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Parliamentary Group Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan has been recognized as the Opposition Leader of the 8th Parliament, Speaker Karu...

An individual claiming to be a Coordinating Secretary to the Ministry of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs has been arrested by Customs...

The minimum Z-score marks for the Academic Year 2014/2015 have been released by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The UGC states that the minimum Z-scores...

Coast Guard personnel today seized 685 kg of ganja, which was found abandoned at the fourth sand dune in the sea off Danushkodi coast....

The government has announced that it will not be mandatory for students to pass their GCE Ordinary Level examinations to sit for the GCE...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week expressed India’s wish to fast track implementation of the country’s joint ventures in Sri Lanka. The Indian...

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...

Keen on promoting connectivity in the South Asian region, India is set to build a sea-bridge and tunnel connecting Sri Lanka, Press Trust of...

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...

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...

The Western and Wayamba (North Western) Provincial Councils have received new Chief Ministers after the posts were vacated by the former chief ministers who...

Former MP Duminda Silva along with four others were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. The decision was given when they were...

Customers in Sri Lanka will now be able to apply for their UK visit visas, more easily thanks to a new online application form. The...

Sri Lankan politicians who visit high class brothels operating under the guise of Spas in the Colombo city are reported to be paying the...

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

The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention last week revealed that 13% of schoolchildren island-wide, primarily those over 14 years of age, were addicts...

Taking the centre stage of politics by storm, twenty SLFP MPs in the Joint Opposition on Friday night agreed to quit the party to...

The post-mortem which was concluded this morning over the suspicious death of five year old girl from Kotadeniyawa revealed that she was strangled and...

External Affairs Minister, Mangala Samaraweera says forces of extremism and regression were creating road blocks for narrow, short-term political gain. The Minister made this observation in...

The 2015 GCE Advanced Level (A/L) examination commenced today. According to the Department of Examinations, 309,069 candidates will sit for this year's examination. This includes...

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists last night (9 May 2016) published a searchable database that strips away the secrecy of nearly 214,000 offshore...

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

Sri Lanka’s largest granary with state of the art facilities constructed in Buttala, Monaragala is to be declared open on Sunday, the 31st of...

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...

Astronomer and Head of the Colombo University Physical Science Department Prof. Chandana Jayaratne says that there is no reason to fear over  the mysterious...

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...

Observers of share market activity claim that buying behaviour of Ceylinco Insurance shares indicates that Lalith Kotelawala, the troubled tycoon whose name is inextricably...

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...

The Joint Opposition with over 50 MPs in the democratically elected Parliament have not been invited to meet the visiting United Nations High Commissioner...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Army Corporal arrested in connection with the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr, was remanded till March 30 by the Mount Lavinia...

One of the main suspects of the Kalutara prison bus shooting incident, Bunti Hewath Kuruppuge Chathuranga Pushpakumara Mendis, was arrested yesterday. The shooting incident occurred...

The Police has released sketches of two suspects believed to be involved in the murder of the former editor of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha...

Matara Police have launched a search operation to locate a 35-year-old woman and her 10-year-old child, who are suspected to have jumped into 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...

There are indications that the northern centre stage of politics has begun to crack following Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran’s establishment of the Tamil...

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...

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that elements of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had been attempting to bring former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to...

Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) has received over 1,100 complaints of incidents related to cyber exploitation and violence including online sexual abuse...

Former DIG, Vass Gunawardena, his son Ravindu Gunawardena, and four other accused have been sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court after being...

President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved Parliament with effect from midnight today (June 26). The gazette notification in this regard, which has been signed by...

President Maithripala Sirisena has sent an urgent letter to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today, the President's Media Division announced. President Sirisena has sent the letter...

Three Cabinet Ministers have been sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena this morning, the President's Media Division announced. Accordingly, Minister Mangala Samaraweera was sworn in...

Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers have approved to build an airport terminal building, and to renovate the runway, taxiway and apron, in 2015 for development...

Diplomatic discussions are ongoing between Sri Lanka and the Maldives regarding the arrest of an alleged Sri Lankan sniper in connection with a plot to...

Former leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and General Secretary of the People’s Servants Party, Somawansa Amarasinghe passed away earlier today. He was...

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake blamed the Government Press for failing to print budget proposals with accuracy. This happened yesterday when MEP leader Dinesh Gunawardena, raising a...

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