India to dispatch Menon

India is to send National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon to Sri Lanka next month for talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other government officials. The...

Nugegoda brothel busted

The police busted a brothel operating in Nugegoda in the guise of an Ayurvedic center, the police media unit said today. The police said that...

TNA hopes India will act

India should take “measures” to ensure that the Sri Lankan government does not succeed in robbing provincial councils of certain powers under the 13th...

Officials complicit in trafficking

The United States has urged the Sri Lankan government to investigate and prosecute government officials suspected of complicity in human trafficking. The 2013 Trafficking in...

Over 1600 refugees returned

With monetary aid from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 1,600 Sri Lankan Tamils living in Tamil Nadu as refugees...

SriLankan signs Airbus deal

During the Paris Air Show held today (Wednesday), SriLankan Airlines announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding in preparation for an order for...

Wimal puts UPFA on notice

Government Minister and leader of the National Freedom Front, Wimal Weerawansa has put the ruling UPFA government on notice saying his party is ready...

Australia asked to ban LTTE fronts

The Sri Lankan government has asked Australia to ban LTTE fronts operating on Australian soil, the External Affairs Ministry said today. The request was made...

NOAC says no dispute with India

The National Ocean Affairs Committee, (NOAC) says Sri Lanka is not in dispute with India to refer any matter pertaining to the oceans to...

Four killed, 78 injured in accident (Updated)

Four people were killed and 78 others, mostly school children, were injured following an accident in Nuwara Eliya this afternoon, the police media unit...

13A a “white elephant” says Lalith

The government says administratively the 13th Amendment to the constitution is a "white elephant" and past experiences have proven this. In a live Twitter interview today,...

Duminda back in Parliament

Parliamentarian Duminda Silva returned to Parliament today, for the first time since the Mulleriyawa shooting incident in 2011 in which Presidential Advisor Bharatha Lakshman...

Storm toll reaches nearly 60

The death toll from the recent violent storm has reached nearly 60 with five people still missing, according to the Disaster Management Center (DMC). According...

Navy arrests 88 asylum seekers

The navy arrested 88 would-be asylum seekers off the Batticaloa seas early this morning. Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasooriya said that the boat was believed to...

Media code threat to free speech

A new media code proposed by the Sri Lankan government contains overbroad and vague language that could have a severe and chilling effect on...

Lanka hails Saudi amnesty plan

The new Sri Lankan Ambassador Vadivel Krishnamoorthy in Jeddah has thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for the generous amnesty granted...

TNA told India is not happy

India has told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that it is not happy with moves in Sri Lanka to dilute the 13th Amendment to...

Anti Sri Lankan activists arrested

Some 600 activists belonging to pro-Tamil Eelam outfits were arrested today for allegedly attempting to march to the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington...

New Indian envoy to Colombo arrives

Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, the new High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka arrived in Colombo today. Y.K. Sinha is a seasoned diplomat and during his...

Part of a ‘drama star’ says UNP

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) says claims by the government that it is going to change a clause in the 13th Amendment...