Extradition request on Mahendran forwarded to Singapore

The Foreign Ministry forwarded extradition request of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to the Sri Lanka High commission of Singapore for onward transmission to the Singapore Foreign Ministry, Attorney General’s co-ordinating officer,... Read more »

Japan provides Rs 1.6 billion to assist Sri Lanka’s counter-terrorism efforts

Japan has provided Yen 01 billion (approximately Rs 1.6 billion) to Sri Lanka to assist in strengthening counter-terrorism measures in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks. The Finance Ministry, in a... Read more »

Fire in Kekirawa Magistarte’s court record room

A fire broke out in the record room of the Kekirawa Magistarte’s court this afternoon. The assistance of the Fire Service Department has been sought to control the fire, police said. They... Read more »

Avant Garde case: Court of Appeal allows Gota’s Revision Application

The Court of Appeal delivering a ruling today set aside the Magistrate’s Court order in the Avant Garde case following a Revision Application filed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The order was delivered by... Read more »

PS member Dulakshi Fernando & sister remanded

Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha member Dulakshi Fernando and her sister, who were arrested for obstructing police officers, have been further remanded. The Marawila Magistrate has ordered to remand the two defendants until the... Read more »

Oil prices gain after bigger-than-expected fall in U.S. stockpiles

(Reuters) – Oil prices traded higher on Wednesday after an industry report said U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week by more than twice the amount that analysts in a Reuters poll had... Read more »

Boris Johnson remains opposed to Northern Ireland-only backstop: DUP

(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Northern Ireland allies that he is opposed to the idea of a so-called Northern Ireland-only backstop to get a Brexit deal done, Democratic... Read more »

With Bolton’s departure, an Iran hawk leaves the chessboard

(Reuters) John Bolton’s departure from the White House removes an obstacle to the possibility of U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks, but the odds of such a dialogue leading anywhere remain low, current and former... Read more »

Israel’s Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex West Bank’s Jordan Valley

(Reuters) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, if he wins a closely contested election just... Read more »

Ten-hour water cut in effect across Vavuniya

Prevailing dry weather conditions in the Northern parts of the country has forced the National Water Supply and Drainage Board to take action to restrict the water supply to several areas. Thereby... Read more »