Lasith Malinga to retire from international cricket after 2020 ICC World T20

Sri Lankan limited overs captain Lasith Malinga will retire from international cricket after next year’s Twenty20 World Cup, he revealed on Friday.

Ravi’s info blackout

Media Spokesman of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Enterprise Development Sulakshana Jayawardene has resigned from the post with effect from 21 March, informed sources said.

TNA demands foreign judges in war crimes probe

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) demanded yesterday that foreign judges be included in a special court to investigate war crimes, a day after the United Nations (UN) again granted Sri Lanka more time for a much-delayed probe.

Sri Lanka signs $1 billion loan with China to build highway

Sri Lanka signed a $989-million loan with China’s Exim Bank on Friday to build a highway linking the centre of the Indian Ocean island to a Chinese-built seaport in the south, the Sri Lankan finance ministry said.

UNP agrees to abolish executive presidency

A discussion was held between UNP Leaders including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the leaders of the JVP at the office of the Prime Minister today (22nd) regarding the 20th amendment to the Constitution that includes proposals to abolish the executive presidential system.

Court decides to hear petition against Rishad Bathiudeen

The petition filed against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, seeking the prohibition of deforestation at Vilaththukulam forest reserve in Wilpattu National Park, has been scheduled to be heard on June 28th.

Police baton charge protesters in Puttalam

Riot Police on Friday resorted to baton-charge to disperse protesters demonstrating in Puttalam against the proposed sanitary landfill site in Aruwakkalu.

Burnt body found in a vehicle in Moneragala

A partly-burned human body of a 50-year-old person has been recovered from inside a double cab vehicle at Horombuwa in Moneragala this morning (22).

Beliatta UNP PS member succumb to his injuries

Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Opposition Leader (UNP) Kapila Amarakoon who had been hospitalised with gunshot injuries died this morning, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.

Main shareholder not Oman Government – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament yesterday that the main shareholder in the proposed project to build an oil refinery in Hambantota was not the Oman Government.

Gotabaya believes Karu likely rival

Former Defence Secretary, on Wednesday (20), told a gathering at Gauthama Viharaya, Narahenpita that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was seeking to be UNP candidate at the 2019 presidential election.

UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka passed without vote

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution on Sri Lanka was adopted at the 40th session of the UNHRC held in Geneva, today (21).

UN human rights chief warns Sri Lanka of fresh conflict

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Wednesday warned Sri Lanka it could slip back to conflict unless it addressed the “worst crimes” during the final stages of its ethnic war.

UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka to be debated today

The United Nations Human Rights Council resolution co–sponsored by Sri Lanka, together with the United Kingdom and several other countries will be taken up for debate at the 40th session of the UNHRC today.

Oman denies it has agreed to invest in Sri Lanka oil refinery project

Oman’s oil ministry on Wednesday denied being part of a $3.85 billion plan to build an oil refinery in Sri Lanka, a day after the government in Colombo announced the Arab country’s participation.

Two arrested with 912 kg of Beedi leaves

Two persons have been arrested by Sri Lanka Navy personnel along with more than 912 kg of ‘Beedi’ leaves at Talaimannar.