Dr Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital

‘Neville Fernando Hospital is not a teaching hospital’

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Deputy Minister Faizel Mohammed revealed in Parliament yesterday that the Dr. Neville Fernando Sri Lanka-Russian Friendship Hospital in Malabe is not a teaching hospital.

Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Rajapakshe damns International Community

Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe Thursday lashed out at the international community for making unrealistic demands from Sri Lanka.

Rajini Kanth

Rajini’s Lanka visit triggers opposition from Tamil outfits

Superstar Rajinikanth’s visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme has met with opposition from pro-Tamil outfits here, who cautioned him from getting “involved” in the emotive ethnic issue.

United Nations Human Rights

U.N. presses Sri Lanka to meet commitments on war crimes investigations, reforms

Sri Lanka must make more progress towards meeting commitments to establishing a credible investigation into alleged war crimes during the country’s civil war and enacting reforms, the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) said on Thursday.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena with Russia President Vladimir Putin

Russia pledges to enhance economic cooperation

Sri Lanka and Russia pledged to enhance long term economic cooperation and affirmed to build a strong foundation to take bilateral relations to a new high.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena at Moscow Airport

Warm welcome to President at Moscow Airport

President Maithripala Sirisena received a warm welcome at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow yesterday (22nd March). He was received by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov, Chief of Protocol and other high officials of the Russian Federation.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Zeid highlights need for international participation in judicial mechanism

While welcoming Sri Lanka’s ‘promising progress’ in constitutional reforms, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today urged the government to set up mechanisms to implement the resolution adopted at the UNHRC in 2015.

UK Parliament terrorist attack

Five dead, around 40 injured in UK parliament ‘terrorist’ attack

Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament.

India donates water bowsers to Sri Lanka

India donates water bowsers to help drought affected people

Government of India donated eight water bowsers to supply water to the people in drought affected areas. Donations were officially handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat

Sushma Swaraj

Indian fishermen urge Swaraj to take legal action against Sri Lanka

India should initiate legal proceedings against Sri Lanka in connection with the alleged killing of an Indian fisherman in that country, a delegation of Tamil Nadu fishermen demanded today during a meeting with External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

Ravi Karunanayake

Ravi to receive best Finance Minister of the Year award

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was selected as the Finance Minister of the Year for Asia-Pacific – 2017 by a prestigious London based ‘The Banker’ magazine

Sri Lanka cricket team attack

U.S. drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan

A U.S. drone airstrike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka’s cricket team in 2009

Handcuffs - Arrest by Police

Assault on Keith Noyahr: CID arrests Army Corporal

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested a Corporal attached to the Army Intelligence Directorate, in connection with the assault on journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka ex-leader’s brother ‘led death squad’: court

Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse’s brother Gotabhaya directed a top-secret death squad which targeted journalists and dissidents, a court was told Monday.

Sri Lanka Rupee vs US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee falls on importer dollar demand; stocks edge up

The Sri Lankan rupee edged down on Monday due to dollar demand from importers, while increased imports and foreign selling in rupee bonds weakened the outlook for the currency, dealers said.

General Chang Wanquan met Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Chinese Defense Minister called on President

The Minister of Defense and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China General Chang Wanquan who is on a official visit to Sri Lanka called on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (March 20)