UN to complete review next month

The United Nations (UN) will complete a review on its actions in Sri Lanka during the war by next month, a UN spokesman said. UN...

Army rejects claims of land grab

The Sri Lanka army denied claims by minority Tamil political parties that it was taking over civilian land in the north by force. Army spokesman...

MR blames developed nations

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today blamed developed Nations for the environment crisis, the President’s office said. Addressing the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in...

Lanka invites Pillai to visit

The government has reiterated it would like the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillai to visit the country and see for herself...

Media rights group condemns sacking of Editor

The Sri Lanka Working Journalist Association (SLWJA) says it is extremely disturbed by the recent turn of events at Ceylon Today newspaper, where the editor in...

Karunanidhi slams Champika

A controversial remark reportedly made by Sri Lankan Minister for Power and Energy, Champika Ranawaka has touched a raw nerve in Tamil Nadu. In...

CEB unions threaten to strike

Trade unions attached to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have threatened to go on strike in the event the government fails to address some...

Army denies abuse allegations

The army today denied allegations raised by a European human rights group of women being abused by the military in the north and east. Army...

Boys forced into prostitution

The U.S State Department’s annual report on human trafficking says in Sri Lanka boys are still more likely than girls to be forced into...

Police block demo in Jaffna

The police obstructed a protest march in Jaffna today which was staged against the alleged forced occupation of civilian land by the military. According to...

Refugees, asylum seekers to be deported

The Department of Immigration and Emigration has given a two week deadline for foreign refugees and asylum seekers registered with the UNHCR in Sri...

Julampitiye Amare remanded

Underworld figure Julampitiye Amare was remanded by the Tangalle High Court after he surrendered to the police over warrants issued against his name. He was...

UPFA PS member arrested

UPFA Bulathsinhala Pradeshiya Sabha member Lakmini Anupama Panditharatne has been arrested over allegations of committing fraud. The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested her yesterday and...

Lanka says UNESCO politicized

Sri Lanka has called for international support to stop the transformation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) following what it...

An entire month to fight dengue

The government has decided to declare an entire month to fight the spread of dengue in the country, the Health Ministry said. The dengue eradication...

Axed newspaper Editor reveals all

The former Director / Editor in Chief of the Ceylon Today newspaper, Lalith Allahakkoon, has explained the circumstances that led to him being terminated...

IGP assures impartial probe

Inspector General of Police (IGP) N.K Illangakoon today assured an impartial investigation into the shooting incident at the JVP political rally in Hambantota on...

Cement for new airport stolen

Over 36,500 kilos of cement meant for the new international airport in Mattala was seized after it was stolen and two people were also...

UNP UK branch youth slam MR

The youth front of the UNP branch in Britain have accused President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying his family members are using public money for their...

UK national in Lanka honored by the Queen

Michael Meyler, a British National living inSri Lanka, has been honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her Birthday Honours List for 2012,...