Seven day old child sold for Rs. 5000

The police are investigating an incident where a seven day old child had been sold for Rs. 5000 in Urubokka. According to the police the...

Karunanidhi meets UK envoy on Lankan issue

India's DMK Chief M.K Karunanidhi has had discussions on Sri Lanka with the British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai Mike Nithavrianakis. The discussion had taken place...

Two dead, four rescued

Two people drowned while four others were rescued in three different incidents at sea today, the police media unit said. Four divers who had gone...

Navy arrests 37 Indian fishermen

Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command arrested 37 Indian fishermen and 05 Indian fishing vessels engaged in poaching in the Eastern...

Courts come to standstill in Sri Lanka

Rural courts came to a standstill in Sri Lanka on Monday as judges filed into the capital city for a crucial meeting called by...

Paedophile who fled Lanka appears in Kiwi court

A former Catholic brother charged with over 250 counts of sexual abuse against children and young adults in NSW has appeared in a Christchurch...

Defence Ministry denies claims by ex soldier

The Ministry of Defence has denied claims made by a former soldier, as reported in the Canadian media, that he was asked by the...

Four divers missing at Mount

Four divers have been reported missing at Mount Lavinia since yesterday, the police media unit said today. The police said that the four men from...

Sampanthan speaks to IGP on Jaffna situ

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan had a discussion today with IGP N.K Illangakoon on the situation in Jaffna involving the Jaffna university...

Kotte Mayor reveals locations to get heroin

Kotte Mayor Janaka Ranawaka today revealed the locations in the Kotte area from where heroin can be purchased. Speaking at an event today the Kotte...

Aussie paedophile flees Sri Lanka

An Australian paedophile, Bernard Kevin McGrath, who was hiding in Sri Lanka, had fled the country undetected. Chulananda Perera, Controller General at the Department of...

Canada renews CHOGM threat

In a renewed threat, Canada says Prime Minister Stephen Harper will not attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka next...

Sajith ready to contest Presidency

UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa said that he was ready to contest for the post of President at the next Presidential elections. Speaking at the...

UNP leader gets 6 years

The post of the UNP leader was given 6 years as opposed to the current one year term after the proposal was adopted at...

Mother and child killed in Kulliyapitiya fire

A mother and her child were killed following a fire at a house in Killiyapitiya this morning, the police media unit said. The police said...

Lankans sent back totals 700

Almost 600 asylum seekers have now been returned to Sri Lanka against their will, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says. A group of 50 Sri Lankan...

Canadian press publishes “revelation” by army deserter

An officer in the Sri Lanka Army, who fled to Canada and claimed he was ordered to plant explosives at the home of an...

Four elephants electrocuted in Batti

Four elephants were found electrocuted in Batticaloa today, the police media unit said. The elephants were found dead in Valachenai this morning and it was...

Kohana says peace in the Middle East elusive

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Palitha Kohona, speaking at the UN as the Chair of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli...

Palestinians achieve ‘State’ status at UN

The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly endorsed a Palestinian Authority bid to upgrade its status to a "non-member observer state." The Palestinians sought the...