Vice President-elect of Unites States of America (USA) Mike Pence, telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena last night on behalf of President-elect Donald Trump, President Media Unit said.
Leader of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Kumar Gunaratnam was released from the Anuradhapura Prison today after completing his term for violation of Emigration and Immigration laws.
Lotus Road in Colombo has been closed for vehicular traffic by police due to a protest.
Colombo Fort Magistrate today further extended till December 16 the remand order on former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickremasooriya.
The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has requested police protection for its buses.
Commuters throughout the country faced severe difficulties this morning owing to the island-wide strike launched by transport sector unions from midnight yesterday.
President Maithripala Sirisena said that he has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to hand over a weekly report to him about the VIP vehicles breaking road rules.
Railway trade unions have called off their island-wide strike scheduled from midnight today.
The Colombo Magistrate's Court today lifted the travel ban on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 6 others.