All heads of state institutions asked to resign

All Chairpersons and Board of Directors of state institutions are to be asked to resign. Secretary to the President, P B Jayasundara, has instructed all...

UK police shoot attacker during London Bridge stabbing incident

British police shot a man on Friday after a stabbing in the London Bridge area in the centre of the city, a security source...

UNF to nominate Sajith as Opposition Leader

Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Sajith Premadasa is to be nominated as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. Leader of the...

Begging on trains banned from December

Begging on trains has been banned from December, the Ministry of Railways said today. The Ministry said that a decision has been taken to ban...

Modi and Gota discuss reconciliation, ethnic harmony in Sri Lanka

Visiting Sri Lankan President Gotayaba Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today discussed wide ranging issues, including reconciliation and ethnic harmony in Sri...

Royal Park murder convict prevented from travelling overseas

Royal Park murder convict Jude Shramantha Anthony Jayamaha has been prevented from travelling overseas. The Supreme Court today issued an interim injunction preventing the overseas...

Election Commission Chairman seeks approval to step down

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya has sought approval to step down from his post. Deshapriya has made the request to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the...

Maldives ex-president Yameen sentenced to five years in prison

Former Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has been found guilty of laundering over US$1 million deposited to his bank account by a company that was used...

Presidential commission to be appointed to probe malpractices

A Presidential commission is to be appointed to probe malpractices by the former Government. State Minister of Power Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

UNP accuses Government of taking revenge on CID

The United National Party (UNP) today accused the Government of taking revenge on the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). UNP Parliamentarian and former Law and Order...

Speaker makes u-turn after Sajith camp makes appeal

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has reversed his decision to name United National Front leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the leader of the opposition after 57 Parliamentarians...

Sri Lanka investigates incident involving embassy staff member

The Police and Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have launched an investigation into an incident involving a local staff member of the Swiss Embassy in...

Switzerland slams kidnapping of its employee in Colombo

Switzerland has slammed the kidnapping of one of its employees in Colombo and has summoned the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Switzerland to the Foreign...

Train derails in Galgamuwa area, tracks damaged

A train derailed in the Galgamuwa area today causing extensive damage to the tracks. The Yal Devi operating between Colombo and Jaffna derailed in the...

Major tax concessions announced by new cabinet

The new cabinet today announced major tax concessions, including the reduction of the VAT tax and the cancellation of the NBT tax, Debit tax,...

India terms recent election in Sri Lanka as “a festival of democracy”

India has termed the recently concluded Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka as “a festival of democracy”. The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka,...

Chamal Rajapaksa appointed State Minister of Defence

Former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa was appointed as the State Minister of Defence today. He took oaths before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat. He was...

New State Ministers and Deputy Ministers take oaths

New State Ministers and Deputy Ministers took oaths before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today. Among those who took oaths as State Ministers were former Speaker Chamal...

Police raid office of news website

The Police raided the office of a news website linked to an opposition politician today. Police officers searched the premises of the 'News Hub' website...

SLPP says Sinhalese Buddhists defeated racism

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says Sinhalese Buddhists united at the last Presidential election and defeated racism. SLPP member, Parliamentarian Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena urged...