Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who stepped down from the post just before the election results was officially announced was seen in Colombo participating in several political and non-political activities. Later, he also resigned from the post of the leadership of his party; Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
Popular artiste Jackson Anthony today refuted allegations that he had vehicles belonging to the Ministry of Economic Development in his possession. Speaking at a media briefing, Anthony claimed the vehicle that Kadawatha police found when they raided his home on January 25 had been given to him by Micro Cars Limited for ‘promotional purposes’.
New York (AFP) - A winter storm pounded the northeastern United States on Monday hitting tens of millions of people and forcing the rare cancelation of Broadway shows in an "historic" New York blizzard.
Lawyers who identified themselves as Lawyers for Good Governance holding a press conference, today demanded immediate action to be taken against the persons responsible for the Welikada prison riot. The close relatives of the inmates who were killed on the day of the riot were also present at the media briefing.
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, the chief economics spokesman for the victorious Syriza party has told the BBC.
United National Party (UNP) former General Secretary Tissa Attanayake says that he has been politically sidelined and neglected. Parliamentarian who crossed over to the then ruling Freedom Alliance just before the last Presidential election admitted that he took ‘sudden political decision’ which did not work out.
Users across the world have reported problems logging into social media networks Facebook and Instagram. Foreign media reported that it wasn't immediately clear what was causing the outage. Visitors to Facebook were greeted by the message "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can. Go Back" or simply experienced a "Cannot find server."
The European Union (EU) has blacklisted Sri Lanka for failing to combat illegal fishing, officially banning imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka-flagged vessels into the EU, foreign media has reported.
Beirut (AFP) - Kurdish militia drove the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Kobane and raised their flags on Monday, dealing the jihadists an important blow after months of heavy fighting.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the European Union (EU) have undertaken to help the Sri Lankan government repatriate Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu and resettle them in the Island Nation, the Lankan Ministry of Resettlement has said.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Colombo on Monday, that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ‘very interested’ in Sri Lanka and the region, and that this augurs well for Sri Lanka which is in the threshold of a new era.
The country’s main Tamil alliance, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that the government’s main priority should be the enactment of the recommendations made by the committees that have been appointed so far and not going for new commissions.
The JVP has established a committee to find out about victims of political revenge during the former government’s tenure.