AI writes to UNHRC on Lanka

Amnesty International has written to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) ahead of its 23rd session beginning on May 27, calling for a credible and independent...

UN says no letter from Salley

The United Nations says it has not received a letter from Muslim politician Azath Salley. UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York yesterday that such...

Swiss probe reveals Lankan links

Investigations carried out by Switzerland last year into money laundering and terror funding had revealed that money had also come from Sri Lanka to...

Canada, Bahamas raise CHOGM in Lanka

Canada and the Bahamas have had discussions on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka. The Bahamas Foreign Ministry...

EU told Lanka probing C4 video

The government informed the European Parliament today (Tuesday) that irrespective of Sri Lanka’s categorical rejection of the Channel-4 footage in the “Killing Fields” documentary...

Galle Face center road closed

The Galle Face center road between the Galle Face round-about and ceramic junction near Hilton Hotel will be closed from tomorrow till the 17th from 6am...

India committed to work with Lanka

India says it is committed to work with Sri Lanka towards the consolidation of peace, prosperity and development in the country. Ashok K. Kantha, the High...

SAIF in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit

Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF is on a goodwill visit to the Tricomalee port from May 14-17, this visit signifies the strong diplomatic, cultural and...

India may reconsider Kachchativu

India may reconsider it's position on the Kachchativu island which is currently under Sri Lanka. Union Minister V. Narayanaswamy told reporters in Chennai that the decision was...

Tamils to commemorate war dead

A commemoration ceremony is to be held in Vavuniya on Saturday to remember the hundreds of Tamil civilians killed during the final stages of...

UN unaware of letter from Salley

The United Nations (UN) headquarters says it is unaware of a letter being received from Muslim politician Azath Salley. UN spokesman Martin Nesirky, when asked by Inner...

Two killed in Padukka train accident

Two people were killed following a train accident in Padukka today, the police media unit said. The police said that the train collided with a...

President felicitates Nawaz Sharif

President Mahinda Rajapaksa telephoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif and congratulated him on his victory in historic elections, the Pakistani media reported. The...

Over 20 injured in Jaffna accident

Over 20 people were injured following an accident in Kaithady, Jaffna, reports from the area said. A bus travelling to Jaffna from Vavuniya and another...

AEA to test imported milk

The Atomic Energy Agency (AE) is to test imported milk powder for radiation, the Ministry of  Technology, Research and Atomic Energy said today. The Ministry also...

Lanka’s first High Commission in Uganda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni declared opened the new High Commission of Sri Lanka in Uganda at the Imperial Royal Hotel in Kampala today, the...

BBS suspects Wimal – Shiv Sena links (Audio)

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today claimed that Minister Wimal Weerawansa may have links with Shiva Sena in India. BBS general secretary the venerable Galagoda...

Rain, strong winds create havoc

Rain accompanied by strong winds created havoc in several places this afternoon, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said. The DMC said that most affected was Jaffna, Batticaloa,...

Ex rebel regrets being with the LTTE

Gunasundaram Jeyasundaram a onetime LTTE supporter and arms procurer has said that he profoundly regretted supporting LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran and denounced him and...

Draft proposal on Tamil solution

A draft proposal to address Tamil issues is to be formulated by a three member Tamil political party committee, it was decided at a meeting between Tamil political...