Indians file PIL against SL navy

The Madras High Court Bench adjourned to February 23 the hearing on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition seeking protection for Tamil fishermen from...

Lankans stranded in Togo

Two hundred Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka are stranded in West Africa, BBC reports, after the human smuggling ring they hired to bring them...

Kataragama suicide jacket an old one

The suicide jacket recovered in Kataragama this morning has been found to have been placed at that location some five years ago, the police...

U.S. punishing small nations, says MR

As the combined United States and European Union sanctions against Iran take effect, small nations like Sri Lanka are extremely worried. Sri Lanka depends...

Two imposters arrested

The police say they have arrested two imposters who had claimed to be part of the Presidential Security Division (PSD) and Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s...

Rapp in Sri Lanka next week

A top US State department official is to visit Sri Lanka next week amidst war crimes allegations being raised against the Sri Lankan military. Ambassador-at-Large...

Teen arrested on abuse charge

A teen has been arrested for sexually abusing a 9 year old boy in Kobeigane in the Kurunegala District, the police media unit said...

Ministry of crab illegal?

The government has reportedly said that the plush restaurant operated by Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena under the name ‘Ministry of...

Sri Lanka suspends loan deal with IMF

COLOMBO, Jan 30 (Reuters) Sri Lanka, which is locked in a row with the International Monetary Fund over its exchange rate policy, will not...

President says no promise given to India

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he had not given any promise to India on implementing a political solution which will see land and police...

Spot fines on drivers likely

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed IGP N.K Illangakoon to look at the possibility of implementing spot fines on drivers who go without seat belts. At...

MR open to constructive criticism

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he and his government will always accept constructive criticism. The President’s office quoted the President as saying the media...

Illegal abortion clinic raided

The police have raided an illegal abortion clinic in Welawa in north western Sri Lanka, the police media unit said today. According to the police...

Sri Lanka records high number of road accidents

Sri Lanka has recorded an increase in the number of road accidents so far this year with 156 people killed, the police said on...

Ban accepts Shavendra’s appointment

UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon has accepted the appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva to the UN Senior Advisory Group (SAG) on Peacekeeping Operations. A...

Toddler chews head off snake

A sleepy snake came to a rather untimely end after having its head half chewed off by a fearless toddler in an Arab town...

Top US delegation meets the army

A high level delegation from the US State Department visited Kilinochchi and had talks with the army, the army media unit said. The army said...

Sri Lanka insists accountability report addressed final war

The Sri Lankan government insisted that an accountability report on the war between the Sri Lankan military and the LTTE did address the final...

Explosives found in Colombo bound bus

Explosives were found hidden in a bus heading to Colombo from Jaffna late last night, the police media unit said this afternoon. Police spokesman S.P...

Teen abducted and raped in Eravur

A teenage girl was abducted and raped in Eravur in the East, the police media unit said today. The police said that the 17 year...