Letter of resignation

Director General of Customs resigns

Director General of Department of Customs Jagath P. Wijeweera has tendered his resignation to the Secretary of the Finance Ministry, Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said today at a media briefing.

Crime investigations in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police probe death of US pilot

Sri Lankan police have launched a probe into the death of a US Air Force pilot whose body was discovered in a hotel room in capital Colombo last week, an official said.

Pavithra Wanniarachchi

John, Pavithra back Mahinda, attend Balangoda meeting

Ratnapura District MPs John Seneviratne and Pavitra Wanniarachchi yesterday pledged their support for the on-going campaign to bring back former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the UPFA’s prime ministerial candidate at the next parliamentary election.

Dheepan wins award in cannes

Dheepan wins top award at Cannes Film Festival

‘Dheepan’ has won the top prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or. The Jacques Audiard-directed drama, which centres on refugees fleeing post-civil war Sri Lanka for a life in France, surprisingly claimed the coveted award…

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President warns SLFP members not to disband the party

Presiding over the Monaragala District Sri Lanka Freedom Party Convention held Saturday (23rd) at the Library Auditorium in Monaragala, the President declared that he is meticulously discharging his obligations on behalf of the country and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

SLFP logo

MR faction seeks nominations for remanded members

The pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa faction in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is seeking nomination even for its members currently in custody, a spokesman said yesterday.

Sarath Fonseka

Fonseka to contest Parliament polls

Democratic Party leader, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says he will contest the next Parliament elections.


Jayalalithaa takes oath Tamil Nadu CM

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Saturday was sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister, nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges.

Sri Lanka women's cricket team

Sri Lanka probe finds evidence of sex bribes in women’s cricket team

Sri Lanka’s sports ministry said on Friday that an investigation had found evidence that members of the national women’s cricket team had been forced to perform sexual favors for officials in order to earn or keep their places in the squad.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

MR regime placed Rs. 2.7 trillion of Bonds privately for cronies benefit: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday revealed that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal had hidden Rs. 2.7 trillion worth of Treasury Bonds for the benefit of their cronies.


Jayalalitha: India leader set to form Tamil Nadu government

Jayaram Jayalalitha is set to return as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the state governor invited her to form a new ministry.

Nimal Siripala de Silva

Ranil has no real mandate – Nimal Siripala

Leader of the Opposition Nimal Siripala de Silva said yesterday that Ranil Wickremesinghe became the Prime Minister due to the benevolence of President Maithripala Sirisena as it is impossible for a party that does not command the majority support in Parliament to appoint its leader as the Prime Minister.

Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary observed

Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary was on Thursday observed as “anti-terrorism day” to generate awareness about the danger of terrorism.

Tiran Alas

Attorney General halts Tiran’s arrest

The Attorney General yesterday stalled the arrest of Parliamentarian Tiran Alles after the Supreme Court noticed the Police on the strength of a Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Parliamentarian.

Letter of resignation

Four SLFP Ministers resign

SLFP Parliamentarians Dilan Perera, C.B. Rathnayake, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Pavithra Wanniarachchi have resigned from their respective ministerial portfolios.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President says he will never disband FCID

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said he was in talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to remove the last paragraph of the gazette notification pertaining to the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division.