The international and regional strategic landscapes becoming increasingly constrained, only accentuates the need for the Conference on Disarmament (CD) to get down to its substantive task of negotiating appropriate disarmament frameworks, said Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez speaking at the CD Plenary Session in Geneva. MORE..
27 Jun 2019 (10:12 AM)
The United Kingdom has urged Sri Lanka not to reinstate the death penalty while warning that doing so would make it "more difficult" for the UK to cooperate with the island nation on law enforcement issues, including on counter terrorism. MORE..
27 Jun 2019 (10:04 AM)
Sri Lankan Navy arrested four Indian fishermen when they were fishing on the high seas in the Palk Bay on Wednesday on a charge of trespassing into the territorial waters of the island nation. MORE..
27 Jun 2019 (9:49 AM)
Amnesty International said it is shocked by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena s announcement that he has signed the execution warrants of four death row prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, and that they will be hanged in "the near future". MORE..
27 Jun 2019 (12:45 AM)
Sri Lanka is mulling over the possibility to buy more Russian-made helicopters in addition to several aircraft of the Mi family the country has, Sri Lankan Chief of the Defense Staff Adm. Ravindra Chandrasiri Wijegunaratne told Sputnik on the sidelines of the Army-2019 defense forum. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (11:35 PM)
President Maithripala Sirisena met with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Muslim countries holding the membership of the Organization of Islam Countries (OIC) to discuss about the current security situation in the country at the Presidential Secretariat today (June 26). MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (11:20 PM)
India s candidature for a non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council for a two-year term has been unanimously endorsed by the Asia-Pacific group. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (9:41 PM)
The sixth round of discussions between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, with regard to a possible alliance between the two parties, has commenced at the office of the Leader of the Opposition a short while ago, said Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (7:11 PM)
The testimony of former minister Rishad Bathiudeen which was scheduled to be delivered today before the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring into the Easter Sunday terror attacks, has been postponed. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (7:00 PM)
No one can assuredly say that the threat of terrorism in the country is completely over, says Commander of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (6:48 PM)
The notorious underworld figure Mohamed Najim Mohamed Imran alias Kanjipani Imran , who is currently being held under a detention order after being deported from Dubai, was produced before the Colombo Magistrate s Court, today (26). MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (6:43 PM)
The Attorney General has agreed to amend the indictments filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the D.A. Rajapaksa museum. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (6:02 PM)
Politicians, making various statements on abortion pills , with no knowledge of medical science, are problematic and harmful, according to the Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (6:01 PM)
Nine suspects accused over the shooting and killing of 5 persons at Samitpura, Mattakkuliya in 2016 were ordered acquitted and released by the Colombo High Court today (26). MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (5:03 PM)
There is no such institute as a Sharia University in Sri Lanka, there is only a Batticaloa Campus, says former Western Province Governor Azath Salley. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (4:17 PM)
Commander of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has commenced giving evidence before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (4:05 PM)
Sri Lanka s victory over tournament favorites and hosts England has provided the team with a good mindset ahead of their next three crucial games in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, says coach Chandika Hathurusingha. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (3:24 PM)
There won t a national problem in the country if the people had an understanding of other languages, says the Minister of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs Mano Ganesan. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (2:09 PM)
Twenty-seven boats at the Kalametiya Fishery Harbour have been gutted in fire, according to Hungama Police. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (1:30 PM)
Cabinet approval has been granted to the proposal to amend the circular issued on the dress code for public sector employees. MORE..
26 Jun 2019 (1:29 PM)