Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe at the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple

Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China: Wickramasinghe

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said Sri Lanka is neither pro-India nor pro-China. Mr. Wickramasinghe was answering reporters during his visit to the Sreekrishna Temple here on Saturday.

Avant Garde - Mahanuwara ship

Floating armoury report to AG

The probe report on the suspected illegal arms deal racket of the Avant Garde and Rakna Araksha Lanka security firms has been handed over to the Attorney General, but government officials were tightlipped on who were being lined up for further investigations and possible criminal prosecution.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

I Tried To Control Mervyn

He was considered a powerful Defence Secretary during his term in office but Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says the media portrayed the wrong image about him.

Tilvin Silva, Somawansa Amarasinghe with Anura Kumara Dissanayake - JVP Sri Lanka

Can’t let Somawansa leave us – JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna said yesterday in response to its former leader Somawansa Amarasinghe’s announced resignation from the party that they were trying to keep him back in the party.

International Cricket Council - ICC

Sri Lanka mulls options as ICC threatens to stop funds

The appointment of an interim body to run Sri Lankan cricket is in tune with laws governing the island nation, the country’s sports minister said on Friday.

Broadband Internet

Broadband penetration: India ranks behind Sri Lanka, Bhutan

NEW DELHI: India is ranked below Bhutan and Sri Lanka in terms of broadband penetration and the multi-layered structure involved in the decision making for the sector needs to be overhauled, telecom regulator Trai said today.

Sarath Ekanayake

No Confidence Motion against Central Province Chief Minister

A no confidence motion against Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake was handed over to the Council’s Assistant Secretary P.G. Dissanayake today.

Chandrika Kumaratunga

Ranil merely joked about shooting Indian fishermen – CBK

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was joking when he made the comment about shooting Indian fishermen, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said in an interview with DNA.

ICC - International Cricket Council

ICC to probe government ‘interference’ in Sri Lankan cricket

LONDON: The International Cricket Council said on Thursday it would write to the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka regarding possible government interference into the running of cricket on the island.

Somawansa Amarasinghe with Vijitha Herath

Somawansa resigns from JVP to form new party

Former Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amarasinghe today said that he will resign from the JVP and form a new party.

Rohitha Abeygunawardena

Rohitha Abeygunawardena sacked from SLFP central committee

Former Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena has also been removed from the Central Committee of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

Parliament of Sri Lanka

Constitutional Reforms in Sri Lanka must prohibit Members of Parliament from practicing law

The case for good governance and the current hurry to pass constitutional reforms cannot omit a very important clause which is the need to prohibit lawyer-politicians from practicing law and influencing decisions as well as making use of parliamentary privileges when they get cornered.

Pablo de Greiff

UNHRC Lists Out Urgent Tasks For Lankan Government

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has listed out certain urgent tasks for the Sri Lanka government so that the charges of human rights abuses and war crimes are meaningfully addressed in a reasonable period of time.

Eran Wickramaratne

Majority pledges fulfilled in 100 Day programme

Most of the pledges in the 100 Day programme of President Maithripla Sirisena’s Presidential Election Manifesto is being fulfilled while the most crucial one to reduce the powers of the Executive President is in progress, said Highways and Investment Promotion Deputy Minister Eran Wickramaratne.

Nishantha Ranatunga

Nishantha Ranatunga questioned by FCID

The Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is currently questioning former SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, regarding a financial transaction of a private media organisation.

India Sri Lanka

On-arrival visa for Sri Lankans visiting India from April 14

Sri Lankans visiting India will receive visas on their arrival from yesterday (April 14th) as Sri Lanka has been added to the list of countries that will enjoy the visa on arrival facility.