Ranil hopeful of political solution to Tamil question

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is confident and hopeful that the political situation in Sri Lanka following the August 17 general election, although complex, is...

Several killed and injured in New Zealand mosque shooting

Several people have been reported killed and many more injured in a shooting incident at two mosques in New Zealand. A gunman, dressed in a...

China says security situation in Sri Lanka not back to normal

China says the security situation in Sri Lanka has not returned to normal. The Chinese state media institution, Xinhua, reported that the Chinese Embassy in...

Funerals of five Sri Lankans who drowned in UK held

The funerals for the five young men from Sri Lanka, Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, known as Ken, and his brother Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, 22, known as...

Srilankan airlines to suspend flights to Paris and Frankfurt

Sri Lanka's National airline, Srilankan Airlines today announced that it will be suspending flights to Paris and Frankfurt from October and November this year. Accordingly,...

Officer shot dead, 6 including 3 children injured in Piliyandala

An officer attached to the Police anti-narcotics unit was killed and six others, including 3 children were injured in a shooting incident in Piliyandala. The shooting...

UN Human Rights chief Prince Zeid to visit North

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will visit the North during his visit to Sri Lanka which...

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...

EU includes Sri Lanka in ‘dirty-money’ blacklist

The European Union (EU) Commission has included Sri Lanka in a new list of 23 third countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering...

Mangala to brief US on progress towards sustainable peace

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera is to visit the US next week where he will brief US officials on the progress made in the reconciliation process. Samaraweera...

Special High Court to hear case on Gota from January 22

The Special High Court has decided to hear the case against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the misappropriation of funds for the D.A. Rajapaksa...

UN Chief, UN Security Council condemn attack on Sri Lankan troops

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned the attack which led to the deaths of two ‘blue helmets’ from Sri Lanka and injured six...

Embilipitiya youth died of severe bleeding and shock

The youth who died in Embilipitiya following a clash with the police had suffered from severe bleeding and shock, the report by the judicial...

Fonseka likely to get cabinet Minister post next week

Former army commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is likely to get a cabinet Minister post in the cohabitation Government next week. Sources told the Colombo Gazette...

Mahinda wants Parliament dissolved and early elections

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called on President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve Parliament and hold early Parliament elections. Speaking to reporters at a media briefing,...

Gamini Senarath granted bail in first case of special court

Former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others were granted bail today in the first case by the Special Court. The court had issued...

Thaipongal will help co-existence says President

Thaipongal is a festive occasion that signifies the everlasting relationship between human beings and nature, states President Maithripala Sirisena in his Thaipongal Message to...

Sri Lankan illegal asylum seekers can never visit Australia

Australia on Sunday announced plans to ratchet up its tough policy against refugees by banning any asylum seeker who attempts to reach its shores...

US notes people of the North have shown resiliency

The United States says people of the North have faced extreme adversity, yet have shown tremendous resiliency. Senior representatives from the Embassy of the United...

OIC expresses concerns over anti-Muslim assaults in Ampara

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed deep concerns at the reports of the heavily tense situation after a mosque, several hotels and vehicles...