Ex-BBC correspondent defends speaking to Ranjan

Former BBC Correspondent Azzam Ameen has defended speaking to Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake over the telephone saying it was part of his profession. Ameen was forced...

Nanda Mallawaarachchi to head Multi-Purpose Development Task Force

Major General (Retired) Nanda Mallawaarachchi has been appointed as the Director General of the Multi-Purpose Development Task Force. He had earlier served as the Secretary...

CC approves nomination of Kodagoda as SC judge

The Constitutional Council has approved President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's recommendation to appoint the President of the Court of Appeal Yasantha Kodagoda PC, as a Supreme...

Pakistan’s Naval Chief to visit Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi NI(M) is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on the invitation of SL Navy commander, Vice...

Ajith Prasanna remanded on contempt of court charges

Retired Major Ajith Prasanna was today ordered to be remanded over contempt of court charges. The Colombo High Court ordered that Ajith Prasanna be remanded...

Remains of Sri Lankan student who died in Melbourne to be repatriated

The Foreign Ministry says arrangements have been made in coordination with the Sri Lanka Consulate General and the relevant authorities in Melbourne Australia to...

In final report on Sri Lanka polls EU EOM notes concerns

European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) today presented its final report on the 16 November Presidential election in which it raised concerns on...

Suspects accused over abduction of 11 youth granted bail

The Permanent High Court at Bar today granted bail to former Navy Media Spokesperson Commodore DKP Dassanayake and 12 others, who were charged with...

JVP demands legal action based on Forensic Audit reports

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today demanded legal action to be initiated based on the Forensic Audit reports. JVP Parliamentarian and former chairman of the...

SriLankan Airlines on alert, cabin crew briefed

SriLankan Airlines has implemented a series of precautionary measures to mitigate the risks from the current coronavirus epidemic in the Far East, with the...

Speaker insists copies of Ranjan’s telephone recordings not received

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today reiterated that that Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake has not tabled copies of the controversial telephone recordings. Responding to a question raised in...

Government assures precautions taken to prevent virus entering Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Government today assured that precautions have been taken to detect tourists visiting the country who may have been infected with a...

Batticaloa Tamil journalists receive death threats

A group of Tamil journalists in Batticaloa have received death threats through leaflets placed at the Batticaloa Press Club. Activist Ruki Fernando said that leaflets...

Conservationists decry decision to arm local groups against elephants

Activists in Sri Lanka are concerned after the government announced plans to issue firearms to a newly formed civil defence force tasked with protecting farmers from elephants. There are...

New laws to prevent publishing defamatory posts on social media

New laws will be introduced to prevent the publishing of defamatory posts on social media, the Defence Ministry said. The Defence Ministry said that a...

Forensic Audit reports found to be incomplete

The five Forensic Audit reports on the Central Bank treasury bond scam, tabled in Parliament this week, have been found to be incomplete. Governor of...

Committee to study AG’s instructions to arrest High Court Judge

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wikramarathne has appointed a five member committee to study instructions issued by the Attorney General to...

Emergency measures to be implemented to avert power crisis

The Government has decided to implement several emergency measures to avert a power crisis. The Government said that due to a delay in implementing proposed...

Prison guards, inmates injured in road accident

Twelve people including prison guards and inmates were injured following an accident involving a prison bus in Ambanpola. A lorry and the prison bus were...

Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother remanded over land deal

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen's brother Rifkan Bathiudeen was arrested and remanded over a forged land deal. Rifkan Bathiudeen was produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate...