Chinese official has discussions on projects in Sri Lanka

A top Chinese official has had discussions on projects supported by China in Sri Lanka. Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou had talks in Colombo with...

Tamil houses attacked over love

At least 16 houses including 15 belonging to Tamils had been attacked in Tangalle last night over an illicit love affair between a Tamil...

WHO submits report to control dengue in Sri Lanka

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has submitted a report to the Health Ministry on measures which need to be taken to control the spread...

US invites UN members to back pro-Sri Lanka resolution

The United States has invited like-minded UN members to demonstrate support for reconciliation and peace in Sri Lanka by adding their names to the list...

Swaraj to hold meeting on arrest of fishermen in Sri Lanka

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is to hold a meeting tomorrow in New Delhi to discuss the issues on the frequent arrest of Indian...

Five killed in boat tragedy

Five people were killed when the boat they were travelling in capsized in Beruwala this evening, the police said. The boat was taking the group...

UNICEF report reveals a ‘digital divide’ in Sri Lanka

A report released today by the UN children's agency UNICEF revealed a ‘digital divide’ in Sri Lanka. Drawing on data from the soon to be released first-ever...

One killed, another injured in accident at Gampaha Hospital

One person was killed and another person sustained injuries in an accident at the Gampaha General Hospital. The Police said that the victim was a...

Sri Lanka seeks to strengthen ties with China

Sri Lankan officials have said they hoped to further strengthen cultural ties with China, the Xinhua news agency reported. Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs Palitha...

Indian army offers Lanka technical assistance

The Indian army today offered Sri Lanka technical assistance to upgrade the military requirements in the Sri Lanka army. Indian Army Chief, General Dalbir Singh...

Pettah traders join protest against 15 percent VAT increase

Pettah traders today joined the protest against the 15 percent VAT increase causing heavy traffic in the area. The traders closed shop and took to...

MR tells India to relook at dealings with neighbours

In the strongest reaction yet to India's contentious support to a US sponsored resolution at the UNHRC against Sri Lanka earlier this year, President...

Zeid urged to push Sri Lanka to stick to UN commitment

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has been urged to ensure that Sri Lanka will stick to its promise...

Mangala sits as vice-chair of G-24 meeting, several proposals made

Ministers of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development held their ninety-eighth meeting in Washington D.C. yesterday (Thursday) with Abraham...

Diplomats briefed on LLRC action plan

The government on Tuesday had a discussion with the diplomatic community in Sri Lanka on the implementation of a set of recommendations put forward...

Interpol help sought to extradite red sanders smugglers in Sri Lanka

The Crime Investigation Department (CID) in India is to obtain the help of Interpol to extradite wanted red sanders smugglers hiding in different countries,...

Jayalalithaa meets Modi, discusses concerns of Sri Lankan Tamils

On her first visit after her second consecutive election victory, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submitted...

All 23 LG bodies will operate uninterrupted despite term ending

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha today assured that all operations of the 23 Local Government (LG) bodies, of which the term ended...

Drunk man forced Lanka bound flight u-turn

A Malaysia Airlines flight to Colombo had to turn back to Kuala Lumpur due to a drunk passenger, the national carrier said on Sunday,...

TNA slams draft framework of Counter Terrorism Act

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today slammed the draft framework of the proposed Counter Terrorism Act (CTA) which obtained cabinet approval recently. TNA spokesperson M...