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...

Two suspects linked to NTJ leader arrested in Kandy

Two suspects linked to National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim have been arrested in Kandy. The Police said the two suspects were arrested during...

In human rights report UK says will push Sri Lanka to show progress

The British Government says it will continue to press for further progress on human rights in Sri Lanka this year, including efforts to improve...

Thirteen Sri Lankan illegal immigrants deported by Australia detained at BIA

Thirteen Sri Lankan illegal immigrants were deported from Australia and were detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today. Officials said that the Sri Lankans...

Australia notes assistance given by Sri Lanka to fight human smuggling

Australia has noted the assistance given by Sri Lanka to fight human smuggling. In an update on Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) activities related to the...

Pakistan downgrades diplomatic relations with India

Pakistan has decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with India, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo quoted the Press Information Department of the Government of...

Sri Lanka to give effect to UN resolutions on counter terrorism

Sri Lanka is to give effect to UN Security Council resolutions to counter terrorism and violent extremism, the Foreign Ministry said today. Tangible measures to...

Slave Island salon manager killed, five arrested and remanded

The manager of a salon in Slave Island was clubbed to death and five suspects have been arrested and remanded over the incident. The Police...

Popular maths teacher arrested over assault on van driver

A popular mathematics teacher has been arrested over an incident where a van driver was assaulted, which went viral on social media. The Police said...

Reunion alerted over boat coming from Sri Lanka

Reunion island has been alerted over a boat arriving from Sri Lanka with suspected migrants. According to media reports from Reunion island, the authorities in...

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...

Sri Lanka wants readmission of Maldives to Commonwealth fast tracked

Sri Lanka wants the readmission of the Maldives to the Commonwealth fast tracked. Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said Sri Lanka supports the readmission of the...

Supreme Court issues interim order against death penalty

The Supreme Court today issued an interim order against the implementation of the death penalty. The Supreme Court ordered that the death penalty not be...

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...

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...

Muzammil sworn in as Western Province Governor

Former Colombo Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil was sworn in as the new Governor of the Western Province today. He took oaths before President Maithripala...

Airline defends action taken on passenger heading to Colombo

SriLankan Airlines defended action taken on a passenger who had arrived from Melbourne to Colombo last week. The said passenger had boarded UL 605 in...

Most STF commandos in Colombo protecting three VVIPs

Most Special Task Force commandos based in Colombo have been deployed to protect three VVIPs, it was revealed at the Parliament Select Committee hearing...

Kanjipani Imran sentenced to six years in jail

The Colombo High Court today sentenced notorious drug dealer Kanjipani Imran to six years in jail. He was sentenced to jail over the possession and...

MS to declare day of mourning if Bill against death penalty is tabled

President Maithripala Sirisena says if a Bill to abolish the death penalty is tabled in Parliament he will declare that day a day of...