President assures polls in September

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today assured that provincial council elections will be held in the north in September. Speaking at an event in Welioya today, the...

One killed, 13 injured in accident

A child was killed and 13 others were injured following an accident in Kalkudah today. The police said that a tractor-trailer met with the accident...

Couple found murdered

A couple was found murdered in their house at Pullmude today, the police media unit said. The police said that a 39 year old man...

Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu alerted

The Coastal Security Group has begun an awareness campaign in the Sri Lankan refugee camps across the Tamil Nadu State to sensitise them of...

US report slams the police

An annual human rights report released by the US State Department has slammed the police in Sri Lanka for alleged torture and abuse of...

Monk questioned on Lanka visit

A Buddhist priest from Thailand has been taken into custody in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu as he was attempting to illegally leave for Sri Lanka via...

Over 100 arrests in Jaffna

Over 100 people had been arrested during search operations conducted in Jaffna last week, the Jaffna police said today. Jaffna SSP Mohomad Jiffrey said that...

Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed

A Boston Marathon bombing suspect was killed in a shootout with Massachusetts authorities, a federal law-enforcement official said, and a manhunt was on for...

Teen sent SMS on Nuwara Eliya

A 15 year old school boy had sent the SMS warning Muslims not to go to Nuwara Eliya during the festive season, police investigations...

Government awaits TNA participation

The government is still awaiting the participation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the Parliamentary Select Committee, Government MP Namal Rajapaksa said. He said...

Police arrest 44 asylum seekers

The police arrested 44 people today who were preparing to head to Australia from Aluthgama by boat. A police official said that the 44 people...

Two killed, 5 injured in Pugoda accident

Two people were killed and 5 others were injured following an accident in Pugoda this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that...

Reconciliation not to find culprits

The government says its philosophy is that reconciliation is not about finding culprits to punish but undertaking a process of healing. This was said at...

Van on fire on expressway

A van caught fire along the Southern expressway early this morning, the police said. The police said that a dolphin van caught fire near the...

Navy nabs Aussie bound boat

The Sri Lanka Navy intercepted a boat with 61 people illegally bound for Australia, the navy media unit said this evening. The multi-day trawler named “Madushan...

Ministry to probe graphite mine issue (Updated)

The Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has appointed a special high level committee to investigate allegations surrounding the Kahatagaha Graphite mine at...

UNP sees threats on media ahead of polls

The opposition United National Party (UNP) says there is a thinly veiled attempt to intimidate the media into silence ahead of crucial elections. UNP MP...

Vavuniya land to be acquired

The government is to acquire a large area of land in Vavuniya to permanently build a military camp. According to the Lands Ministry, the owners...

Deming agencies moving out

The government says with less than 96square kilometers remaining to be demined in the war affected areas some of the de-mining organizations have moved...

Another group of Lankans sent back

The Australian Government has returned more than 1000 Sri Lankan irregular maritime arrivals after a group of 39 asylum seekers was returned to Colombo...