Sri Lanka cricket team attack

Militant involved in Sri Lanka cricket team attack in Lahore killed

Three wanted Taliban terrorists, including one militant involved in the attack on Sri Lankan Cricket team in Lahore, were killed today by the Pakistan security forces during an operation near Lahore, officials said.

Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Historic moment where modern-day slavery will be abolished – Wijedasa

The next two days will be a historic moment for all Sri Lankans, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa said in parliament today. He added that with the 19th amendment to the constitution Sri Lankans will finally be rid of modern-day slavery.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Don’t bypass historic opportunity: President on 19A

In his address to Parliament prior to the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena said he was the only President who had been so flexible and committed to reducing or curtailing the absolute powers of the executive presidency.

Sri Lankan rescue team leaves for Nepal

Sri Lankan rescue team leaves for Nepal

A Sri Lankan team left for Nepal from Colombo on Sunday to assist in rescue and relief operations, following the earthquake on Saturday that left over 2,000 people dead and 5,000 others injured.

Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thero

Ven. Sobhitha’s satyagraha today – In support of 19 A

The Convener of the National Movement for Social Justice, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera will commence a satyagraha today at the Independence Square demanding political parties to pass the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

Daya Alwis

Popular actor Daya Alwis passes away

Popular actor Daya Alwis who was being treated at hospital following an accident last week passed away this morning, Director of the Jayawardenapura hospital told media. He was aged 72 at the time of demise.

Parliament of Sri Lanka

End of executive presidency?

The parliamentary debate on the country’s most- awaited piece of legislation in decades, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, begins tomorrow morning with the nation holding its breath as to the outcome.

John Kerry

Kerry here Saturday; will open Vesak pandal

United States Secretary of State John Kerry is to arrive in Sri Lanka on Saturday for a 24-hour visit, Foreign Ministry officials said. It is the first official visit to Sri Lanka by a US Secretary of State since the visit of William Pierce Rogers in July 1972.

Lasith Malinga

Rohit praises Malinga for match-winning performance

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday heaped praise on pacer Lasith Malinga for keeping things simple enroute his match-winning performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter.

Nepal earthquake

Nepal seeks help, death toll seen rising after devastating quake

Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people, a toll predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on Sunday.

Potatoes - Big Onion

Import tax on potatoes and big onions increased

The import tax on potatoes has been increased from Rs 40 to Rs 55 per kilogram and big onions increased from Rs 10 to Rs 30 per kilogram with effect from today, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

10 UPFA MPs noticed by Colombo Magistrate

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today issued notice on 27 persons including 10 UPFA Parliamentarians to appear before the court on May 8 on contempt of court charges, after they violated a court order and staged a protest opposite the bribery commission.

Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Bribery DG won’t be replaced – Justice Minister

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, PC, yesterday said that Mrs Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) wouldn’t be removed.

Arjuna Mahendran

Sri Lanka central bank head resumes duty after bond probe report

Sri Lanka’s central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed his duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence after being cleared by a panel investigating a controversial government bond auction.

C.V. Wigneswaran

Wigneswaran seeks release of 3 Indians in Premananda case

CHENNAI: Chief minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province C V Wigneswaran has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release three life convicts in the sensational Swamy Premananda case.

Maithripala Sirisena - 100 days program

‘My aim was to avoid exercising excessive powers’

President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the nation last night, said his intention was not to use unlimited executive powers that are vested in his position.