Namal and Abbas discuss conflict

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday received the representative of Sri Lanka, Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa, in Ramallah, and informed him of the recent...

Two killed, nine injured in accident

Two people were killed and nine others were injured when the van they were travelling in collided with a parked lorry in Kantale this...

UNP MP injured in clash with cops

UNP MP Jayalath Jayawardena was injured when UNP protestors clashed with the police during a demonstration in Fort this evening. The police earlier fired tear-gas...

LTTE flag waved at match

The Australian police seized an LTTE flag which was waved at the match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney a short while ago. A...

Monk nabbed with heroin

A Buddhist monk has been arrested at the Maharagama cancer hospital with heroin in his possession, the police media unit said today. The police said...

Douglas extradition hearing next week

The Madras High Court has posted to February 21 for orders on a petition seeking extradition and arrest of Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda,...

Soldiers hospitalized following lightning strike

The military says 12 soldiers were hospitalized after lightning struck land adjoining a building they were constructing in Kamburupitiya this evening. Military spokesman Brigadier Nihal...

EU satisfied with resettlement process

The European Union (EU) said today it was satisfied with the resettlement process in Sri Lanka despite a few more families still remaining in...

Taxi fares to increase

Taxi fares (Three wheeler) will be increased by Rs. 2 per kilometer from today owing to the fuel price hike, the Secretary of the...

HRW sees army probe as a tactic

The Sri Lankan army’s announcement that it had appointed a five-member court of inquiry to investigate allegations that its forces committed serious violations of...

Shavendra says journo after him

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent representative to the United Nations Major General Shavendra Silva has said that a certain foreign journalist is all out to...

Boulder kills two in Welimada

A boulder from a landslide killed two children in Welimada, on the Nuwara Eliya road early this morning, the police media unit said. The police...

Army probing war allegations

A Court of Inquiry, appointed by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya to inquire into the observations, made by the Lessons...

Violence erupts over fuel price hike

Violence broke out in parts of Sri Lanka on Wednesday as fishermen protested over a fuel price hike implemented by the government last weekend. One...

EU to push for UN probe

The European Parliament has decided to push for a UN commission of inquiry into the crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the war. A resolution...

EU calls for restraint in the Maldives

The European Union (EU) has called for restraint from all sides in the Maldives following political tensions resulting from the resignation of former President...

Mervyn says Blake is “mad”

Government Minister Mervyns Silva today slammed US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake saying he is “mad” and...

Pillay writes to Ban about Shavendra

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has written to UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon expressing her concerns over the appointment of...

Germany apologizes over LTTE stamps

The German postal department has apologized over the distribution of LTTE stamps saying it was done unintentionally. Following reports, which appeared in LTTE-affiliated websites and...

US to support resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC

The US government is to support a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) when it convenes later this month. US...