Sri Lankan crew may be safe

At least three, and perhaps all, of the 15-man crew including Sri Lankans of a merchant vessel that sank last week while being held...

Fake job agent arrested

A fake job agent has been arrested in Kadawatta following complaints lodged by 16 people. The police said that a woman was arrested while two...

Pakistan Lanka nuclear pact?

In an apparent tit for tat, Sri Lanka is moving in the direction of a nuclear pact with Pakistan after India voted against it...

Muttur probe intensifies

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been instructed to prepare a comprehensive list of witnesses in the controversial case involving the murder of 17...

BASL to appear for land owners

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has decided to appear on behalf of land owners in the North who’s land the government is...

Rift in TNA over CM post

A rift has arisen in the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as to who should be nominated as the Chief Ministerial candidate for the Northern...

Sri Lankans on sunken boat

Australian authorities were scouring remote seas for survivors Saturday after a people-smuggling boat carrying 97 people including Sri Lankans, went down, with 88 people...

Malinga attacker charged

A man in Curepe a town in the East-West Corridor of Trinidad and Tobago was placed on $1,000 bond after he appeared in court charged...

KU help sought for KDU

The Defence Ministry has requested the University of Karachi (KU) to help establish a multidisciplinary research facility, like the International Centre for Chemical and...

Sampanthan and MR pow-wow

The leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R Sampanthan met President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at the President's invitation. Minister for External Affairs, Prof G.L...

Land mine blast in Jaffna

A land mine explosion in Jaffna today injured a mine clearence worker attached to a foreign agency, reports from Jaffna said. The explosion had taken...

Polls chief expects foreign monitors

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya expects foreign monitors to be present for the Northern Provincial Council Elections in September. Addressing the media today, Deshapriya said that...

MR to meet East PC members

Government coalition members of the Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) have been told to head to Kandy tomorrow (Saturday) for a meeting with President Mahinda...

Two injured in J’pura fire

Two minor staff of the Sri Jayawardanapura hospital were injured following a fire at the lab of the hospital this morning. According to the police...

Commonwealth to discuss concerns

The Commonwealth Secretariat in London says it is working with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 task force in Sri Lanka on concerns...

SLJTU condemns attack on scribe

The Sri Lanka Journalists’ Trade Union (SLJTU) has condemned the assault on a journalist attached to the Uthayan newspaper in Jaffna on Thursday night. SLJTU...

Deadly accident in Manampitiya

At least 3 people were killed and several others were injured when a bus veered off the road and crashed at Manampitiya today. The police...

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...

Karunanidhi sceptical on Lanka

Given Sri Lanka’s track record of reneging on earlier commitments, it remains to be seen whether the country will fulfill its promises made to...

Concerns over CHOGM access

The New York based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is concerned about press accreditation procedures for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that...