'I blocked Gota's arrest in Avant Garde case'

Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- UNP dissident MP and former Justice Minister Dr. Wijedasa Rajapakshe yesterday admitted that he had intervened to stop the Attorney General's Department directive to arrest forme... Read More

Sajith promises to de-politicise national security

Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa addressing a cross section of business leaders and stakeholders in various sectors at the Shangri-La Hotel yesterday said that it was ... Read More

Govt should ensure clean environment and food for people - Anura Kumara

Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- National People's Power movement candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the country needs a government that can protect the environment. "IF we are to protect the environm... Read More

'Saw T-56 weapons placed near dead prisoner bodies' - witness

Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- Prosecution witness Magazine Prison Assistant Superintendent Kuda Bandara yesterday further testified before the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar over the case filed against the t... Read More


Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- Army Commander Lt Gen Shavendra Silva hands over documents pertaining to 150.15 acres used for security purposes in Karachchi and Oddusuddan in the Vanni to Kilinochchi and Mulla... Read More

Gota promises Rs. 1000 wage for estate workers

Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday struggled for words when asked by journalists as to how he intends to find the money to ru... Read More

Eleven held for election related violence

Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- Police arrested 11 suspects including two local politicians over their involvement in incidents of violence relating to the Presidential Election. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Guna... Read More

Status of Buddhism will be preserved - Sajith

Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister and National Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa said the status of Buddhism is guaranteed under th... Read More

President needs majority in Parliament to have stable rule - Patali

Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- The next President will continue to hold positions such as head of the executive, head of government and the Cabinet, and the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces even though e... Read More

Don't elect hypocrite as president - Minister Rauff Hakeem

Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- "Those who spoke against Muslims earlier, now say they will safeguard Muslims and their rights." "Therefore, such politicians should be rejected completely," said Sri Lanka Musl... Read More