Security given for KP not withdrawn says PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the security given to former LTTE chief arms procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) has not been withdrawn. Wickremesinghe told Parliament that...

Names of LTTE cares who surrendered revealed

The names of several LTTE members who had surrendered to the army during the final stages of the war in 2009 were revealed at an event...

Soldier sentenced to death for Jaffna murders

A soldier was today sentenced to death over the murder of eight people in the year 2000 in Mirusuvil, Jaffna. The Colombo High Court sentenced...

Eight Indians arrested with hidden gold

The Customs Department arrested nine people including eight Indian Nationals at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning with gold in their possession. According to...

Diaspora group intensifies moves against Lanka

A diaspora organisation based in the United States has intensified its campaign against Sri Lanka in an attempt to refer the country to the International...

TNA, Maithri discuss political solution, land issue

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had talks with President Maithripala Sirisena today on a political solution for the Tamils and on the land issue...

France keen to boost relations with Lanka

France is very eager to strengthen bilateral relations and economic cooperation with Sri Lanka in several areas such as trade, investment, tourism, fisheries, water...

Two top ex army officers among new envoys

Two former army commanders are among nine new Ambassadors nominated by Sri Lanka and who are now awaiting approval from the respective countries. The Foreign...

SC to hear petition filed against FCID

The Supreme Court (SC) today granted leave to proceed in relation to a petition filed against the police Financial Crimes and Investigations Division (FCID). The...

Death toll from AH1-N1 influenza virus rises to 40

The Health Ministry says that the death toll from the AH1-N1 influenza virus which had been spreading in the country in the recent months had...

Government looks to weaken LTTE funding networks

The Government says it is in the process of strengthening diplomatic ties with countries that have worked with Sri Lanka in the past to weaken the LTTE’s...

Opposition raises concerns over MR’s security

The opposition today raised concerns over the security of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and urged the Government to address the issue. Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP)...

US says Sri Lanka will be a critical partner

The United States (US) says as it looks to advance its interests across the Indo-Pacific, Sri Lanka will be a critical partner. Atul Keshap, the...

Another batch of Lankan refugees return

A batch of 46 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who were staying in camps across the State for several years, returned to Sri Lanka from the...

India tells Lanka Navy not to attack fishermen

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has informed a Madras High Court Bench that it has impressed upon the Sri Lankan Navy to act with restraint,...

No decision to remove army camps in North

The Government says no decision has been taken to remove more army camps in the North. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today that the...

Split over 20th Amendment to the Constitution

Parliament was today divided over the draft document on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution which was gazetted last week. During the adjournment debate on the...

President may dissolve Parliament tomorrow

President Maithripala Sirisena may dissolve Parliament tomorrow, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told a group of Tamil politicians. The Prime Minister has told the newly...

Gotabaya warns national security at risk

Former Defence Seretary Gotabaya Rajapakse today warned that national security is at risk since the LTTE international network is still active. A recent US report claimed...

UNP says Ali baba’s thieves attempting to grab power

The ruling United National Party (UNP) says "Ali baba's thieves" who were in the Government before the January 8 Presidential elections, are attempting to...