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Cabinet has approved a proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena to abolish the Executive Presidency and to introduce a new electoral system. Cabinet has further...

(Hindustan Times) India and the US signed a new strategically important 10-year defence framework pact yesterday (June 03), envisaging joint development and manufacture of...

The crowning achievement for Sri Lanka’s exporters, the Presidential Export Awards (PEA) has been revived and is scheduled to take place next Wednesday (16...

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...

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa appeared before the Commission to Probe Serious Acts of Corruption this morning. Any questioning didn’t take place today as the...

Amidst allegations of misconduct by Sri Lankan cricketers during the New Zealand tour, and impending probe by the Sports Ministry, Skipper Angelo Mathews has...

President Maithripala Sirisena left the island on a four day official visit to Thailand this morning, reports said. The President will attend the second Asia Cooperation...

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar has asked the Tamil leadership in Sri Lanka to continue negotiating a political solution with the government, without being fixated...

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...

Two persons including former Deputy Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC), Dhammika Manjira Perera have been remanded till December 7. Perera was...

The first budget of the 'Good Governance' government will be presented in Parliament today. The Cabinet of Ministers met this morning to approve the...

An EgyptAir plane flying from the coastal city of Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked earlier today and was rerouted to Larnaca airport in Cyprus. The...

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) last week urged the government to be consistent in policies in order to attract investments to accelerate economic...

Cabinet has approved a proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena to introduce a 'Code of Conduct' for Ministers. Accordingly, a Cabinet sub-committee has been appointed...

Sri Lanka completed its demolition mission of Australia by winning the third cricket Test by 163 runs to complete a 3-0 sweep of the...

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...

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court on February 25. Chief...

A former Senior Deputy  Inspector General of Police and three more policemen who were in the rank of Officers-in-Charge in their respective police stations ...

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,...

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

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...

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...

Two more soldiers who were arrested on Saturday (18) over the abduction and assault on former journalist Keith Noyahr were remanded till March 3. The suspects...

Six suspects who were arrested in connection with an alleged abduction of a youth in Dematagoda have been remanded in custody till January 4...

The draft 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which was approved by Cabinet, has been gazetted and published, the Department of Government Printing confirmed. To read...

Sri Lanka's war-ravaged Mullaitivu district has recorded the lowest level of computer literacy, according to a recent survey conducted by the Department of Census...

A former Army soldier has been arrested with connection to the shooting that was carried out at the Kaduwela Court Complex on Wednesday (September...

The former OIC of the Narahenpita Police M.G.U.D. Gunathilake has been arrested by the Bribery Commission over a bribery related incident which involved the...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the Local Government elections would be held before the Sinhala and Tamil New year next year. The Prime...

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

A second person who was injured following the shooting incident that took place at a political campaign of Minister Ravi Karunanayake on Friday (31), has died. According...

The Colombo Fort Magistrate has issued arrest warrants for General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera and two...

The term of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons has been extended by three months. Secretary to the Commission, Hewa Wasalage...

The Health Ministry has directed all hospitals to temporarily halt kidney surgeries performed on foreign nationals. The directive comes following allegations that Sri Lankan doctors had...

National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader MP and former minister Wimal Weerawansa’s passport was granted conditional release by the Negombo Magistrate this morning. The MP...

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has commended Sri Lanka’s efforts towards lasting reconciliation. Addressing the opening of the 71st annual debate of the UN...

Major local businesses and individual entities have suffered losses to the tune of USD 2 million (Rs. 292 million) as a result of falling...

President’s Media Unit (PMU) said that President Maithripala Sirisena has directed all relevant officials to revoke all agreements between Rakna Araksha Lanka Limited and...

The Court of Appeal today (31) ruled that the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is legally eligible to issue medical degrees...

Beijing (AFP) - Divers racing to find survivors rescued a 65-year-old woman on Tuesday after a Chinese ship sank with more than 450 mainly...

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...

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

A mysterious chunk of space debris will hit Earth off the coast of Sri Lanka on November 13. Scientists have no clear idea what...

The Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms informed that they will be meeting all Chief Ministers of the Provinces separately in March. Chairman of the...

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to unveil the Government’s economic plan under the theme ‘an era of sustainability’ and all programmes pertaining to it...

Jaffna has shut down in protest of the deaths of two undergraduates last week. Pix by U Shalin from Jaffna

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has appointed a high-profiled three member committee to carry out an independent investigation of the recent breakdown...

The Sri Lanka Navy has suspended four Navy Sports Club (NSC) rugby players for wearing wristbands showing solidarity with former Captain of the NSC...

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...

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