MR tells CMs to get ready

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told the Chief Ministers of the Central Province and North Western Province to get ready for an election. The President met...

TNA team to discuss 13A with PM

A delegation, led by TNA Member of Parliament R Sampanthan, will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and external affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday....

LTTE fronts still in Germany

The Government says LTTE front organizations are still operating in Germany under the guise of community organizations, the External Affairs Ministry said today. External Affairs Minister...

Colombo Uni student serious

The student of the Colombo University who fell from the third floor of the University this morning is in serious condition, the Colombo National...

Korea happy with Lanka’s progress

Korea says it is impressed by Sri Lanka’s rapid economic development and said that the Sri Lankan economic development shares similarities with Korea’s past. Paek...

Lankans in Australia denied legal advice

One of Australia's foremost refugee legal advice centres claims it has been obstructed by staff at Christmas Island detention facility when trying to offer...

Chinese man dies, another hospitalised

A Chinese national died and another Chinese national was hospitalised last night in Dambulla from suspected food poisoning, the police said. The Chinese men had...

Southern fishermen go fishing

Fishermen in the South today decided to go out to sea despite the Department of Meteorology saying that the sea areas off the Western...

Bodu Bala Sena at it again

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has once again criticised Muslims who wear the Niqab and Burka in Sri Lanka saying that it should not be allowed. Bodu...

Lanka wants greater attention

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha has asked that greater attention be paid in the Global Counter Terrorism Strategy, to...

Indian fishermen arrested

The navy arrested eight fishermen off Mannar while poaching in Sri Lankan waters late last night, the police media unit said today. A navy unit...

Polls on September 7?

Elections for the Northern, North Western and Central Provincial Councils will be held on September 7, Government sources told The Sunday Leader. The North Western...

Jaya slams Karunanidhi on Lanka

DMK president M. Karunanidhi does not oppose the training of the Sri Lankan military in India because he wants Congress support to get his...

Rowhani is Iran’s next President

Iran's interior minister announced Saturday that moderate candidate Hassan Rowhani had won outright election as the nation's next president. Mostafa Mohammad Najjar told a news...

Communal politics dangerous

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was in Kilinochchi today, said that communal politics is very dangerous and that the country doesn’t need narrow political ideals. He...

Dullas questions police on love (Video)

Youth Affairs Minister Dullas Alahapperuma says there is nothing wrong in falling in love and the police have no right to arrest young couples...

Ranil says 17A must before polls

While the debate continues on the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the 17th Amendment to the Constitution...

Expanded Iranamadu airstrip opens

The expanded airstrip at Iranamadu, once used by the LTTE for its air operations, was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa today. The runway can...

Two top army officers killed

Two top army officers were killed this morning following an accident involving their vehicle. Colonel Ravindra Hadunpathirane and a Lance Corporal were killed while a...

Mobile brothel busted in Mount

A mobile brothel was busted in the Mount Lavinia area, the police media unit said today. The police said that a car used for the...