Ban calls for political solution

UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon has called for a political solution to the underlying factors of Sri Lanka’s past conflict. The Secretary-General said this at...

TNA heading for split over registration as political party

The TNA, which has been sweeping elections in the Tamil-speaking North and East of Sri Lanka, and had come within the ace of capturing...

Sri Lanka says interference violates UN charter

Sri Lanka says the recent tendency to selectively and arbitrarily intervene in the internal affairs of states flies in the face of the UN...

Kahawatte murder suspects arrested

The police said that four people were arrested today over the murder of a woman and her daughter in Kahawatte earlier this year. A woman,...

LIOC ups price of diesel

Lanka Indian Oil (LIOC) announced a Rs. 4 increase in the price of diesel with effect from midnight tonight. Accordingly the price of a liter...

Lankan woman in Dubai says she was forced into prostitution

A Sri Lankan woman in Dubai has told a local court that she was kidnapped by a man she met at a bus stop...

Sri Lanka ranked 62 in Global Food Security Index

Sri Lanka has been ranked 62 out of 105 countries in the 2012 Global Food Security Index. The number one country is the United...

Cops to arrest students and parents

The police are to arrest the students and parents who attacked the new principal of the Galle Vidyaloka Vidyalaya today. According to the education Ministry,...

Sri Lanka tops ICC T20 rankings

Sri Lanka goes into today’s Twenty 20 world cup match against England as the number one T20 team in the world. The latest ICC rankings...

Four including Chinese man killed in accident

Four people including a Chinese national and two policemen were killed in an accident in Athurugiriya this morning. Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that...

UK national arrested with over 100 stolen WC tickets

A British national was arrested today with over 100 stolen tickets for the Twenty 20 World Cup match involving England, the police said. Police spokesman...

TNA awaits agenda for India talks

The Tamil Natioanl Alliance is awaiting the agenda for talks to be held with the Indian government next week. TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran says the...

Displaced in Pudukudiruppu to be resettled this week

War displaced people in Pudukudiruppu are to be resettled later this week, the Mullaitivu government agent said. The official had sent out a notice to...

Ragama car hijackers arrested

Three men who had hijacked a car in Ragama last night have been arrested, the police media unit said today. The police said that the...

No more refugees says Gota

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says there are no more refugees in the north of the country as all the war displaced people have now...

More Sri Lankans return from Australia

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced that another group of Sri Lankan men were returning home voluntarily after choosing...

India deports 15 Lankan Tamils

Fifteen Sri Lankan Tamils arrested by the Kollam police on June 3 after busting a human trafficking racket and later released from judicial custody...

LTTE still a threat says India

Justifying the continuation of the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Union government on Friday asserted that the banned organisation...

Smugglers use Sri Lanka as transit point to pump in gold

Sri Lanka seems to have become a transit point for smugglers bringing gold to Chennai from places like Dubai and Singapore. In the past...

More Sri Lankans transfered to Nauru

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) today announced the transfer of a group of irregular Sri Lankan maritime arrivals to Nauru –...