China seeks Sri Lanka’s support as allegations mount on Xinjiang issue

China has sought the support of Sri Lanka as allegations mount on the Xinjiang issue. The Chinese Government has been accused of operating a large...

Ranjan Ramanayake apologises to Chief Prelates

State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, who has been accused of disrespecting the Buddhist clergy, today met the Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter and tendered...

BOI to act on company over containers with contaminated material

The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka has decided to take action against Hayleys Free Zone Limited (HFZL) over the importation of 102...

Cash strapped SriLankan Airlines offers “amazing discounts”

Cash strapped SriLankan Airlines has offered "amazing discounts" to over 35 destinations. In a statement issued today SriLankan Airlines announced the launch of ‘SriLankan Travel...

Landslide destroys at least 10 shops in Ginigathhena

A landslide destroyed at least 10 shops in Ginigathhena and one person has been reported missing. The landslide followed heavy rain and strong winds experienced...

Navy rescues crew on ship stranded near Galle harbour

The Navy rescued the crew on a ship which was stranded near the Galle harbour following bad weather today. The barge met with an accident...

Viral ‘make-old’ software now owns private data of more than 120 million people

A popular photo app that transforms people’s faces to look older could soon be under review by the FBI after privacy concerns were raised...

AG files revised application against granting bail to IGP, Hemasiri

The Attorney General today filed a revised application before the Colombo High Court against the Colombo Magistrate’s Court order granting bail to Inspector General...

Women fail to appear for medical tests to prove allegations on Dr. Shafi 

Women have failed to appear for medical tests to prove allegations against Kurunegala Teaching Hospital employee Dr. Mohamed Shafi. The Health Ministry said that facilities...

UK calls on Sri Lanka to deliver on commitments made to UNHRC

The British Government has called on Sri Lanka to deliver on the commitments made to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Minister of State at...

UNP delegation discuss death penalty with EU

A delegation from the United National Party (UNP) had talks with the European Union in Colombo today on the death penalty. The Delegation of the...

US denies funding regime change in Sri Lanka

The United States today insisted that it did not fund regime change in Sri Lanka nor was it attempting to keep the United National...

Sports Minister calls for resignation of Sri Lanka coaching staff

Sports Minister Harin Fernando has called for the resignation of the Sri Lanka Cricket coaching staff. Fernando has requested the Sri Lanka Cricket Board to...

Case on Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne postponed to October

The case on Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra (Ravi) Wijegunaratne has been postponed to October. Wijegunaratne has been linked to the case on the...

Pakistan High Commission in Colombo fumes at allegations

The Pakistan High Commission in Colombo strongly rejected allegations raised in a news report reproduced by the Colombo Gazette regarding two boats intercepted by...

UN envoy to assess right to freedom of assembly in Sri Lanka

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly...

New Jaffna Army Commander and Governor hold talks

The new Security Forces Commander of the Jaffna District, Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya and the Governor of Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan held talks...

Former Defence Secretary grilled by CID for nine hours

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has been questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for nine hours on the Easter Sunday attacks. The Police said...

Tamils assured political solution not far away

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today assured the Tamils in the North that a political solution was not far away. Speaking at an event in Jaffna...

EU and Sri Lanka hold informal counterterrorism dialogue

The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka held an informal counterterrorism dialogue today, chaired on the EU side by EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de...