Ex Minister Johnston Fernando arrested

Former Minister Johnston Fernando was arrested today after he gave a statement to the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID). Fernando was questioned for several...

Basil Rajapaksa further remanded

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was further remanded when he was produced before the Kaduwala Magistrate today. Rajapaksa and three others were remanded till...

SC rules against removing Tissa

The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that the expulsion of former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake from the United National Party (UNP) is invalid. In...

US now sees Sri Lanka as a partner

The United States now sees Sri Lanka as a partner, a US State Department spokesperson said. Jeff Rathke, Acting Deputy Spokesperson at the State Department said this...

Jayampathy calls for new constitution

Jayampathy Wickramaratne, the leader of a three-member team that prepared the 19th Constitutional Amendment in Sri Lanka, called for a new Constitution which will...

Pakistan wants strong Lanka ties

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that Pakistan's economic ties and trade linkages with Sri Lanka must be further strengthened for the...

Indian fishermen to protest over Sri Lanka

Fishermen in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Monday decided to call for a bandh to protest against the central government's indifference to the issues...

DMK accused of betraying Tamils

India's PMK Chief Ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss on Monday lashed out at DMK treasurer MK Stalin, his likely competitor for the job, charging the...

Congress wants Indo-Lanka talks

India’s Congress party has called for talks between India and Sri Lanka on the fishermen issue. Senior congress leader and former union minister Mani Shankar...

President Sirisena’s brother dies

The youngest brother of President Maithripala Sirisena, on Saturday succumbed to injuries he sustained in an axe attack earlier this week. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera...

UK hails peaceful polls

Britain has hailed the largely peaceful conduct of the provincial council elections saying the high turnout across all three provinces demonstrates the desire of...

Monitors to look at whole process

Commonwealth election monitors say they will look at the entire process leading up to the Northern Provincial Council Elections when compiling their report on...

Severe weather advisory issued

The early warning centre of the Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather advisory for the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces. The Department...

Shirani barred from leaving

Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been barred by court from leaving the country. Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya issued the order when Bandaranayake appeared...

UNP fears religious tensions

The main opposition UNP today condemned violence against places of religious worship saying it is deeply wounding the sentiments of entire communities of people...

Human smuggler arrested

A key suspect wanted over smuggling people to Australia from Sri Lanka was arrested in Kiribathgoda today, the police media unit said. The police said...

UK refuses to boycott CHOGM

The British government has rejected calls to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November. At the House of Commons...

Petition seeks release of fishermen

An organisation to protect the interests of fishermen has moved the Madras High Court for a direction to the Centre to take diplomatic steps...

G.L to face CHOGM FMs

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris will come face to face with Foreign Ministers from the Commonwealth during a meeting in New York later...

Jaya writes to Manmohan on Lanka

The Tamil Nadu government today asked the Centre to drop its proposal to sell two naval warships to Sri Lanka. In a letter to Prime...