Chinese blame CEB

Chinese engineers involved in the construction of the Norochcholai coal power plant have refused to accept the blame over the recent breakdown. In a press statement,...

Citizenship for Lankan Tamils

Claiming that Tamils in Sri Lanka are being treated like “second class citizens”, DMK chief M Karunanidhi has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...

People pawning jewellery says UNP (Audio)

The United National Party (UNP) claims that over the last two years several people have pawned their jewellery. UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya said that according...

French tourists guilty in Sri Lanka over Buddha photos

A Sri Lankan court has given suspended jail terms to three French tourists for wounding the religious feelings of Buddhists by taking pictures deemed...

UN official calls for more funding for Sri Lanka

The United Nations (UN) has renewed calls to continue humanitarian funds for post-war Sri Lanka to assist with continued challenges of resettlement and rehabilitation,...

Navy denies arresting Indians (Video)

The navy has denied reports of arresting a group of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters last night. The Indian media widely reported today that...

Kids flee children’s home

The police are on the lookout for four children who had fled a children’s home in Rangala, the police media unit said today. According to...

Ship anchored off Panadura begins sinking

A foreign ship anchored off Panadura for the past three years has begun sinking, a ship engineer told the Colombo Gazette today. Second Engineer M....

Maldives president to visit Sri Lanka

Maldives new President Mohamed Waheed is to visit Sri Lanka on a two-day tour from Thursday, a spokesman said on Monday. Maldives' government spokesman Masood...

Navy arrests 83 asylum seekers

The Sri Lanka Navy arrested 83 persons bound for Australia in two multi-day trawlers today, the navy said. A trawler named “Kavindi” with 39 persons...

Post mortem carried out on Wellawatte murder

The post mortem was carried out on the victims of the Wellawatte triple murder today, the police media unit said. A special medical team appointed...

India upset over Lanka’s land deal with China

As India looks at China's growing involvement in Sri Lanka with unease, a Rs 100 crore plot in the heart of Colombo has turned...

Congress OK with some TESO resolutions

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president B S Gnanadesikan on Sunday said the Congress and the DMK were on the same page on some of...

Major who ruled against SF dies

Major General D.R.A.B Jayatilake, one of the members of the military court martial which ruled against former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, has died. Major General...

Sri Lanka to challenge British travel advisory

Sri Lanka today said it will challenge the latest UK travel advisory to British citizens warning them of an upsurge of nationalism, sexual offences...

Sacred relics arrive in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa received the relics of Buddha (bone fragments excavated in Kapilavastu and considered sacred by Buddhists) at a stately ceremony...

MR seeks Muslim support

This is an occasion to recall the contributions made by the Muslim community for the progress of Sri Lanka, in a culture of harmony...

Police probe Welawatte deaths

The police are investigating the discovery of three bodies from a house in Wellawatte this afternoon. Following information received by the police a team had visited the...

SLC holds urgent meeting over sex scandal

The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had an urgent meeting today (Saturday) in relation to various print media reports over a sex scandal...

Range Bandara’s wife hospitalized

The wife of UNP Puttalam district MP Palitha Range Bandara was hospitalized this morning after being allegedly assaulted by her husband. According to the Mirihana...