Illegal asylum attempt busted

The police and navy today busted two attempts by a group of people who tried to head to Australia by boat illegally from Chilaw...

India to build 43,000 houses for IDPs

India is to build 43,000 houses for Sri Lanka's war displaced communities in the north and east of the country, the Indian High Commission...

LTTE continues with anti-India stand

The LTTE continues to adopt a strong anti- India posture and pose a grave threat to the security of its citizens, the Indian media quoted the...

SLMC to contest with the UPFA

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has decided to contest the upcoming Provincial Council Elections for three provinces with the ruling UPFA, the government...

New Kalladi bridge to open next year

The new Kalladi bridge which is being parallel to the old bridge in Batticaloa will be open for the public by early next year,...

Lanka still has reconciliation issues in north

Sri Lanka still needs to focus on post-war rehabilitation challenges to affect real reconciliation, British High Commissioner John Rankin said in a statement. In the...

MDP youth wing President arrested

Maldivian opposition Democratic Party (MDP) Youth Wing President and Policy Secretary Shauna Aminath was arrested in Male this evening and is currently being held in...

UN examines Lanka’s missing

The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances examined cases of missing people including urgent cases in Sri Lanka during its 97th...

Soldier remanded for molesting a child

A soldier attached to the Ambepussa army camp has been remanded over allegations he molested a 6 year old child. The soldier, identified as Athula...

Probe on LTTE video

The police are investigating an LTTE video clip recovered from the mobile phone of a youth arrested in Muttur yesterday. The army intelligence unit had...

Lankan’s plea in Chennai blast case dismissed

The Madras high court dismissed a petition from a 50-year-old Sri Lankan national, who was an accused in the Chennai airport bomb blast case...

Journalists protest media suppression

Sri Lankan journalists, activists and opposition lawmakers have staged a protest, accusing the government of unleashing a new wave of media suppression and intimidation...

Kandy MC member arrested over assault

A Kandy Municipal Council member and seven others have been arrested over an assault on a group of people in Kandy today. The police said...

Sri Lanka team named for Olympics

The National Olympics Committee today announced the final team to represent Sri Lanka at the London Olympics which begins later this month. According to the...

Website owners must now pay

The government has decided that news websites to be registered with the Media Ministry must pay a registration fee and an annual fee. Media Minister...

Karunanidhi sceptical about North polls

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Wednesday sounded skeptical about holding of Northern provincial elections in Sri Lanka next year, saying there was some “hidden...

Lanka to hold international defence seminar

Foreign experts, including those from India, will participate in an international defence seminar to be held in Sri Lanka next month on the country's...

Police hail Royal Park case judgment

The police today hailed the Appeal Court judgment in the Royal Park murder case. Jude Sharmantha Anthony Jayamaha was given the death sentence today by...

Probe on army food poisoning

An investigation is underway over the cause of the food poisoning which saw over 100 soldiers attached to the Mattegoda army camp being hospitalized...

Northern PC polls in September 2013

Elections to Sri Lanka’s northern provincial council will take just over a year from now. “We want to hold elections in September 2013,” President...