Students injured as Museum stairs collapse

At least 30 students were injured after the staircase at the Colombo National Museum collapsed, the police said. The students were rushed to the Colombo...

HRW calls for probe on Karuna

The Sri Lankan government should act on the call by a government deputy minister to investigate war crimes by examining his own role in...

UK official sees challenges in Jaffna

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Director for South Asia, Neil Crompton says many challenges still remain in Jaffna and the destructive force of war...

Another contingent off to Haiti

A contingent of 750 soldiers will leave for Haiti to boost UN peacekeeping operations in the war torn country. Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said...

Four political parties disqualified

The Department of Elections has disqualified four recognized political parties, three with effect from last year and one from this year. All four political parties had not...

Trinco police arrest Italy bound immigrants

The police in Trincomalee arrested 14 Italy bound illegal immigrants today, the Trincomalee police said. According to the police, the 14 people were arrested after...

Lanka offers US counter terror assistance

Sri Lanka is keen to offer the United States counter terrorism expertise and assistance as part of efforts to broaden ties between both countries. Sri...

Temporary phase in Tamil Nadu says Douglas

Cabinet Minister and leader of the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) Douglas Devananda says Sri Lanka's overall ties with India has not been affected by...

One killed, 4 injured in Kataragama

One person was killed and four others were injured following an accident in Kataragama this morning. The police said that a three-wheeler and a tractor...

Mobitel apologizes over BBS ringback tone

Mobitel Sri Lanka has apologized for any emotional distress caused as a result of its recent decision to support a ringback tone of the...

JVP questions Indian government stand

The opposition Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today questioned the stand of the Indian central government on the agitation campaign taking place in Tamil Nadu...

BBS warns against unethical conversions

The Bodu Bala Sena has now warned it will take action against Christian pastors who work with Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) to unethically convert...

Lanka’s focus more on East and Southern Africa

Sri Lanka is paying greater attention to its relations with East and Southern Africa, External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris said. He said this when...

Police warn against inciting hatred via sms

The police today warned that action will be taken against anyone attempting to incite racial or religious hatred via sms. A statement by the police headquarters said that the Criminal Investigations...

David Miliband resigns as MP

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who had a sour relationship with Sri Lanka during and after the war, has decided to resign from...

Magistrate advises Hirunika on dress code

Colombo Additional Magistrate Praharsha Ranasinghe today advised Hirunika Premachandra to wear appropriate clothes in court. The Additional Magistrate gave the advice after noting the dress...

Tamil Nadu seeks Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka

The Tamil Nadu assembly Wednesday urged India to introduce a resolution in the UN seeking a referendum in Sri Lanka to carve out a...

US says it worked with India on resolution

The United States has worked with India throughout the process on the US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC),...

Navy arrests 97 illegal immigrants

The navy arrested 97 illegal immigrants off the seas of Oluvil in the eastern province this morning. The navy said that the illegal immigrants were heading to Australia by boat...

Couple consume poison, one dies

One person was killed after a couple consumed poison in Thalawa, the police media unit said today. The police said that investigations revealed they had consumed poison...