Arjuna Mahendran

CB Governor says not seeking reappointment

Under fire Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran said he would not seek reappointment when his term ends next Thursday 30, after the Government came under intense pressure to replace the controversial official.

Right to Information Bill

Sri Lanka enacts right to information bill after successive delays

Sri Lanka’s parliament enacted a right to information bill on Friday, in a move to curb corruption and provide timely information to the public.

EU UK flags

EU vote shows divided Britain, result too close to call

Britain’s bitterly contested referendum on whether to quit the European Union was too close to call on Friday as early results showed a deeply divided nation while the pound was hammered on financial markets.

Gun shooting

Man shot dead in front of Mahara Court

A person has been shot dead in front of the Mahara Magistrate’s Court, a short while ago.

Defence Headquarters in Akuregoda Sri Lanka

Consultancy firm involved in construction of new defence headquarters suspended

Government on Wednesday announced its decision to suspend the services of the private consultancy firm involved in the construction of the new defence headquarters complex at Akuregoda.

CV Wigneswaran

Tamils in Sri Lanka need a federal solution: Wigneswaran

The grievances of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka can only be addressed through a federal system of governance and the merger of north and eastern provinces, Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has said.

Rajitha Senaratne

No VAT on Healthcare Services – Minister Senaratne

Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne yesterday confirmed the value added tax is not applicable on channelling services and medicines.

Muthuvel Karunanidhi

Karunanidhi denies being party to ceding of Katchatheevu

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday denied the allegation of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa that he was aware of ceding Katchatheevu islet to Sri Lanka and did not oppose the move.

Liam Plunkett hits a six at last ball

Plunkett hits last-ball six as England tie with Sri Lanka

England’s Liam Plunkett smashed the last ball of the match for six to earn his team a dramatic tie with Sri Lanka in the first one-day international in Nottingham on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka satellite picture

World’s 10 safest countries to visit revealed – but where does Sri Lanka rank?

Iceland tops the Global Peace Index for the sixth year in a row, followed by Denmark and Austria, while Syria is ranked as the world’s least peaceful place.


Will retrieve Katchatheevu from Sri Lanka, says Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha assured the state assembly on Monday that her government would retrieve the Katchatheevu Island, which was given to Sri Lanka by India in 1974.

Central bank of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to issue US$ 250 million development bonds this week

Central Bank has announced the plans to sell US$ 250 million worth of development bonds to foreign and local investors.

Mohammed Muzammil

Mohammed Muzammil arrested by FCID

National Freedom Front (NFF) Spokesman and Colombo Organiser Mohammed Muzammil was arrested by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) today on charges of misusing vehicles belonging to the government.

Angelo Mathews

Mathews tells Sri Lanka to up their game against England

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said his side will have to be at their best to beat England in the five-match one-day international series which starts on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Let us resolve ourselves to fill our lives with compassion & contentment – President

Poson Poya Day, which falls today recalls historical reminiscences that enrich the Sinhala culture and its moral values through the influence of Buddhist culture that was introduced with the establishment of Buddha Sasana with the arrival of Arahath Mahinda

Narendra Modi - Prime Minister of India in a video conference

India PM Modi, Lanka President Sirisena inaugurate Jaffna stadium that India renovated

In a significant step towards rebuilding Sri Lanka, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday jointly inaugurated the renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna.