Several killed as bus goes down precipice in Passara

Several people were killed when a bus went down a precipice in Passara, Badulla  this evening. The Police said that at least 12 people were...

UK Minister of State holds talks in Sri Lanka

UK Minister of State (Minister for the Commonwealth, the UN and South Asia) and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict,...

Mahinda holds talks with US Ambassador

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa had talks with the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz today. The meeting took place at the Opposition Leader's...

Longest ballot paper for 2019 Presidential election

The 2019 Presidential election will see the longest ballot paper being used with 35 candidates contesting. The National Elections Commission said that the ballot paper...

Cabinet approves MCC grant of US$ 480 million

The Cabinet has approved the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant of US$ 480 million. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera had submitted a proposal on the grant...

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...

Ranil to continue as PM in a UNF Government

Current Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe will continue as Prime Minister in a United National Front Government. United National Party General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said...

Fonseka attacks Ranil over outcome of Presidential election

United National Party (UNP) member and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka attacked UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe over the outcome of the Presidential election last...

Sri Lankan linked to terrorism detained in Panama

A Sri Lankan linked to terrorism has been detained in Panama, reports from Panama said today. The Ministry of Security said that the suspect was...

SLFP removes Chandrika from Attanagalla SLFP Organiser post

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has removed former President Chandrika Kumaratunga from the Attanagalla SLFP Organiser post. SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera said that...

Test flight from India lands at Jaffna International Airport

A test flight from India landed at the new Jaffna International Airport today ahead of the formal opening. Alliance Air made a successful landing on...

Malinga to retire after first Bangladesh ODI

Lasith Malinga is set to bring down the curtains on his illustrious ODI career after the first game of the three-match series against Bangladesh...

South Asia’s tallest tower declared open in Colombo

The Colombo Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest tower at 350 meters high, was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo today. The tower comprises...

Three policemen injured following clash in Wellawatte

Three policemen were injured following a clash in Wellawatte last night, the Police media unit said. The Police said that six people were injured in...

Northern Governor revokes new health service recruitment

Governor of the Northern Province, Dr. Suren Raghavan has issued a directive to the relevant officials to immediately revoke the results of the interviews...

Karunanidhi’s daughter holds talks in Colombo

Tamil Nadu politician Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi, has had talks in Colombo with the Government and others. She...

Gnanasara Thero ordered in court over contempt charge

The Court of Appeal has ordered the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero and three others to...

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,...

Sri Lanka to take action on UN Resolutions on countering extremism

Sri Lanka is in the process of taking action on UN Security Council Resolutions on countering violent extremism, which all member states are obliged...

Canadian envoy discusses post-war situation with North Governor

The High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka David Mckinnon called on the Governor of Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan today (26) at Governor’s...