Sri Lanka to give effect to UN resolutions on counter terrorism

Sri Lanka is to give effect to UN Security Council resolutions to counter terrorism and violent extremism, the Foreign Ministry said today. Tangible measures to...

EU envoys meet PM and discuss concerns

Ambassadors of European Union countries based in Sri Lanka called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today and discussed some concerns. The Prime Minister's Office said...

No cabinet meeting this week

Cabinet will not be meeting this week as a result of a dispute between President Maithripala Sirisena and the United National Party over the...

Shangri-La to reopen this week after deadly attacks

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo announced that it will reopen this week following the Easter Sunday incident. The Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo was one of three hotels...

Final report on probe related to Easter Sunday attacks handed over

The final report on the investigations conducted by a special committee on the Easter Sunday attacks, was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena today. The...

US likely to take legal action against group linked to bombings

The US maintains the option to pursue legal action against the group linked to the Easter Sunday bombers once the investigations are completed, The...

Macau pulls team from Sri Lanka World Cup qualifier citing safety

Macau's football chiefs have said they will not send a team to Sri Lanka for a World Cup qualifying match this week, citing security...

Modi says Sri Lanka visit will help further strengthen ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his visit to Sri Lanka will help further strengthen the close ties between both countries. Modi is scheduled to...

President refuses to approve PSC grilling security officials

President Maithripala Sirisena has said he cannot approve the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) grilling security officials. At a meeting with Senior Ranks of Sri Lanka...

India says relationship with Sri Lanka has seen landmark changes

India says its relationship with Sri Lanka has seen landmark changes in the last five years. The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit...

Sri Lanka Navy commissions vessel acquired from the US

The vessel P 626 acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) from the US Government in a bid to increase the operational capability of...

Medical experts to examine women who complained against doctor

Medical experts will examine the women who complained against a doctor in Kurunegala, Dr. Mohamed Shafi. The Chief Judicial Medical Officer in Colombo will head...

IGP makes startling revelations on President before PSC

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara made some startling revelations on President Maithripala Sirisena before the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter...

Muslim Ministers who resigned to meet Chief Prelates

Muslim Ministers who resigned from their portfolios are to meet the Chief Prelates, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem told Parliament today. He...

Chief Prelates urge Muslim Ministers to resume duties

The Chief Prelates in Kandy today urged Muslim Ministers who had resigned from their portfolios this week, to resume their Government duties. The Chief Prelates...

Mangala asserts Constitution does not give priests power to decide

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today said that every elected and appointed official in Sri Lanka has sworn an oath to uphold and defend a...

Nalaka De Silva reveals Zaharan Hashim was being monitored

Former Director of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Nalaka De Silva told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks today...

CID investigating alleged negligence by officials on attacks

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed court that an investigation has been launched into alleged negligence by officials related to the Easter Sunday...

MR concerned over safety of intelligence officers

Opposition leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has raised concerns over the safety of intelligence officers after sensitive information had been revealed to the...

Muzammil sworn in as Western Province Governor

Former Colombo Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil was sworn in as the new Governor of the Western Province today. He took oaths before President Maithripala...