Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena had an emergency meeting on Monday night following a government parlimentary group meeting at Temple Trees.
Government sources said some MPs had taken up... More
The government is, in consultation with political parties, exploring the possibility of holding both parliamentary and presidential polls on the same day, says Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne.
"Conducting local, provincial , parliamentary... More
In the backdrop of announcing a much dreaded re-making of the country’s tax system through a new Inland Revenue Bill, the Lankan Government has paradoxically announced a surprise “pre-budget relief package”... More
Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, PC, on Friday said foreign judges couldn’t be accommodated in domestic judicial mechanisms in accordance with the Constitution.
He said so when The Island asked him whether he,... More
Sri Lankan President Maithripal Sirisena made history on Friday, when he appointed Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah, from the minority Tamil community, as Commander of the Sri Lakan Navy (SLN) after a... More
The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) and its parliamentary group on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution stating they do not have confidence in the conduct of Justice and... More
Close to 72% of the respondents of an islandwide poll conducted for business magazine LMD by research firm Kantar TNS believe that China is key to Sri Lanka’s economic progress.
Survey participants... More
Sri Lanka’s main commercial city Colombo is among the five biggest improvers during the last five years in terms of liveability, recently released Global Liveability Report 2017 showed.
According to the report... More
Sri Lanka's largest business community, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), on Tuesday expressed the appreciation for the steps taken to develop the Hambantota Port.
In a statement, the CCC said the... More
Tilak Janaka Marapana, Minister of Development Assignments was sworn-in as Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister on Tuesday in place of Ravi Karunanayake who had resigned last week on account of a controversial... More
Sri Lanka’s Minister for Justice and Buddha Sasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, appears to be making a bid to capture the island’s core political constituency - the Sinhala Buddhist-Nationalist constituency - in the... More
In Sri Lanka, three family members of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa have been summoned for questioning this week by investigative authorities in cases of crime and corruption.
Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa... More
Sri Lanka says it’s a way for it to help claw its way out of debt. China says it’s a strictly commercial deal for one of its state firms.
But analysts say... More
Sri Lankan economy which showed signs of stabilization in 2016 has continued that trend in 2017, the IMF said.
Sri Lanka’s overall fiscal deficit decreased from 7 percent to 5.4 percent of... More
Three days after the voluntary exit of Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake for his link with the Central Bank bond scam, when he was Finance Minister, the debate is still rife comparing... More
Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake says that tagging the ‘LTTE label’ on every incident happening in the north is "completely misplaced" as sporadic activity by "subversive groups" do not constitute... More
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Friday declared that it wouldn’t support the 20th Amendment to the Constitution in its present form, under any circumstances, top party spokesperson, Jaffna District MP... More
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday said in parliament that the resignation of Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake signified a new political culture and he was proud of having ushered it in.
During the last decade, China has heavily invested in ports across the world spanning from Africa to Australia. In South Asia, they built the Gwadar Port in Pakistan and the Hambantota... More
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake who had been under pressure by both the UNP and the SLFP to quit following corruption allegations, resigned Thursday afternoon avoiding a No Confident Motion... More
An Il-76 jet from the Russian Government has left Moscow for Colombo with humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka, the Sputnik reported on Wednesday.
The Russian Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief Ministryhas... More