Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

Debate on COPE report will be given priority: Minister

State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana said the COPE report on the ‘Treasury Bond Issue’ would be taken up for debate on priority basis at the very first session of Parliament in 2017

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe

Sri Lanka president cancels colonial-era order amid falling popularity

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday rescinded a colonial-era British order naming 19 nationals as “traitors” for leading a rebellion nearly 200 years ago, his office said

Lakshman Kiriella

Sri Lanka to invite private investment in higher education sector

Sri Lanka would open up the higher education sector for private investment, an official said here on Wednesday.

Hambantota port plan

Sri Lanka to ink JV with Chinese firm to develop southern port

Sri Lanka will take part in a joint venture with China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited to develop a port in its south, where China has also been offered an investment zone.

United Nations Human Rights

U.N. rights watchdog calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture

A U.N. rights watchdog called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate documented allegations of torture and rape of detainees by security forces and to rein in broad police powers.

Karuna Amman

Karuna Amman released on bail

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today granted bail to former Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, better known as Karuna Amman

Hirunika Premachandra

Illnesses mentioned in Duminda’s diagnosis card false: Hirunika

The illnesses mentioned in the prison hospital diagnosis card of former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva are all false, said UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra.

Rohan Samarajiva

Taxing telecom a tragedy!

Slapping higher taxes on data is a regressive move that could discourage ecommerce development in Sri Lanka, an expert said yesterday

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

First priority should be national security – Gotabaya

The first priority of a country should be the national security, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa asserts.

Ranil Wickremesinghe in LSEG Technology Facility

LSEG Facility stamps investor confidence for Sri Lanka

The investment in Sri Lanka by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) technology facility is a clear example of the investment confidence foreign countries have on Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.


Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa dies

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 p.m. on Monday at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. She was 68.


India’s Jayaram Jayalalitha still ‘critical’ after heart attack

One of India’s most popular and powerful politicians, J Jayalalitha, remains in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack on Sunday night, the hospital treating her said.

Tissa Attanayake Remanded

Tissa Attanayake released on bail

The Colombo High Court granted bail to former General Secretary of the United National Party Tissa Attanayake, who was in remand custody.

President Maithripala Sirisena

Religious Freedom has been ensured in Sri Lanka – President

Religious Freedom has been ensured in Sri Lanka, as religious philosophies help people live more virtuously and disciplinedly, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

New Zealand PM John Key resigns

John Key, the New Zealand Prime Minister and leader of the National party, has resigned in a decision that has taken the country by surprise.

Government of Sri Lanka

Government considers bringing EPF, ETF under Treasury

With the objective of introducing a pension scheme for private sector employees, the Government is considering a proposal to bring the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees Trust Fund (ETF) under the Treasury