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Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya has signed the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) Act. The draft Bill to establish an Office on Missing Persons (OMP) was passed...

The Presidential Commission which was appointed to look into disappearances has recommended the establishment of a domestic judicial mechanism to probe war crimes allegations. In...

A changed and revitalized Australia defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in the first ODI at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Sunday night...

The US State Department in a recent report has revealed that the United States has accepted 383 refugees from Sri Lanka since 2005. According to...

Six Sri Lankans who had attempted to enter Australia illegally were arrested by the Criminal Investigation Division after they were deported by Australian authorities. Reports...

The United States says that despite positive progress Sri Lanka had a long way to go to achieve lasting peace. This observation was made the...

The Sri Lankan delegation has participated in an observation tour of the Shekou Container Terminal, which is managed by the China Merchant Company in...

The Government yesterday said that the the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement or ETCA would be tabled in Parliament. Addressing a media conference, Minister...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has reiterated that the government will launch Sri Lanka’s National Economic Policy in the near future. The Premier made this statement...

The JVP has said that the Office of Missing Persons has a limited mandate and was restricted to finding information of missing persons and...

Officials of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) have been summoned by the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) today. Accordingly, the officials have been...

The final report of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons is scheduled to be  handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena...

Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Chaminda Vaas has been appointed as the fast bowling coach for the national cricket team from September 1, Sri...

A group of 26 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who were housed in several camps across Tamil Nadu left for Sri Lanka from Tiruchi airport...

The Navy rescued four Indian fishermen in distress and were drifting in the Western seas of Sri Lanka yesterday. The Navy said that their fishing boat...

The report of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) on 19 State institutions has been presented to Parliament, reports said. Meanwhile, the report on the...

The Supreme Court has informed Parliament that Amendments to the VAT Bill were null and void as no proper procedure was followed when presenting...

At least 79 migrant workers have been rescued by Nepali authorities from countries including Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, reports attributed to the Ministry of...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the terror attack on a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan last night. "SriLanka condemns attack on hospital in Quetta, Pakistan.Thoughts and...

Over twenty prisoners held under Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) have commenced a hunger strike at the Anuradhapura Prison today. Reports said that the strike...

The Navy has arrested 19 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing in the seas off Kokkuthuduwai yesterday (2). Accordingly, the fishermen were arrested by Navy...

A 30 year old man was shot dead last night in the Boralesgamuwa area. According to reports, the victim had been traveling in a motor...

The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), which handles the construction of the Port City project has decided to withdraw all compensation claims for losses...

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has signed the Right to Information Bill, Chief Government Whip, and Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media, Gayantha Karunatileka has...

The Central Government of India today has announced it was trying to revive historic maritime cultural and economic ties with 39 countries including Sri...

Heavy traffic was report along the Baseline road this afternoon as the Paadha Yaathra of the Joint Opposition entered Colombo. The protest march commenced from...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today left for Indonesia to attend the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum. The Premier is expected to give a speech at...

Former Minister of Economic Affairs, Basil Rajapaksa was further remanded till August 8 by the Kaduwela Magistrate today. Rajapaksa was arrested by the Police Financial...

The driver of former editor Lasantha Wickramatunge identified the army intelligence officer who was arrested over the murder of Wickrematunge as the individual who...

  The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) and the Prime Minister’s Office have drafted a comprehensive National Guidelines for Child Day Care Centers in order...

The International Cricket Council today announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall...

The Kandy Magistrate's Court has issued a restraining order against MPs of the Joint Opposition not to commence its proposed protest march within the...

Ash-Sheikh M.I.M. Rizwie Mufthi was appointed as the President of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) during the Central Committee meeting which was held...

Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy assumed duties in his new post as the Governor of the Central Bank Sri Lanka (CBSL) this morning. Addressing CBSL staff,...

Investigations have commenced into the fire which had destroyed a section of a building at the Eppawala Phosphate factory premises earlier today. Reports said that...

A petition was filed at the Court of Appeal seeking an order declaring that Arjuna Mahendran is disqualified and not entitled to hold office...

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...

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...

The Customs today seized 91 kg cocaine worth Rs. 2.5 billion smuggled into the country from Brazil. According to reports, the drugs were smuggled in three...

The 32nd sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will commence in Geneva today. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein...

Three persons are reported to have been killed and another injured due to a grenade attack in Koswatte, Thalangama earlier today. According to reports, the...

The no confidence motion against Finance Minister, Ravi Karunanayake was presented in Parliament today by Chief Opposition Whip, MP Dinesh Gunawardena a short while...

A prison bus was shot at by unidentified gunmen in Dematagoda a short while ago. Initial reports stated that one person had sustained injuries due...

The National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection (NMCRP) lodged a complaint at the Corruption Investigation Secretariat (Duushana Vimarshana/Mardana Lekam Kaaryalaya) against the Consumer Affairs...

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 services of Secretary to the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of...

The Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms will be meeting selected individuals that the Committee wants to seek representations and views from, commencing March...

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has suspended Fast Bowling Coach Anusha Samaranayake and New Bowler Gayan Wishwajith with immediate effect over allegations they had approached...

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

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

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