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Former President and Member of Parliament, Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the government is presently facing a foreign debt crisis as a result of not...

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...

It has been confirmed that heroin and Kerala ganja were being smuggled from the country via established trade routes also known as green channels...

The motion presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to increase the Cabinet of Ministers to 48 and State and Deputy Ministers to 45 was passed in...

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has given the government two weeks to address several pressing issues. These include matters pertaining to the State...

Police arrested 52 persons during a raid conducted on a large scale illegal sand mining racket in Pallerota, Hungama this morning. Police Media Unit said...

Annually, approximately 5,000 people are diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu). Research has been conducted at the university as well as...

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has suspended the party membership of five members. Accordingly, the SLFP membership of Rajitha Senaratne, Arjuna Ranatunga, M.K.D.S Gunawardene,...

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

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

The much awaited Right to Information (RTI) Bill will be tabled in Parliament on March 8 for the first reading, Mass Media and Parliamentary Reforms...

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...

In the wake of irregularities reported in grade one school admissions at Royal College, the Ministry of Education has decided to introduce an island-wide...

The Health Ministry has introduced two hotlines for consumers to report on pharmacies that have not complied with the new drug price regulations. The hotlines...

The Court of Appeal yesterday, advised the Attorney General to direct the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) to file a completed report pertaining to the...

Officers from the Bribery Commission arrested three Customs officers on bribery charges today. The Customs officers were arrested while they were allegedly accepting a bribe...

Five policemen who were arrested in connection with the death of two Jaffna University students last night have been interdicted with immediate effect. "The CID...

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...

Sri Lanka’s cash-strapped national carrier, SriLankan Airlines is presently negotiating with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to lease four of its Airbus A330 planes, Sri Lanka's Minister...

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Naga Viharaya, Kotte to pay his last respects to the Late Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, last evening....

Local authorities have launched a fresh crackdown on a racket masterminded by schoolboys involving the trade of nudes of schoolgirls shared via online services...

The upcoming Local Government Election will be held in June next year under a new mixed electoral system, the government said today. Addressing journalists at...

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...

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 ...

Son of MP Mahinda Rajapaksa, Lieutenant of the Navy, Yoshitha Rajapaksa, who has shunned food provided by the prison has been given the choice...

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...

Captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team, Angelo Mathews, manager Jeryl Woutersz and chief selector Kapila Wijegunawardane are likely to be called for explanations...

The Government today said that it would establish a special bureau with more powers than the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID)in the future. Minister of...

The United National Party (UNP) announced today that both major parties of the country; United National Party and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) finally...

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

President Maithripala Sirisena has summoned a special Cabinet meeting on November 9 (Monday) to discuss the Avant Garde issue. The special Cabinet meeting is due to...

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 minister Wimal Weerawansa has been arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today. Weerawansa was arrested in connection with allegations of misusing State...

Government has decided to amend the Firearms Ordinance which was drafted over a hundred years ago. The Ordinance which was first passed in 1916 will be...

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...

Sri Lanka is planning to attract 2.2 million visitors in the year 2016 and record a 26% annual tourist arrivals growth, Sri Lanka Tourism...

The government has commenced discussions to formulate new laws on election-related expenditure, including implementation of campaign finance reforms and the introduction of expenditure ceilings,...

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...

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

An airline passenger and an Immigration Officer on duty at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) were arrested by Customs officials early this morning with...

Two persons have been killed after a grenade went off during an armed robbery attempt at a private bank branch in Kekirawa this afternoon. Four...

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested all suspects allegedly involved in the fatal shooting at Bloemendal in Kotahena on July 31, police confirmed...

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,...

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...

Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya reminds all the voters that a valid identity card is a must to vote at the general elections duo...

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...

The Police Narcotic Bureau today seized 800 kilograms of cocaine worth Rs. 10 billion at the Colombo Harbour. It is reported that it was the...

The medical academia charged that since 2012, over 900 containers of crude palm oil containing toxic material had been imported from Malaysia by several...

Responding to Sri Lanka’s water levels in reservoirs fast depleting due to the drought, the government has implemented a short-term programme  to rehabilitate minor...

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

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