Interim order against removing Ekanayake

The Court of Appeal today issued an interim order against the move to remove Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake. The move to remove Ekanayake was...

Gota appears before Bribery Commission

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa appeared before the Bribery Commission today to make a statement over allegations filed against him. Rajapaksa appeared together with his...

Sri Lankan youth arrested in India

A 26-year-old Sri Lankan national was arrested in India for allegedly attempting to travel to Sri Lanka onboard a boat of a Tamil Nadu fisherman...

Drunk man forced Lanka bound flight u-turn

A Malaysia Airlines flight to Colombo had to turn back to Kuala Lumpur due to a drunk passenger, the national carrier said on Sunday,...

John hits out at the opposition

Minister of Public Order and Christian Affairs, John Amaratunga today slammed the opposition for saying they will go to Geneva to seek support against...

CBK sees a threat to good governance

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga today warned that there is a threat to good governance and to those who accept good governance in Sri Lanka. Speaking at...

Lanka expresses grief over Pakistan crash

The Government today expressed its heartfelt condolences to the family members of the bereaved passengers of the Pakistan helicopter crash. A Foreign Ministry statement said that...

JVP wants the NEC dissolved

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today called for the National Executive Council (NEC) to be dissolved. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the NEC...

Lankans in Qatar will not be brought back

The Sri Lankans displaced by the fire in Qatar will not be brought back to Sri Lanka, Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala said today. She...

Several affected and displaced after rain

Several families have been affected and some have been forced to seek shelter at temporary camps following the heavy rain over the past 48...

MH179 heading to Colombo makes u-turn

A Malaysian Airlines flight heading to Colombo, had made a u-turn last night and returned to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) after burning fuel...

UN Group on missing confirms visit

The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has confirmed the dates of its visit to Sri Lanka this year. The Working Group,...

Church concerned over attacks

The Catholic Bishops' conference of Sri Lanka said it was deeply concerned about the atrocious killings of the large numbers of Christians in certain...

President acts on Wilpattu issue

President Maithripala Sirisena today issued orders to immediately halt the deforestation and allocation of land to people inside the Wilpattu National Park. The order was...

Over 90 MPs to back motion on Ravi

Over 90 Parliamentarians have so far extended support to the no-confidence motion which is to be tabled in Parliament against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake,...

Maithripala hails Cameron’s win

President Maithripala Sirisena termed as "splendid" the victory at the elections yesterday by British Prime Minister David Cameron. Sirisena also said that Sri Lanka looks forward...

Journalists in Lanka among vulnerable

Journalists in Sri Lanka and India are among the most vulnerable in South Asia, because attackers generally go scot-free, says a report of the...

BJP, Lanka discuss 13th amendment

A BJP team from Tamil Nadu on a Track II diplomatic mission has urged the Sri Lankan government to expedite democratic reforms under the...

Katchatheevu not open for talks

The government today said that it would not hold any discussions with India over an issue to renegotiate the Katchatheevu island which is located in...

Kotte Mayor arrested over assault

Kotte Mayor Janaka Ranawaka was arrested today over an assault incident involving the opposition leader of the Kotte Municipal Council. Ranawaka had allegedly assaulted the...