CA orders Magistrate’ Court to acquit Rajapaksa

The Court of Appeal today directed the Colombo Magistrate’ Court to acquit former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the other suspects charged in the...

Twelve Navy personnel granted bail over shooting

Twelve Navy personnel who were in remand over a shooting incident were granted bail today by the Trincomalee Magistrate. The 12 Navy personnel had been...

Six including Kanjipani Imran’s father and brother arrested

The father and brother of notorious underworld figure Kanjipani Imran are among six suspects arrested over an alleged attempt to smuggle two mobile phones...

Bread price hike reversed by bakery owners

Bakery owners have reversed the recent price increase of a loaf of bread after the price of wheat flour was reduced. The Bakery Owners’ Association...

UNFPA calls for long-term care for Sri Lanka’s elderly women

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka today said that there is a need for long-term care for Sri Lanka's elderly women. Currently,...

Probe on fire at Kekirawa Magistrate’s Court

A fire broke out in the record room of the Kekirawa Magistrate’s Court this mroning. The Police said that the Fire Brigade had been deployed...

Mahendran extradition request sent to Singapore

The extradition request for former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has sent by the Foreign Ministry to the Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore,...

AG set to serve indictments in arms trafficking case

The Attorney General is set to serve indictments in the Avant-Garde arms trafficking case at the High Court Trial-at-Bar. The Attorney General’s Department said that...

EU to continue dialogue with Sri Lanka on human rights

The EU has pledged continued support for a steadfast growth in economic relations with Sri Lanka, whilst mentioning the importance of continued dialogue on...

Popular politician Namal Rajapaksa says “I do”

Popular politician and son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa married his fiancee Limini Weerasinghe today. Namal, the eldest son of Opposition Leader Mahinda...

Court of Appeal accepts petition by Gota on Avant-Garde case

The Court of Appeal today suspended orders issued by the Colombo High Court and the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court rejecting a petition filed by...

Sri Lanka tells UNHRC it had to realign its immediate priorities

Sri Lanka has informed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that following the Easter Sunday attacks this year it was compelled to realign its...

SriLankan bans certain MacBook Pro devices on flights

SriLankan Airlines has banned passengers from carrying MacBook Pro devices which do not have the required verification documents. Apple has determined that, in a limited...

Working Group urges Sri Lanka to erect national monuments for missing

The UN Working Group on enforced and involuntary disappearances today called on the Government to sponsor memorials and erect national and local monuments as...

China and Sri Lanka discuss expanding military ties

China and Sri Lanka had talks on expanding the military ties between both countries. The Defence Attaché at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, Senior Colonel...

Sri Lanka alerted of threat to team if they tour Pakistan

Sri Lanka has been alerted of a threat to the cricket team if they tour Pakistan. The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has now sought...

India reiterates commitment to Sri Lanka

India says it remains committed to undertaking people-oriented connectivity projects in Sri Lanka as per Sri Lanka’s own developmental priorities. President Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of...

Media Minister warns Rupavahini heading for bankruptcy

The Minister of Mass Media (Non-Cabinet) Ruwan Wijewardena today warned that state television Rupavahini is heading towards bankruptcy. Speaking to reporters today, Wijewardena said that...

AG files indictments in Rathupaswala case

The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Rathupaswala case at the Gampaha High Court. The Chief Justice had appointed a trial-at-bar consisting High Court...

Sri Lanka tells UNHRC Shavendra’s appointment an internal matter

Sri Lanka today rejected concerns raised over the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Army Commander. Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative...