Joint statement condemns Jaffna arrests

A joint statement signed by the clergy, intellectuals, journalists, the public and others, has condemned the arrest and unlawful detention of four students from...

CJ walks out of PSC, opposition to walk out

Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake walked out of her impeachment hearing before lawmakers on Thursday after complaining she was not being given a...

More arrests by TID reported in Jaffna

More people have been arrested in Jaffna by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID), the Uthayan newspaper reported quoting sources as saying. According to the report 13 people between...

Cabinet approves Hyatt project

Cabinet has approved a proposal by Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa to construct a five star multi faceted hotel complex in Colombo under...

Sri Lankans arrested in Scotland

Scottish authorities say Sri Lankans were among 17 foreign workers found to have been employed in the country illegally, following a raid conducted yesterday. Scottish...

No evidence of Lankans being harassed on return

The Australian government says there was no credible evidence that Sri Lankans who were returned home were being beaten or harassed. In an interview with...

Complaint lodged with HRC on Jaffna arrest

A complaint has been lodged with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna regarding the arrest of seven people on terrorism related charges, the...

Australian opposition wants Lankan boats towed back

The Australian opposition says it wants illegal asylum boats from Sri Lanka to be towed back to the island to help stem the flow...

Sri Lanka ranked 79 in Corruption Perceptions Index

Sri Lanka has been ranked 79 among 176 countries Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International. The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how...

Five Rajarata uni students assaulted

Five Rajarata university students have been hospitalized after being assaulted in two separate incidents, the police said today. The police said that three students were assaulted while they were...

EU raises concerns over Sri Lanka

The European Union Delegation in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Sri Lanka released a statement today raising concerns over the situation...

Amnesty calls for urgent action on Jaffna students

The London based human rights group Amnesty International (AI) has called for urgent action with regards to the university students arrested in Jaffna last...

Canadian MP raises concerns over Sri Lanka

Patrick Brown, the Member of Parliament for Barrie in Canada, expresses serious concern over the recent threats to freedom of expression and freedom of...

World’s oldest woman dies At 116

The woman who was listed as the world’s oldest person has died in a Georgia nursing home at age 116. Besse Cooper died peacefully Tuesday...

DJ ordered in court for harassing singer

A DJ of a popular radio station operating from the World Trade Center has been ordered to appear in court over harassment charges. The order...

Chinese arrested and released in Colombo

All Chinese nationals detained in Sri Lanka have been freed following the release of two Chinese women on Tuesday, said sources close to the...

Demos as CJ heads for Parliament

Demonstrations were held both in support and against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake as she left the Supreme Court premises this morning to head to...

Australia Court halts deportation of 56 Tamils

The deportation of 56 Tamil men was halted after a dramatic hearing at the High Court in Sydney late on Monday. The department agreed to...

Seven day old child sold for Rs. 5000

The police are investigating an incident where a seven day old child had been sold for Rs. 5000 in Urubokka. According to the police the...

Karunanidhi meets UK envoy on Lankan issue

India's DMK Chief M.K Karunanidhi has had discussions on Sri Lanka with the British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai Mike Nithavrianakis. The discussion had taken place...