Gota insists no barricade preventing him from contesting

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today insisted that there is no barricade preventing him from contesting the upcoming Presidential elections. Rajapaksa was speaking at a...

Active member of banned JMI group arrested

An active member of the banned Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI) has been arrested, the Police said. The Ampara Police arrested the JMI member who had...

Reports on five high profile cases handed over

Reports based on investigations conducted on five high profile cases have been handed over to the Attorney General. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that the...

Another suspect arrested over murder of Chief Jailor

Another suspect was arrested over his alleged involvement in the murder of the Chief Jailor of the Weilkada Prison training school. The 25-year-old suspect is...

Sri Lanka’s new envoy to UN meets UN Chief

Sri Lanka's new Ambassador to the UN, Kshenuka Dhireni Senewiratne met UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York. Senewiratne, Ambassador and...

AG seeks trial-at-bar for Avant Garde case

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has requested the Chief Justice to appoint a trial-at-bar at the Colombo High Court to hear the case...

Term of PSC on April bombings extended

The term of the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate incidents related to the Easter Sunday attacks, has been extended. Parliament today approved a...

Sri Lanka offers to mediate between Pakistan and India

Sri Lanka has offered to mediate and facilitate dialogue between Pakistan and India to re-activate the SAARC forum. The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri...

FM warns FM against confrontational foreign policy

Finance Minister Mangala Samarweera today warned the Foreign Ministry against a return to a foreign policy of isolation and confrontation. Samaraweera tweeted saying Sri Lanka's...

TNA MP tells Parliament his house was raided today

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian S. Sritharan informed Parliament today that his house in Kilinochchi was raided by the Police and military. He said that...

Completion of section 2 of Central Expressway further delayed

The completion of section 2 of the Central Expressway will be further delayed, the Government said today. Minister of Highways and Road Development and Petroleum...

Suspects arrested over Easter attacks further remanded

The Kalmunai court today ordered 14 suspects arrested over the Easter Sunday attacks to be further remanded. The suspects were produced in court today and...

Death sentence imposed on drug trafficker

A man accused of being involved in the trafficking and possession of heroin, was today sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court. The accused...

Cabinet approves proposal to reform MMDA

Cabinet has approved a proposal to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA). A proposal to amend the Act was submitted by the Muslim...

Shavendra Silva assumes duties as new Army Commander

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva formally assumed duties today as the new Army Commander at the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters. The 23rd Commander of the Army...

Indian, Sri Lankan Coast Guards discuss security concerns

The Indian Coast Guard held a High-Level Meeting (HLM) with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi, All India...

US warns Sri Lanka on investment, military ties

A senior U.S. State Department official warned on Tuesday that Sri Lanka’s appointment of a war veteran accused of serious human rights violations as...

Five prisoners to be grilled on plot to kill President

Five prisoners are to be questioned over a plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena. The Colombo Chief Magistrate granted approval to the Criminal Investigations Department...

EU questions Sri Lanka’s commitments to UNHRC

The European Union (EU) today questioned Sri Lanka's commitments to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Delegation of the European Union (EU) issued a...

Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha member detained

Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha member Dulakshi Fernando was arrested over allegations she obstructed Police officers. Dulakshi Fernando is a member of the United National Party (UNP). She...