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...

Weather death toll nearing 50

The death toll from the extreme weather conditions experienced in the country for nearly a month is nearing 50. As of yesterday the death toll had risen...

More than 300 former Tigers freed

The army yesterday released more than 300 former LTTE cadres who had undergone rehabilitation. The former rebels were freed and handed over to their relatives...

Saudi Arabia defends executing Rizana

Saudi Arabia on Sunday defended its execution of a Sri Lankan maid for the death of an infant in her care and hit back...

UNP says road now open for censure at UNHRC

The opposition United National Party (UNP) says the government has virtually set the path for Sri Lanka to be censured at the UN Human...

Cold weather over Sri Lanka

The weather over Si Lanka today has been mainly fair and cold, the Department of Meteorology said. A cold breeze was felt in Colombo and the surrounding...

President sacks Shirani Bandaranayake

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has removed Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake by signing the relevant papers this morning. Presidential spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said that the documents signed by the...

Former peace monitors admit CFA was flawed

In their first interview since moving out of Sri Lanka in 2008, the former Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) has admitted the 2002 ceasefire...

Explosives, porn in TNA office

The Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) and the army have recovered explosives and pornographic material from the office of TNA MP S. Sridharan in Killinochchi,...