Less religious tensions in Sri Lanka says US

After years of growing religious tensions and violence in Sri Lanka generated by hardline ethnic Buddhist groups, a new Government has taken office and...

Wele Suda sentenced to death in heroin case

Notorious drug dealer Wele Suda was today sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court for having drugs in his possession. Wele Suda has been accused...

IOC meets with Government and NOC of Sri Lanka

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), along with representatives of ASOIF, ANOC and the OCA, hosted a constructive and fruitful meeting on Tuesday in Lausanne with...

VVIP son has millions in a Dubai account

The son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has an offshore account in Dubai with millions of US dollars, a Government Minister has claimed. Health Minister...

Woman remanded for keeping dad in cage

A woman from Balangoda has been remanded over allegations she kept her 73 year old father in a cage. The police said that the woman...

Navy arrests 24 Tamil Nadu fishermen

The Sri Lankan navy arrested 24 fishermen and also chased away at gun point several others for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan waters near...

UK affirms need for foreign judges in Lankan probe

The British Government has affirmed the need for foreign judges in Sri Lanka’s domestic accountability process to ensure its credibility. UK Minister of State at...

Defence Ministry to probe Avant Garde ship

The Defence Ministry has decided to appoint a team to investigate the Avant Garde which docked at the Galle harbor recently. The decision was taken...

Trial-at-bar into Bharatha murder begins

The trial-at-bar into the murder of former Presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, began at the Colombo High Court today. Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra's daughter and Hirunika...

Policemen injured during clash with protesters

At least three policemen were injured during a clash with protesters in Hambantota today. The protest along the Pallemalala junction was staged by people demanding...

Lanka keen to bolster trade ties with India

The new government in Sri Lanka is keen to promote trade relationships with India. This includes an agreement on science and technology that is being...

Former Eastern Province CM Pillayan arrested

Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathirai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today. Pillayan's spokesman Azad Maulana said that the...

Top South Indian actress Manorama passes away

Veteran actress Manorama, who regaled multitudes of filmgoers with her fine sense of humour, passed away in the city late on Saturday of cardiac...

Missing persons commission to be abolished

The government is to abolish the Missing Persons Commission and replace it with a new commission or system to continue its procedures, The Sunday...

Wigneswaran gives reconciliation a boost

By Easwaran Rutnam Reconciliation has been the key word from the day the war ended in 2009 and many feel now is the best time...

Fasting Sri Lankan Tamils in Trichy arrested

Eight Sri Lankan Tamils who have been on a fast in a special camp in Trichy since the beginning of this month, have been arrested. Cases...

EU hails Sri Lanka’s stand against death penalty

The European Union (EU) today welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha that Sri Lanka would vote in favour of the UN General...

Resolution highlights Lanka’s efforts says US

The US State Department noted that the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last week, highlights the Sri Lankan government’s...

73 Sri Lankan refugees return home

Another batch of Sri Lankan refugees in India returned home with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The 73 refugees left the...

TNA calls for release of Tamil political prisoners

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today called for the release of all Tamil political prisoners. TNA leader R. Sampanthan raised the issue when Parliament discussed...