Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and Sirisena hold talks

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte held talks with visiting Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena following formal ceremonies held at the Malacañan Palace today, the Sun...

Leading stage Director Vinodh Senadeera passed away

Leading stage Director and Producer Vinodh Senadeera has passed away. He passed away after suffering from a sudden heart attack today. Close friends said that he...

Former TID DIG Nalaka de Silva further remanded

Former Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva was today ordered to be further remanded till January 21. Nalaka de Silva had earlier been...

Leaked video shows guards assaulting prisoners at Agunukolapelessa

A leaked video has revealed an incident at the Agunukolapelessa prison where several inmates had been lined up and assaulted by prison guards. The Committee for Protecting...

Land reclamation for port city completed, phase 2 begins

Land reclamation for the mega port city project in Colombo was formally completed today and phase 2 of the project has now begun. The last...

US, Sri Lanka hold key talks in Washington

The United States and Sri Lanka had key talks in Washington focused on the developments in Sri Lanka following the political crisis. A delegation led...

IMF decides to resume program discussions with Sri Lanka

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has decided to resume discussions on a funding programme with Sri Lanka. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF),...

UK PM loses Brexit vote, no confidence motion tabled

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting UK Government in history. MPs...

Bank of China offers Sri Lanka $300 million which could be raised to $1...

Sri Lanka is considering an offer from Bank of China for a loan of $300 million, which could be raised to $1 billion, to...

President arrives in Philippines for 5-day state visit

President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday night arrived in the Philippines for a five-day state visit, ABS-CBN News reported. Sirisena landed at the Ninoy Aquino International...

Bristol surfer Jon Lewin dies of suspected seizure in Sri Lanka

A Bristol photographer and author has died of a suspected seizure in the water while surfing in Sri Lanka. the BBC reported. Jon Lewin, 36,...

Remains of Filipino couple who drowned in Maldives to be brought to Sri Lanka

The remains of a Filipino couple who drowned in the Maldives is to be flown to Sri Lanka for embalming, the Filipino Department of...

Japanese maritime self defence force ship arrives in Hambantota

The Japanese maritime self defence force ship ‘Ikazuchi’ arrived at the port of Hambantota today (15th January) on a goodwill visit. The ship was...

Government meets deadline and repays USD 1 billion debt

The Government has repaid a USD 1 billion debt by the deadline which expired yesterday. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that despite the 51 day...

Probe sought on sale of milk powder unfit for human consumption

An investigation has been sought on the sale of milk powder unfit for human consumption. The National Movement For Consumer Rights Protection alleged that a relative...

Philippines to look to strengthen relationship with Sri Lanka

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will seek to strengthen political, economic, and cultural interests with Sri Lanka through bilateral talks with President Maithripala Sirisena, the...

Syria notes Sri Lanka’s fight against separatism and terrorism

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Russia, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka paid a courtesy call on his Syrian counterpart, Dr. Riad Haddad in Russia today. ...

CMC raids MC cinema and finds bugs

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) raided one of the cinemas at the Majestic City complex and found bugs on some of the seats. The raid...

Cabinet approves declaring Theravada Tripitaka a National heritage

Cabinet has approved a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena to declare the Theravada Tripitaka a National heritage. Earlier this month, at a ceremony held in Matale, the...

Meeting between Sri Lanka and IMF postponed

A meeting between Sri Lanka and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington has been postponed, Minister of Economic Reform and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha...