NTJ suspect arrested at BIA while trying to leave country

A member of the proscribed National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) group who had received training with the Easter Sunday terrorist bombers was arrested yesterday (Jul 3), police said. Zein Ansar Mohamed, the suspect,... Read more »

Railway strike ends after talks

Railway trade unions have decided to end their ongoing strike action following discussion held with the authorities today (Jul 4). Representatives of trade unions met with the Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga and... Read more »

Nettikumara served indictments over threatening bond scam witness’s brother

Indictments were handed over to businessman Shanil Neththikumara for threatening a witness who gave evidence over the Central Bank Bond Scam case. Netticumara was released on a cash bail of Rs 50,000... Read more »

More than 4 Lakh hit by drought in North, North-West : DMC

More than 400,000 people belonging to nearly 15,000 families have been hit by the drought in the North and the North-West parts of the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. Accordingly,... Read more »

Human Rights Watch urges the government to halt execution plans

Global rights organisation Human Rights Watch today urged the government to halt plans to resume executions and restore its de facto 43-year moratorium on the use of the death penalty. President Maithripala... Read more »

Southern schools to operate until 2.30pm

Academic activities of all schools under the purview of the Southern Provincial Council will be extended until 2:30pm daily, from today. The decision had been reached to facilitate schools administrations to complete... Read more »

10 Fundamental Rights petitions filed before SC against death penalty

Ten Fundamental Rights petitions filed before Supreme Court against implementation of the death penalty. Ten fundamental rights petitions were filed at the Supreme Court today (Jul 1) against the implementation of the... Read more »

Justice Ministry yet to receive presidential order

The Justice Ministry is yet to receive a presidential order to prepare for the execution of four convicts. President Maithripala Sirisena said last week that he ordered the execution of four convicts... Read more »

SLFP-SLPP to part ways

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have decided to contest separately at the presidential elections. Following weeks of discussions, both sides have decided to look... Read more »

Report sought from CID after Rathana Thera complains

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne called for a report from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), following a complaint made by Parliamentarian Ven. Athureliye Rathana Thera accusing the CID of... Read more »