Five prisoners to be grilled on plot to kill President

Five prisoners are to be questioned over a plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena. The Colombo Chief Magistrate granted approval to the Criminal Investigations Department...

Mahesh Senanayake promoted to the rank of General

The outgoing Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General. He has been promoted by President Maithripala...

Japanese special envoy Akashi meets Mahinda

Japanese special envoy Yasushi Akashi met Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa for talks today. The Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace-Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction...

Sirisena demands candidates to implement death penalty

President Maithripala Sirisena today insisted that candidates contesting the upcoming Presidential election must pledge to implement the death penalty. Speaking at an event in Polonnaruwa...

Wigneswaran rallies Tamils against Gotabaya

Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran has urged Tamils not to back former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa has been picked as the Presidential...

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...

Namal says SLPP ready to submit documents on Gota

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa says the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is ready to submit documents related to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa's renunciation of...

Pakistan assures will extend unconditional support to Sri Lanka

Pakistan says it has always extended unconditional support to Sri Lanka at all fora and continues to do so, especially with regard to Sri...

Vote of Account to be submitted for 2020

Cabinet has approved a proposal for a Vote of Account to be submitted in Parliament for the first four months of the year 2020. Aince...

UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief to visit Sri Lanka

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka, from 15 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...

FMM condemns threat to Tamil journalist by Minister

The Freedom Media Movement today vehemently condemned the threat to journalist K. Prasanna by Palani Digambaram, Minister of Minister of Hill Country New Villages,...

Trial-at-bar to be appointed in Prageeth case

The Attorney General has requested the Chief Justice to appoint a trial-at-bar for the case over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. Attorney General Dappula...

Over Rs. 1.3 Billion in funds and property of NTJ seized

Over Rs. 1.3 Billion in funds and property belonging to the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) and its leader Zahran Hashim has been seized, the...

US Acting Assistant Secretary in Sri Lanka next week

US Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells is on travel to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India from August 6-16. She...

Former JMO indicted in Wasim Thajudeen murder case

Former Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Ananda Samarasekara was indicted by the Attorney General at the Colombo High Court today in the Wasim Thajudeen murder...

PM admits to PSC there was a serious lapse

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe admitted today that there was a serious lapse in information gathering which resulted in the deadly Easter Sunday attacks. Speaking before...

Archbishop calls for calm after tense situation in Katuwapitiya

Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith called for calm today after a tense situation arose in Katuwapitiya. The tense situation arose after a stone had allegedly been...

Sri Lanka negotiating inmate transfer with the UAE

The Sri Lankan Government is negotiating with the UAE for the transfer of expat prisoners to the island nation, a top envoy told Khaleej...

President told Bill against death penalty not legal

President Maithripala Sirisena says he has been told that the Bill against the death penalty is not legal. Speaking at an event today, the President...