Sri Lanka’s ousted PM sets deadline to end crisis

Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister promised Monday to bring tens of thousands of supporters to the capital next week for a massive demonstration unless President Maithripala Sirisena reinstated him imminently.



New website to report stolen & lost phones

Sri Lanka Police has launched a website for handling complaints regarding lost or stolen mobile phones, stated Police Media Spokesperson.



Railways launches SMS alerts to prevent elephant collisions

An SMS alert service has been commenced as of yesterday (10), as the first phase of the project on reducing train collisions with elephants.



JVP: President violates Constitution by refusing to appoint Ranil PM

There are provisions in the Constitution to act against the President if he continues to commit constitutional violations and the progressive forces must consider making use of them, says the JVP.



Dananjaya suspended from bowling over illegal action: ICC

Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday.



President recalls death penalty against convicted drug traffickers

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday reiterated the importance of implementing capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers who carry out drug smuggling operations while in detention, considering the well-being of the country, nation and the future generation.



President to request CJ to hurry verdict on parliament dissolution

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa says President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to request the Supreme Court to announce the verdict of the petitions against the gazette pertaining to the dissolution of Parliament without delay.



Five injured in Modara shooting

At least five persons including a woman were injured after two gunmen opened fire at them in Modara a short while ago, Police said.



Considering petition against sacking of Ranil set on Jan 07

The Supreme Court has decided to consider the fundamental rights petitions filed by Ven. Dambara Amila Thera against Ranil Wickremesinghe being removed from premiership on the 7th of January, 2019 after it was taken up for hearing by the Supreme Court today.



Thilina Bandara Thennakoon joins UNP

Former Sri Lanka Freedom Party member of Parliament Thilina Bandara Tennakoon has obtained the United National Party membership.



Contempt of Court petition filed against Karu Jayasuriya

A lawyer has filed a fundamental rights petition before the Supreme Court challenging the Speaker’s decision to convene the parliament despite a pending restraining order.



Party Leaders who pledge support to the flower bud scheduled to meet the President today

A meeting between party leaders who are pledging support to the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna and president Maithreepala Sirisena, has been scheduled for 10 this morning at the office of the presidential secretariat.



I WILL ABIDE BY SC RULING – PRESIDENT

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will honourably accept whatever ruling given by the Supreme Court on the petitions filed against the Gazette notification issued by him to dissolve Parliament and take future political actions according to it.



Namal Kumara’s phone sent to Hong Kong for investigation

A team has left for Hong Kong to recover the voice recordings deleted from Namal Kumara’s phone, stated Police Media Spokesperson.



A General Election is a must – Dallas

United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Dallas Alahapperuma says the present political crisis cannot be solved without the conduct of a General Election.



JVP will not support motion to express confidence in Ranil

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says its MPs will not support a motion which is expected to be presented in Parliament to express confidence in UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.