Army assures troops in Jaffna will be reduced

The army has assured a visiting parliamentary delegation from the Czech Republic that the presence of troops in Jaffna will be reduced. The Defence Ministry said that the...

Aussie delegation in Lanka to stop boat people

A high level Australian delegation is in Sri Lanka to look at ways to curb boat people reaching Australia to seek asylum. The delegation had...

Impeachment hearing to go ahead

The impeachment hearing on Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake will go ahead as scheduled tomorrow despite the Supreme Court request for it to be postponed. Deputy...

Sri Lankans arrested in Indonesia

The Indonesian navy arrested 17 Sri Lankans when they were heading to Christmas Island on a ship illegally to seek asylum. According to the Indonesian...

Leader ordered to pay Rs. 250 million

The Mount Lavinia District Court today ordered The Sunday Leader newspaper to pay Rs. 250 million to Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The order was given...

Indian major told he can marry his Lankan girlfriend

The Karnataka high court has dismissed two writ appeals by the ministry of defence, challenging a decision of the single bench which ruled in...

TNA condemns recruitment of Tamils to the army

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has condemned what it calls as the forced recruitment of Tamils to the army in Jaffna. TNA MP Suresh Premachandran...

ICG report slams government on TNA talks

The Sri Lankan government’s refusal to negotiate seriously with Tamil political leaders or consider reasonable forms of power sharing is heightening ethnic tensions and...

CBK to speak at Nigerian national summit

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga will deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual conference of the Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation in Lagos on Thursday 29th November...

Increased safety measures for Colombo night race

Increased safety measures will be in place for the spectators and participants at the Colombo Night Race next month, organizers said today. The Colombo Night...

Cops quiz Kotte Mayor

The police have sought details from Kotte mayor Janaka Ranawaka over a statement he had made to the media alleging that corrupt police officers...

Australia deports 100 Sri Lankans

A group of 100 Sri Lankan men had been sent home to Sri Lanka from Australia today, the ninth involuntary removal this month and the...

Health warning on Kottu and fried rice

Eating 'kottu' and 'fried rice' can shorten your life, a state media report today said quoting the Health Ministry. This has been revealed through research conducted by...

Former Sri Lankan diplomat convicted in UK

Former Sri Lankan MP Tudor Gunasekara, 77, who said he was one of Sri Lanka's leading businessmen, was fined at the Old Bailey (London)...

Miliband has regrets over Sri Lanka

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says he regrets the failure by the government during his tenure to stop the war in Sri Lanka. During...

Army, police used schools during war – Report

A new report released today says both the army and police used schools during the war against the LTTE. Between January 2005 and October 2012,...

Aluthgamage backs Lorgat report

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage says he is keen to see the implementation of the report submitted by former ICC Chief Executive  Haroon Lorgat to the...

Kazakh and Lankan Presidents have talks

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Sri Lanka's counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa have discussed the issues of trade-economic cooperation in Astana, the Kazakh presidential press-service...

Special bench to hear case against impeachment

A specially convened bench is to hear the case against the impeachment on Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake this afternoon. The bench comprises the President of...

Triple murder over land dispute

Police investigations have revealed that a triple murder in Bulathsinhala today was over a land despite. The three victims aged 92, 85 and 60 were...