Cobra girl to marry her attacker

Nirosha Wimalaratne, also known as the ‘Cobra girl’ or ‘Snake girl’ has withdrawn the police complaint on the Saudi national who had attacked her...

Australia says less Sri Lankans now arriving

Returning people to Sri Lanka is reducing the number of asylum seekers from the Asian nation arriving by boat in Australia, Immigration Minister Chris...

US delegation in key talks with Basil and G.L

A visiting US State Department delegation has had key discussions with Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa and External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris today, the...

Press freedom in Lanka serious but improved

Media freedom in Sri Lanka is very serious but has improved as compared to last year, a press freedom index showed. Reporters Without Borders (RSF)...

Australian opposition delegation visits north and east

An Australian opposition parliamentary delegation has visited the north and east of the country to look at the post war developments in the area. The Australian High Commission in...

Police fire at robbers, one killed

One person was killed when the police opened fire on a group of robbers in Minuwangoda this morning. Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody said that...

Sri Lankan airlines lands at Mattala airport

A Sri Lankan Airlines flight has made its maiden landing at the Mattala international airport in Hambantota, the airline said. In a facebook posting the...

Cops raid brothel in Warakapola

The police raided a brothel operating in Warakapola and arrested eight people, the police media unit said today. The police said that the brothel had...

US Senators call for war crimes probe

Two U.S. Senators, Bob Casey and Patrick Leahy, have called for an independent, international investigation into potential war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan...

Survey finds Sri Lanka corrupt in the defence sector

Sri Lanka has been listed in a new reports among countries at "very high risk" of corruption in the defence sector. The report compiled by Transparency International UK...

HRC to work with UN to protect rights in Sri Lanka

The United Nations (UN) says it will help the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Sri Lanka protect human rights in the country. In confirming that...

DMK requests Centre to support resolution on Lanka

A Tamil Nadu constituent of the ruling party in India today made a "firm request" to the Centre to support the US when it...

Probe on Lankan asylum boat accident

Indonesian investigators are trying to establish how a group of Sri Lankan asylum-seekers came to be off the central Java coast when their boat...

Sri Lanka ready for US resolution

The government says it is prepared to respond to a United States resolution expected to be submitted at the United Nations Human Rights Council...

Army probe on war continues

An army court of inquiry is continuing its investigations into allegations raised against the military over its conduct during the final stages of the...

MR slams international critisism

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says international criticism about the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake is unfounded. Speaking to media heads at Temple Trees last night, the President...

Teens arrested over theft

Two teens have been arrested for stealing two computers from an office in Murunkan, the police media unit said today. The police said that the...

Madras Court to hear case on LTTE ban

The Madras High Court on Monday ordered notice on a writ petition by MDMK general secretary Vaiko, challenging an order of the Tribunal under...

US confirms resolution on the way

A visiting US delegation confirmed this evening that a resolution on Sri Lanka will be submitted at the February-March UN Human Rights Council session...

Slave Island residents told to move or be moved

Residents of an area earmarked for development in Slave Island were today told to either agree to a relocation program that has been offered by the government or...