UK for sustainable peace

Britain says it will support Sri Lanka to promote reconciliation and sustainable peace in the country. The British High Commissioner in Colombo John Rankin said...

Sri Lankan crew members freed

The 13 Sri Lankan crew members of the detained cargo vessel Lankan Mahaphola, who were arrested for stealing scrap metal from the ship at...

Two burnt bodies in Kahawatte house

The charred bodies of two women were found in a house at Kahawatte last night, the police said today. According to the police the two...

More Lankans reach Australia by boat

Another boatload of Sri Lankans has reached Australia, the second within a week, the Australian media reported. A boatload of 40 Sri Lankan asylum seekers...

Teen girls consume pesticide

Two teenage girls in Deniyaya have been hospitalized after consuming pesticide, the police media unit said today. The police said that the two 16 year...

Fonseka to go to HRC

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is expected to file a petition at the national Human Rights Council (HRC) to regain his civic rights, sources...

Government to review fuel price

The government is to review the price of fuel distributed by the state owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) within the next three weeks, Petroleum...

Lankans transferred to Christmas Island

A group of 88 Sri Lankans who had managed to reach Australia by boat on Monday have been trasnfered to Christmas Island, The Australian...

Young robbers arrested

The police have arrested two young boys who broke into a school computer lab in Wattawala and stole several items. A 14 year old boy...

UK to deport more Tamils

Britain is to deport more Sri Lankan Tamils on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch said that the United Kingdom should immediately...

Colombo to be upgraded

The government, under the Urban Development Authority (UDA), is planning to upgrade Colombo with new walkways, bridges, sanitation facilities, cleaner beach areas, playgrounds and...

Human smugglers remanded

Seven suspected human smugglers were remanded today when they were produced in court over an attempt to smuggle over 100 people to Australia. Meanwhile the...

Over 70 injured in wasp attack

Over 70 people including several school children were injured following a wasp attack in Kekirawa this morning. The police said that three monks were also...

Pooja applauds Sri Lanka

By Dinesha Senaratne   Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter, India moves it up a notch as they bring the hottest movie to...

Lankan refugee makes strip-search claim

A Tamil refugee branded a security threat by intelligence agencies claims to have been victimised at a Sydney detention centre after he was stripped...

Maithripala admits SLFP has criminals

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena admits there are criminals and drug dealers in his party. He was shown on television, Monday...

UK envoy summoned

The External Affairs Ministry summoned British High Commissioner John Rankin today and expressed displeasure over comments he had made in a video recently. A spokesman...

Gota says north not just for Tamils

Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says it is not appropriate to view the north of the country, over which a separatist war was fought, as...

Cops bust human smuggling attempt

The police arrested 113 people from Galle Face and Negombo early this morning while they were attempting to go to Australia by boat illegally. According...

Tamara to resign as a diplomat

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Geneva Tamara Kunanayakam has decided to step down as a diplomat following her sudden transfer to Cuba. Kunanayakam told the Asian...