Hakeem says Muslims saw Indo-Lanka accord as betrayal

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem told Parliament today that the Muslims in Sri Lanka felt the Indo-Lanka accord betrayed the Muslim...

Amnesty calls for reforms as ‘Trinco 5’ case recommences

Amnesty International today welcomed the decision of the Attorney General of Sri Lanka to recommence investigations into the killing of five Tamil students –...

SLPP says will sue UNP after Presidential election

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says it will take legal action against members of the current UNP-led Government after the Presidential elections. SLPP Chairman,...

SLFP-SLPP talks make progress; MS-MR to meet

Talks between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) made progress today and the party leaders are now...

Australia warns Sri Lankan asylum seekers on ‘Zero Chance’

The head of Australia’s operation to combat illegal maritime migration was in Colombo and Negombo today, calling upon Sri Lankans to join in efforts...

UNP to have more talks on Presidential candidate

The United National Party (UNP) has decided to have more talks on the Presidential candidate of the United National Front (UNF). United National Party (UNP)...

Sajith’s camp rejects PM’s bid to abolish Executive Presidency before polls

Several United National Party Ministers today rejected a proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to abolish the Executive Presidency before the upcoming Presidential elections. A...

China donates bomb detecting robots to Sri Lanka

China today donated high tech bomb detecting equipment, including bomb detecting robots to Sri Lanka. The Chinese Government donated several equipment including drugs and explosive...

Record 41 candidates place deposits to contest polls

A record 41 candidates have placed deposits to contest the Presidential election next month. The deadline to place the cash deposits ended at 12 noon...

TNA rebel MP Viyalendiran extends support to Gota

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian S. Viyalendiran has extended support to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Viyalendiran had extended support to...

Pardon being considered for Royal Park murder convict

A Presidential pardon is being considered for Royal Park murder convict Jude Shramantha Anthony Jayamaha. Speaking at the National Youth Model United Nations conference held...

Malaysian lawmakers, several others charged over links to LTTE

Malaysian lawmakers, Seremban Jaya assemblyman P. Gunasekaran and Gadek assemblyman G. Saminathan were today charged with supporting the now defunct Sri Lankan terror group,...

CBK writes to Sirisena defending her recent actions

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (CBK) says she was only a guest at an event held recently where several political parties, including the United...

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...

Sri Lanka urged to uphold human rights commitments

Sri Lanka has been urged to uphold its human rights commitments and continue to move forward, bringing the whole country together. A spokesperson for the...

UK’s Conservative Party also mentions Sri Lanka in polls manifesto

The UK's ruling Conservative Party has also mentioned Sri Lanka in its election manifesto ahead of the 13 December General election. Last week the election...

Maithripala says his political career is still not over

Former President Maithripala Sirisena says his political career is still not over. Speaking at an event in Polonnaruwa today Sirisena said that some people assume...

UNP to contest Parliamentary election under Ranil’s leadership

The United National Party (UNP) is to contest the Parliamentary election under the leadership of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, UNP General Secretary Akila...

Patali Champika Ranawaka remanded till 24th December

Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka who was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) yesterday, was today ordered to be further remanded till 24th...

Swiss Embassy employee released on bail

A Swiss Embassy employee who was arrested and remanded after she claimed she was kidnapped and released, was granted bail today. The employee was arrested...