New regulations on drone operations

The Government, which lifted the ban on civilian drone operations yesterday, is to introduce new regulations, which will include carrying a clearance sticker to...

UN and GR discuss sustainable peace and harmony

The United Nations and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa have had talks on sustainable peace and harmony. UN Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer said that she met the...

Government insists no ban on Rajinikanth to visit Sri Lanka

The Government today insisted that there was no ban on Indian superstar actor turned politician Rajinikanth from visiting Sri Lanka. Government Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa tweeted...

Sri Lanka on alert as mystery virus emerges in China

Sri Lanka has been placed on alert after a mystery virus emerged in China and infected hundreds. The Health Ministry has already advised Sri Lankans...

Army, Governor brief EU on matters related to the North

The Army and Northern Province Governor have briefed the European Union (EU) on matters related to the North. The Ambassador of the European Union to...

UNF leaders decide to support Sajith’s new alliance

United National Front (UNF) leaders have decided to support the new political alliance headed by United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa. UNF member...

Case on Ranjan over firearm without valid license postponed

The case over the possession of an unlicensed weapon by Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake has been postponed to 9th February. Ramanayake, who is in remand custody,...

Avant Garde chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi granted bail

Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi, who was arrested and remanded in October last year, has been granted bail. Following his arrest in October, Senadhipathi was...

Ban on operating drones imposed after Easter attacks lifted

A ban imposed on operating drones following the Easter Sunday attacks last year, has been lifted. The Civil Aviation Authority said that drones can now...

Mahinda notes innovations introduced by LTTE

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today noted the innovations introduced by the LTTE during the war, including the suicide jacket and small, fast, explosives laden...

Former Akuressa PS Chairman sentenced to 15 years in jail for rape

Former Chairman of the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha, Saruwa Liyanage Sunil was today sentenced to 15 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) by the Colombo High Court...

HC to decide on 21 January on revised application against Rajitha’s bail

The Colombo High Court is to decide on 21 January if it will hear the revised application filed against the Magistrate Court order to...

SLFP removes Chandrika from Attanagalla SLFP Organiser post

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has removed former President Chandrika Kumaratunga from the Attanagalla SLFP Organiser post. SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera said that...

Yasantha Kodagoda recommended to be appointed to the SC

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has recommended that the President of the Court of Appeal Yasantha Kodagoda PC, be appointed to the Supreme Court. President Rajapaksa has...

Sri Lankan deported from Serbia detained in Bangalore

A 24-year-old Sri Lankan national has been arrested by immigration officials at Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore after he was deported from Serbia, Deccan...

Australian authorities charge five Sri Lankans for theft

Australian authorities have charged five Sri Lankans for theft in Melbourne’s CBD over the past two months. Police have charged seven people following a series...

Sri Lankan born rapper M.I.A. receives MBE

Sri Lankan born rapper M.I.A. was awarded the MBE after being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The Paper Planes hit-maker was recognised in...

Sajith to form new alliance if no deal

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa will form a new alliance if an agreement is not reached on the UNP leader post. UNP...

SLFP decides to work with GR at Parliamentary polls

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to work with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Parliamentary elections this year. The SLFP Central Committee met...

After tense meeting UNP fails to agree on party leader post

A crucial United National Party (UNP) meeting at the party headquarters ended following a heated exchange of words between rival camps. The meeting was held...