Cement for new airport stolen

Over 36,500 kilos of cement meant for the new international airport in Mattala was seized after it was stolen and two people were also...

UNP UK branch youth slam MR

The youth front of the UNP branch in Britain have accused President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying his family members are using public money for their...

UK national in Lanka honored by the Queen

Michael Meyler, a British National living inSri Lanka, has been honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her Birthday Honours List for 2012,...

Monks go berserk at expressway

A Buddhist monk has been captured on amateur video going berserk at the entrance to the Southern Expressway recently after being refused entry as...

New regulations for dual citizenship

New regulations are to be introduced when processing applications for duel citizenship, state media quoted the the Immigration and Emigration Department as saying. Controller of Immigration and...

TMVP hails UN de-listing

The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) hailed the announcement by the United Nations (U.N) that Sri Lanka has been removed from a list of...

JVP to protest in Colombo

The JVP is to stage a massive protest in Colombo on Tuesday against the shooting incident in Hambantota yesterday. JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said...

Amnesty submits two reports on Lanka to UN

The London based Human Rights group Amnesty International (AI)has submitted two reports on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council. One report has been...

Dehiwala brothel raided

A brothel which was operating in Dehiwala in the guise of a Ayurveda spa was raided and six suspects were arrested, the police media...

Police, STF, army search shooting area

The police, Special Task Force (STF) and army have been deployed to conduct search operations in Katuwana, Hambantota where a shooting incident took place...

Reggae band says it boycotted Sri Lanka

The onetime hit reggae band ‘Big Mountain’ says it recently boycotted a tour to Sri Lanka over human rights concerns. In a statement on its...

Undersea explosion cause for tremor

Undersea explosions at the Colombo harbor caused minor tremors in parts of Fort this morning, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) said. Several people...

Canada warns Lankan immigrants

Canada has warned Sri Lankan would-be illegal immigrants saying stern action will be taken against them if they try to enter Canadian soil illegally. The...

Lanka tells EU to remain vigilant

Sri Lanka has urged the European Union to remain vigilant on the LTTE and its fronts which continue to be active in various manifestations...

CT Editor-in-Chief sacked

Veteran journalist and Editor in Chief of the Ceylon Today (CT) newspaper Lalith Alahakoon was removed from his post today, just around seven months...

Fonseka spells out his political goals

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka made public his political goals, during his first press conference held today since his release from prison. Speaking at the...

Two killed, 39 injured in twin accidents

A private bus went down a precipice in Kegalle this morning injuring 30 school children, the police media unit said. The police said that the...

Ban tells Lanka to cooperate with OHCHR

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Sri Lanka to cooperate with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on implementing...

Govt. selects key recommendations

The government has identified some key recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) which will be implemented this year, President’s Secretary Lalith...

Parents of war victims need answers

While welcoming the reference to Sri Lanka in the annual report by UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon on children in armed conflict, Germany says...