Cop shoots himself in Mirihana

A policeman shot himself in Mirihana today. The policeman was attached to the Mirihana Police. He died on admission to the Kalubowila hospital.

Sri Lanka seeks Seychelles’ support to enter Indian Ocean Commission

Sri Lanka has sought the support of Seychelles in its application to become an observer member of the Indian Ocean Commission, the outgoing High...

World report warns human rights gains in Sri Lanka in grave peril

Respect for fundamental human rights in Sri Lanka is in serious jeopardy following Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s election as president in November 2019, Human Rights Watch said today...

Steps to be taken to de-radicalise misguided youth

The Defence Ministry says steps would be taken to de-radicalise misguided youth linked to the Easter Sunday attacks. Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne...

Police advised to follow the law when making arrests

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has advised the Police to strictly comply with the law when making arrests. The President issued the instructions to the Acting Inspector...

Minimum daily wage of plantation workers increased

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to increase the minimum daily wage of plantation workers with effect from March 01, 2020. Accordingly plantation workers will be...

General amnesty for tri-forces absentees

A week long General Amnesty was declared today, to tri-forces absentees, enabling them to receive a discharge or to rejoin and continue their national...

China offers to make Sri Lanka economically independent

China has offered to help Sri Lanka become economically independent and continue to standby Sri Lanka’s interests. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told visiting Chinese Foreign Minister...

Top US official delivers letter to GR from Trump

By Easwaran Rutnam A visiting top US official today delivered a letter from US President Donald Trump to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Alice G. Wells. Principal Deputy...

Ranjan Ramanayake arrested

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today. He was arrested at his official residence at Madiwela,...

CID records over 3 hour statement from Rajitha

Former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne gave a statement to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today. The CID recorded a statement from the former Minister for...

Iraj appointed to Board of tourism bureau

Music producer Iraj Weeraratne has been appointed to the Director Board of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB). Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga made the...

Russia to continue arms trade with Sri Lanka

Russia says it will continue its arms trade with Sri Lanka by providing weapons to the military and help Sri Lanka improve its defence...

Two cops arrested for accepting liquor as bribe

Two policemen have been arrested for accepting liquor as a bribe, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption (CIABOC) said. The policemen attached...

Twelve Colombo University students granted bail

Twelve students arrested over an assault incident at the Colombo University have been granted bail. The 12 students were arrested last week and remanded till...

UNP suspends Ranjan Ramanayake’s party membership

The United National Party (UNP) has suspended the membership of Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake. UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the membership has been...

UK reiterates commitment to reconciliation in Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom (UK) has reiterated its commitment to reconciliation in Sri Lanka. UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Director for South Asia, Gareth Bayley met...

Two women shot at in Warakapola, one killed

Two women were shot at in Warakapola this morning in which one person was killed, the Police said. The two women, a mother and her...

European Union keeps LTTE on terrorist list

The European Union (EU) has maintained the LTTE as a banned terrorist organisation. The Council of the EU renewed the so-called EU terrorist list, which...

Tourist Police unit to be strengthened

The Tourist Police unit is to be strengthened and other steps will be taken to boost the tourism industry. The decision was taken at talks...