Gazette notification on resignation of Muslim ministers issued

The Gazette notification, announcing the resignation of all Muslim MPs from their respective ministerial portfolios, has been issued. The Gazette issued by the Presidential Secretariat and signed by the Secretary to the... Read more »

UK lifts travel advisory on Sri Lanka

The UK is no longer advising British travellers and tourists against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. The UK High Commission in Colombo said that the UK has kept its travel... Read more »

President will take right decision at right time: Amaraweera

President Maithripala Sirisena has not yet decided whether to contest the forthcoming Presidential polls or not, General Secretary of the UPFA, former Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today. He added that President Sirisena... Read more »

Opposition accuses PM Ranil of misusing ‘reconciliation’

The Opposition today accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of misusing the word ‘reconciliation’ to create a rift between the Sinhalese and Muslim communities. Addressing a news briefing held at the Opposition Leader’s... Read more »

Counter Terrorism laws report before Parliament

The report by the Sectoral Oversight Committee on International Relation on the proposed Counter Terrorism Bill will be handed over to Parliament during its second sitting in June. Chairman of the Sectoral... Read more »

Parliamentary Select Committee: Sensitive info will not be disclosed

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks expects live broadcasting of its proceedings to continue while taking all precautions to ensure that no sensitive information is disclosed to... Read more »

PM Modi wants final deal on Port signed

The East Terminal of the Colombo Port had been a topic of discussion when President Maithripala Sirisena met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (31). Minister of National Integration, Official Languages,... Read more »

Govt. responsible for counter terrorism – PM Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that counter terrorism programmes are conducted so that the ISIS cannot raise its head in Sri Lanka. The... Read more »

SriLankan Airlines resumes operations to Karachi, Pakistan

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka has resumed its operations between Karachi and Colombo (UL183/4) from today (June 1). However, the airline said the date of recommencement of its Lahore... Read more »

President Sirisena denies knowledge of impending attack on April 21

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that media reports claiming that he had been informed about the impending Easter Sunday attack were absolutely false, the President’s Media Division said. It said in a... Read more »