Karu willing to consider contesting if his conditions are met

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says he is prepared to consider contesting the Presidential elections if his conditions are met. Jayasuriya says he has been asked by...

Sajith ready to face secret vote in UNP

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa today announced that he is prepared to face a secret vote in the UNP for the...

Lotus Tower opening marred by claims of major scam in 2012

The opening of the Colombo Lotus Tower was marred by claims of a major scam linked to the deal in 2012. Speaking at the opening...

South Asia’s tallest tower declared open in Colombo

The Colombo Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest tower at 350 meters high, was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo today. The tower comprises...

PM appears before Presidential Commission of Inquiry

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCOI) at the BMICH today. The Prime Minister had been summoned to record evidence...

Hambantota Port links up with Ranong Port in Thailand

The Hambantota International Port (HIP) has signed an agreement for port-to-port cooperation with the Ranong Port in Thailand. The partnership is a bid to build...

US asserts it respects Sri Lanka’s culture

The United States has asserted that it appreciates and respects Sri Lanka’s culture. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz officially opened the...

Sirisena slams SLPP members critical of SLFP

Head of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), President Maithripala Sirisena today slammed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) members who have been critical of...

One person killed, another injured in Hanwella shooting

One person was killed and another person sustained injuries following a shooting incident in Hanwella today. The gunmen had arrived in a van and opened...

Ranil wants winning formula from UNP Presidential candidate

United National Party (UNP) leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he has asked for a winning formula to be presented by anyone wanting to...

UNF says talks with Sajith successful

The United National Front (UNF) says talks held with United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader and Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa last night (Saturday) were...

SLFP suspends membership of MPs who crossed

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has suspended the membership of five Parliamentarians who crossed over and supported the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and...

Gota’s camp says unaware if China funding campaign

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The team involved in promoting former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the next Presidential elections, says it is not aware if China...

Seven Pakistan nationals sentenced to life in prison by Negombo court

Seven Pakistan nationals have been sentenced to life in prison by the Negombo High Court after being found guilty of smuggling heroin into Sri...

Karunanidhi’s daughter holds talks in Colombo

Tamil Nadu politician Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi, has had talks in Colombo with the Government and others. She...

CA orders Magistrate’ Court to acquit Rajapaksa

The Court of Appeal today directed the Colombo Magistrate’ Court to acquit former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the other suspects charged in the...

Mahendran extradition request sent to Singapore

The extradition request for former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has sent by the Foreign Ministry to the Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore,...

Sri Lanka tells UNHRC it had to realign its immediate priorities

Sri Lanka has informed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that following the Easter Sunday attacks this year it was compelled to realign its...

SriLankan bans certain MacBook Pro devices on flights

SriLankan Airlines has banned passengers from carrying MacBook Pro devices which do not have the required verification documents. Apple has determined that, in a limited...

Sri Lanka alerted of threat to team if they tour Pakistan

Sri Lanka has been alerted of a threat to the cricket team if they tour Pakistan. The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has now sought...