Sumanthiran seeks criminal probe against fake news

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran has sought a criminal investigation against fake news published in three local newspapers. In a letter to the...

Defence Secretary instructed to act on officers in high profile cases

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has informed Defence Secretary General (Retired) Shantha Kottegoda to take appropriate action against officers facing accusations in high...

EC requests FB to remove sponsored pages, paid polls advertisements

The National Elections Commission has requested Facebook to remove sponsored pages, paid election related advertisements. National Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said that they have...

CA verdict on Gota challenged at SC

The Court of Appeal verdict on the writ application filed against Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Sri Lankan citizenship has been...

Five EU Parliamentarians join election observers on the field

Five EU Parliamentarians have joined an EU Election Observer Mission deployed to Sri Lanka to observe the 2019 Presidential election. The Chief Observer of the...

Army deploys 243 troops to Mali for peacekeeping operations

A new contingent of 243 Army personnel of the Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Army, set to serve in the United Nations Multidimensional...

Facebook assures will protect Sri Lanka’s upcoming election

Facebook has assured it will protect Sri Lanka’s upcoming elections and has deployed teams to ensure that Facebook can play a positive role in...

Sri Lanka says ICRC offered unhindered access to all places of detention

Sri Lanka says the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was offered unhindered access to all places of detention. Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said...

Sajith condemns decision to free Royal Park murder convict

New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa today condemned the decision to free the Royal Park murder convict, Don Shramantha Jude Anthony Jayamaha. The...

Election Commission member speaks out ahead of polls

Election Commission member, Professor Ratnajeevan Hoole, has spoken out on some of his concerns ahead of the crucial Presidential election on 16 November. His concerns...

Lawyers suspect Gotabaya is still a US citizen

A group of lawyers today raised suspicions that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa could still be a US citizen and that documents made public...

FB urged to control election related political propaganda

Facebook has been urged by local election monitors to control election related political propaganda. The People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL), noted that...

Five-judge SC bench to consider FR on MCC deal

A five-judge bench has been appointed by the Supreme Court to consider the Fundamental Rights petition submitted against the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)...

Over 40 vehicles destroyed in fire at PSD building

Over 40 vehicles were destroyed in a fire at the Presidential Security Division (PSD) building in Fort, Colombo. The Police said that 47 motorcycles and...

Royal Park murder victim’s sister demands answers from President

The sister of Royal Park murder victim Yvonne Johnson has demanded answers from President Maithripala Sirisena after the President pardoned the convict over the...

Namal says confirmed Gota not a US citizen

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) member, Namal Rajapaksa says it has now been confirmed that SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is not a US...

Royal Park murder convict gets Presidential pardon

Royal Park murder convict Jude Shramantha Anthony Jayamaha was given a Presidential pardon today. The Prison's Department said that he had been released today after...

Maldives opposition reaches out to diplomats based in Sri Lanka

The Maldives opposition has reached out to diplomats based in Sri Lanka and raised concerns over the state of the judicial system in the...

Lasantha’s daughter terrified of repercussions if Gota wins

Ahimsa Wickrematunge, daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga, says she fears the repercussions if Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins...

Major electricity breakdown at BIA

A major electricity breakdown was reported at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for over 20 minutes this morning. Passenger operations at the airport were severely...