Sri Lanka outraged over purported US email

Sri Lanka expressed outrage over an email purportedly sent to member states of the human rights council by the U.S Mission in Geneva seeking...

Shavendra removed from UN group

Sri Lanka's deputy U.N. ambassador has been dropped from a group advising Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on payment to troops participating in U.N. peacekeeping operations,...

UK gives Lanka a boost at debate

The British government gave the Sri Lankan government a significant boost during a debate at the House of Commons today on the human rights...

Waheed sends letter to MR

Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed Hassan sent a letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa today through Maldivian Vice President Mohamed Waheeduddin, a Maldivian official said today. Speaking...

UK journo approached by LTTE killed in Syria

British journalist Marie Colvin, who was contacted by the LTTE to broker a surrender during the final stages of the war, has been killed...

Rudd quits as Foreign Minister

Kevin Rudd has resigned as Australian Foreign Minister, saying he will not be part of Labor's leadership "soap opera" and effectively heading off any...

TNA refuses to budge on PSC

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has refused to budge on its stand with regards to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC). President Mahinda Rajapaksa had requested...

Teens arrested for highway crime

The police say they have arrested three teenagers, aged 19, 16 and 15, for pelting stones at vehicles on the southern expressway. In a special...

Monk sentenced to death after 50 years

A Buddhist monk has been sentenced to death by the Tangalle Magistrate over the murder of a farmer. Another suspect was also given the death...

Ranil makes special statement on fuel

UNP and opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe made a special statement in parliament today on the fuel price hike. Wickremasinghe said that the fuel price hike...

Cigarettes sold to teens in Mannar

Cigarettes are being sold to teenagers in Mannar, parliament was informed today. Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake said that the relevant officials have been alerted...

School kids in PC racket

A group of school children have been arrested for stealing computer parts and selling them to internet cafes, the police said. The children are all...

UK compensates asylum seekers

The British Home Office has paid over £1m, plus £1m costs, in compensation to 40 child asylum seekers, including some from Sri Lanka, who...

Namal and Abbas discuss conflict

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday received the representative of Sri Lanka, Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa, in Ramallah, and informed him of the recent...

Two killed, nine injured in accident

Two people were killed and nine others were injured when the van they were travelling in collided with a parked lorry in Kantale this...

UNP MP injured in clash with cops

UNP MP Jayalath Jayawardena was injured when UNP protestors clashed with the police during a demonstration in Fort this evening. The police earlier fired tear-gas...

LTTE flag waved at match

The Australian police seized an LTTE flag which was waved at the match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney a short while ago. A...

Monk nabbed with heroin

A Buddhist monk has been arrested at the Maharagama cancer hospital with heroin in his possession, the police media unit said today. The police said...

Douglas extradition hearing next week

The Madras High Court has posted to February 21 for orders on a petition seeking extradition and arrest of Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda,...

Soldiers hospitalized following lightning strike

The military says 12 soldiers were hospitalized after lightning struck land adjoining a building they were constructing in Kamburupitiya this evening. Military spokesman Brigadier Nihal...