President calls for unity during New Year

President Mahinda Rajapaksa called for national unity as the country celebrated the traditional New Year. President Rajapaksa in a statement said that the traditional New...

Hillary hopes for New Year reconciliation

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a message greeting Sri Lankans around the world for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. In her message...

MSF denies “abandoning” survivors

Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has denied abandoning traumatised war survivors in Sri Lanka by closing down a mental health project in the...

Operation to catch man eating crocs

The wildlife department today launched an operation to catch man eating crocodiles in rivers close to villages. According to the wildlife department, river banks in...

India assures Lanka on nuclear plant

The chief of India's nuclear energy program, Dr Srikumar Banerjee, has said that Sri Lanka's fears over the nuclear plant in Kudankulam are unfounded....

MR says don’t be namesake Muslims

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged Muslims in Sri Lanka not to be just namesake Muslims, the government information department said today. President Rajapaksa said the...

Tsunami warning lifted in Sri Lanka

The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau says the tsunami warning issued for Sri Lanka has been lifted. The warning was in place for some four...

Gunaratnam says he was abused

The Australian man abducted in Sri Lanka over the weekend has contradicted the claims of the Colombo government, claiming it abducted him, and were...

Evacuations underway as aftershock rocks Lanka

Mass scale evacuations were underway in almost all coastal areas of Sri Lanka including in Colombo as a result of an earthquake and aftershock...

Earth tremor felt in Sri Lanka

A major earth tremor was felt in several parts of Sri Lanka a short while ago following an earthquake in Sumata. A tsunami watch has...

Dehiwala brothel raided

The police said that they had raided a brothel operating in the Dehiwala area and arrested three people. According to the police media unit, the...

CBK says India’s vote not a let down

Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga does not share the view that India's vote against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council was...

Government writes to diplomatic missions

The government today wrote to the diplomatic missions and UN agencies based in Colombo rejecting any involvement in the alleged abduction of two political...

Plain clothed cops in buses

Plain clothed policemen will be deployed in passenger buses during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year to make sure drivers follow the road rules,...

Karunanidhi slams Sri Lanka

DMK President M Karunanidhi today slammed Sri Lanka for raking up the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project issue, saying India "will do what is required." The...

JVP dissident leader found

JVP dissident leader Premkumar Gunaratnam alias Noel Mudalige has been found after being reported missing since last weekend. The police said that Gunaratnam appeared before...

Australia seeks info on Gunaratnam

The Australian government says it is in touch with the family of Premakumar Gunaratnam, an Australian citizen, who has been reported missing in Sri...

MR says he is committed to human rights

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday reiterated that he stands committed to protect the human rights of his people. Speaking at the launch of the annual...

Fire onboard Mihin Air

A Mihin Air passenger flight heading to Indonesia made an emergency landing at the Bandaranaika International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning after a...

CBK bewildered by MR’s policies

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga says she is bewildered by President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s foreign policy. In New Delhi for the first annual conference of her own...