Lanka releases 37 Chinese fishermen

Sri Lanka released 37 Chinese fishermen detained by its navy, China's Xinhua state news agency reported on Monday, putting a quick end to what...

Pak Defence Secretary to visit Sri Lanka

Defence Secretary Lt Gen (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik will be visiting Sri Lanka from 7-11 August 2012. During his stay in Colombo, Malik will hold...

Restraining order on suspension

The court of appeal has issued a restraining order on the UNP leadership against the suspension or taking disciplinary action on six UNP members. Following...

Families seek release of sailors

Family members of six Sri Lankan sailors who are still being held hostage aboard the MV Albedo will launch a nationwide appeal today in...

Navy arrests 37 Chinese fishermen

The navy said it 37 Chinese fishermen who were poaching in Sri Lankan waters lat night. Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the Chinese...

Brothel raided in Mount Lavinia

A brothel operating in Mount Lavinia in the guise of an Ayurvedic spa was raided by the police, the police media unit said today. The...

Gota tells troops to remain vigilant

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has urged the security forces to remain vigilant of groups both within and outside the country who may attempt to...

Lanka approves visit by UN team

The government has approved a visit to Sri Lanka by a delegation from the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, reports said...

Lanka wants India to relax visa rules

Sri Lanka has sought some relaxation on employment visa from India and both countries are engaged in negotiations to simplify the visa regime, Commerce...

UN praises resettlement in Sri Lanka

A senior United Nations relief official has praised the progress made by the Sri Lankan Government in resettling over 440,000 people since the end...

Journalists injured in accident

A group of journalists attached to the Maharajah organization were injured when a container truck collided with the van they were travelling in late...

HRW slams government on ACF probe

The Sri Lankan government’s failure to hold accountable those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers six years ago is indicative of...

Duminda Silva in Sri Lanka?

UPFA parliamentarian Duminda Silva has reportedly returned to Sri Lanka, police intelligence sources told the Colombo Gazette today. However these reports could not be independently...

Sri Lanka against nuclear weapons

The Sri Lankan government has called for the elimination of nuclear weapons from national arsenals saying the continued existence of nuclear weapons and of...

U.S urges full implementation of action plan

The United States (U.S) has called for the full implementation of the National Action Plan on the implementation of recommendations made by the Lessons...

More Lankans reach Australia

Cocos Islands residents fear a large loss of life if Australia-bound Tamil asylum seekers continue their ploy of sailing direct from Sri Lanka. Their fear...

Returnees not harassed

The government has insisted that failed asylum seekers deported from Britain are not harassed when they arrive in Sri Lanka. External affairs Minister Professor G.L....

Over 50 acres destroyed in forest fire

Over 50 acres of the Namanukula forest reserve was destroyed in a fire which broke out last night and lasted till this morning. The police...

LTTE remains on U.S terror list

The LTTE will remain listed as a foreign terrorist organization, according to the annual U.S State Department country report on terrorism for 2011 released...

Nasheed faces arrest

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed is to be questioned by the police over allegations he is responsible for attacks on police property during political...