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This month after budget The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress are likely to engage in crucial discussions pertaining to Constitutional...

India’s Foreign Secretary last week had reportedly stated that India will be assisting Sri Lanka to develop Colombo and Trincomalee ports. Jaishankar had reportedly...

Sri Lanka’s leftist parties last week said that none of the major parties including the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) faction in the Joint...

Moves are afoot to form a new political outfit in the North with the involvement of several stakeholders including politicians of the area in...

Wiggie rejects Steering Committee report Opposition Leader, R. Sampanthan last week warned of recurrence of violence and an exodus of Tamil people in the event Sri Lanka...

Organizations working towards the prevention of suicides highlighted that there was a rise in suicides among senior citizens above the age of 60 years. Sri...

With many Court houses in the country being in a state of dilapidation resulting in hardships for both litigants and attorneys alike, the Bar...

Missing persons’ relatives handover petition to Sirisena Resettlement and reconciliation on the agenda Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Opposition, Attorney-at-Law R. Sampanthan ...

She now joins a list of awardees that include fellow Sri Lankans, Pundit W.D. Amaradeva, A.T. Ariyaratne, Ananda Galappatti, Marcelline Jayakody, L.T.P. Manjusri, Ediriweera...

A major disaster was averted aboard SriLankan Airlines UL 166 yesterday due to alert cabin crew members. the crew had noticed smoke from one of...

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera met with Deputy Vice President of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Fatema Sumar and her delegation at the...

Sri Lanka's bowlers could do very little in the face of some resolute batting by India who finished the first day of the first...

The European Union's (EU) top court has lifted the ban on the LTTE on Wednesday (26) stating that there was no evidence to show...

Fifteen bowsers with fuel left the Kolonnawa terminal a short while ago, reports said. Accordingly, the bowsers left the terminal following intervention of the military. Members of the...

External Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the Central Bank bond scam that he was unable to appear before the...

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has called off its strike by 4pm today. The decision to call off strike was made following discussions with...

The Presidential Commission to investigate into the Central Bank bond scam has ordered Arjun Aloysius to hand over his mobile phones and other digital...

The Police officer who sustained injuries  in yesterday's shooting incident in Nallur passed away at the Jaffna hospital this morning (23). The office was injured...

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets in the only test match played at the R. Premadasa Stadium a short while ago. Needing a massive...

Eight students were reported to have been admitted to hospital following an explosion at Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya in Kokkilai, Mullaitivu. Reports said the students were...

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that it had completed the second review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance under the...

Proposes bringing commercial managers under players code of conduct President of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala spoke to the Nation addressing...

Former President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, President’s Counsel (PC) Upul Jayasuriya recently stepped down as the Chairman of the Board of...

Attorney-at-law Upul Jayasuriya resigned from his position as Chairman of the Board of Investment (BoI) of Sri Lanka today. According to reports, Jayasuriya has tendered...

Colombo, July 13: The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the principal Tamil grouping in Sri Lanka, has denied media reports that it is planning to...

Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga have been appointed as Sri Lanka’s new Test and One Day captains respectively. Tharanga will also be heading the...

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to suspend Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) from carrying on the business...

Zimbabwe cricketer Ryan Burl was admitted to the Hambantota General Hospital last evening after becoming allergic to food he had consumed at the team's hotel...

The Colombo High Court today imposed the death sentence on the individual accused and convicted of killing journalist Melicia  (Mel) Gunasekera. Gunasekera was killed on February...

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has postponed its proposed strike action by a week. The association earlier announced that it would commence an indefinite strike...

Austin Fernando was sworn in as the new Secretary to the President today (04). Fernando was appointed as the new Secretary following the resignation of...

Veteran banker Rajendra Theagarajah was appointed as the new Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce during its 178thAGM held at the Cinnamon Grand...

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said it would extend their trike indefinitely. The strike was launched today against the Southa Asian Institute of Technology...

CM Wigneswaran, leader Sampanthan reach understanding Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran will continue in the post following an understanding with Tamil...

The Sunday Leader celebrates its 23rd year today. The newspaper which was founded in 1994 by late editor, Lasantha Wickrematunge has been a voice...

President of the Pakistan Cricket Board and Asian Cricket Council, Shahryar M. Khan speaking exclusively to Nation group of papers stated that the match played...

A huge fire has engulfed a tower block in Latimer Road, West London. Eyewitnesses claim people are trapped in their homes. According to reports, the fire...

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued a statement deniying reports that it had instructed banks not to accept Qatari Riyals. "The Central Bank...

The Parliament is to discuss the agreed amendments to the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) Bill on June 22. The decision was made at the...

the death toll due to the floods and landslides has risen to 202 today. The Disaster Management Center said that a further 96 were...

The first Cabinet reshuffle of the unity Government composed of the major coalition partners, the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom...

A Cabinet reshuffle is set to take place tomorrow. A special meeting is reported to have taken place regarding the issue at the Temple Trees...

The Foreign and Trade Ministers Council of the European Union approved granting GSP plus tariff concessions for Sri Lanka a short while ago.

A police constable attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau was killed and  a Senior Inspector of Police was injured in a shooting incident in...

Former MP Geetha Kumarasinghe filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the Court of Appeal decision to annul her status as a parliamentarian. Meanwhile,...

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron, a former investment banker, won France’s presidential election in a landslide Sunday, defeating nationalist Marine Le Pen as voters firmly...

At least 11 persons have been reported dead following yesterday's incident where part of the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapsed. It was reported that 145 houses...

Sri Lanka's first Executive President, J.R. Jayewardene's son Ravi Jayewardene has passed away at the age of 80. He pioneered efforts to establish the Special...

Tamil Nadu Superstar Rajinikanth is expected to come to Sri Lanka next month, according to reports from India. The purpose of his visit is to...

Five people have died and at least 40 were injured after an attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman...

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