Envoys of 17 Islamic countries have told Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that they acknowledge the need for a universal law common to all communities, the Government’s official news portal reported.
Sri Lanka will take a “whole of government” approach to fighting global terror, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Two Fundamental Rights petitions challenging some aspects of the Emergency Regulations promulgated by President Maithripala Sirisena after the Easter Sunday attacks were filed before the Supreme Court today.
Sri Lanka is lurching towards another crisis as tensions between Parliament and the Executive reaching new heights over the decision to open the proceedings of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday suicide bombings to the Media.
Chief of National Intelligence Retired DIG Sisira Mendis has resigned citing "health reasons," official sources said.
The Supreme Court will on June 24 hear the Fundamental Rights petition filed by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera against him being sent on Compulsory Leave.
Rishad Bathiudeen is being branded a terrorist by the opposition because he has stopped supporting the Podujana Peramuna, says Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera.
The immediate threat posed by the National Thowheed Jama’ath (NTJ) has been fully neutralised, with all leading members of the outfit either dead or behind bars
Calling for an end to communal politics and urging the authorties to expedite investigations into Muslim leaders standing accused in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings, Muslim parliamentarians supporting the United National Front (UNF)-led Government today (3) announced their resignation from all ministerial positions.
The Government has established a special fund for children who were left disabled or orphaned in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.