School boy slapping incident draws strong criticism

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Mahela Jayawardena has slammed an incident where a school boy was seen on a video being slapped at a...

Foreign Ministry to open more regional consular offices

The Matara Regional Consular Office of the Foreign Ministry was declared open today jointly by Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana and Minister of...

Two youth remanded for taking photos on stupa

Two youth have been remanded for taking photographs while posing on top of a stupa. The two youth had been arrested for posing on the...

Over 50 students of Sabaragamuwa University suspended

Over 50 students of the Sabaragamuwa University have been suspended over a ragging incident. The students have been suspended for one week following investigations conducted on the...

UN urged to assist Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu to return

The United Nations has been urged to assist Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu to return home. The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer...

US Coast Guard trains Sri Lankan port officials

From February 11 through 13, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) conducted port security capacity building at the Port of Colombo with more than 25...

EU reiterates need for Sri Lanka to repeal and replace PTA

The European Union (EU) has reiterated the need for Sri Lanka to repeal and replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Meanwhile, the EU and Sri...

PM says talks with TNA based on APRC proposals

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the United National Party (UNP) is having talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) based on the proposals of...

Government to address debt trap in North through new Act

The Government is to address a debt trap in the North through a new Microfinance Act. Speaking in Jaffna today, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that...

Policeman injured in Kadawatha shooting incident

A policeman sustained injuries in a shooting incident in Kadawatha today, the Police said. The Police said that the Police Sergeant sustained injuries when his...

CID detains 60 asylum seekers sent back to Sri Lanka

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) detained 60 asylum seekers who were sent back to Sri Lanka from Reunion island. The Sri Lankans were detained at the...

Twenty-two would-be illegal immigrants arrested in Siyambalanduwa

Twenty-two would-be illegal immigrants were arrested in Siyambalanduwa today. They were arrested in a joint operation conducted by the Navy and Special Task Force. The Police...

US committed to build long term, sustainable partnerships with Sri Lanka

The United States says it is committed to build long term, sustainable partnerships with the people of Sri Lanka. Building educational opportunities for the children of the...

Bribery Commission records statement from Ravi

The Bribery Commission today recorded a statement from Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake. Karunanayake appeared before the Commission today to give his statement which...

Sand mining permits issued in Trincomalee suspended

Sand mining permits issued in Trincomalee have been suspended from tomorrow, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) said. GSMB said that sand mining permits...

Kerala ganja found in vehicle which crashed in Maradana

Kerala ganja was found in a vehicle which crashed in Maradana today, the Police said. The Police said that the vehicle had crashed against the overhead...

Reunion island deports dozens of Sri Lankan migrants

Dozens of Sri Lankan migrants who arrived in Reunion island last week have been deported back to Sri Lanka. Media reports from Reunion island said that 66...

EU includes Sri Lanka in ‘dirty-money’ blacklist

The European Union (EU) Commission has included Sri Lanka in a new list of 23 third countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering...

Pakistan wants to improve defence ties with Sri Lanka

Pakistan's Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka should take advantage of the each other's experiences in the realm of...

Foreign Ministry to open its second regional consular office

As a part of the initiatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take its consular services to the people, without having to travel to...