Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s message for 2024 Vesak Day

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has released a message for Vesak Day 2024.



Viranjith Thambugala arrested

Aura Lanka Chairman, Viranjith Thambugala, has been arrested by the police.



Presidential Election to be held first, Sri Lankan President informs cabinet

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the Cabinet of Ministers that the Presidential Election will be held first during the relevant period this year (2024) in accordance with the Constitution.



Businessman charged with assaulting Iranian Ambassador granted bail

The businessman accused of assaulting Dr. Alireza Delkhosh, the Iranian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, has been released on bail.



Economic Transformation and Public Financial Management bills tabled in Sri Lankan Parliament

The Economic Transformation Bill and the Public Financial Management Bill were presented to the Sri Lankan Parliament today (May 22).



Filipino Woman Arrested at BIA for Smuggling Rs. 200 Million Worth of Cocaine

A 47-year-old Filipino woman was arrested at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle over 2 kg of cocaine worth Rs. 200 million into Sri Lanka.



Singapore Airlines flight diverts after severe turbulence leaves one dead, dozens injured

According to Reuters, more than 140 passengers and crew from a Singapore Airlines flight that experienced severe turbulence, resulting in dozens of injuries and one death, finally arrived in Singapore on a relief flight Wednesday morning after making an emergency landing in Bangkok.



Sri Lanka’s April inflation climbs to 2.7%, up from March’s 2.5%

Sri Lanka’s consumer price inflation rose to 2.7% in April from 2.5% in March, according to official data released on Tuesday, as reported by Reuters.



Sri Lanka rejects Canadian Prime Minister’s genocide allegation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka has strongly rejected the recent statement by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who accused Sri Lanka of committing “genocide” in a message dated May 18, 2024.



Samitha Dulan sets World Record and wins Silver at Kobe 2024 Para Athletics Championships

Sri Lanka’s Samitha Dulan set a new world record in the Men’s Javelin Throw F44 category at the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships.



Sri Lanka promises to protect India’s security amid Chinese ship visits

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry reiterated his country’s dedication to safeguarding India’s national security interests on Monday. Speaking to ANI, Sabry emphasized that Sri Lanka, as a responsible neighbour, would not permit any actions that could jeopardize India’s security.



Former State Minister Diana Gamage granted bail in passport fraud case

Former State Minister Diana Gamage has been granted bail after appearing in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court today (May 21) on charges of obtaining a passport using false information.



Global North’s failure in Climate Change Financing

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe delivered a speech at the 10th World Water Forum, held in Bali, Indonesia, on Monday (May 20).



Sri Lanka declares tomorrow a day of mourning for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

Sri Lanka declares May 21, 2024, as a day of mourning in view of the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.



Anura and Sajith agree on June 6 for debate

Leader of the National People’s Power (NPP), Anura Kumara Dissanayake, has accepted the date proposed by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) for a debate with its leader, Sajith Premadasa.



Diana Gamage named suspect in passport case

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has submitted a report to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, identifying former State Minister Diana Gamage as a suspect in the case concerning the acquisition of a diplomatic passport.