Keheliya says India aware of LTTE threat

The government says the extension of the ban on the LTTE by India last week shows the Indians are well aware of the threat...

Government may ban IUSF

The government is considering banning the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF), reports said on Sunday. The Inter University Students Federation is a student union body...

More ex rebels released

A batch of 75 former LTTE members rehabilitated by the government were on Saturday released to their families in the northern Sri Lankan town...

Singapore says can’t impose a solution

Singapore says that while reconciliation cannot be imposed from the outside, well-wishers of Sri Lanka look forward to an inclusive process that would include...

Most troops removed from Colombo

The Defence Ministry today withdrew most of the troops from Colombo citing improved security conditions. Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that soldiers will remain...

Monk in UK jailed over rape

One of the most senior Buddhist monks in the UK has been jailed for sexually assaulting an underage girl. Pahalagama Somartana was sentenced to seven...

Over 90 kilograms of cannabis seized

The Navy seized 92 kilograms of “Kerala Ganja” in Kalpitiya and arrested three suspects, the Navy media unit said. According to the navy, officers attached...

Special police probe on murder

Two police teams had been deployed to investigate the murder of a Tamil man in Colombo last night. The police suspect a job agency was...

Deported Lankans questioned at airport

A group of Sri Lankans who were deported from Britain arrived in the country today and were questioned by officials at the airport. The Sri...

Cops arrest 17 from brothel

The police raided a brothel in Fort late last night and arrested 17 people, the police media unit said today. According to the police the...

India Extends LTTE ban

India has extended the ban on the LTTE by another two years, Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said. He said that in a vide...

Gas leak caused funeral explosion

The police said a gas leak was believed to have caused the explosion at the Kalutara public burial grounds last evening. The explosion took place...

Maoists take cue from the LTTE

The Maoists are now using their women cadres to 'trap' security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region — a strategy earlier employed by the Liberation...

Deportation of 40 Tamils suspended

Scores of Sri Lankans, due to have been deported from the UK on a government charter flight on Thursday afternoon, have had their removal...

UK for sustainable peace

Britain says it will support Sri Lanka to promote reconciliation and sustainable peace in the country. The British High Commissioner in Colombo John Rankin said...

Sri Lankan crew members freed

The 13 Sri Lankan crew members of the detained cargo vessel Lankan Mahaphola, who were arrested for stealing scrap metal from the ship at...

Two burnt bodies in Kahawatte house

The charred bodies of two women were found in a house at Kahawatte last night, the police said today. According to the police the two...

More Lankans reach Australia by boat

Another boatload of Sri Lankans has reached Australia, the second within a week, the Australian media reported. A boatload of 40 Sri Lankan asylum seekers...

Teen girls consume pesticide

Two teenage girls in Deniyaya have been hospitalized after consuming pesticide, the police media unit said today. The police said that the two 16 year...

Fonseka to go to HRC

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is expected to file a petition at the national Human Rights Council (HRC) to regain his civic rights, sources...