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Sunday February 5th, 2023

Sri Lanka PM has not sought audience with Pope, says foreign ministry after Cardinal's remarks

"We're seeing a conspiracy being attempted to cover up the Easter Sunday attack,” Cardinal Ranjith said.

September 8, 2021 3 min read

Second tremor in Sri Laka's deep south in two weeks; experts unconcerned

The tremor is attributed to an earthquake that occurred in Sumatra, Indonesia.

September 7, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister meets UN rep ahead of UNHRC sessions

 The UNHRC session is scheduled on September 12.

September 3, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka share index end at fresh record high; Expolanka leads

Sri Lanka’s main stock index gained 1.87 percent recording an all-time high on Thursday (26)

August 26, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka gets career foreign service officer as MFA secretary

Aruni Wijewardane assumed duties as the new Foreign Ministry secretary

Sri Lanka injects Rs60bn for 40 days below risk free yield

Injections despite severe fuel and cooking gas shortages

Major expansion of passenger boat services planned

The government is planning a massive expansion of passenger and cargo boat services that will link Colombo with the subu...

August 26, 2019 2 min read

Masked gunmen kill two in Hanwella.

Two individuals were shot and killed by two unidentified gunmen inside a house at Pahathgama in Hanwella last night (25 ...

August 26, 2019 1 min read

Pro-Yahapalana civil society activists demand bicameral Parliament

A collective of civil society groups has declared their support for any presidential candidate who promises to establish...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 24, 2019 4 min read

Emergency lifted with proviso to deploy forces

The government has allowed the Emergency Regulations to lapse five months after they were imposed in the wake of the Eas...

August 23, 2019 1 min read

Prematurely naming candidate could create problems in UNP-led alliance - Wijepala

United National Party (UNP) backbencher Wijepala Hettiarachchi said that naming the party's presidential candidate befor...

Nisali De Silva
August 23, 2019 1 min read

Nagananda, Rohan team up, form new 'worker bee' alliance

"Alternative” presidential hopefuls Nagananda Kodituwakku and Rohan Pallewatta joined hands yesterday, vowing to defea...

August 23, 2019 4 min read

Pakistan statement on Sirisena meeting "breach of diplomatic protocol"

A “breach of diplomatic protocol” is how senior officials are describing an exchange of statements between the Pakis...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 23, 2019 2 min read

Ella Rock fire: fight still on to douse it

The fire that engulfed the forest reserve of the Ella Rock last evening has not yet been doused as, according to Ella po...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 23, 2019 1 min read

President commissions SLNS Parakramabahu new vessel gifted by China

Sri Lanka Navy's P-625 which was handed over to the Sri Lanka Navy by the People's Republic of China for enhancing opera...

August 23, 2019 1 min read

UNP will split into two - Mahinda

There is every sign that the United National Party will split into two, whomever they chose as their Presidential candid...

August 22, 2019 1 min read
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UNP will lose if it does not get its act together - Patali

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) chief Patali Champika Ranawaka is urging the United National Party to resolve its internal is...

August 22, 2019 2 min read

Welikada chief jailor murder: Second suspect nabbed

A second person suspected of aiding and abetting in the murder of the chief jailor at the Welikada Prison Training Schoo...

August 22, 2019 1 min read

Easter Tragedy: Four months on

Four months after the devastating Easter attacks, questions remain, and with an election around the corner, the victims ...

Himal Kotelawala
August 21, 2019 3 min read

Did Gota vote in 2005 when he was still an American?

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is calling on the Elections Commission to investigate a complaint mad...

August 21, 2019 2 min read

New Army Commander ceremoniously takes office

The newly-appointed 23rd Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Army Hea...

August 21, 2019 2 min read

Cabinet nod for reforms in Muslim marriage and divorce act

The cabinet of ministers had approved the joint proposal presented by Minister of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs ...

August 21, 2019 1 min read

Three-member committee unable to testify in detail at the PSC

Head of the three-member presidential committee Supreme Court Justice Vijith Malalgoda said that they would have to test...

August 20, 2019 3 min read

UNP questions Gota's candidacy given ongoing court cases

Questioning the suitability of former Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to run for president, the United Nat...

Nisali De Silva
August 20, 2019 1 min read

No document handed over to PM at yesterday’s meeting – Chandima

UNP MP Chandima Gamage said both leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and deputy leader Sajith Premadasa will work together in th...

August 20, 2019 2 min read

New army commander accepts the symbolic baton from former army chief

A formal military and dignified ceremony were held at the Army Headquarters premises this morning (20 Aug) where the for...

August 20, 2019 1 min read