Monks storm Buddha bar lounge in Beruwala

A group of monks said they had stormed a hotel in Beruwala late last night (Monday) where a party was underway in a bar...

New bill on detention period passed

The Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provision) bill which allows the detention of a suspect without a warrant from 24 hours to 48 hours has been passed...

US Embassy disturbed over threats

The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka says it is disturbed by the series of threats and attacks against legal defenders, civil society organizations...

Two Jaffna uni students freed

Two students of the Jaffna university who were arrested together with four others last November by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID), were freed today. Both...

India and Lanka to resume ferry service

India and Sri Lanka today agreed to look at resuming the ferry service between India and Sri Lanka, a joint statement following talks between...

Indonesia clears Sri Lankan flour

Indonesia has cleared 250 tonnes of flour from Sri Lanka which was earlier seized for allegedly containing hazardous chemicals. The Indonesia media reported that the...

Jaffna Court frees suspect in jail for 5 years

The Jaffna High Court has released a man who was arrested by the Terrorist Investigations Division and kept in prison for five years. According to...

Canada overturns refugee status to Lankan man

The Federal Court of Canada has overturned the refugee status granted to a passenger aboard a smuggling ship linked to Tamil rebels, just as...

Complaints on Sajith, but post secured

Opposition United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremasinghe received some complaints against UNP leader Sajith Premadasa forcing him to delay naming the next deputy leader of...

Government accuses Pillay of violating her mandate

The government today accused the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay of violating her mandate through a statement she issued last week...

Electricity cost may increase

The Power and Energy Ministry has hinted at a possible increase in the cost of electricity used by consumers under a pricing formula. A statement...

Lanka to change migrant worker regulations

Sri Lanka's government is mulling a range of changes for its female migrant workers to the Middle East after a local housemaid was beheaded...

Cops to get tough on bicycles

The police have decided to take action on people who ride bicycles at night without a tail light. A statement by the police media unit...

Chinese man arrested with 14 tortoises

A Chinese national has been arrested with 14 tortoises in Narahempita, the police media unit said today. The police said that the tortoises were found...

Police visit Dilshan’s neighbor over CCTV camera

Police officers investigating a complaint filed by a neighbor of cricketer T.M. Dilshan saying a CCTV camera in his house has been directed towards their swimming...

Hakeem slams hate campaign against Muslims

Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem has slammed the hate campaign being carried out by some Buddhist monks...

Karunanidhi accuses Lanka of destroying Tamil culture

India should take efforts to stop Sri Lanka from destroying Tamil culture and Hindu religion in the island nation, India's DMK president M. Karunanidhi...

G.L to meet Manmohan

External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris who will travel to India tomorrow to co-chair the joint commission meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid the...

TRC to ban unregistered mobile phones

The Sri Lanka Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRCSL) has decided to ban mobile phones that are not registered with the TRC by blocking the mobile...

Jaffna students being “monitored”

Students attached to the Jaffna university are being monitored by the police and military intelligence officers, the ‘We are Sri Lankan’ organization said. Convener of...