Sri Lanka s civil society activists and legal experts have rubbished a news report citing the spread of Wahhabism as the root cause for the recent spike in anti-Muslim violence in the country. MORE..
18 Mar 2018 (3:34 AM)
After Shakib Al Hasan and Nuril Islam were both fined and each issued with one demerit point after events in Friday s match against Sri Lanka, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has issued a statement accepting that the conduct of their players overstepped the mark and conceding that both were rightfully penalised. MORE..
17 Mar 2018 (10:25 PM)
State Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms T.B. Ekanayake had signed the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. MORE...
17 Mar 2018 (6:39 PM)
A Sri Lankan male was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle from the country Rs.1, 445,000 worth Wallapatta to Dubai early this morning, Customs officials said today.MORE...
17 Mar 2018 (6:16 PM)
Amith Weerasinghe and nine others arrested by Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) were remanded till March 29, Police Spokesman said. More....
17 Mar 2018 (4:37 PM)
A news report by India s World Is One News (WION) claims that while Sinhalese intolerance is on the rise in Sri Lanka, as apparent in the recent communal violence, the root cause for the distrust of Muslims in Sri Lanka lies in the alarming spread of Wahhabism among one of the most tolerant and peaceful Muslim communities of the world. MORE..
17 Mar 2018 (3:55 PM)
Minister of Youth Affairs and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake said that the new board of office bearers of United National Party will be appointed before March 31. MORE...
17 Mar 2018 (3:46 PM)
An Indian national was apprehended by the custom officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport for smuggling nine bottles of foreign liquor without paying customs duty. MORE...
17 Mar 2018 (2:02 PM)
High drama unfolded in the virtual semi-final between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday. MORE...
17 Mar 2018 (12:33 PM)
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in most parts of the island except Eastern province and Jaffna district after 2.00 p.m., the Department of meteorology announced. MORE...
17 Mar 2018 (11:11 AM)
Bangladesh dressing room doors at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo has been reportedly damaged by Bangladesh players during their celebrations after yesterday s heated T20 against Sri Lanka. MORE...
17 Mar 2018 (10:52 AM)
Members of the Security Force Headquarters, Central have been entrusted with rebuilding and renovating all damaged properties in the recent communal riot-affected areas of Digana, Akurana, Galaha, Katugastota, Menikhinna, Ambetenna, Poojapitiya and a few other places in the Kandy district. MORE..
17 Mar 2018 (1:04 AM)
Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who fled the war in the island nation in the 1980s, stood on a "different footing" from the Rohingyas who seek shelter from persecution in native Myanmar. Any comparison between the two is misconceived, India s central government has told the Supreme Court. MORE..
17 Mar 2018 (12:47 AM)
Sri Lanka s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report under the 3rd cycle of the UPR will be adopted at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on Monday (19). MORE..
17 Mar 2018 (12:36 AM)
A discussion was held between University non-academic staff members and officials of the Finance Ministry today (16). MORE...
16 Mar 2018 (5:43 PM)
More than twenty Members of Parliament - all of them affiliated with the Joint Opposition (JO), have already signed the motion of no-confidence which is being brought against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. MORE..
16 Mar 2018 (5:38 PM)
Fort Magistrate today (16) ordered Navy to produce Rear Admiral Ananda Guruge to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to record a statement. MORE...
16 Mar 2018 (4:53 PM)
The news circulating on social media websites stating that Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization was part of the Sri Lankan delegation that accompanied the President on his state visit to Japan, is "totally fictitious and false," the President s Media Division said. MORE..
16 Mar 2018 (4:29 PM)
The Colombo Fort Magistrate s Court today issued an open warrant for the arrest former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, who is absconding, to be executed through Interpol. MORE..
16 Mar 2018 (2:51 PM)
The notice declaring names of the members elected for the Local Government institutions of 10 districts was published today (16) by the Elections Commission. MORE..
16 Mar 2018 (1:33 PM)