Four killed in van, tipper truck accident

Four people were killed following an accident involving a van and a tipper truck in Nelumdeniya, along the Colombo - Kandy road. The police said...

Sri Lanka remembers devastating 2004 tsunami

Sri Lanka commemorated the 11th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami today. In a symbolic gesture of creating awareness among people as regards the...

Jaffna fishermen demand compensation package

Fishermen from Jaffna have demanded that the Sri Lankan government frame a comprehensive scheme to safeguard their interests when they experience huge losses caused...

Passenger arrested with chains and bracelets at BIA

A passenger was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today wuth chains and bracelets in his possession. The customs department said that the passenger, a resident of...

Sharif’s Sri Lanka visit to see signing of 10 pacts

Sri Lanka and Pakistan are expected to sign 10 pacts during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visit to Colombo next month, The Hindu newspaper reported. A...

Sri Lanka invites Saudi to set up oil refinery

Sri Lanka has invited Saudi Arabia to set up a petroleum refinery in the southern part of the island, the country’s Central Bank Gov....

Indian fishermen at Jaffna prison stage fast

Indian fishermen held at the Jaffna prison staged a fast today in protest over their detention, the Jaffna media reported. At least 51 Indian fishermen...

Dengue breeding grounds identified in Colombo

Several dengue breeding grounds were identified in the Western Province this week, including in Colombo, the Ministry of Health said. According to the Ministry of...

Prisoners to be set free for Christmas

Several prisoners are to be set free for Christmas, the Prisons Department said today. According to the Prisons Department, inmates serving time in jail for minor...

Over 8.5 million are employed in Sri Lanka

The estimated employed population in Sri Lanka during the third quarter of 2015 is about 8.5 million, of which about 45.5 percent are engaged...

President seeks Muslim support for reconciliation

President Maithripala Sirisena today sought the support of the Muslim community for the reconciliation process. In a message to mark Meelad-un-Nabi, the birth of Prophet Muhammad, the...

Lankan maid in Saudi will not be executed

The Sri Lankan maid in Saudi Arabia who was on death row will not be executed but will be imprisoned, the Government said today. The...

Six suspects arrested over abduction remanded

The six suspects linked to Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra, who were arrested over an abduction incident yesterday, were today remanded after being produced in court. A...

Nepalese girls being trafficked to Lanka rescued

Police in Chitwan, Nepal have rescued five girls from Narayanghat suspecting that they were being trafficked to Sri Lanka. The Himalayan Times reported that the...

Sri Lankan family in US face deportation

A Sri Lankan family in San Antonio in the United States are facing deportation, sacurrent.com reported. The authorities arrested Saman Randeniya during a check-in with immigration...

Several injured following gas explosion in Panadura

Several people were injured following a gas explosion at a factory in Keselwatte, Panadura. Initial reports said that at least 44 people were rushed to hospital...

Chinese President expects ties with Lanka to expand

Chinese President Xi Jinping expects the bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka to expand, the media unit of the United National Party said today. The UNP...

Concerns raised on Tamil political prisoner issue

The Canadian Tamil Congress (“CTC”) says it is deeply concerned that the Government has failed to uphold its promise to Tamil political prisoners that...

US official examines future role of army

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for South and Southeast Asia Dr Amy Searight, who just concluded a three-day visit to Sri Lanka, examined...

New State Minister and Deputy Minister sworn in

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Priyankara Jayarathne was sworn in today as the State Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils, before President...