Government to probe NGOs

The government has appointed a special Board of Intellectuals to probe charges and allegations being made against NGOs and their operations, the government information...

Fake white van abduction foiled

The army says a group of men have been arrested when they posed as security forces personnel and abducted a family in Batticaloa in...

Would-be asylum seekers arrested

The police arrested 11 people including 10 who were preparing to go overseas through illegal means from Kattankudy. According to the police media unit, the...

Rudrakumar wants ties with India

Former LTTE member and peace negotiator V. Rudrakumar, who is now the self appointed 'Prime Minister' of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), says...

UN gives all clear for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is no more included in the UN Secretary General's annual report on children in armed conflict, the office of the Special Representative...

No casinos says Minister

Minister of Investment Promotion Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says there are no plans to begin casinos in the country. The Minister said that  the opposition is...

Australia to free Tamil family

A family of five Tamil refugees - including a toddler born in detention almost three years ago - have been cleared for release by...

13A dilution bid worries India

India is deeply worried about the seemingly determined efforts being made by the Sri Lankan government to dilute provisions of the 13th Amendment, a...

Vehicles damaged in Nuwara Eliya

Several vehicles were damaged when a tree fell on them in Nuwara Eliya as a result of the strong winds being experienced today. The police said...

TID files DO on two men

The police Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) has filed Detention Orders (DO) on two men arrested with fake Indian currency in Bambalapitiya. According to the police...

Tighter laws on people smuggling

The government is looking at strengthening laws against people smuggling by amendments the Immigration and Emigrants Act. Top officials from Australian and Sri Lanka have already participated...

Storm death toll crosses 50

The death toll from the storm last weekend has crossed the 50 mark with 16 people still missing. The Disaster Management Center (DMC) said that...

Sri Lanka not safe from hackers

Sri Lanka is vulnerable to computer hackers, according to a leading computer anti-virus company. A Bloomberg report said that Kaspersky's list of countries with the...

Fears grow for missing Lankan boat

A major air and sea search is under way in Australia for a boatload of up to 30 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers missing for seven...

US wants accountability in Lanka

The United Sates says it is looking for Sri Lanka to proceed with accountability and genuine reconciliation and will be watching “very carefully” to...

Severe weather advisory issued

The department of meteorology has issued a severe weather advisory for the next 24 hours. The advisory said that another rain spell is expected in...

Ranil’s convoy attacked in Balapitiya

The convoy of UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was attacked in Balapitiya this evening, party sources said. Wickremesinghe had gone to visit the families of the...

JHU slams India on 13A

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has accused India of attempting to directly or indirectly interfere in Sri Lanka’s internal political affairs. A member of the...

Fast track UK visa in Sri Lanka

From 24 June, customers in Sri Lanka who apply for a UK visitor visa can request for a brand new 'Fast Track' visa service....

Ban on cattle transport from Pollonaruwa

The transport of cattle for slaughter from Pollonaruwa is to be banned from July, officials said today. The decision was taken at the District Development...