Sri Lankan arrested in Cyprus

A court in Cyprus today issued a three-day custody decree against four people including a Sri Lankan in connection with accusations of an illegal...

Monk sets himself on fire (Pictures)

A Buddhist monk today set himself on fire in Kandy demanding an end to cattle slaughter The monk who set himself on fire outside the...

Probe on police accountant

An investigation has been launched into allegations of fraud against the accountant of the Pollonaruwa police. The police media unit said that the accountant had...

Fire at Colombo port

A major fire broke out at the Colombo Port early this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that the fire broke out...

Ban urges non-violence on Vesak

UN Secretary Geberal Ban Ki-moon says a spirit of non-violence is needed to help inspire peace and quell conflict. In his Vesak Day message, the UN...

Sri Lankans in people trafficking network

The National Investigations Department (DNI) in the Dominican Republic arrested members of a people trafficking network with possible links to international terrorist cells, who used...

Lankan asylum seeker to be freed

A Sri Lankan asylum seeker, previously deemed a security risk, will be released from Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney after her adverse security assessment...

Bad weather to impact Sri Lanka

A wet phase of Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) wave is expected to impact Sri Lanka next month with heavy rain, the Climate Prediction Centre of...

Shavendra says freedom came at a price

Sri Lanka's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York Major General Shavendra Silva says freedom came to Sri Lanka at a very high price. He told a...

Army insists no land grab in Jaffna

The army has denied reports that civilian land in Jaffna is being taken over by force by the army. The Jaffna Security Forces Commander, Major...

Australia sends back 31 Lankans

Australia has sent back another 31 Sri Lankan irregular maritime arrivals after they failed to meet Australia’s international obligations, the Australian High Commission said...

CID probes leading NGO

The police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is investigating the activities of a leading German funded NGO operating in Sri Lanka. A statement by the police...

More than 20 disappearances last year

More than 20 alleged enforced disappearances were reported in Sri Lanka last year, the annual human rights report released today by the London based...

India, Lanka exchange fishermen

The Indian Coast Guard and the Sri Lankan navy were to exchanged fishermen arrested from both countries. The exchange was to take place at the...

TID questions TNPF on funds

The Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) has questioned the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) on where it gets it's funds from, TNPF leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam...

India playing critical role says Basil

Minister Basil Rajapaksa says India is playing a critical role in assisting the return of normalcy in the north and east. He said that the...

China to lend Sri Lanka $732m

China Development Bank (CDB) Corporation will lend US$580 million (S$732 million) to Sri Lanka to help implement key infrastructure projects, a government document released...

MEA says no Rolls Royce, BMW cars

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) says the government has no intention of importing Rolls Royce and BMW cars for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government...

Man jumps to death from hospital

A man jumped to his death from the Hambantota hospital today, the Hambantota police said. He had jumped from the top floor of the hospital...

France to strengthen ties with navy

The French Naval Ship “Jacques Cartier” arrived at the port of Colombo today. The ship carries a complement of 53 naval personnel on board...