After months of protracted negotiations and stagnation on the controversial China-Lanka Hambantota port deal, the two countries have reached an agreement on the US$ 1.4 billion Hambantota China funded port project... More
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said no political party will contest the upcoming elections under his leadership.
Speaking to journalists in Kandy, Rajapaksa said he had no intention of forming a separate party... More
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday urged the government not to take the killing of a police sergeant and wounding a constable at Nallur, Jaffna lightly.
The two policemen were providing protection... More
Mano Ganeshan, Lankan Minister of Co-existence Dialogue and Official Languages, and leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA), is a prophet of optimism on a new constitution seeing the light of... More
Joint Opposition (JO) parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardena has called for an end to UN interference in on-going constitutional making process in accordance with Geneva Resolution 30/1 adopted in Oct 2015.
The UK is willing to consider submitting uncensored wartime dispatches sent by its High Commission in Colombo to London to the proposed hybrid war crimes court.
Last week UN Special Rapporteur Ben... More
The Joint Opposition (JO) consisting of SLFP and UPFA dissidents loyal to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa broke into two factions yesterday after one of its main partners, the National Freedom Front (NFF)... More
Commodore D. K. P. Dassanayake, remanded in connection with wartime disappearance of 11 persons, neither functioned as Director Naval Operations (DNO) nor supervised special teams, commanded by two Lt. Commanders, R.... More
The Global Sri Lankan Forum (GSLF) has requested the Joint Opposition (JO) to quit the UNP-led constitutional making process.
A senior spokesperson for the group told The Island that the JO couldn’t... More
President Maithripala Sirisena returned from a state visit to Bangladesh on Saturday to grapple with a new threat of defections that could lead to a break-up of his shaky coalition government.
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will sign a Free Trade Agreement before the end of the year, the two countries jointly announced at the end of Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s three-day State... More
The 8th meeting of the SAARC Ministers of Law and Order (Interior/Home Affairs) held in Colombo from 11th -13th July with the participation of all SAARC member states.
This year’s meeting is... More
Speaking to the media after a four-day tour of Sri Lanka, Emmerson maintained that as recently as October 2016, 80 cases of torture of PTA detainees were reported and strongly called... More
A Fundamental Rights petition was filed Thursday in the Lankan Supreme Court against a government project to construct 65,000 pre-fabricated steel houses for people displaced by war in the Northern and... More
Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, had a heated argument with visiting UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter Terrorism Ben Emmerson, QC, over UN intervention in Sri Lanka as... More
The global travel authority Lonely Planet has listed Sri Lanka’s hill country among Top 10 places to visit in Asia in 2017.
For this second-annual Best in Asia list, Lonely Planet’s in-house... More
Finance Ministry said on Wednesday Sri Lanka will receive $ 1,340 million (over Rs. 207 billion) worth of financial and technical assistance from the World Bank Group for the three-year period... More
The Sri Lankan Joint Opposition (JO) denied on Tuesday that President Maithripala Sirisena’s accusations that high profile investigations into cases involving the Rajapaksas had been stalled due to a secret understanding... More
The World Bank says Sri Lanka’s window of opportunity to improve investment climate is time-bound and it is important for Sri Lanka to show progress in improving business atmosphere to assert... More
National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and Joint Opposition (JO) heavyweight Wimal Weerawansa, MP, Sunday acknowledged that the JO was divided over his demand to quit the UNP-led constitutional making process.
MP Weerawansa... More
Lankan government, suffering from a stress induced migraine since its election in 2015, triggered by strikes from trade unions against foreign assisted development projects, strikes by doctors against a controversial private... More