NTPC’s Lanka project runs into political hurdle

State-run power utility NTPC Ltd’s plan to build a 500 megawatts (MW) plant in Sri Lanka appears to have been been indefinitely delayed, in...

TNA meets Manmohan and discuss PSC

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today affirmed India's commitment for a political solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue during a meeting with TNA leaders,...

Rift between FUTA and government

A rift seems to have arisen between the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) and the government after FUTA officials failed to attend a...

Navy arrest 112 Australia bound persons

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 112 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler today, the Navy media unit said. The trawler named “Shantha Anthoni-2”...

Nallur DS to go to court over land grab

The Nallur Divisional Secretariat is to file action in court against a move by the military to occupy land which falls under the Secretariat. According...

Basil to attend FUTA press con

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa is to attend the joint press conference of the Higher Education Ministry and the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) today. The government...

India to declassify foreign policy files on Sri Lanka

Following the recent declassification of 70,000 files, India's external affairs ministry is in the process of declassifying another set of 220,000 files covering Pakistan,...

Sri Lankan held over trafficking racket in India

A trafficking racket was busted in India with the arrest of a 42-year-old Sri Lankan national. The man had allegedly duped several youth on...

Army to remain on alert

The army will remain on alert despite being involved in development work following the end of the war, Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya...

Moves to rescue stranded visitors

The Department of wildlife said that an operation had been launched to rescue a group of visitors stranded inside the Minneriya National Park. Around 24...

ICJ deplores attack on JSC secretary

The Sri Lankan government must immediately provide justice for the physical assault on Manjula Tillekaratne and cease public efforts to undermine the independence of...

Police arrest 31 Australia bound people

The police arrested 31 Australia bound asylum seekers and four human smugglers in Vavuniya last night. Our reporter in the area said that the would-be...

EPDP denies hand in oil attack on Dimuthu

The EPDP has denied any involvement in the waste-oil attack on Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) activist and member Dimuthu Attygalle. A statement by the EPDP said that it condemns...

Seven member TNA delegation head for India

A seven member delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will leave for India today for crucial talks with the Indian government. The delegation led...

Tamil to take the fight to Australia

An ethnic Tamil who was set to be deported to the US to face terrorism charges, until a judge ruled the commonwealth had bungled...

Nasheed freed from detention

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was freed from detention after he was presented in court today. The Magistrate ordered Nasheed to appear again in court...

Chamal raises concerns over SC determination

Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today raised concerns over the determination of the Supreme Court on the ‘Divineguma’ Bill which he says contains a disturbing feature...

Corex-D banned in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Health announced today that the Corx-D cough syrup has been banned in Sri Lanka. According to the Health Ministry, the ban was imposed following the deaths...

Travel advice on Tamil Nadu lifted

The government has lifted the travel advice issued on Sri Lankans visiting Tamil Nadu, the External Affairs Ministry said today. A statement by the Ministry...

Mother and son assaulted, son dies

A mother and her 16 year old son were assaulted in their house while they were sleeping in Monaragala yesterday, the police media unit said today. The...