Monks launch sting operation

Monks launch sting operation

A group of monks from the Sihala Ravaya launched a sting operation to nab a monk attached to a Temple in Malabe who had been physically involved with a woman. The  Sihala Ravaya said that monks from its organisation had used monks in the Malabe Temple to take video footage of the monk while in the […]

Sri Lankans arrested in Mexico

Sri Lankans arrested in Mexico

Five Sri Lankans were arrested in Mexico for being in the country illegally, the Mexican media reported today. Among the Sri Lankans arrested were two children and all of them did not have proper documents. The Sri Lankans had been staying at a hotel when troops from the National Migration Institute raided the location. Investigations […]

Statements recorded over fire (Updated)

Statements recorded over fire (Updated)

The police have recorded statements from several shop owners in Pettah where a fire gutted 102 shops last night. According to the police media unit, a special investigation is underway over the fire. The police said that statements had been recorded from 60 people who own shops that were destroyed in the fire at Bodhiraja Mawatha. […]

India re-remands 59 Lankans

India re-remands 59 Lankans

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in Ramanathapuram has extended till December 20, the judicial remand of 59 Sri Lankan fishermen, arrested by the Tharuvaikulam Marine police between September – November for alleged illegal fishing in Indian waters off Kanyakumari, The Hindu newspaper reported today. CJM N.Dharman extended the judicial remand of the fishermen, presently […]

Labour demands Lanka probe

Labour demands Lanka probe

Britain’s main opposition Labour party says it will push Prime Minister David Cameron to seek an international led inquiry into human rights in Sri Lanka and cut short the deadline of March 2014. Labour MP and shadow Foreign Minister Douglas Alexander said that 2014 could be a crucial year for accountability and reconciliation in Sri […]

SLC to propose ICC shift to Lanka

SLC to propose ICC shift to Lanka

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to submit an attractive proposal to re-locate the ICC Head Office from Dubai to Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Cricket board said. The Executive Committee of SLC which met, Friday evening, decided to appoint a committee which will be headed by the office bearers to make the proposal. It was also […]

Rich List 2013 puts Dhammika on top

Rich List 2013 puts Dhammika on top

By Jay Ratnaweera Dhammika Perera the billionaire businessman who controls the Vallibel One group, was named the richest Sri Lankan by The Rich List 2013 Sri Lanka last Friday (6th Dec). The new book values Dhammika Perera’s personal fortune at a minimum of USD 538,000,000 or Rs 70 Billion. Last week Forbes Asia valued Sri […]

Shops gutted in Pettah fire

Shops gutted in Pettah fire

Several shops were gutted in a major fire in Pettah late this evening, the police and fire brigade said. The fire had destroyed a row of newly constructed shops along Bodhiraja Mawatha in Pettah. Police in the area had to use force to prevent people from getting close to the shops which caught fire, eyewitnesses […]

UN envoy raises land issue

UN envoy raises land issue

Visiting UN Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani raised the land issue in the North, when he met Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem today. The Justice Ministry said that Hakeem had told the UN envoy that the land issue is being addressed at this moment. Hakeem also said that all communities in Sri Lanka are now co-existing following […]

President clears Pusswedilla

President clears Pusswedilla

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cleared the latest edition of the popular political satire ‘Pusswedilla’ to be staged after the Colombo Gazette had reported that the censor board had banned the new comedy. The Director of Pusswedilla, Feroz Kamardeen, told the Colombo Gazette that the President had contacted him today and inquired about the censor board ban. […]

Puttalam principal arrested

Puttalam principal arrested

The principal of a school in Puttalam has been arrested over allegations he sold tables and chairs brought to the school from another school. According to the police media unit, a police complaint had been lodged in October stating that metal tables and chairs brought to the Puttalam Ananda Vidyalaya from a school in Kalpitiya, […]

Chandima changes UNP leader

Chandima changes UNP leader

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakody today requested UNP MP Sajith Premadasa to attend the party leaders meeting in Parliament to raise some issues he had. Premadasa however responded saying he was not the party leader so he could not attend a party leaders meeting. Weerakody then responded saying he would like to invite Premadasa to attend […]

Akashi to visit Sri Lanka again

Akashi to visit Sri Lanka again

Following the successful conduct of the first Northern Provincial Council Elections in Sri Lanka, which was welcomed by Japan as a significant step forward in the national reconciliation process after many years of conflict, the Government of Japan has decided to dispatch Yasushi Akashi, Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace-Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri […]

MR hails Mandela’s legacy

MR hails Mandela’s legacy

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the legacy former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves behind will be hard to surpass. Rajapaksa, who is also the Commonwealth Chair in Office, said that the highest tribute the Commonwealth can pay to this great son of South Africa and statesman is to preserve the values of democracy, diversity […]

Eight arrested in Dambulla

Eight arrested in Dambulla

Eight men were arrested in Dambulla today after they had visited the house of an urban council member and attempted to force their way inside. The men were arrested when they were trying to escape in a van after threatening the urban council member. Initial investigations later revealed that the men had come to take […]

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