Will resign if Sajith not given nomination: Nalin

Development Strategies and International Trade Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara Jayamaha said today he would resign and go back to teaching if Minister Sajith Premadasa was not given nomination to contest the presidential election.

8 hours ago - 5     - 1546

  SL Ambassador to China clarifies on Lotus Tower Project
  Sajith faction says no to abolishing executive presidency

Engrossed in conversation

3 hours ago - 1     - 504 MORE STORY


Chinese Company ALIT clarifies on Lotus Tower project

The Aerospace Long-march International Trade Co. Ltd (ALIT), one of the two Chinese companies involved in the Lotus Tower Project, today issued a clarification on the Lotus Tower project allegations.

1 hours ago - 0     - 327

CID reports probe progress to court on Gota’s dual citizenship

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today reported the progress in their investigations into a complaint lodged over former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s dual citizenship to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

3 hours ago - 0     - 699

IRD received 7,728 dud cheques: COPA

It was revealed during a recent meeting at the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) that 7,728 cheques to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) have bounced – the dud cheques have amounted to a staggering Rs.4,097 million by March 21 this year.

4 hours ago - 0     - 323

Abolishing executive presidency destabilizes country: Rathana Thera

Abolishing executive presidency would definitely destabilize the country, MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said today.

5 hours ago - 0     - 79

SLRC nationalisation

SC defers FR petition until Sep. 27

The Supreme Court (SC) today deferred until September 27 the fundamental rights petition contesting the extraordinary gazette notification which brought Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) under the purview of President Maithripala Sirisena.

6 hours ago - 0     - 257

Tense situation at Fort Railway station

A tense situation prevailed at the Fort Railway station this evening after the commuters started showing their agitation to the railway authorities, who were engaged in a work-to-rule campaign.

7 hours ago - 0     - 168

Rs.6,000 monthly to families of missing persons

As envisioned in Budget 2019 proposals by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the payment of a monthly interim allowance of Rs. 6,000 to families of missing persons including family members of the armed forces and the police missing in action, the Finance Ministry said.

7 hours ago - 4     - 305

UNICEF condemns beating of two child monks

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issuing a statement has condemned the assault on the two novice monks at a temple in Horowpathana recently.

20 Sep 2019 - 2     - 587


SLPP makes cash deposit for Gota

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today made the cash deposit at the National Election Commission on behalf of its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

20 Sep 2019 - 10     - 2434


Heavy traffic in Battaramulla

Heavy traffic was reported in Battaramulla due to a protest organised by the All Ceylon Samurdhi Managers Union blocking the road towards parliament.

20 Sep 2019 - 0     - 703


Easter Sunday attacks: PSC members visit President

The members of the Special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks arrived at the Presidential Secretariat today to record a statement from President Maithripala Sirisena over the attacks, President’s Media Division said.

20 Sep 2019 - 2     - 808


Signal failure at Fort Station delay all trains

A major signal failure that occurred this morning at the Colombo Fort Railway Station had caused a delay of all trains coming in and going out of the Fort Railway Station, the Railway Control Room said.

20 Sep 2019 - 1     - 976

Two ruggerites get 10-year RI for sexual abuse

Two ruggerites of a leading school in Colombo were found guilty of sexually abusing a six-year-old boy of the same school five years ago and were sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by Colombo High Court Judge Wikum Kaluarachchi yesterday.

20 Sep 2019 - 0     - 5706

Fire breaks out at a clothing store in Wattala

A massive fire broke out at a clothing store in Wattala this morning and fire trucks were dispatched to douse the fire, police said.

20 Sep 2019 - 0     - 1537

UNP to name candidate on Wednesday

The United National Party (UNP) is to name its presidential candidate on Wednesday, September 25, sources close to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

20 Sep 2019 - 4     - 4375

UNF allies also pledge support to Sajith

Several MPs representing UNF allies have informed UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa that they will support him to form a broader alliance to contest the upcoming presidency if he is not given the green light from the party.

20 Sep 2019 - 4     - 2612

Presidential candidate

Sajith loyalists meet to explore alternatives

A group of UNP ministers loyal to party deputy leader Sajith Premadasa held a special meeting at the parliamentary complex yesterday and explored the possibility of participating in the presidential elections under an alternative arrangement since the party hierarchy is unlikely to nominate Mr. Premadasa, the Daily Mirror learns.

20 Sep 2019 - 5     - 3081



10 Sep 2019 - 0     - 3173

How stock brokers misled investors in 2011

10 Sep 2019 - 0     - 5144

Ashara Mubaraka in all its glory

10 Sep 2019 - 0     - 508

Societal role in ending suicide

06 Sep 2019 - 1     - 2911


29 Aug 2019 - 6     - 6672

Courage in the face of police brutality

27 Aug 2019 - 0     - 5052


22 Aug 2019 - 4     - 2890

Coastal Degradation threatens Sri Lanka


Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

06 Sep 2019 - 0     - 2206

Maga Neguma on the road to nowhere!

Road Planing and Development Company, which at one time existed under the Road Development Authority (RDA), was terminated to establish the institutes Maga Neguma Emulsion Private Company, Maga Neguma...

07 Aug 2019 - 0     - 1750


Cartoon of the day

19 Sep 2019 - 3     - 467


Next President Should be the last : Karu Jayasuriya

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in a candid interview with the Daily Mirror said the country could have saved billions of rupees had the respective Presidents...

17 Sep 2019 - 4     - 2990

Main battle is to ensure security and development -Dinesh Gunawardane

Leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) MP Dinesh Gunawardane speaks about the Presidential Elections and the current status of the economy in the co...

11 Sep 2019 - 0     - 290

“We’ll contest elections under a new symbol” Anura Kumara Dissanayake

Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake, who is the nominee for presidential candidacy of the National People’s Power...

05 Sep 2019 - 2     - 1765

I was utterly betrayed by the Rajapaksas -Sajin de Vass Gunawardena

The Rajapaksa era introduced many people into the political arena, who once stood as close associates. They were vested with various tasks and some of...

04 Sep 2019 - 2     - 4178


Son dumps mother’s body into forest

The Watawala Police in Hatton has launched an investigation into the incident in which a man had thrown the corpse of his mother (81) into a forest claiming he could not bear funeral expenses....

12 Sep 2019 - 0     - 1275

He had his wife’s underskirt in his bag

A visit to Colombo to meet a politician by a group of villagers from Moragollagama was thrown into chaos when their leader found out the hard way that he did not possess the proper attire to meet with...

18 Jul 2019 - 3     - 8387

Man, using Viper to kill wife, arrested

An individual suspected of attempting to kill his wife by causing a viper to sting her and his mistress who aided and abetted the alleged crime were produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan...

10 Jul 2019 - 1     - 5749




INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock praised the steps taken by President Maithripala Sirisena, for taking swift action in apprehending the criminals responsible for the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks and was presented with the INTERPOL Medal at the President’s Office in Colombo recently. However, Colombo’s Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith recently stated that he is yet to receive a positive response from those in power for his call to have an independent probe on the Easter Sunday attack and to provide relief to those killed and injured in the attack. Do you think an independent probe into the Easter Sunday attack is still necessary in order to apprehend any criminal on the loose?