Employees of Kiriella’s Ministry released

Three employees of Minister Lakshman Kiriella's Ministry, who were arrested over defamatory propaganda, have been released on bail. They were arrested in May with 600...

Suspect remanded over attempt to bribe OIC granted bail

A suspect who was remanded over an attempt to bribe the Horowpathana Police Officer In Charge (OIC) has been granted bail. The Colombo Chief Magistrate...

Sri Lanka and Japan to sign deal on skilled workers

Sri Lanka and Japan are to sign a deal on skilled workers, Deputy Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara said...

Cabinet meets after a lapse of one week

The Cabinet, which did not meet last week following a dispute with President Maithripala Sirisena over the Parliament Select Committee (PSC), met today. President Maithripala...

Ousted President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi dies in court

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt’s modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in...

Nepal warns bombings in Sri Lanka signal new type of terror threat in South...

Nepal has warned that the devastating Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka have signalled a "new type of terrorism" threat in South Asia. Deputy Prime...

Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana 1’ released into orbit

Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana 1’ was released into orbit today from the International space station (ISS). The release was broadcast live on YouTube by...

SC to hear petition on PC polls on September 9

The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to hear the petition calling for the Provincial Council elections to be held soon, on September 9. The petition was...

President wants nephrology hospital completed soon

President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed officials to ensure construction work on the China – Sri Lanka Friendship Nephrology hospital in Polonnaruwa is completed on...

Health Minister refuses to allow importing of Chinese cigarettes

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has refused to allow the importing of Chinese cigarettes. Senaratne said that the policy of the Government has been to...

Over 50 arrested at party organised via FB

Over 50 people have been arrested at a party in Balangoda organised using Facebook, the Police said. The Police said that 51 people had been...

SLFP-SLPP talks postponed

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have postponed talks scheduled for today. SLFP General Secretary MP Dayasiri Jayasekara...

Government accuses President of misusing ICCPR

The Government has accused President Maithripala Sirisena of misusing the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Non-cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public...

Leading Tamil diaspora group demands protection for Muslims

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has express its strong condemnation of the anti-Muslim hatred and hysteria being whipped up by sections of Sinhala Buddhist...

UK notes unique bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka

Britain has noted that its bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka is unique. The British High Commission in Colombo and the British Council celebrated Her Majesty...

Russia and Sri Lanka discuss sanctions imposed by US

Russia and Sri Lanka discussed sanctions imposed by the US on some goods imported from Russia to Sri Lanka, the President's office said today. The...

Sri Lanka urged not to forcibly return asylum-seekers

The Sri Lankan Government must immediately halt plans to forcibly return asylum-seekers to their countries of origin in violation of international law, Amnesty International...

Indian military lands in Sri Lanka

A 159 strong Indian military delegation have arrived in Sri Lanka while a 162 member team of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces left to India,...

President calls on Asian leaders to unite against outside interference

President Maithripala Sirisena today called on Asian leaders to unite against outside interference. Addressing the Fifth Summit of Heads of State of the Conference on...

Sri Lanka insists ISIS not directly linked to Easter attacks

Sri Lanka has insisted that the Islamic State (IS) or ISIS were not directly involved in the Easter Sunday attacks. A Sri Lanka intelligence officer...