Lankans sent back totals 700

Almost 600 asylum seekers have now been returned to Sri Lanka against their will, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says. A group of 50 Sri Lankan...

Canadian press publishes “revelation” by army deserter

An officer in the Sri Lanka Army, who fled to Canada and claimed he was ordered to plant explosives at the home of an...

Four elephants electrocuted in Batti

Four elephants were found electrocuted in Batticaloa today, the police media unit said. The elephants were found dead in Valachenai this morning and it was...

Kohana says peace in the Middle East elusive

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Palitha Kohona, speaking at the UN as the Chair of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli...

Palestinians achieve ‘State’ status at UN

The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly endorsed a Palestinian Authority bid to upgrade its status to a "non-member observer state." The Palestinians sought the...

UNP warns will “hit back” at convention

The United National Party (UNP) warned that it will "hit back" at any attempt to disrupt the party convention tomorrow. UNP MP John Amaratunga said...

CBK says inequality breeds ‘terrorism’

Sri Lanka's former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga warned that inequality can fuel "terrorism" during a speech in Nigeria, a country grappling with a deadly...

UN delegation visits final battle zone

A visiting UN delegation visited the final battle zone in Mullivaikal yesterday and had discussions with families resettled in the area. Senior Political Affairs Officer...

At least 10 skeletal remains found

At least 10 skeletal remains were found from the site near the Matale hospital over the past two days, the police media unit said...

Speaker gets tough with SC

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa says no outside body can dictate terms to him, parliament or any committee appointed by him. The Speaker said this in response to...

Australia welcomes Lanka’s support to combat people smuggling

Australia today welcomed Sri Lanka’s continued cooperation to combat people smuggling following a recent visit to Sri Lanka by a high-level delegation of immigration and...

US concerned over Jaffna incident

The United States Embassy in Colombo said it is greatly concerned about reports of attacks on students in Jaffna.  "We call upon authorities to...

Cong withdraws ad with Lankan child

Succumbing to intense criticism from all quarters, the Gujarat unit of the Congress has withdrawn its advertisement on malnutrition that had used a flood...

Lankan skies safe and secure

The official results released recently by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) after carrying out a comprehensive system audit on the State capabilities for...

Jaffna students boycott classes, TNA to protest

Jaffna university students have decided to boycott classes both today and tomorrow over the clashes with the police and army over the LTTE "heroes...

Jaffna TNA MP’s vehicle attacked

The vehicle of Jaffna TNA MP E. Saravanabavan was attacked by a group when the MP was at the entrance of the Jaffna university...

BASL goes to court over impeachment

The policy making body of 11,000 lawyers of Sri Lanka said Wednesday that they went to the Supreme Court challenging the impeachment of country's...

Shavendra’s appointment to South Africa in the “pipeline”

The government’s is considering appointing Shavendra Silva as the deputy high commissioner to South Africa, the South African media reported. Sri Lankan high commissioner to South Africa...

Police raid financial institution over software piracy

The Police raided another financial institution suspected of using pirated and unlicensed software. The Raid took place in Colombo on the 16th November, a leading...

Six killed in Train – 3 wheel accident

Six people were killed when a train collided with a three-wheeler in Ambanpola this morning, the police media unit said. police media spokesman SSP Priyashantha...