, nearly a decade after the end of the conflict...

Hirunika fumes at the media, demands action

Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra made a heated speech in Parliament today accusing some media institutions of engaging in mud slinging campaigns. The Parliamentarian demanded that the...

President Sirisena and Maldives President-elect meet at BIA

President Maithripala Sirisena and the President-elect of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih met at the VIP Lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning...

Twelve dead, over 69,000 affected by inclement weather

Twelve people have been killed and over 69,000 affected by inclement weather which affected the country since the beginning of this month. The Disaster Management...

Three youth remanded over semi-nude photographs released after warning

Three youth who were arrested over semi-nude photographs taken on the Pidurangala rock and were in remand till today, were released after a severe...

PM says US sanctions on Iran will impact oil prices

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today that the US sanctions expected to be enforced on Iran in November will impact oil prices. Responding to...

Wigneswaran seeks support to boost tourism in North

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran has sought support to boost tourism in the Northern Province. Wigneswaran said his province had immense potential to transform...

Eight Sri Lankans seeking asylum in Reunion repatriated

Eight Sri Lankans who were seeking asylum in Reunion have been repatriated, ION News reported. The Sri Lankans had arrived in Reunion on a fishing...

US destroyer assists Sri Lankan fisherman on stranded boat

San Diego-based guided missile destroyer USS Decatur assisted seven Sri Lankan fisherman whose boat was stranded, The Times of San Diego reported. The Decatur was conducting a...