Chennai students fasting over Lanka hospitalised

Eight students of a Chennai based college, who were on a fast unto death on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, were removed by police...

Halal logo withdrawn following tensions

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) says it has decided to withdraw the Halal logo from local food products as a result of the...

Saudi may stop beheading due to swordsmen shortages

A joint Saudi committee composed of representatives of the ministries of interior, justice and health is mulling the replacement of beheading with firing squads...

Lanka urged US to drop charges against LTTE supporter

The Sri Lankan government has asked the United States to abandon the prosecution of a Canadian charged with buying equipment and laundering money for...

Over 160 arrested in Jaffna and KKS

Over 160 people have been arrested in Jaffna and Kankesanthurai (KKS) in a special operation conducted by the police last week, reports from Jaffna...

Hot and humid weather to continue

The hot and humid weather experienced over most parts of Sri Lanka, especially in Colombo, will continue over the course of this week. The department...

Police probe telephone threats

The police Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and the Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) are conducting separate investigations into threats posed to businessman...

Lanka to formally respond to US resolution

The government will formally respond to the US resolution which was tabled at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last Friday, the External...

Gota notes bravery of the monks

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appreciated the braveness of Buddhist monks during the war. A statement by the Ministry of Defence today quoted the Defence Secretary as saying...

CBK stops her children from politics

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga says her children will never enter politics as she had advised them against it. A mother of two, Kumaratunga said that...

UK to push for accountability

The British government will push for accountability in Sri Lanka as well as demilitarization of the north and a political settlement. Lord Wallace of Saltaire...

Hydraulic problem forces Srilankan airline to return

A Srilankan Airlines Airbus A330-200 (flight UL-564) from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Colombo was forced to return to France today after facing...

Lanka accuses US of HR abuses

The Sri Lankan government has accused the United States of committing human rights abuses. Government Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says there were reports that the...

Chennai students on fast over Lankan issue

Eight students of a Chennai city-based college have embarked on a ‘fast-unto-death’ over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue. The Press Trust of India reported that...

Lankan fined, jailed for poaching in Maldives

A Sri Lankan national has been convicted of illegally poaching in Maldivian waters and sentenced to six months in prison and fined MVR500,000 (USD32,425),...

One killed, 8 injured in accident

One person was killed and eight others injured following an accident in Hanwella today. The police media unit said that a passenger bus and a...

President off to Japan next week

President Mahinda Rajapaksha is to undertake a four-day official visit to Japan next week This visit is aimed at further enhancing the existing ties between...

Karunanidhi calls for a general strike on Sri Lanka

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi has called on all the political parties and the people in India to participate...

US resolution on Sri Lanka submitted to the UNHRC

The United States has formally submitted the draft resolution on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council currently meeting in Geneva. The resolution was...

Seven suspects including 3 cops arrested

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has arrested seven suspects including 3 policemen over the Rs. 10 million robbery at Slave Island last month, police spokesman...