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...

Defence Ministry insists no threat to locals or tourists

The Defence Ministry today insisted that there is no threat to locals or tourists. A statement by the Ministry of Defence said that the government...

Gunman kills 20 in rampage at Walmart store in Texas

A gunman armed with a rifle killed 20 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday and wounded more than two dozen...

EU offers to help Sri Lanka counter violent extremism

The European Union (EU) has offered to help Sri Lanka counter violent extremism. During a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana in Thailand, EU...

HRW demands justice for ACF workers killed in Muttur

Sri Lankan authorities have failed to bring to justice those responsible for the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers 13 years ago, Human Right Watch said today....

Sri Lanka conducts case involving tourists via video conferencing

Sri Lanka conducted a case involving the sexual harassment of two tourists via video conferencing. The Attorney General’s Department had permitted the Kandy High Court...

Concerns raised over security for Kandy pageant

Concerns were raised in Parliament today over the security for the annual Kandy Perahera (pageant). The Kandy Esala Perahera Festival will commence on the 05th...

Zahran Hashim’s brother-in-law arrested

National Thowheed Jama’ath leader Zahran Hashim's brother-in-law Mohammadu Abdul Kader, has been arrested. The Police said that Zahran Hashim's wife's brother was arrested by the...

Four Muslim MPs who resigned as Ministers reappointed

Four Muslim Parliamentarians who resigned from their Ministerial portfolios during the tense period following the Easter Sunday attacks, were reappointed to their posts today. Accordingly,...

Police fire tear gas and water on protest in Colombo

The Police fired tear gas and water on protesting unemployed graduates in Colombo today. The protesters gathered near the Lotus Roundabout blocking traffic. The Police used...

Ten month old twins killed in Sammanthurai

The Police said that the two girls were found killed in the bathroom of the house. The mother is suspected to have committed the crime...

UNP to decide between Ranil, Sajith, Karu

The United National Party confirmed that it will pick either party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya or Sajith Premadasa as the UNP Presidential candidate. State...

Over 600,000 people affected by drought in Sri Lanka

Over 600,000 people have been affected by the drought in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre said today. The Disaster Management Centre said that 615,984...

As Sri Lanka debates death penalty US to execute convicts

While Sri Lanka debates a decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to impliment the death penalty on selected convicts the US Government has ordered the...

SC issues order preventing trial at special High Court against Gota

The Supreme Court issued an order today preventing the trial against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the special High Court. The Supreme Court issued...

Presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns to Sri Lanka

Presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka after undergoing medical treatment in Singapore. He arrived in Sri Lanka last night and was escorted to...

Three arrested over Jaffna shooting incident

Three youth have been arrested over the recent shooting incident in Jaffna. The Police had opened fire on a group of youth on motorcycles on...

Case against Pujith and Hemasiri postponed to October

The case against Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando over the Easter Sunday attacks has been postponed...

Security increased in Jaffna after shooting

Security has been increased along the streets of Jaffna after a shooting incident last night. The Police had opened fire on a group of youth...