Sri Lanka Promotion Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes resigns

Allowing the new Government to appoint a new Chairman, Kishu Gomes has rendered his resignation to Sri-Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau effective 15th of November...

Over 280 prisoners to be pardoned by President

Some 284 prisoners who had committed minor offences are to be pardoned by President Maithripala Sirisena. Once the President had given his approval to grant...

Royal Park murder convict seeks second chance at life

Royal Park murder convict Jude Shramantha Jayamaha has appealed for a second chance after growing outrage over his release from prison. Jayamaha was serving life...

North Governor holds talks with Tamil Nadu DMK leader

Northern Province Governor Dr Suren Raghavan has had talks with the leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and opposition leader of the Tamil Nadu...

Journalist attacked at his home in Galle

A journalist has been attacked at his home in Galle and he has been admitted to hospital for treatment. The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence...

Lasantha’s daughter appeals against ruling in US court

Ahimsa Wickrematunge, daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, and her legal team filed a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,...

Sri Lanka’s Jayathma among TIME’s 100 most influential people

Sri Lanka's Jayathma Wickramanayake has been listed in the prestigious TIME magazine’s 100 Next, a new list of the most influential people in the...

Monitors concerned over Gotabaya’s affidavit

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) are deeply concerned with recent developments that may impact the...

Suspects arrested over Easter Sunday attacks further remanded

A group of suspects arrested over the Easter Sunday attacks were today ordered to be further remanded. The 13 suspects were produced before the Kalmunai...

Sumanthiran seeks criminal probe against fake news

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran has sought a criminal investigation against fake news published in three local newspapers. In a letter to the...

Defence Secretary instructed to act on officers in high profile cases

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has informed Defence Secretary General (Retired) Shantha Kottegoda to take appropriate action against officers facing accusations in high...

EC requests FB to remove sponsored pages, paid polls advertisements

The National Elections Commission has requested Facebook to remove sponsored pages, paid election related advertisements. National Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said that they have...

Ukrainian arrested at BIA with Gold

A Ukranian has been caught at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle in gold biscuits worth Rs 20 million. The suspect had...

CA verdict on Gota challenged at SC

The Court of Appeal verdict on the writ application filed against Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Sri Lankan citizenship has been...

Five EU Parliamentarians join election observers on the field

Five EU Parliamentarians have joined an EU Election Observer Mission deployed to Sri Lanka to observe the 2019 Presidential election. The Chief Observer of the...

Army deploys 243 troops to Mali for peacekeeping operations

A new contingent of 243 Army personnel of the Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Army, set to serve in the United Nations Multidimensional...

Period to issue temporary ID ends

The period for requesting temporary Identification Documents has ended. Temporary Identity Documents were being issued for the purpose of the upcoming elections to be used...

Facebook assures will protect Sri Lanka’s upcoming election

Facebook has assured it will protect Sri Lanka’s upcoming elections and has deployed teams to ensure that Facebook can play a positive role in...

Sri Lanka says ICRC offered unhindered access to all places of detention

Sri Lanka says the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was offered unhindered access to all places of detention. Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said...

Suspect arrested with heroin shot dead

A suspect who was arrested with heroin was shot dead by the Police when he allegedly attempted top flee. The Police said that the suspect...