Sri Lanka’s new envoy to UN meets UN Chief

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Sri Lanka's new Ambassador to the UN, Kshenuka Dhireni Senewiratne met UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York. Senewiratne, Ambassador and...

Cabinet approves proposal to reform MMDA

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Cabinet has approved a proposal to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA). A proposal to amend the Act was submitted by the Muslim...

Five prisoners to be grilled on plot to kill President

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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