Lankans heading to Australia economic migrants: IOM

The International Organisation for Migration has backed Australia's view that some of the Sri Lankan's arriving by boat are economic migrants, not refugees. The number...

Lanka rejects 98 recommendations at UPR

Sri Lanka has rejected 98 recommendations submitted by countries at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, the troika tasked with serving as rapporteurs...

Government keen on TNA joining PSC

The government says it is keen to work with all parties including the Tamil National Alliance in the Parliamentary Select Committee, as early as...

Army says probe on war continuing

The Sri Lanka army on Monday said that military investigations into some alleged incidents which had reportedly taken place during the war with the...

Former U.S Ambassador to Sri Lanka dies

The former U.S Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives John H. Reed passed away in Washington, DC on October 31 at the age of...

Two drown in Payagala

Two people drowned in Payagala last evening after they went for a swim in the sea, the police media unit said today. A group of...

Party leaders to discuss impeachment of CJ

Political party leaders are to meet tomorrow (Monday) to discuss the motion to impeach Chief Justice (CJ) Shirani Banadaranayake. Chief opposition whip John Amaratunga said...

Indian Army chief to visit Sri Lanka

Indian Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh will travel to Sri Lanka next month to discuss ways to further strengthen military ties between the two...

Karunanidhi tells UN to protect Tamils

DMK president M. Karunanidhi has urged the UN to protect the Tamils in Sri Lanka, the Hindu newspaper reported today. In his letter to UN...

Four bodies found in Galle

The bodies of four people were found in Galle this morning. The police said that the bodies were that of four males. The four victims...

Romanians arrested in ATM scam

The police busted an ATM scam in Dehiwala today and arrested two Romanian nationals, the police media unit said. Both foreigners were arrested near the...

TNA MPs relative killed for money

The relative of Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Selvam Adaikalanathan, whose body had been found in Nanu Oya on Wednesday, had been killed for money,...

Acid attack leaves 7 injured

An acid attack in a bus in Udugama last evening left seven people injured, the police media unit said today. The police said that attack...

State Department concerned over impeachment

The U.S State Department has raised concerns over the actions taken to impeach Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. U.S State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, on Friday, said...

G.L and Indian FM meet in Delhi

External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris who is in New Delhi for the 12th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean...

Interim injunction on Kotte Mayor

An interim injunction has been issued on the Mayor of Kotte Janaka Ranawake against making any defamatory statements against the Kotte Deputy Mayor Madura...

TESO resolution handed over to the UN

A copy of the resolution adopted on Sri Lanka at the TESO conference in Tamil Nadu, was handed over to the UN yesterday, the...

Asylum boat seized with 43 onboard

A boat which was heading to Australia with 43 illegal asylum seekers was seized in Puttalam last night, the police media unit said today. The...

Lankan men sent home from Christmas Island

The Gillard government (in Australia) has returned a group of 26 Sri Lankan men to Sri Lanka on a charter flight that left from...

Army held 50 sittings in HR probe – Peiris

The army has had 50 sittings so far in its probe on allegations of human rights abuses committed by the military during the war,...