Oman Post will no longer send mail to Sri Lanka until further notice

Oman Post has announced that it will temporarily stop receiving any mail to be sent to Sri Lanka, "due to unforeseen circumstances". In a statement...

Police fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse protest

The Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a protest by the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) near Parliament today. The protest was staged against...

Former Prisons Commissioner and IP to remain behind bars

Former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan and Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa, who were arrested over the 2012 Welikada Prison riot, have been further...

Mahanama and Dissanayaka further remanded till June 26

President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka have been ordered to be further...

Gnanasara’s appeal hearing postponed as AG officials absent

The hearing into the appeal against the judgement delivered on the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, was...

Policeman killed, another injured after car rams into them

A Policeman was killed and another policeman sustained serious injuries after a car crashed into them in Matale last night (Monday). The Police said that the...

Brit fears she will die in Sri Lanka as she can’t afford to fly...

A British widow whose husband was murdered in Sri Lanka a year ago is afraid she will die in the country as she can't...

Bhutan says no confirmation on trafficking involving Lankans

Reports in India media regarding a Sri Lankan travel agent getting arrested in the Mumbai airport, India for allegedly trying to take three Bhutanese...

Army returns 120.89 acres of civilian land in the North

The Army returned more civilian owned land in the North at a ceremony held in Kilinochchi, the Army media unit said. The Army media unit said that...

Deputy Minister says MR’s portraits hang in Chinese companies

A Government Deputy Minister today claimed that portraits of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa can be seen hanging in Chinese companies in China. Deputy Minister Ranjan...

Monks and postal workers protest hampering traffic

Buddhist monks and postal workers staged two seperate protests today hampering traffic movement in Colombo. The postal workers protested for the eight day today over...

Veteran singer and musician Ivo Dennis passed away

Veteran singer and musician Ivo Dennis passed away today. He was 86 years at the time of his death.

Outgoing HR chief commends Sri Lanka in his final global update

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein today praised Sri Lanka in his last global update to the...

SriLankan says passengers do not need to arrive at BIA much earlier

SriLankan Airlines today said that in view of a slight delay in the construction planned at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) there was no...

Suspect involved in several shooting incidents arrested in Borella

A key suspect wanted over several shooting incidents has been arrested in Borella, the Police said. Asitha Premathilake alias ‘Solta’ was arrested by the Colombo Crimes...

SLRC journalist Mahesh Nissanka and son granted bail

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) senior journalist Mahesh Nissanka, who was arrested and remanded together with his son over an alleged assault incident, have been...

Sri Lanka rupee hits new record low of 161.00 vs USD

Sri Lanka’s stock and money markets got off to a slow start Monday with rupee dropping to a new low of 161.00 against the...

SC instructs AG to draft rule document in Ranjan’s contempt case

The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the Attorney General (AG) to draft a rule document to show cause on the contempt of court allegations...

Strong earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan leaving three dead

A child and two elderly men were killed by a strong earthquake that struck a bustling metropolitan area in western Japan on Monday. The magnitude...

UK emphasises on need for sensible economic reforms in Sri Lanka

The British Government has emphasised on the need for sensible economic reforms in Sri Lanka. The British High Commission in Colombo quoted the British High Commissioner James...