Handcuffs - Arrest by Police

Son of MP Mahindananda arrested for drunk driving

MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s son has been arrested by the Kirulapone Police last night on charges of driving under influence of liquor.



Colombo city

Mastercard lists Colombo as world’s 4th fastest growing tourist destination

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is the world’s fourth fastest-growing destination for international visitors, according to the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena at UNGA

Endorsement of our achievements by world leaders is a great incentive and a blessing for Sri Lanka – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the world leaders have commended Sri Lanka on the achievements of the last 18 months and that is a great incentive, encouragement and a blessing for Sri Lanka.



Dilhara Lokuhettige

Blames Mathews for axing

Dilhara Lokuhettige announced his retirement from Test and ODI cricket at a press conference held at the Moors Sports Club in Braybrooke Place yesterday.



IMF - International Monetary Fund

IMF waits on VAT

An International Monetary Fund (IMG) mission winding up their review of the Sri Lankan economy yesterday warned a second tranche of the $ 1.5 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) would be dependent on the implementation of the proposed VAT hike.



Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe

Sri Lanka to be made a hub supporting naval, air, communication and business operations; PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has revealed that initial arrangements have been finalized to make Sri Lanka a hub extending necessary support for naval, air, communication and business operations.



Barack Obama

U.S. President Obama praises positive transformation in Sri Lanka

The U.S. President Barack Obama stated that the positive transformation taking place in Sri Lanka at present is exemplary to the world and he assured his fullest support for the development of Sri Lanka.



Solar panels in roof

High costs slowing Sri Lanka push toward solar energy

An ambitious plan by the Sri Lankan government to outfit 100,000 homes with solar panels, to turn them into power producers for the national grid, may be too expensive for many families to afford, experts warn.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena with Ban Ki-Moon

Ban Ki-moon commend President’s commitment to good governance & reconciliation

The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highly appreciated President Maithripala Sirisena’s total commitment to good governance and reconciliation.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena at United Nations UN General Assembly

Speech delivered by President Maithripala Sirisena at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly

I am extremely happy to take part in this 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. I wish to bring to the notice of Your Excellencies the current situation in my country.



Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President holds bilateral discussions with Australian Prime Minister and Indian Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena attended the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which commenced yesterday (Sep. 20) at UN Headquarters in New York.



Hirunika Premachandra

Hirunika and 8 others granted bail over abduction case

Nine defendants including MP Hirunika Premachandra, who have been charged over the abduction and threatening of an individual, were granted bail by the Colombo High Court.



Dana J Hyde with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

US Millennium Challenge Corporation to assist Sri Lanka

The United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has selected Sri Lanka for its Threshold Programme, under which assistance will be provided for selected projects.



India Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, India working on trade pact

Sri Lanka and India are working towards signing an Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA), and discussions are on for the purpose, a top Sri Lankan official said.



Roshan Goonetileke

MiG deal: Ex-Air Force Commander quizzed by FCID

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has questioned former Airforce Chief Air Marshal Roshan Goonetileke.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena at Clinton Global Initiative meeting

President attends Clinton Global Initiative meeting

President Maithripala Sirisena attended the Open Plenary of the Bill Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting, in which the Plenary Session of the Partnering for Global Prosperity was held yesterday (Sept. 19) at the Sheraton Hotel in New York.