SLJTU and Keheliya discuss code

The newly formed Sri Lanka Journalists Trade Union (SLJTU) has had discussions with Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella on the proposed media code of ethics. President...

War displaced urged to register

The Campaign for a Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) has urged war displaced people living in the North East who were displaced due to war...

Vaas further remanded

Former DIG Vaas Gunawardena was further remanded today by the Colombo Magistrate over the murder of a Muslim businessman from Bambalapitiya. The Colombo Magistrate ordered that...

Twelve injured in accident

Twelve people, mostly garment factory workers, were injured following an accident in Habaraduwa this morning. The police said that two buses including one transporting garment...

G.L guarantees safety of returnees

Sri Lanka's minister for external affairs GL Peiris says he can guarantee the safety of people returning to Sri Lanka after failed asylum seeker...

Lankan officers leave Tamil Nadu

Bowing to pressures from Pro-Eelam Tamil outfits and the Tamil Nadu Government over their training at the Defence Service Staff College in Wellington, two...

Keheliya says 13 A must change

Cabinet spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says the 13th Amendment to the constitution must change. Speaking in Kandy today, the Minister said that it...

Mervyn’s spell on Sunday Leader

Notorious Government Minister Mervyn Silva has reportedly said he is going to cast a spell on The Sunday Leader newspaper for publishing articles against...

Government Ministers for 13A

Government Minister Tissa Vitarana says the 13th Amendment to the constitution cannot be defeated in Parliament. Speaking at a joint press conference with several government...

India may airlift Lankan officers

India is considering airlifting the two Sri Lankan officers undergoing training at the Defence Service Staff College at Wellington in Tamil Nadu as protests against...

Northern polls after September 14

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says elections for the Northern Provincial Elections can take place only after September 14 as nominations have not yet been...

Sri Lankans transferred to Nauru

The Australian High Commission in Colombo said that a group of Sri Lankans have been transferred to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre. The group of...

UK demands justice for Shaikh

The British government has raised concerns over the failure by the Sri Lankan authorities to commence trial proceedings into the murder of British citizen Khuram Shaikh. A...

Sri Lanka still a failed state

Sri Lanka’s ranking among failed states has deteriorated, based on the findings published in the annual Foreign Policy and Fund of Peace report. The report...

India cautions protesters on Lanka

Indian Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan said any decision against Sri Lanka should be made after considering the...

Bus crashes into dansal, 13 injured

A bus crashed into a Poson Poya dansal at Badureluya last night killing one person and injuring 13 others. The police said that the private...

Dimbulapatana families evacuated

Several families in Bogahawatte in the Dimbulapatana area were evacuated this evening following heavy rain. The police said that cracks appeared in some houses and...

Tamils want devolution says Master

Tamils are against the diluting of powers in the 13th Amendment to the constitution, former LTTE media coordinator and now an SLFP candidate for...

Media code of ethics scrapped

President Mahinda Rajapakse has scrapped a contentious code of conduct for journalists after editors and rights groups condemned it as a further blow to press...

Pro LTTE diaspora block reconciliation

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha has said that politically mobilized pro-LTTE diaspora sustain hatred and prevent reconciliation in Sri...