CCD probing complaints on Gota's 2005 visa, passport issues

Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- Acting IGP Chandana Wickramaratne has referred to the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) the complaints received about the validity and legality of a Sri Lankan passport obtained by S... Read More

I'm for devolution, new Constitution - PM

Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stressed that he is supportive of devolution while protecting the sovereignty and unity of Sri Lanka. He also said the country needs a new con... Read More

I will not support Gotabaya - Welgama

Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Kalutara District Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama told the Daily News in Kurunegala on Friday, that he would not support Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the u... Read More

Three dead in van-truck crash

Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- Three persons died while two others suffered serious injuries in a tipper truck and van collision at Kudameegaswewa on the Habarana - Dambulla road at 10 p.m. on Thursday night. ... Read More

Thirty one Colonels promoted to Brigadier

Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the promotion of 31 Colonels of the Sri Lanka Army to the rank of temporary Brigadier, Army Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said. ... Read More

Five gangland suspects arrested

Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- The Special Task Force (STF) had arrested three suspects with underworld connections yesterday in connection with the hacking to death of two gangland figures in Madampitiya last... Read More

16-yr-old with NTJ weapons training detained

Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- A 16-year-old youth, son National Thawheed Jama'ath organization (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim's deputy Naufar Maulawi, was arrested by the Ampara Police yesterday. The arrested ind... Read More

A shocking revelation

Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- A recent statement made by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the effect that the present government's leaders including the President and the Prime Minister were spending Gov... Read More


Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- The case for a Sajith Premadasa candidacy is different from the case for a Sajith Premadasa Presidency. It is arguable that even those who prefer a Gotabaya Presidency could opt ... Read More

Dynamics of choosing the right candidate

Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- Even before the defeat, support for the LTTE and the separatist cause were questioned and waning among overseas Tamils. Over the three decades of asylum, migration and resettleme... Read More