• Sri Lanka wants travel advisories lifted

    COLOMBO, Nov. 3 (APD) – Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Foreign Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama, on Saturday, said that there was no justification for travel advisories issued by a few countries against Sri Lanka this week. He said the travel advisories were not required since there have been no incidents...
  • Mahinda to be allocated PM’s seat in Parliament

    Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is to be allocated the Prime Minister’s seat in Parliament, the Speaker’s office said. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has said he will not obstruct Rajapaksa from sitting in the Prime Minister’s seat in Parliament at the next Parliament session....
  • Former Sri Lankan Minister and sportsman arrested

    A former Sri Lankan Minister and cricket world cup winning captain was arrested on Monday over a shooting incident. The Police said that Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested over a shooting incident at the state owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) office. The police arrested  Ranatunga after he was accused of being involved in...
  • Sri Lanka arrests former top cop over plot to kill President

    Sri Lanka’s criminal police on Thursday arrested a former top police officer, who headed the terrorism investigations unit, over a plot to kill the President of the country. Former Terrorist Investigations Department head, Nalaka de Silva was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after being questioned for several...
  • India, Afghanistan and Iran meet to discuss Chabahar port

    Representatives from India, Afghanistan and Iran met on Tuesday to discuss an operationalization agreement on Chabahar port, which will be finalized within the next two months. The meeting was a first trilateral meeting of the coordination council for the Chabahar Agreement and was held in Tehran. According to a...
  • A year after, 65,000 people remain displaced in Philippines’ Marawi

    A year after the Philippine government declared the end of the Marawi siege, some 65,000 people remain displaced and uncertain of their future. They now demand immediate action and support to surpass the burden left behind by the conflict. In a statement released by the International Committee of the Red Cross...
  • India says it has been a victim of State sponsored terrorism

    India, on Monday, said that it has been a victim of State sponsored terrorism for many years now. Speaking at the ‘Galle Dialogue 2018’ conference in Sri Lanka, Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy said that global terrorism continues to acquire new dimensions by...
  • Navies from China, India, US to meet in Colombo

    The navies from China, India and the US are to meet in Colombo next week at a conference organised by the Sri Lanka Navy, the Sri Lankan Navy said on Tuesday. Sri Lanka Navy Chief of staff, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva said that over 140 participants from 50...
  • Sri Lankan ruling party legislator arrested over pro-terrorist speech

    A Sri Lankan ruling party legislator was arrested on Monday over pro-terrorist speech she had made earlier this year. Former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran was arrested over the controversial speech she had made at an event in support of the Tamil Tiger rebels. The rebels fought for 30 years for...