Sarath Fonseka

Lasantha Killing: SF says special unit set up to attack journalists

The CID told court today that according to Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s statement on Lasantha Wickramatunga’s killing, a special unit had operated under the former head of the Intelligence Services, Kapila Henda Witharana to attack the Media.

Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Ranil refutes proposal for international intervention

Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe has stated that no external parties will be required to carry out the investigations pertaining to the allegations made by the Geneva proposal against the country.

President Maithripala Sirisena

President opens SLFP political academy

“The country needs not the politicians who say ‘yes’ for everything, but young politicians who say ‘that is not the way, this is the correct path”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan

Chinese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka, Nepal

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan left on Sunday for official visits to Sri Lanka and Nepal, the Defence Ministry said, trips that could unnerve neighboring India.

WM Mendis

Aloysius may get big tax concession for Kalkudah distillery

Under a budget proposal effective this year, Arjun Aloysius’ liquor manufacturing firm W M Mendis and Co. is likely to receive a 100 percent capital allowance for locating its proposed four billion-rupee alcohol distillery at Kalkudah in the Batticaloa district.

Sri Lanka money Rupee notes

Government faces rupee crisis

A decline in foreign investments and reserves has caused the government to face a rupee crisis.

Court Decision

PIL to extradite fisherman murder case accused from Sri Lanka

A public interest litigation petition (PIL) was filed in the Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Friday seeking a direction to the Centre as well as State Government to extradite the accused in a case registered in connection with the death of Rameswaram fisherman K.Britjo (21)

Lands in war zone in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s war survivors hope new law will unlock state land holdings

For almost two decades, Sivaraja Sivakumar has lived on a plot of land in the north of Sri Lanka – but he has no idea who owns it.

Sri Lanka Rupee vs US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee weaker on dollar demand from foreign bank

The Sri Lankan rupee edged down on Friday on dollar demand from a foreign bank, but a state bank sold dollars, capping losses in the local currency, dealers said.

Drought with no rain

Drought will block Sri Lanka from 2017 growth pace officials see: economists

Sri Lanka’s 2017 growth rate is likely to be significantly lower than the government and central bank forecast, mainly due to a severe drought and tight monetary and fiscal policies, private economists said.

Oil tanker

Oil tanker hijacking: Somali pirates release ship and crew after gunfight

Somali pirates who hijacked an oil tanker on Monday have released the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, officials say.

US State Logo

US extends support to help enhance justice and reconciliation

The United States of America (USA) have extended their support to help Sri Lanka enhance the process of improving reconciliation and justice within the country, authorities reveal.

Mangala Samaraweera Vs Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mangala takes on Mahinda: ‘Shame on you, Mahinda, shame!’

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has taken on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a strongly worded letter, accusing him of hypocricy and double standards:

Sri Lankans deported from Australia

25 Sri Lankan asylum seekers deported from Australia

Twenty- Five Sri Lankan nationals who had been deported from Australia as they had attempted to illegally, arrived in Sri Lanka earlier today (15), police reveal.

Somali pirates

Somali Pirates Demand Ransom for Release of Seized Oil Tanker

Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive

Rajitha Senaratne

Rajapaksa has measles: Rajitha

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his supporters seem to have contracted measles.