Rajiva Wijesinghe

“If Ranil leaves, the SLFP will step in and continue” – Rajiva Wijesinha

Parliamentarian Rajiva Wijesinha is no stranger to controversy. A State Minister in the yahapalana government that took office in January, he was the first to cross the floor and rejoin the opposition.

Sri Lanka road development

Sri Lanka to resume road development projects with China

The Sri Lankan government has decided to recommence all the main and provincial road development projects in the island nation with China, a government official said on Sunday.

Aaron Finch and David Warner hoist Michael Clarke on their shoulders - Cricket World Cup 2015

Australia win World Cup in Clarke’s fitting farewell

Michael Clarke signed off from one-day internationals with 74 as a dominant Australia won their fifth cricket World Cup after crushing New Zealand by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Mihin Lanka plane

Mihin Lanka flight returns

A Mihin Lanka flight en-route to Dhaka from Colombo was forced to return to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Sunday due to a technical failure.

Michael Clarke shares his thoughts with Brendon McCullum

New Zealand ‘fearless’ ahead of World Cup final

New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday’s World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Mattala airport

Mattala To Be Leased Out

The Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited says plans are in progress to lease out the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport to several local and foreign companies.

Kumar Dharmasena

Dharmasena, Kettleborough to supervise final

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena and England’s Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for Sunday’s World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday.

Priyantha Sirisena - Weli Raju

President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother dies

Priyantha Sirisena, the brother of President Maithripala Sirisena, who was treated at a private hospital in Colombo after an axe attack died this morning at the age of 40.

Atul Keshap

Obama nominates Indian-American as ambassador to Sri Lanka, Maldives

President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American, a former official at its Embassy in New Delhi, as the next US ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Namal Udugama

President’s Fund gives Namal Udugama Rs. 1 million for treatment

On the special approval of President Maithripala Sirisena, the President’s Fund has provided Rs. one million to vocalist Namal Udugama for treatment for a liver problem.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena met Chinese President Xi Jinping

Sri Lanka promises port project to resume after problems “sorted” – China

China said on Thursday that Sri Lanka’s visiting president had promised work would resume on a controversial Chinese-backed port development in Colombo that his administration had earlier suspended.

Ambulance lights

President’s brother injured in attack

Priyantha Sirisena, a brother of President Maithripala Sirisena, has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Polonnaruwa Hospital following an alleged attack, hospital sources said.

India Vs Australia Cricket World Cup - 2015

Australia moves into World Cup final after win over India – Cricket World Cup 2015

Australia’s pace bowlers have finished the job Steve Smith started to send the co-host storming into a seventh World Cup final with a 95-run victory over champion India at the SCG.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Court orders investigation into Gota’s bank accounts

Galle Magistrate today (26) ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to investigate bank accounts of former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena and China's President Xi Jinping attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

President Sirisena meets Xi amid new look at ties

Sri Lanka’s new president Maithripala Sirisena held talks on Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid a push to recalibrate his predecessor’s strongly pro-China policies and a review of major Chinese projects in the island nation.

Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr.Liu Jainchao welcome the President at Beijing airport

Sri Lankan president seeks to mend ties with China after port suspension

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena headed to Beijing on Wednesday seeking to end a stalemate over China’s biggest investment project in the island which his administration has suspended over allegations of wrongdoing.