Pakistan’s top diplomat to visit Sri Lanka

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani will be visiting Sri Lanka from April 4 to 5 to take part in the 3rd Round of...

Fonseka’s political party registered

The Department of Elections has registered the new political party of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka. Additional Elections Commissioner R.M.A.L.Ratnayake told the Colombo Gazette that the...

Shirani appears before the Bribery Commission

Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake appeared before the Bribery and Corruption Commission today. Dr. Bandaranayake had appeared before the Commission last month on the instructions...

Chennai students to intensify Sri Lanka protest

With the protests against alleged human rights violation by the Sri Lankan government entering the 25th day today (Monday), student leaders in Chennai say...

Chandimal had other commitments

While many believed Dinesh Chandimal had turned down an offer to play at the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a result of the anti...

Teen arrested following accident

A teenager has been arrested in Kattankudy after a four year old child was killed in an accident last night. The police media unit said...

India says protests on Lanka politically motivated

The Indian government says the recent protests on the Sri Lankan issue in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu were politically motivated, the Hindu newspaper reported. Inaugurating a...

Karunanidhi slams Indian Centre on Lankan navy

The DMK in Tamil Nadu, which quit the Indian government over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, on Sunday slammed the Centre for adopting "discriminatory"...

Government not responsible (Audio)

The government is not responsible for the violent acts reported in recent times targeting a particular religion, Sri Lanka Freedom Party General Secretary, Health...

Four people drown in Kattankudy

Four people drowned in Kattankudy today while having a swim out at sea, the police media unit said. The police said that a group from Badulla were...

SLMC to issue ultimatum

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) high command, which met last night and early this morning, has said that the future of the SLMC...

TNA to push for UN probe

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it will push for a UN mechanism to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. “Accountability is mostly...

Vasu to seek crackdown on BBS

Minister of National Language and Social Integration Vasudeva Nanayakara is to submit a Cabinet paper seeking a crackdown on extremist groups, including the Bodu...

Three Iranians arrested

Three Iranians were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with fake visas to travel to Malta. According to the police the Iran nationals were arrested by...

President stresses on religious freedom

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says all religions have freedom in Sri Lanka as it is a democratic country. He also said that while protecting Buddhism in...

New posting for India’s envoy to Colombo

The Indian government has cleared the decks to appoint Ashok K Kantha as a new secretary in the ministry of external affairs (MEA), Daily...

No breakthrough in Faraz’s shooting

The police say they have not yet made a firm breakthrough into the shooting incident involving The Sunday Leader journalist Faraz Shauketaly. Police spokesman SP...

Worms inside salmon fish can

Worms were found inside a salmon fish can in Pahala Kadurugamuwa, Diyatalawa today. Officials said that a man who had purchased the can fish found...

Manmohan to decide on CHOGM

India’s Union Minister V Narayanasamy says Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to decide on calls by Tamil Nadu...

Mob attack on TNA meeting

A mob attacked a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) meeting in Killinochchi today, TNA MP E. Sarawanabavan said. The MP said that over 50 people with...