UNP advised against staging rally in Jaffna

The United National Party (UNP) has been advised against holding its May Day rally in Jaffna owing to possible threats from the LTTE. UNP MP...

Manmohan assures K’nidhi on Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that India was working towards finding the rightful place for all communities in Sri Lanka, the Indo...

Twenty nine fishermen remanded by Trinco court

Twenty nine fishermen, arrested by the Sri Lankan navy for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line, were today remanded to judicial custody till...

Speaker to obtain legal advise on case against COPE

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today he will obtain legal advise on the case filed in the Supreme Court on the Committee on Public...

Three killed in a three-wheeler accident in Gampola

Three people were killed in an accident involving a three-wheeler in Gampola today. The Police said that the three-wheeler had toppled into a canal at Thundeniya...

India urged to allocate 1.5 hectares of land to Sri Lankan families

The lone Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bishnu Pada Ray has urged the Indian Government to allot 1.5 hectares of land...

SC directs Bribery Commission to file charges on Namal

The Bribery Commission has been directed by the Supreme Court to file charges against Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa. The Supreme Court directed the Bribery Commission to file the...

Fonseka campaigns in Jaffna

Former army commander Sarath Fonseka conducted campaigns in Jaffna yesterday to promote his new political party, the Democratic Party. The Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper said...

DCD found in imported milk

The Dicyandiamide DCD chemical has been found in imported milk powder sold in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy said in a...

Abducted cops assaulted and freed

The four people including two policemen who were abducted by wildlife officers at the Udawalawa national park yesterday during a raid on ganja plantations,...

Army says no eye-witness yet

The army says the court of inquiry, appointed by the army to investigate into the references in the LLRC report, has so far not received...

At least 18 including children injured after lorry topples in Galnewa

At least 18 people including 6 children were injured after the lorry they were travelling in toppled in Galnewa today. The accident took place along...

UK for sustainable peace

Britain says it will support Sri Lanka to promote reconciliation and sustainable peace in the country. The British High Commissioner in Colombo John Rankin said...

BJP worried over Sri Lanka attacks on Indian fishermen

The BJP Monday demanded a meeting between Indian fishermen and the Sri Lanka Navy following the deaths of fishermen from Tamil Nadu in alleged...

Over 1000 prisoners freed

Over 1000 prisoners were freed today as part of the 65th Independence Day celebrations, the Prisons Department said. Prisons Commissioner P.W.Kodippili said that around 1200 inmates...

Sri Lanka notes importance of role played by UN youth envoy

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka hosted a reception at the United Nations Headquarters, to welcome the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake. Dr....

Penang Deputy Chief Minister offers to assist Lankan refugees

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy has offered to give humanitarian assistance to the Indonesian Government for ethnic Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka...

Bahrain looks to boost ties

Bahrain is keen to boost ties with Sri Lanka, the Bahrain News Agency reported following a meeting between the Bahrain Government spokesperson and Sri Lanka's new...

Government ready to accept foreign assistance

The Government says it will work with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, his Office, systems and procedures of the Human Rights Council and the...

Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passed away

Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passed away today. He passed away after falling ill and while he was receiving treatment in hospital. He was...