Sri Lanka links to INTERPOL database

The Sri Lankan immigration border control system was today linked with the INTERPOL database, the Ministry of Defence said. The system is capable of storing...

Proposed sports law: Country first or ban

The Sports Ministry is to introduce amendments to the sports law which will give sporting bodies the authority to impose a temporary ban on...

Cops arrest 11 women

The Badulla police arrested 11 women while they were being transported in a van to an unidentified location last night, the police media unit...

Soldier arrested with cyanide

A soldier has been arrested in the Pollonaruwa area with a cyanide capsule in his possession, the police media unit said today. The police said...

Swiss probe on LTTE money laundering

The Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office will take its investigation into suspected money laundering by 12 members of the Swiss Tamil Tigers (LTTE) to the...

Uni girls sexually molested

The High Education Ministry is investigating reports that four female students were sexually molested at a local University. According to reports the four girls, all...

Shiranthi’s family home robbed

The family home of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa located in Mount Lavinia, which is occupied by a relative, was robbed, police sources told the...

No crime wave says Gota

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today denied claims of a crime wave taking place in Sri Lanka. Speaking at an event in Matara today (audio below) the...

Fonseka given MSD security

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has been provided security from the Ministerial Security Division (MSD) by the government. Fonseka told reporters at a blood donation...

New war crimes video a “fairy tale”

The government says a new war crimes video on Sri Lanka allegedly in the possession of the British ‘The Independent’ newspaper is part of...

Pope calls for comprehensive settlement

Pope Benedict XVI has called for a speedy and comprehensive settlement in Sri Lanka following the end of 30 years of war. Reports from the...

Angoda ward evacuated

Sri Lankan health officials have evacuated a ward at a government-run hospital near the capital after four staffers were infected with swine flu. Dr. Jayan...

TNA to go before the UNHRC

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has threatened to go before the UN Human Rights Council (TNA) over allegations the military is forcefully taking over...

Thoppigala to be open to the public

The military is to re-open Thoppigala, also known as the Barons Cap, to the public. The area was once under LTTE occupation and was...

Three stabbed, two killed

A family of three were stabbed in Tissamaharama yesterday resulting in the death of two of them, the police media unit said today. The police...

Tamara castigates Pillay

Sri Lanka’s Permanenrt Representative to Geneva Tamara Kunanayakam has castigated the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navaneetham Pillay and the UN Human Rights Council for...

China, Sri Lanka Pledge Closer Military Ties

Jagath Jayasuriya, commander of the Sri Lankan army and China's Minister of Defense Liang Guanglie on Thursday pledged to boost military cooperation between their...

Raids to seize illegal weapons

Inspector General of Police N.K Illangakoon has ordered island-wide raids to seize illegal weapons including homemade guns. The police media unit said that there have...

Al-Qaeda advertises for suicide bombers

The Al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen has reportedly posted online advertisements that offer to recruit and train potential suicide bombers to target the US, Israel...

Pressure affecting reconciliation process

The government says the reconciliation process is facing serious challenges partly due to external intervention by countries that have perused a diplomatic crusade to...