Kazakh and Lankan Presidents have talks

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Sri Lanka's counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa have discussed the issues of trade-economic cooperation in Astana, the Kazakh presidential press-service...

Special bench to hear case against impeachment

A specially convened bench is to hear the case against the impeachment on Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake this afternoon. The bench comprises the President of...

Triple murder over land dispute

Police investigations have revealed that a triple murder in Bulathsinhala today was over a land despite. The three victims aged 92, 85 and 60 were...

Two killed in Kiriella fire

A woman and her child were killed in Kiriella when the house they were living in was set on fire this morning. The police media...

Karunanidhi hopeful of UN intervention

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday said he was hopeful that the United Nations could effectively intervene in the Sri Lankan Tamil issue, notwithstanding...

Police bust major heroin ring

The police said they had busted a major heroin ring operating in Sri Lanka with the arrest of two most wanted heroin dealers. Police spokesman...

Russia monitoring reports of arrest in Lanka

The Russian embassy in Sri Lanka is looking into the information on the reported arrest of five  Russians over a Credit Card scam. "The embassy...

Lankan arrested in India with gemstones

A passenger from Sri Lanka was arrested at Anna international airport in India today for trying to smuggle in Rs 50 lakh worth of...

Racing cars not exempt from tax

The importing of racing cars have not been exempted from taxes, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement today. The ministry said that the tax exception...

15 Sri Lankan refugees missing in India

Fifteen inmates of Boganallur refugee camp in the district are reportedly missing since last Friday. During the fortnightly inspection that was conducted in the refugee...

Five Russians arrested over credit card scam

The police Criminal Investigations Division (CID) arrested five Russians over a major credit card scam. Police spokesman Priyashantha Jayakody said that the Russians were arrested...

Government says UN failed during war

In the wake of the release of the UN internal review report, the government last week conceded that the UN had “failed” in its...

Ratnapura police training OIC shot dead

The officer in Charge (OIC) of the Ratnapura police training college was shot dead this morning. According to the police, OIC Indrasoma Ratnayake, was killed...

Over 200 people evacuated in Kotmale

Over 200 people were evacuated in Kotmale following a threat of landslides. The police said that 51 families consisting of 243 people were evacuated last...

Mom kills baby after illicit affair

A mother has been arrested after she killed her new born baby after having an illicit affair with a man while her husband was...

Australia sends back 50 Sri Lankans

The federal government has sent more Sri Lankan asylum seekers home, bringing the total number of Sri Lankans "involuntarily" returned to 282. Immigration Minister Chris...

Budget second reading passed

The second reading of the 2013 budget was passed in parliament today by a majority of 103 votes with 156 votes in favor and...

Accident in Pollonaruwa injures 7

An accident in Pollonaruwa this morning injured 7 people, the police media unit said. The police said that a trailer fixed to a tractor had...

Navy intercepts boat with 104 on board

The Navy intercepted an Australia bound multi-day trawler today with 104 people on board. The trawler named “ Ekamuthu” was intercepted by a Fast...

Two killed, 6 injured in Sapugaskanda

Two people killed and 6 injured following a gas leak at the Sapugaskanda oil refinery today, hospital sources said. Sources said that the gas leak...