Thisara Perera

3rd T20- Strict lookout for fake tickets

As the 3rd T20 International cricket match between India and Sri Lanka is all set to be played, the issue of fake tickets has been bothering the Indian city police.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Ranil condemns Derana TV for calling a woman a ‘bitch’

Condemning a television station for using the term ‘belli’ (meaning bitch) to describe the way a woman sang ‘Danno budunge’ at the Independence Day ceremony…

Ready mixed concrete factory in Balangoda

‘No agreements which will endanger economy & culture of country’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the Government will not enter into any agreement , which will endanger the local economy and the culture of the country.

Welikada prison renovation

Fonseka’s Welikada cell gets facelift

Speculation is rife in political circles as to which prominent MP or State official of the previous regime will next be incarcerated.

Thisara Perera

Sri Lanka’s Perera grabs hat-trick against India

Sri Lankan paceman Thisara Perera became the fourth cricketer to claim a hat-trick in Twenty20 internationals in the second match of the three-game series against India on Friday.

Mahinda Rajapaksa at new political office

MR opens new political office

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s new political and public relations office was opened at Nelum Mawatha, Battaramulla this morning.

Pablo de Greiff

Lanka should not be hasty trying to meet UNHRC commitments – UN Special Rapporteur

Pablo de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, has said that Sri Lanka should not be hasty in trying to meet its commitments to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in regard to issues of transitional justice.

Yoshitha Rajapaksa remanded

Yoshitha further remanded

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha and four others including Nishantha Ranatunga, Rohan Weliwita were remanded until February 25 by the Kaduwela Magistrate over the alleged financial irregularities at the CSN.

Jayantha Jayasuriya

Jayantha Jayasuriya appointed new Attorney General

Senior Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasuriya was sworn in as the 29th Attorney General of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago.

Lotus tower construction site in Sri Lanka

Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing’s embrace

Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka’s business ties with China came under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by resuming a stalled port project and naming Beijing as the front runner for a new special economic zone.

Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero

Gnanasara Thera further remanded

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was further remanded till February 16 when he was produced in the Homagama magistrate’s court today.

John Kerry

US govt proposes USD 31 million aid to Sri Lanka

The US government has proposed a $31 million (Rs 210.49 crore) financial aid to Sri Lanka to encourage reconciliation efforts and support anti-corruption activities as the Island nation is undertaking major reforms after the historic political transition.

Kasun Rajitha

Inexperienced Sri Lanka outwit India in first T20I

PUNE: An inexperienced Sri Lanka side shocked favourites India to win the first of three Twenty20 Internationals by five wickets at Pune on Tuesday and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Sri Lanka war crimes investigation must be impartial with or without foreign judges – U.N. official

The United Nations will not force Sri Lanka to accept a role for international judges in investigating possible war crimes during the 26-year Tamil insurgency but any process must be impartial and independent, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday.

Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero

Gnanasara Thera remanded again

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, who was granted bail by the Homagama Magistrate in the Contempt of Court case, was further remanded until tomorrow (10) for allegedly threatening Sandhaya Eknaligoda.

Sarath Fonseka

Fonseka takes oath as MP

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was sworn in as a national list MP of the United National Party (UNP) a short while ago.