The principal and the vice principal of two Muslim schools, who were arrested on Thursday (16) on suspicion of having close links with the ringleader of the series of attacks on Easter Sunday and the leader of National Thowheed Jama’ath (NTJ) Zahran Hashim, have been further remanded. MORE..
FBI officially designated the LTTE as the deadliest terrorist organisation in the world in January 2008 and such was the nature of the terrorism that was conclusively brought to an end on the 19th May 2009 with the confirmation that its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was dead, says Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE..
Thirty-six Pakistani deportees have been taken to a community centre in Puntottam, Vavuniya, says Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
Two suspects without valid licenses have been arrested at Watawala and Bogawantalawa areas, for selling liquor during the Vesak season. MORE..
Nearly 10 websites containing the domain names .com and .lk have come under a cyber attack, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he would work with a great commitment to change the social conditions which cause the background for the increase of criminal activities. MORE..
A decade ago, every Sri Lankan dreamt of living in a peaceful society, without fear and suspicion. MORE..
Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accused by rights groups of war crimes during the final months of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war a decade ago, has confirmed he plans to run for the presidency in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks that have shattered the country’s uneasy peace. MORE..
A commemoration was held at Vellamullivaikal today (18), in memory of the Tamil civilians who were killed in the war. MORE..
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked voters for re-electing his conservative coalition in a shock result at the federal polls. MORE..
A tourist hotel in Pellandeniya, Kurunegala selling liquor on Vesak Poya Day has been raided today, the Media Spokesperson of the Department of Excise said. MORE..
UPFA Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara has left the office of the Colombo Deputy Inspector General (DIG) after recording a statement. MORE..
Today (18) marks the milestone of a decade upon eradication of the brutal terrorism that plagued Sri Lanka for nearly 30 years through the humanitarian operations. MORE..
The security forces have taken the necessary measures to provide security for the general public for peaceful Vesak celebrations, says the Commander of Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake. MORE..
The United States has offered to continue to expand counter-terrorism and maritime and border security cooperation with Sri Lanka. MORE..
UPFA Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara has arrived at the office of the Colombo Deputy Inspector General (DIG) to record a statement this morning (18). MORE..
The mega reforestation project, organized by the Sri Lanka Army and ‘Manusath Derana’ in a joint effort to mark the completion of a decade since the Humanitarian Operations against LTTE terrorism, has commenced this morning (18) at Marichchakaddi in Wilpattu. MORE..
In his statement for Vesak Poya Day, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says, leading lives of mutual understanding and coexistence is ‘the only way’ since fighting over religious and cultural differences will wreak destruction all around. MORE..
“We must recollect the teachings of the Buddha to build a society with boundless peace by shunning all attempts to destroy each other for the greed for power”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces has promoted 38 senior army officers to their next rank in commemoration of National War Heroes’ Day, which falls on Sunday (May 19). MORE..
Switzerland’s ministry of foreign affairs has expressed deep concern over the recent flare-up in tensions in Sri Lanka and urged the government to “do everything in its power to safeguard and strengthen the peace and stability in the country.” MORE..
Minister Champika Ranawaka says that international terrorism today runs on the internet through social media websites such as Facebook. MORE..
Kebithigollewa Magistrate’s Court today granted permission for police to detain for 72 hours and question the two suspects arrested in Horowpathana over their alleged links to terrorist leader Zaharan Hashim. MORE..
Karupayya Rajendran Abdulla, who was arrested and remanded while being employed at the copper factory in Wellampitiya which was owned by the suicide bomber at the Shangri-La Hotel, has been further remanded as per the orders of Colombo Additional Magistrate. MORE..
Legal action will be sought against persons who disperse rumours or false statements that may cause panic and incite violence among the public, says the Department of Government Information. MORE..
United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at the Department of State in Washington DC. MORE..
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the Sri Lankan economy remains vulnerable to shocks, given high public debt, large refinancing needs, and low external buffers. MORE..
A mega reforestation project, organized jointly by the Sri Lanka Army and ‘Manusath Derana’ to mark the completion of a decade since the Humanitarian Operations against LTTE terrorism, will get underway on Victory Day (May 18) at Marichchakaddi in Wilpattu. MORE..
Any threat to Sri Lanka is seen as a threat to India, says High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu. MORE..
Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath leaders met officials in the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai on Thursday to express their solidarity with the Easter bombing victims and urged them to prevent violence against Muslim community that erupted after the incident. MORE..
An international rights group on Thursday expressed alarm over the Sri Lanka army’s decision to reinstate an intelligence officer accused of high-profile attacks against journalists, including the assassination of a senior editor. MORE..
Two persons, who are believed to have close links with the ringleader of the series of attacks on Easter Sunday and the leader of National Thowheed Jama’ath (NTJ) Zahran Hashim, have been arrested in Horowpathana. MORE..
Western Province Governor Azath Salley claims that swords were not recovered from any mosque except from the one at Slave Island, where 47 swords were seized. MORE..
The No-Confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, signed by nearly sixty-four parliamentarians including the MPs of the Opposition, was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (16). MORE..
Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide’s top travel destination for 2019, but since the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and luxury hotels, foreign tourists have fled. MORE..
Father-in-law of Rifkan, identified as a close accomplice of Zahran Hashim –ringleader behind the attacks – told Ada Derana that they had no idea that Rifkan was involved with the Islamic State or the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ). MORE..
The persons responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks had been running 17 safe houses and 07 training centers for the suicide bombers, Ruwan Gunasekera, the Police Media Spokesman, said on Wednesday. MORE..