China seeks Sri Lanka’s support as allegations mount on Xinjiang issue

China has sought the support of Sri Lanka as allegations mount on the Xinjiang issue. The Chinese Government has been accused of operating a large...

Arjun and others indicted and granted bail by Permanent High Court

Perpetual Treasuries Limited, PTL owner Arjun Aloysius and others accused in the treasury bond scam case were indicted and granted bail by the Permanent...

Viral ‘make-old’ software now owns private data of more than 120 million people

A popular photo app that transforms people’s faces to look older could soon be under review by the FBI after privacy concerns were raised...

US denies funding regime change in Sri Lanka

The United States today insisted that it did not fund regime change in Sri Lanka nor was it attempting to keep the United National...

Pakistan High Commission in Colombo fumes at allegations

The Pakistan High Commission in Colombo strongly rejected allegations raised in a news report reproduced by the Colombo Gazette regarding two boats intercepted by...

President speaks to Singapore PM to extradite Mahendran

President Maithripala Sirisena says he has spoken to the Prime Minister of Singapore to extradite former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran over the Central...

UN envoy to assess right to freedom of assembly in Sri Lanka

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly...

EU and Sri Lanka hold informal counterterrorism dialogue

The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka held an informal counterterrorism dialogue today, chaired on the EU side by EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de...

MS to declare day of mourning if Bill against death penalty is tabled

President Maithripala Sirisena says if a Bill to abolish the death penalty is tabled in Parliament he will declare that day a day of...

Sri Lanka wants readmission of Maldives to Commonwealth fast tracked

Sri Lanka wants the readmission of the Maldives to the Commonwealth fast tracked. Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said Sri Lanka supports the readmission of the...

Colombo Mayor assures will address sexual harassment issue

The office of the Colombo mayor, Rosy Senanayake has said she was working to addressing the issue of sexual harassment. “Clearly it’s something that needs...

Agreement reached on amendments to Muslim Marriage Act

An agreement has been reached on amendments to the Muslim Marriage Act, Parliamentarian Faiszer Musthapha said today. He said the amendments to the Muslim Marriage...

Muslim MPs to accept Ministerial posts again

Muslim Parliamentarians who resigned from their Ministerial posts following the Easter Sunday attacks, have decided to accept Ministerial posts again. The decision was taken when...

Dr. Mohamed Shafi further remanded

The Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court today ordered Dr. Mohamed Shafi to be further remanded till 25 July. Dr. Shafi appeared in court today over the case...

Fuel prices slashed under monthly pricing formula

Fuel prices were reduced today under the monthly fuel pricing formula. The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) said that Petrol 92 Octane has been reduced by...

AG instructs Acting IGP to locate witnesses in Trinco 5 case

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has instructed Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wickramaratne to try and locate the witnesses in...

Verdict on Gamini Senarath case on August 8

The Permanent High Court at Bar is to deliver the verdict in the case against former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath on 8th...

Army intelligence officer arrested over attack on Editor

Army intelligence officer Lalith Rajapaksa has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the assault on former Editor Upali Tennakoon. Rajapaksa was arrested...

Indictments served on Mahanama and Dissanayake

Indictments were served on the President’s former Chief of Staff  I.H.K. Mahanama and the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC) Piyadasa Dissanayake...

Former LTTE cadres meet US officials, discuss ban

A group of former LTTE cadres have met officials of the US Embassy in Colombo and urged them to lift the ban on the...