UN examines Lanka’s missing

The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances examined cases of missing people including urgent cases in Sri Lanka during its 97th...

Kandy Diocese seeks urgent action under 1994 Torture Act

The Human Rights Office of Kandy Diocese in Sri Lanka has organized a petition calling on the Government to prosecute cases under the 1994...

Four arrested with 100kg of explosives and detonators

Four people have been arrested with 100kg of explosives and several other items, including detonators, the Police said. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had made the...

Muslims in Colombo protest against video

A massive protest was staged in Colombo today against the controversial anti-Islam movie produced by a group in the United States. The protestors who initially...

Over 70 houses damaged in Batti

Strong winds lashed through Batticaloa last evening damaging at least 73 houses, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today. Of the houses damaged some 20...

Chamal raises concerns over SC determination

Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today raised concerns over the determination of the Supreme Court on the ‘Divineguma’ Bill which he says contains a disturbing feature...

Female lawyer arrested for scratching cop released on bail

A female lawyer, who was arrested for scratching a female police constable, was released on bail. The lawyer was arrested outside the Supreme Court in...

Legal action against motorists with tinted front window

Legal action will be taken against motorists with tinted front windows, the police media unit said today. The police also said that having curtains blocking...

Transgender community in Sri Lanka face abuse says report

Transgender people and others who don’t conform to social expectations about gender face discrimination and abuse in Sri Lanka, Human Rights Watch said in...

Mahinda says he ended war to achieve reconciliation

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused the Government of a political “witch hunt” against him and to wipe out the legacy of his regime that...

Speaker urged to investigate Foreign Ministry communiqué

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has been requested to investigate a communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in November last year during...

Parliament likely to be dissolved this month

Uva Province Chief Minister Harin Fernando says Parliament is expected to be dissolved this month. Fernando told the BBS Sinhala service that President Maithripala Sirisena is...

Ranil’s visit to temple in Udupi cancelled due to bad weather

The visit of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Sri Mookambika temple in Udupi district in India today was cancelled due to bad weather. The...

Human bones found at new five-star hotel construction site

Human bones have been found from the construction site of the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, the Police said. Police Headquarters said that several human bones were...

PM notes importance of Ramazan celebrated by Muslims

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a message to mark Ramazan said that the Ramazan Festival is celebrated by Muslims with a deep sense of...

Flying Fish director hits out

The director of a banned Sri Lankan film has rejected government claims it seeks to insult the armed forces. Sanjeewa Pushpakumara said the film, Flying...

SriLankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes

SriLankan Airlines is considering having air marshals on board some flights following the Easter Sunday attacks. Vipula Gunatilleka, the CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines, told...

J.R Jayawardene’s grandson set to enter politics

Pradeep Jayawardene, grandson of the late President of Sri Lanka, J R Jayawardene is set to enter politics. Jayawardene is expected to announce his move...

Bhutan says no confirmation on trafficking involving Lankans

Reports in India media regarding a Sri Lankan travel agent getting arrested in the Mumbai airport, India for allegedly trying to take three Bhutanese...

Army assures troops in Jaffna will be reduced

The army has assured a visiting parliamentary delegation from the Czech Republic that the presence of troops in Jaffna will be reduced. The Defence Ministry said that the...