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...

MR and Cameron hold talks

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and British Prime Minister David Cameron had one to one talks in London yesterday. President’s spokesman Bandula Jayasekera said that the discussion...

Reconciliation slow says new US envoy

The new Ambassador nominated by the United States for Sri Lanka and the Maldives says reconciliation in Sri Lanka is slow as human rights...

Demo against Queen’s lunch with MR

More than 3,000 Tamil protesters staged a flash demonstration at a Jubilee event attended by the Queen in London today. Police estimated that more than...

Legal advice sought on IUSF ban

The Higher Education Ministry says it has now sought legal advice on the possibility of banning the Inter University Student Union (IUSF). Higher Education Ministry...

Two arrested over Trinco murder

Two people were arrested today over the murder of Easwarathasan Ketheeswaran, a man who was deported from Britain in 2010 and was found killed...

Three more Tamils charged in asylum case

Three more men, including two Canadians, have been charged with human smuggling, accused of organizing the ship that brought hundreds of Tamil asylum seekers...

C4 journos refused entry

The immigration and emigration department says it refused entry into the country to two Channel 4 television journalists yesterday. Immigration head Chulananda Perera said that one female...

President’s speech at UK forum cancelled

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s scheduled speech at the Diamond Jubilee Commonwealth Economic Forum in London tomorrow (Wednesday) has reportedly been cancelled. The President was scheduled to...

Probe on ragging video

An investigation has been launched into a video containing visuals of students being ragged at a university, which was distributed to some media outlets...

Mohan Peiris says no clue on Eknaligoda

Former Attorney General Mohan Peiris told a court today he was not aware of the whereabouts of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. Peiris had been ordered to...

No action plan to the U.S

The government says an action plan on implementing the LLRC recommendations was not given to the United States during the recent visit to Washington...

Parents, child killed in train accident

A couple and their child were killed last night following a train accident in Ja-Ela, the police media unit said this morning. The police said...

Canadian temples fined for sending LTTE money

The Canada Revenue Agency has fined two Hindu temples in the Toronto area for sending money to a suspected front organization for Sri Lankan...

Lanka briefs India and the US

On the margins of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, the Sri Lankan delegation led by the Minister of External Affairs Prof GL Peiris and...

Over 100 Lankan refugees arrested

Over 150 Sri Lankan refugees have been detained from a boat near the Kollam coast in Kerala, CNN Ibn reported. The refugees include 19 women...