IAEA and Sri Lanka sign nuclear technology agreement

Sri Lanka and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed a nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources agreement. T.M.R. Tennakoon, Director General, Sri Lanka Atomic...

Beddegama local council chairman arrested over assault

Baddegama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Anura Narangoda has been arrested over an assault. The Police said that he was arrested for assaulting two people.

FR filed in Supreme Court against Elpitiya PS elections

A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition was filed in the Supreme Court today against holding the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha elections. The petition was filed by three...

SLPP denies President’s allegations on Lotus Tower deal

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) denied the allegations made by President Maithripala Sirisena on the Lotus Tower deal. SLPP members spoke both in Parliament...

Shantha, Manoj, Herath take oaths as MPs

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) members Shantha Bandara, Manoj Sirisena and D.B Herath took oaths today as Members of Parliament. Shantha Bandara’s name had been...

Karu willing to consider contesting if his conditions are met

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says he is prepared to consider contesting the Presidential elections if his conditions are met. Jayasuriya says he has been asked by...

Sri Lanka concerned about Brexit, US-China trade war

Sri Lanka today raised concerns over Brexit and the ongoing US-China trade war. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019,...

Government doctors decide to go on strike

Government doctors have decided to go on strike tomorrow, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said today. The GMOA said that a 24 hour token...

Eight policemen attached to Chilaw Anti Vice Squad interdicted

Eight policemen attached to the Chilaw Anti Vice Squad have been interdicted, the Police media uni said. The Police said that they were interdicted over...

Sajith ready to face secret vote in UNP

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa today announced that he is prepared to face a secret vote in the UNP for the...

SLPP willing to continue talks with the SLFP

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says it is willing to continue talks with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). SLPP Chairman, Professor G.L Peiris...

Wigneswaran leads rally in Jaffna demanding international attention

Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran led a rally in Jaffna today demanding international attention on Tamil issues. The rally was conducted with the...

Raids carried out on several restaurants in Thenmarachchi

Chavakachcheri Public Health Inspectors conducted sudden inspection visits on 14 restaurants in the Thenmaradchi Divisional Secretariat today. The raids were carried out on the instructions...

Lotus Tower opening marred by claims of major scam in 2012

The opening of the Colombo Lotus Tower was marred by claims of a major scam linked to the deal in 2012. Speaking at the opening...

South Asia’s tallest tower declared open in Colombo

The Colombo Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest tower at 350 meters high, was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo today. The tower comprises...

Army determined to strengthen relations with Navy

The Army is determined to strengthen relations with the Navy, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said today. Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva paid the first...

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma granted bail

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma was today granted bail after being in remand for breaching a court order. The Mathugama Magistrate had remanded the Deputy Minister...

PM appears before Presidential Commission of Inquiry

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCOI) at the BMICH today. The Prime Minister had been summoned to record evidence...

Two suspects arrested over Hanwella shooting incident

Two suspects have been arrested over a shooting incident in Hanwella in which one person was killed and two others sustained injuries. The Police said...

TNA to meet Ranil for talks this week

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to meet United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe for talks this week. A TNA delegation met representatives of...