India yet to decide on resolution

India yet to decide on resolution

India has not yet formulated its stand over the US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nations as it does not know what kind of resolution that country would be moving before the body, Indian minister V. Narayanasamy said today. However he said India is closely watching the situation and would take a suitable […]

Sri Lanka cricket crisis ends

Sri Lanka cricket crisis ends

The crisis which was brewing in Sri Lanka cricket after the national players refused to sign the new contracts, was resolved late this evening following talks involving chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya. Speaking to reporters after meeting the players Jayasuriya said that a compromise had been reached and the players will sign the contracts tomorrow. The […]

SLC locks out 23 top players over contract issue

SLC locks out 23 top players over contract issue

Sri Lankan cricket is headed towards a major crisis with the board on Saturday night freezing out 23 of its top players over a contracts deadlock, less than a week before the start of the home series against Bangladesh. SLC, which met the players earlier in the day, has told its selectors not to consider […]

Navy arrests 16 Indians in Kalpitiya

Navy arrests 16 Indians in Kalpitiya

The navy arrested 16 Indian in the Kalpitiya seas this morning, a Navy official said. According to the Navy, the Indians had entered Sri Lankan waters in three boats to catch fish. Just last month fishermen from India and Sri Lanka clashed off the seas of Mannar. The clash had occurred when Indian fishermen were […]

Delegates At London Conference Call For Probe

Delegates At London Conference Call For Probe

As the United States pushed for accountability in Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week, another meeting was underway in London organized by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF). British government and opposition representatives as well as politicians and human rights advocates were among those attending the 3rd anniversary conference of the […]

Brits want foreign monitors at northern polls

Brits want foreign monitors at northern polls

Britain has called for international monitors to be in place during the scheduled elections in the Northern Province later this year. Senior Minister of State at the British Foreign Office Sayeeda Warsi said her government would like to see a free and fair election in the north. She has said this while addressing an event […]

Seven injured in Maskeliya accident

Seven injured in Maskeliya accident

Seven people were injured when the van they were travelling in went down a precipice in Maskeliya last night. The police media unit said that a group from Passala who were heading to Adams Peak on pilgrimage met with the accident. The van had lost control and gone down a 20 meter precipice injuring all […]