Ethalaya Editor’s house searched

The House of the Editor of the Ethalaya and Gindara (Fire) magazine Srilal Priyantha was searched by the police this afternoon. He said that a...

Saudi donation frees jailed Lanka maids

A Saudi national has offered to pay 22,000 Saudi riyals (Dh21,539) to rescue two Sri Lankan domestic helpers from prison and leave Saudi Arabia. The...

Less accidents and less crime

The police says it had recorded less accidents and less crime related incidents so far this year as compared to the same period last...

Duminda granted bail in case

Parliamentarian Duminda Silva has been released on bail in the Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra murder case. Four others were also granted bail by the Colombo High...

US officials in Jaffna

A US delegation is in Jaffna for talks on the ground situation and to assess the latest developments. US Embassy staff are in Jaffna meeting with...

Missing child found dead

A seven year old boy who was reported missing last afternoon in Kegalle after he failed to return home, was found dead last night...

UK Bar passes resolution on Lanka

A full meeting of the UK Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has resolved to support the right of Sri Lankan...

BBS says US visit successful

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) says a visit to the US by a delegation of monks from the organization was successful. A delegation headed by...

MR sees attempt to split the country

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says there are attempts being made by some pro LTTE groups to split the country. He says these groups have been very...

UNP calls for polls commission

The United National Party (UNP) has urged the government to establish the Elections Commission according to the 17th amendment prior to the Northern Provincial...

Bangladesh backs Lanka on HR

Bangladesh has said it will back Sri Lanka on the human rights issue, the President’s office said today. The Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Shahidul Haque...

Sarath Manamendra arrested

Leader of the New Sihala Urumaya Sarath Manamendra was arrested by the Welikada police this afternoon. He was arrested for failing to appear in court...

House adjourns over power tariff

Parliament sittings were adjourned this afternoon after UNP members took to the well and protested over the recent electricity tariff hike. UNP MP John Amaratunga...

Wimal against northern polls

Minister Wimal Weerawansa has voiced his strong opposition to holding northern provincial council elections in September. Addressing the media today Weerawanse said that holding elections...

Lanka calls for a balanced approach

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, has called for "a balanced approach" in addressing the objectives of the...

UK wants journalists protected

Britain has called on the Sri Lankan government to protect journalists and ensure freedom of expression. British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said that Britain...

DMK demands CHOGM venue shift

India's DMK party today once again appealed to the Indian government to exert pressure for shifting the venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Government...

Lanka urged to press Burma

The Sri Lankan government has been urged to press the Burmese government to put an immediate stop to the abuses against the Rohingya Muslims...

India says Lanka told not to fire

The Indian government says the Sri Lankan nay has been told not to fire on Indian fishing vessels. Indian Defence Minister AK Antony in a...

Island wide train strike suspended

The island wide train strike which was to be launched at midnight tonight has been suspended, railway trade unions said. Convener of the Joint Trade...