President’s claim he was not to attend awards creates a stir

While President Maithripala Sirisena’s office yesterday insisted he had no plans to attend the Tourism Awards last week, Tourism Ministry sources said that the...

Mahinda reiterates call for Parliament polls

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today reiterated calls for an early Parliament election, saying that is the only way the current political crisis can be...

UK keeps close watch on human rights in Sri Lanka

The British Government keeping a close watch on Sri Lanka’s human rights situation. The UK says it is following developments in Sri Lanka closely and...

President visits Kilinochchi, meets war affected families

President Maithripala Sirisena visited Kilinochchi today and met families affected by the war. The President's office said that he had discussions with some families on...

SC concludes hearings, no date fixed for judgement

The Supreme Court (SC) today concluded hearings into the petition filed on the dissolution of Parliament but a date was not fixed to deliver the...

Case against Vijayakala Maheswaran postponed

The case filed against former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran over a controversial statement she made regarding the LTTE, has been postponed till February next...

Owner of boat used to transfer large heroin stock arrested

The owner of a boat used to transfer a large stock of heroin, which was seized on Wednesday night, has been arrested. The boat owner was...

Stay order on dissolution of Parliament extended till Monday

An stay order issued on the dissolution of Parliament has been extended till Monday, December 10th The order was extended by the Supreme Court when...

Ranjan ordered in court on February 26th to face charges

The Supreme Court has ordered United National Party Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake to appear in court on February 26th to face charges of contempt of...

Teacher arrested for helping student cheat during exam

A teacher has been arrested for helping a student cheat during the Ordinary Level (O/L) examination. The female teacher had reportedly texted the answers for the...

China to help strengthen fruit value chain in Sri Lanka

China is to help strengthen the fruit value chain in Sri Lanka and an agreement to that effect was signed at the Food and...

As political crisis continues in Sri Lanka UK Minister considers visit

As the political crisis continues in Sri Lanka, a British Minister has said he may visit Sri Lanka next year. UK Minister of State for...

Dayan and Cuban envoy in Russia discuss Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Russia, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of Cuba, Gerardo Penalver Portal, a son of a...

No more state events in luxury private hotels

A circular has been issued instructing Government Ministries, departments and boards not to use private hotels for state events. The President's office said the decision was...

President ready to change provisions in 19th Amendment

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is prepared to make changes to some provisions in the 19th Amendment. He says he is ready to make the...

Interim order on dissolution of Parliament extended till Saturday

An interim order issued on the dissolution of Parliament has been extended till Saturday, December 8th. The order was extended by the Supreme Court when...

Rishad says his party is not looking to promote Ranil

All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) leader Rishad Bathiudeen says the intention of his party is not to promote Ranil Wickremesinghe. Bathiudeen said that the ACMC is...

Plantation companies refuse to agree to wage hike demand

In the wake of indefinite strike action declared by Trade Union (TU) leaders from 4th December onwards, the Planters’ Association of Ceylon (PA) firmly...

Parliament website edited to recognise MR as an MP

The Parliament website has been edited to recognise Mahinda Rajapaksa as a Parliamentarian and not Prime Minister. Rajapaksa continued to be listed as the current...

Major heroin haul seized along the coast off Beruwala

A major heroin haul was seized by the Police along the coast off Beruwala last night, the Police said. The Police said that two suspects were...