Britain’s “iron lady” is no more

Margaret Thatcher, the former U.K. prime minister who helped end the Cold War and was known as the “Iron Lady” for her uncompromising style,...

De-miner killed in explosion

A local de-miner was killed following a mine explosion in Jaffna today, police sources in Jaffna said. The de-miner, who works for the HALO Trust...

Power cut in several areas

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said that a technical fault led to a power failure in several parts of Colombo and its suburbs today. According...

Jayalalithaa warns against arresting fishermen

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has told Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Sing to impress upon Sri Lanka not to arrest Indian fishermen who...

Chidambaram slams BJP on Lankan issue

India's Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday night slammed the Indian opposition BJP for not supporting the the Indian government's efforts to pass...

Key suspect in Slave Island theft arrested

A key suspects wanted over the Rs. 10 million robbery at Slave Island in February, was arrested at the Bandaranaika International Airport today after he arrived from...

Heat continues as Sun is over Lanka

The hot weather will continue this week as the sun moves in a northward direction over Sri Lanka. The Department of Meteorology said that the...

More Indians arrested for poaching

The Navy arrested a group of Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, some 24 hours after another group of Indian fishermen had...

Pakistani blogger appeals to MR

A Pakistani blogger claims she has been unfairly detained in Sri Lanka after arriving in the country to seek protection. The blogger, who identified herself...

Toxic gas kills 2 in Attidiya

Two people were killed and one person was hospitalized after inhaling, what was believed to be, toxic gas in a gully in Attidiya, Dehiwala...

Presidential commission on Matale grave

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to appoint a special commission to investigate the mass grave at Matale. Presidential spokesman Mohan Samaranayake told the Colombo Gazette...

UN wants action on disappearances

The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has called for urgent action by Sri Lanka with regard to pending cases of disappearances. In...

Rescued 120 Sri Lankans arrested

One hundred twenty Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka who were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard from a stranded vessel in the sea yesterday,...

India’s DMK to meet CMAG on Lanka

India's DMK party chief M. Karunanidhi today said that DMK MPs and members of the pro-Tamil TESO will meet envoys of the Commonwealth Ministerial...

UAE to deport 19 Tamil refugees

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to deport 19 Tamil refugees to Sri Lanka, Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has...

Clash in Kollonawa over garbage dump

A clash took place between the police and residents in Kollonawa over a garbage dump in the area. The residents had been protesting against the...

Navy arrests 26 Indians

The Navy arrested 26 Indian fishermen who were poaching in Sri Lankan waters off Karinagar, a navy spokesman said. The Navy said that the Indians...

Japanese national arrested

A Japanese national was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport last night while he was attempting to smuggle out Gem studded rings and Rs...

Navy unaware of Chinese subs

The Navy is unaware of the presence of Chinese submarines close to Sri Lankan waters as was reported in the Indian media today. A navy...

Police to arrest snake girl

The police say they will arrest Nirosha Wimalaratne, also known as the cobra girl or snake girl, once to arrives in the country from overseas. According...