Cyclone to move away this afternoon

The cyclonic storm in the South-west Bay of Bengal was located about 100Km east of Mulattivu coast at midnight and is likely to move...

Tangalle boat attack suspects remanded

The Tangalle Magistrate has remanded 10 of the 14 suspects arrested over the Tangalle trawler attack, the police media unit said today. The police said...

HRW urges UN members to push Lanka on accountability

United Nations members should urge Sri Lanka to act on accountability for abuses at its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on November 1, 2012, Human...

Cyclone warning issued for the north

The Department of Meteorology has issued a bad weather advisory saying a marginal cyclone ( not severe ) is expected over the northern parts of...

Several people displaced owing to landslide threat

Several people were displaced in Kaduganawa tody owing to a landslide threat, the police media unit said. The police said that 20 houses in Udunuwara,...

Bus accident injures 40

At least 40 people were injured when a bus veered off the road and met with an accident in Kebithigollawa this morning. Police spokesman SSP...

Heavy rain to continue today

The department of meteorology says heavy rain will be experienced in most parts of the country today. The department said that a depression in the...

Teen drowns, another missing in Kalpitiya

A 17 year old boy drowned and another youth was reported missing after they went for a swim in Kalpitiya last evening. The police media...

Lion air wreckage to be salvaged this week

The wreckage of the Lion Air passenger flight shot down by the LTTE in 1998 killing 48 passengers and 7 crew members, is to...

Price of bakery products increased

The price of bakery products including bread will be increased from tomorrow, the All Ceylon Bakery Owners Association said. The move comes after the government...

LTTE coordinator seeks lifting of ban on outfit

An affidavit by a Switzerland-based coordinator on behalf the outlawed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) before a tribunal sought the lifting of the...

Total of 99 countries to speak on Lanka at UPR

Several countries have submitted advance questions to Sri Lanka on human rights issues and the Northern Provincial Council elections, ahead of the Universal Periodic...

Grenade explosion kills child, another injured

A grenade explosion in the north this evening has killed one child and injured another person, police sources said. The explosion had occurred when the child in...

Tangalle suspects handed over to Matara police

The suspects involved in the Tangalle boat incident who were arrested and deported from Cocos islands in Australia today, have been handed over to...

Gota says no ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says there was never an ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka although historically the Tamil community did face some issues. Speaking at...

Tangalle boat hijackers deported from Australia

The 14 asylum seekers who allegedly hijacked a ship off the Sri Lankan coast in a bid to reach Australia have been found and...

Lightning strikes three people

Lightning struck three people in Niwithigala last evening killing one person, the police media unit said today. The police said that lightning had struck when...

Police ready to vacate civilian property

The police say they are ready to vacate civilian homes in Jaffna if alternate land is given to them to shift the police stations. Jaffna...

Norway suspends work permits

The Norwegian Ministry of Labour has decided that no more work permits will be granted for the time being, the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo...

India, Lanka to further defence cooperation

Against the backdrop of protests in Tamil Nadu against training to Lankan defence personnel, India and Sri Lanka today held discussions on furthering their...