IGP orders probe into TID DIG over allegations against him

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera has ordered an investigation against Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Nalaka de Silva, who is in charge of the...

Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena further remanded in bond case

Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palisena were today ordered to be further remanded until September...

Mahinda holds talks with Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi

Former President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa met with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party leader Anand Sharma...

UN says Sri Lanka’s legal framework on children falls short

A UN Working Group says Sri Lanka’s legal framework regarding children falls short of international best practice in several areas. The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention told...

Mobile app helps fight sexual harassment in public transport

Women In Need, an organization dedicated to addressing gender based violence in Sri Lanka has created a mobile app called 2six4, giving women, girls and...

Leading drug dealer Mohammed Siddique acquitted in heroin case

Leading drug dealer Mohammed Siddique was today acquitted in a heroin case by the Colombo High Court. Siddique and four others were acquitted over the alleged...

WPC Governor cancels purchase of expensive chairs for council

Western Province Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara has issued an order to cancel the purchasing of a large number of expensive chairs for the Western Provincial...

Hambantota Port signs first TSA deal with Japanese transportation giant

The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) has entered into their very first Terminal Service Agreement (TSA) with K-Line PTE Limited (KLPL), one of the...

South Korea, Sri Lanka discuss cooperation between the Police services

Sri Lanka and South Korea discussed cooperation between the police services as well as capacity building of the Sri Lanka police, the Sri Lankan Embassy...

Grace Asiriwatham to take over as Sri Lanka’s envoy to EU

Grace Asiriwatham is to take over as Sri Lanka's envoy to the EU, reports said today. Asiriwatham will fill the post left vacant when incumbent...

China and Sri Lanka unite in Maritime Silk Road archaeological research

Shanghai Museum has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sri Lanka Central Cultural Fund on a five-year archaeological cooperation program. Yang Zhigang, the...

President calls for urgent cabinet meeting tomorrow

President Maithripala Sirisena has called for an urgent cabinet meeting tomorrow, media reports said. The Morning newspaper website said that President Sirisena had called for...

One person injured in Maligawatta shooting incident

On person sustained injuries following a shooting incident in Maligawatta. The Police said a 23-year-old young man was injured after being shot by two unidentified gunmen on...

Mahinda meets Modi, notes importance of India-Lanka ties

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today. Earlier, Rajapaksa said “much water has flown” under the...

Six fishermen drown, one rescued after mid-sea accident

Six fishermen drowned and one person was rescued after a mid-sea accident off Galle today. A fishing trawler had crashed into a ship off Galle...

Order on Johnston’s bail application to be announced on September 17

The Court of Appeal will deliver the order on the revised bail application submitted by Former Minister Johnston Fernando on September 17. Fernando has been...

SriLankan to change its cashew supplier after President’s outburst

SriLankan Airlines is to change its cashew supplier following concerns raised by President Maithripala Sirisena at a recent event. The President had said that the...

Sri Lanka says housing projects implemented with transparency

Sri Lanka says housing projects have been implemented with transparency and speed, supported by the political vision of Sri Lankan leaders to provide shelter for...

NPC passes resolution calling for UN monitored referendum

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) has passed a resolution calling upon member countries of the UN to conduct a UN monitored referendum in the North-East...

Gotabaya grilled by CID on abduction and assault on Keith Noyahr

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was grilled by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today over the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr. Rajapaksa was questioned...