Prime Minister demands explanation from Ranjan Ramanayake

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has demanded an explanation from State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over comments he has made critical of Buddhist monks. In a letter...

Harsha makes public his asset declarations

Non cabinet Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva made public his asset declarations via Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL). TISL said that Dr. Harsha de Silva has...

China urges Sri Lanka to be vigilant over external interference

China has urged Sri Lanka to be vigilant over external interference saying such interference can never bring benefits, but only trouble, chaos and disasters. China's...

NTJ Colombo District Organizer granted bail

National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) Colombo District Organizer Mohamed Farouk Mohamed Fawaz was granted bail today by the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court. He was produced in...

China’s Sinopec sets up fuel oil unit in Sri Lanka

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, known as Sinopec Corp, said on Monday it has set up a fuel oil company in Sri Lanka as...

Father and daughter killed in train accident

A father and daughter have been killed in a train accident in Veyangoda, the Police said. The 45 year old man and his 11 year...

Navy commander gets service extension

Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva has been granted a service extension by President Maithripala Sirisena. Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva's term has been...

Nepal’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka resigns

Ambassador of Nepal to Sri Lanka Dr Bishwambher Pyakuryal has resigned from the post, myrepublica reported. Ambassador Pyakuryal put in his papers to the Minister...

Suspect arrested for giving Police false alert

The Police have arrested a suspect who had given a false alert to the Police claiming there was an attempt to attack Parliament. The suspect...

MS to declare day of mourning if Bill against death penalty is tabled

President Maithripala Sirisena says if a Bill to abolish the death penalty is tabled in Parliament he will declare that day a day of...

Soldier killed, eight others injured in Mullaitivu accident

One soldier was killed and eight others sustained injuries following an accident in Mullaitivu today. The Police said that an Army jeep had lost control...

Sri Lanka wants readmission of Maldives to Commonwealth fast tracked

Sri Lanka wants the readmission of the Maldives to the Commonwealth fast tracked. Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said Sri Lanka supports the readmission of the...

Sri Lanka keen on enhancing connectivity with Indian ports

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is keen on enhancing connectivity with Indian ports using ferry services to facilitate easier trade and tourism, its...

China produces new diesel trains for Sri Lanka

China’s rolling-stock maker CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co. Ltd. has produced nine diesel trains for Sri Lanka, the Xinhua news agencu reported. The new type of...

Nine youth arrested at party with narcotics

Nine suspects including three women have been arrested with narcotics during a raid carried out by the Police in Boralesgamuwa. The Police said that the...

Sri Lankan arrested for using Filipina wife as ‘cybersex slave’

A Sri Lankan national was arrested by operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the Philippines for turning his Filipina wife into...

Probe continues on foreign boat seized in Sri Lankan waters

Investigations are continuing over a boat which was seized in Sri Lankan waters this week. The Navy said that the boat was brought to the...

Colombo Mayor assures will address sexual harassment issue

The office of the Colombo mayor, Rosy Senanayake has said she was working to addressing the issue of sexual harassment. “Clearly it’s something that needs...

Suspect who was trained by Zaharan arrested

A suspect who received weapons training from National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) leader Zaharan Hashim has been arrested in Maharagama. The Police said that a 20...

Agreement reached on amendments to Muslim Marriage Act

An agreement has been reached on amendments to the Muslim Marriage Act, Parliamentarian Faiszer Musthapha said today. He said the amendments to the Muslim Marriage...