Malinga auctioned for INR 20 million

Sri Lankan star cricketer Lasith Malinga was sold to Mumbai Indians for 20 million Indian Rupees (INR) during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction a short while ago.



Mathews proves saviour again as Sri Lanka defy New Zealand

Former captain Angelo Mathews continued his role as saviour on Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand as he and Kusal Mendis struck unbeaten hundreds to thwart the host’s push for victory on the fourth day of the first test at the Basin Reserve on Tuesday.



Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed as Opposition Leader

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has informed the Parliament that UPFA MP Mahinda Rajapaksa had been appointed as the Opposition Leader replacing Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader R Sampanthan a while ago.



UPFA MPs crossover to the government

MPs Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa, Lakshman Seneviratne, Indika Banadaranayke and Piyasena Gamage have crossed over to the Government side.



UPFA to nominate Mahinda Rajapaksa as Opposition Leader

The parliamentary group of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided to nominate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the position of Opposition Leader.



US eager to work with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

The United States on Monday praised the restoration of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe — controversially replaced by a former strongman in October — and voiced eagerness to work with him.



Sri Lankan given permanent residence after saving woman from fire

After saving a woman, 90, from a burning house in North Gyeongsang Province last year, a Sri Lankan migrant worker in South Korea has been awarded permanent residency status.



Ranil vacates Temple Trees

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe vacated Temple Trees and moved to his private residence in Kollupitiya several hours after his swearing in on Sunday.



Welgama wants President to resign immediately

SLFP Vice President and Kalutara District MP Kumara Welgama says that President Maithripala Sirisena should resign from his post immediately.



New alliance will be registered as ‘National Democratic Front’ – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that they will form a new political alliance by the name of “National Democratic Front” (NDF) which will be registered as a political party to contest the next general election.



The new Cabinet Ministers to be sworn in today

The new Cabinet of Ministers are expected to be sworn in today.



EU welcomes Sri Lanka political resolution

The Delegation of the European Union today welcomed the peaceful and democratic resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka in accordance with the constitution.



Elephant found shot and killed in Rathmale

The remains of an elephant believed to have been shot and killed by poachers has been uncovered in the Rathmale forest reserve, said Ada Derana reporter.



JVP vows not to allow Ranil to form another national government

The JVP says it will not let Ranil Wickremesinghe to form a national government by making use of the loopholes existing in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.



MR claims Yahapalanaya regime borrowed $ 20.7 billion in loans

MP Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday claimed that the Yahapalanaya Government since assuming office in 2015 had borrowed $ 20.7 billion in foreign currency loans.



SLPP wants Opposition posts

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) should be given the positions of Opposition Leader and Chief Opposition Whip as they have 101 MPs, says MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena.