Most Boeing Dreamliners grounded for battery checks

Airlines scrambled on Thursday to rearrange flights as Europe, Japan and India joined the United States in grounding Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner passenger jets...

Clash at Moratuwa university

A clash at the Moratuwa university has resulted in the Engineering faculty and Institute of Technology (NDT) being temporarily closed. The clash had erupted between...

US unhappy with government response

The United States (US) says it is not satisfied with the response given by the Sri Lankan government in terms of protecting democracy following...

GTF confirms meeting Mangala

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a London based Tamil Diaspora group seen by the government as being supportive of the LTTE, has confirmed that...

Peiris resigns from government post

Newly appointed Chief Justice (CJ) Mohan Peiris has resigned from his government post. The new CJ told the Colombo Gazette that he had stepped down...

Fonseka seeks alliance with former CJ

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has sought to join hands with former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. Fonseka's media unit quoted him as saying that Bandaranayake has faced...

G.L is heading to India

External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris is to visit India next week to meet Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, Live Mint reported. India and Sri Lanka...

UN mum as US renews concerns

The United Nations (UN) remained silent when asked about the appointment of new Chief Justice Mohan Peiris yesterday while the US State Department, for...

ICJ condemns Mohan’s appointment as CJ

The appointment of former Attorney General Mohan Peiris as Sri Lanka’s new Chief Justice raises serious concerns about the future of the Rule of...

TNA to decide on US visit

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to meet this week and discuss a proposed visit to the United States (US) early this year, reports...

Shirani says rule of law brutally mutilated

Former Chief Justice (CJ) Shirani Bandaranayake says the very tenor of rule of law, natural justice and judicial abeyance has not only been ousted,...

Mohan Peiris appointed the new CJ

Mohan Peiris, a former Attorney General who had also represented the government at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, was today appointed as...

Russian arrested with fake US dollars

A Russian national has been arrested in Negombo with fake US dollars, the police media unit said today. The Russian was arrested at a hotel...

US says impeachment may impact foreign investments

The US State Department says the removal of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake could impact on Sri Lanka’s ability to attract foreign investment. Speaking to reporters...

Our constitution may not be perfect – MR

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka's constitution may not be perfect but it still needs to be followed. He said this at a special meeting...

Lawyers to fight impeachment of chief justice

Sri Lanka’s lawyers on Monday announced a legal challenge to the impeachment of the chief justice and vowed to keep up a battle for...

Train accident near Ambepussa railway station

Two trains collided near the Ambepussa railway station this evening injuring at least 5 people. According to the Railway Control Room (CGR) a train engine...

Commonwealth considering action on Lanka

The Commonwealth is considering action on Sri Lanka for removing Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma, in a statement, expressed deep disappointment at the dismissal of the Chief...

TNA MP says he is being framed

Tamil National Alliance MP S. Sritharan says he is being framed by the government over the discovery of explosives and pornographic materiel in his Killinochchi office. He said...

UNP to boycott committee on new CJ

The United National Party (UNP) will boycott the parliament council meeting headed by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa which will select the new Chief Justice tomorrow. UNP MP...