Dalai Lama criticises Lankan monks

The Dalai Lama has implored Buddhist monks in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to put an end to a series of recent attacks on Muslims...

Australia examines Lankans case

The Tamil refugee Ranjini – incarcerated when pregnant after the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) branded her a security threat – had the first...

School students grab journo’s camera

Students of a leading school in Maradana grabbed a video correspondent of Hiru Television and took his camera when he went to video an...

Over 80,000 affected by rain

Over 80,000 people have been affected so far as a result of the heavy rain over the past few days, the Disaster Management Center...

Treasure hunters arrested in Rathota

The police arrested nine treasure hunters in Rathota today, the police media unit said today. The police said that the suspects had attempted to dig...

AI launches petition for Salley

Amnesty International (AI) has launched an online petition calling for the release of Muslim politician Azath Salley. The online petition urges President Mahinda Rajapaksa to...

Government insists no taping

The government insists that there is no taping of mobile phones taking place in Sri Lanka especially of phones used by journalists. Media Ministry Secretary...

AG advice sought on prisoners

The advice of the Attorney General has been sought to reduce congestions in prisons by releasing those imprisoned for minor crimes. Prisons Commissioner Chandraratna Pallegama...

Lanka seeks intelligence sharing

Enhanced cooperation between Intelligence agencies is essential for maintaining national and regional security, Sri Lanka's top defence official said. Regional security could only be ensured...

No confidence on Dilan fails

The no confidence motion against Foreign Employment Minister Dilan Perera was defeated in Parliament today. The motion moved by the opposition UNP had only 32...

Six soldiers injured in explosion

A group of soldiers were injured when detonators hidden by the LTTE had exploded in Udayarkattukulam, Mullaitivu today. Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said that the explosion...

Northern polls likely on September 7

The Northern Provincial Council election is likely to take place on September 7, the Uythayan newspaper quoted well informed sources as saying. The newspaper quoted a government source as saying that...

Charles may replace Queen at CHOGM

The Queen will miss the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting for the first time since 1973, Sky News has learned. Sources say Prince Charles is set to...

More Lankans take oaths in Fiji

More Sri Lankans have taken oaths yesterday as Judges and Magistrates in Fiji, the Fiji Times reported today. In all, three Judges and three Magistrtaes...

Report finds Lankan were going to NZ

A classified report has confirmed that the boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers who arrived without warning on the West Australian coastline last month...

No increase in Sri Lanka Haj quota

Sri Lanka has given the same quota of pilgrims for Haj as last year because of ongoing development work in the two holy cities of...

Low-pressure over Bay of Bengal

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has officially mounted a watch for a low-pressure area (‘low’) to form over the Southwest Bay of Bengal by...

TNA to go to court this week

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will file a case in the High Court this week against the acquisition of civilian land in the North, TNA MP...

More to be done in Lanka says US

The United States says that while it recognises the progress made on some issues in Sri Lanka, more needs to be done on reconciliation and accountability. The...

Lankan maid jailed for 10 years

A married Sri Lankan maid was today (Monday) jailed in Singapore for 10 years for killing her lover, an Indian national, in 2009 following...