Britain ready to assist Sri Lanka in establishing democracy

Britain says it is always ready to assist Sri Lanka to establish democracy in the country. Head of the South Asia Department at the UK...

Former SLMC MP and General Secretary extend support to Gota

A former Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Parliamentarian and a former SLMC General Secretary have extended support to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate...

UNP fears sabotage in Kurunegala prevented helicopter from landing

The United National Party (UNP) fears sabotage prevented the helicopter carrying New Democratic Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa from landing in Kurunegala this evening...

Talks among Tamil parties on polls ends in stalemate

Talks held today among five Tamil political parties, including members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), with regards to the Presidential election ended in...

Premadasa insists he has picked only the Defence Minister

New Democratic Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa says he has decided only on the post of Defence Minister. Speaking at an election rally in Dambulla...

Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes a grandfather

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has become a grandfather. His son Rohitha Rajapaksa and daughter-in-law Tatyana had a baby boy today. Tatyana gave birth at a private...

MCC deal likely to be signed before election

The agreement on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant of US$ 480 million is likely to be signed before the 16 November Presidential election. Speaking...

Ranil says he will be PM under Sajith’s Presidency

United National Front leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will be Prime Minister in a future Government with Sajith Premadasa as President. At a special media...

Sri Lankan Muslim body says ISIS leader’s death a prayer answered

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) today welcomed the news on the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a...

Revised land deed for Colombo Port City handed over to China

The revised Colombo Port City land deed was handed over to China in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena and Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan...

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...

Political Parties agree to extend voting period by one hour

Political parties have agreed to a proposal by the Elections Commission to extend the voting period of the upcoming presidential election by an hour The...

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,...

Interim order against death sentence extended till 10 December

The Supreme Court (SC) today extended an interim order preventing the implementation of the death sentence till 10 December. The Supreme Court had in July...

US Congressman warns China out to help Sri Lanka monitor citizens

A US Congressman has warned that China is looking to help Sri Lanka monitor its citizens. Congressman Ted Yoho said that some countries seem to...

Tamil parties to announce stand on polls on Wednesday

Five Tamil political parties who met today for crucial talks with regards to the Presidential election, will meet again on Wednesday and announce their...

Sajith not prepared to talk with TNA based on 13-point demands

New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa is not prepared to talk with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) based on the 13-point demands...

Speaking in Jaffna Gota appeals to Tamils to have faith in him

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa today appealed to the Tamils to place their faith in him. Speaking at an election rally...

Sri Lanka commends Trump on death of ISIS leader

The Sri Lankan Government today commended US President Donald Trump on the successful operation which led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr...

Sri Lanka calls for collective action to address contemporary global challenges 

Sri Lanka has reaffirmed its commitment to the founding principles of the Non-Aligned Movement and called for the group's collective attention to the need...