Former Indian Army officer says Rajiv had faith in Indo-Lanka accord

Former Indian Army officer Praveen Davar says former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had faith in the Indo-Lanka accord. Now a Member of the National...

Imran Khan sees need to galvanize bilateral relations with Sri Lanka

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan says there is a need to galvanize the bilateral relations with Sri Lanka in all spheres. Speaking to Prime Minister Ranil...

Pentagon report to Congress notes Chinese involvement in Sri Lanka

The Pentagon’s annual report to the US Congress on military and security developments involving China, has taken note of Sri Lanka's deal with China...

Former Indian PM helped Sri Lanka fight LTTE sea tigers

Former Indian Prime Minister, the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, helped Sri Lanka fight the LTTE sea tigers, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. Speaking to reporters...

Train fares to be increased with effect from 1st of October

The Government has decided to increase train fares with effect from the 1st of October. According to the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation the gazette...

Maldives opposition seeks support in Sri Lanka to pay TV station fine

The Maldives Joint Opposition is to open a fund box in order to assist privately run television station RaajjeTV to pay off a fine...

Mahinda to look at options to contest for a third term

Sri Lanka's two-time former President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes to return as the head of the state despite a constitutional provision that bars a person...

Navy finds 83.5 kg of Kerala cannabis dumped in the sea

The Navy has found 83.5 kg of Kerala cannabis dumped in the sea off Kankesanthurai. The Navy media unit said that Naval personnel onboard a fast attack...

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died

Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, has died aged 80 in Switzerland, his aides say. He "passed away peacefully on Saturday...

As Pakistan’s Khan takes office Sri Lanka expresses confidence in him

As former cricketer Imran Khan was sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan today (Saturday), Sri Lanka said it was confident he will...

OMP interim report with recommendations on August 30

The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) will issue an interim report with a set of interim recommendations on August 30. The release of the interim...

Japanese defense Minister to visit Sri Lanka to counter China

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera will visit India and Sri Lanka from Sunday to discuss military cooperation with those two countries, the Japanese Defence Ministry...

New UN rights chief urged to ensure accountability in Sri Lanka

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has called on the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to ensure accountability in Sri Lanka. The GTF congratulated...

Mahinda Rajapaksa seen calling his official a “moda yakek”

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was seen calling his official a "moda yakek" when he was asked to come to the gate of his official...

Sri Lanka unanimously accepted as member of China-led conference

Sri Lanka was unanimously accepted as a Member of the Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) by its 26 Member...

Two arrested over Wadduwa party deaths further remanded

Two people who were arrested over the death of four people after a party in Wadduwa recently, were today ordered to be further remanded...

SLC denies giving Faiszer 800 free tickets for his supporters

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board today denied reports it allocated 800 free tickets to Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapa to give his supporters. In a...

Sampanthan says India achieved a lot under late PM Vajpayee

Opposition and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan says India achieved a lot under Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away yesterday (Thursday). Sampanthan said that India...

CID questions former President over assault on Keith Noyahr

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) questioned former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today over the assault on journalist Keith Noyahr. Rajapaksa was questioned at his Colombo residence in Wijerama. A...

Sri Lanka could face tighter external refinancing conditions

Sri Lanka could face significantly tighter external refinancing conditions during the next five years, which would quickly lead to much weaker debt affordability, especially if...