President assumes duties

Sri Lanka, Nov. 19 -- President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed duties at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo a short while ago. The President assumed duties following religious observances and the ev... Read More

Case against Pujith, Hemasiri postponed till Dec.3

Sri Lanka, Nov. 19 -- Inspector-General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara and former defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando were further remanded till December 3 by Colombo Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage in c... Read More

Harin welcomes Gota's move

Sri Lanka, Nov. 19 -- Former Minister Harin Fernando yesterday said he would welcome the recent comment made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who requested not to display his photographs in public inst... Read More

UNP to cede Govt. to new President: Kiriella

Sri Lanka, Nov. 19 -- The United National Party (UNP) parliamentary group agreed yesterday to cede the government to newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on condition that general election is co... Read More

Gota loyalists to discuss governance till general election

Sri Lanka, Nov. 19 -- The leaders of political parties that rooted for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will meet this evening to discuss options for governing the country until a general election is cond... Read More

Will march forward and contest general elections: Mahesh Senanayake

Sri Lanka, Nov. 19 -- While saying that the presidential election was not the end of their political journey but the beginning, presidential candidate and former Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake said ... Read More

Xi Jinping congratulates President

Sri Lanka, Nov. 19 -- While congratulating President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his assumption of duties, Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to start a new chapter of China-Sri Lanka Strategic Cooperative... Read More

Snap general election need of the hour: Prelate

Sri Lanka, Nov. 19 -- Calling for a snap general election before March next year, Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobhitha Thera said it was evident by-election results that sovereignty was interlinked with Sinhala B... Read More

Kattankudy Muslim leaders: hold varied views on Muslim marriage law reforms Challenges are Daunting

Sri Lanka, Nov. 18 -- The presence of gun-toting-soldiers, stationed at selected points, brings back wartime memories to the otherwise bustling township of Kattankudy in the south of Batticaloa. But, ... Read More

Stunning Victory! Expression of Gratitude or Protest Vote?

Sri Lanka, Nov. 18 -- One of the most radical political victories ever scored in this country will, we are certain, receive the widest acceptance. The will of the people as indicated by the ballot box... Read More