Mahinda to visit India for talks with Modi

By Easwaran Rutnam Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is to travel to India next month for talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The Sunday Morning newspaper...

Dates not yet fixed for GR’s China visit

Dates have not yet been fixed for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's proposed visit to China, the President's Office said. Director General of Presidential Media Mohan Samaranayake...

Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian plane

Iran has announced its military 'unintentionally' shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard. The statement came Saturday morning local time and blamed "human...

Commission to probe political victimisation during MS, RW’s tenure

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a commission to probe political victimisation. The Presidential commission of inquiry has been tasked to look into political victimisation which...

Government accused of reneging on pledges to UNHRC, EU

The Sri Lankan Government should abide by its commitments to replace the abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) with legislation that respects its international human...

US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in Sri Lanka next week

US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan, from...

UNP fails to reach consensus on party leadership post

The Parliamentary Group of the United National Party (UNP) today failed to reach a consensus on the party leadership post. The UNP Parliamentary Group met...

India seeks release of fishermen, boats in Sri Lanka

India has sought the release of Indian fishermen and boats currently in the custody of Sri Lanka. The matter had been discussed during a meeting...

Sri Lanka prepared to face impact of new US sanctions on Iran

Sri Lanka is prepared to face any impact from new US sanctions on Iran, the Government said today. Government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that even...

Maldivians in Sri Lanka advised to check travel documents

The Maldivian Government has advised Maldivians in Sri Lanka to check beforehand the expiry date of their visas and passports. The Avas news service reported...

Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka

Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi is to visit Sri Lanka from 13-14 January 2020. The Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said that the...

Trump says US will hit Iran with ‘punishing economic sanctions’

Less than a day after Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at bases in Iraq housing U.S. and coalition forces, President Donald...

TNA says India helped Sri Lanka defeat the LTTE

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today noted that the military defeat of the LTTE was possible as a result of the assistance provided by...

Ranjan admits to “unethical actions” with good intentions

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake admitted to "unethical actions" to achieve his target in his fight against corruption. Speaking to reporters on the...

Private Member’s Bill to repeal MMDA submitted to Parliament

A Private Member's Bill was presented to Parliament today to repeal the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA). The Bill was presented by the Venerable...

Hope for justice fades 11 years after Lasantha’s murder

Hope for justice over the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge seemed to be fading as family and friends gathered at his graveside today to...

SriLankan Airlines changes flight routes to avoid Iran, Iraq airspace

Due to the prevailing unsettled situation in the Persian Gulf region, SriLankan Airlines has altered the route of its Colombo-London-Colombo flights to avoid...

Travel ban imposed on former CID Director Shani Abeysekera

A travel ban has been imposed by court on former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Shani Abeysekera, who was interdicted yesterday. Abeysekera was...

CCD launches investigation into Ranjan’s telephone recordings

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has launched an investigation into the telephone voice recordings involving former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake. The Police had raided Ramanayake’s...

UNP questions how CDs seized by Police circulating among media

The United National Party (UNP) today questioned how contents of CDs seized by the Police from the residence of UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake, was...