SLPP to challenge President if he seeks term extension

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says it will challenge President Maithripala Sirisena if he seeks an extension of his term through court. There have...

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...

State Intelligence Chief questioned by PSC at secret location

State Intelligence Service (SIS) chief Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena has been questioned by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks, at...

Arrest warrant issued for Nissanka and Palith in Avant-Garde case

The Colombo High Court today issued an arrest warrant for Avant-Garde Chairman, Nissanka Senadhipathi and Retired Major General Palitha Fernando over the floating armoury...

UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief to visit Sri Lanka

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka, from 15 to...

Indian, Sri Lankan Coast Guards discuss security concerns

The Indian Coast Guard held a High-Level Meeting (HLM) with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi, All India...

Gazette notice issued on resignation of Muslim Ministers

A gazette notice has been issued on the resignation of Muslim Ministers, State Ministers and a Deputy Minister. The gazette notice notes that Rauff Hakeem,...

Over 50 arrested at party organised via FB

Over 50 people have been arrested at a party in Balangoda organised using Facebook, the Police said. The Police said that 51 people had been...

EPDP, Communist Party hold talks with SLPP on new alliance

The Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) and the Communist Party had talks with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today on forming a new...

Cabinet decides to halt moves to import Chinese cigarettes

Cabinet has decided to suspend moves to import cigarettes from China, the Health Ministry said today. The issue had been raised at the cabinet meeting...

SLPP tells JVP to formally end relationship with UNF

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today demanded that the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) formally end its relationship with the United National Fornt (UNF). In...

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...

Former US envoy to Sri Lanka appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap has been appointed as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Keshap assumed duties as the Principal...

Law and Order Minister alerted about Zahran in 2016

The Law and Order Minister in 2016 was alerted about National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim. The Minister at the time, Sagala Ratnayake, told...

ADB’s first loan for Sri Lanka’s railway sector approved

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $160 million loan to modernize the operations and improve the efficiency of Sri Lanka Railways, the...

Fire at Ella rock area continues to spread

A fire which erupted at the Ella rock area continued to spread today, authorities said. The fire broke out yesterday and has been spreading since...

Hizbullah and Azath Salley resign

Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M Hizbullah and Western Province Governor Azath Salley resigned from their posts today. The President's office said that they handed over their...

Salley tells PSC, authorities were warned several times

Former Western Province Governor Azath Salley told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) today that the authorities had been warned several times about the National...

Criminal probe on cops over Easter Sunday attacks

A criminal investigation is to be conducted on nine Police officers over the Easter Sunday attacks. The Attorney General (AG) has directed acting Inspector General...

South African President holds brief talks in Sri Lanka

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport today. Ramaphosa arrived in Sri Lanka while on...