Tamil Nadu Minister against training for Lankans

Differing with his ministerial colleague and Union Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju, Tamil Nadu Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan added his voice...

President calls for strengthening the bridges of peace

President Mahinda Rajapaksa issuing a message on Christmas has said that the birth of Jesus Christ showed the world the importance of love extending...

Indian fishermen handed over to Indian High Commission

The 27 Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters have been handed over to the Indian high Commission, the police media unit...

Cover-up fears haunt family of Red Cross worker killed in Lanka

Mohammad Shaikh has observed the same ritual almost every day for the past 11 months. After a short drive to a Rochdale cemetery, he...

Chinese suspects to be deported

The 100 Chinese nationals arrested in Colombo on Friday over their involvement in telephone fraud, are to be deported. According to the police media unit, the suspects...

Over 300 power pirates nabbed

Over 300 power pirates were nabbed last month, the Ministry of Power and Energy said. The Ministry said that the suspects caught illegally tapping electricity...

Lanka abstains from voting against death penalty

Sri Lanka last week abstained from voting at the UN General Assembly in favour of abolishing the death penalty. The draft resolution on a moratorium...

Death toll reaches 30, over 14 missing

The death toll from the extreme weather experienced in the country over the past few days reached 30 by today with over 14 still...

Police question Wijedasa’s actions

The police have raised questions over the failure by the President of the BAR Association, Wijedasa Rajapakse, to report the shooting incident outside his...

Singapore to hire more Sri Lankan maids next year

Maid agents in Singapore are looking to hire more foreign domestic helpers from Sri Lanka. From next year, the Association of Employment Agencies plans to...

Police arrest 100 Chinese nationals

The police, in a coordinated effort with the Chinese police, arrested 100 Chinese nationals in Colombo and the suburbs yesterday over telephone fraud. Police spokesman SSP...

Indian Army chief meets ex-rebels

Visiting Indian Army Chief, General Bikram Singh travelled to the Wanni today and met rehabilitated former LTTE cadres, the army media unit said. General Singh...

Court says it has jurisdiction on PSC issue

The Court of Appeal has said it has jurisdiction on the issue over the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into the allegations against Chief Justice (CJ)...

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to discuss prisoner transfers

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have agreed to  discuss matters pertaining to the transfer of prisoners, a joint communiqué released by the External Affairs Ministry said today. The...

Jaffna doctor stabbed last night

A doctor attached to the Jaffna teaching hospital was stabbed and injured by an unidentified group last night. The doctor was attacked while he was...

Murder solved after 19 years, son arrested

A mysterious murder of a 70 year old man in Galle 19 years ago, who was initially reported missing, has been solved following police...

Cell busted but LTTE men still in Tamil Nadu

Three more LTTE men are moving around in Tamil Nadu, investigators questioning the four LTTE operatives arrested on Wednesday have learnt. One of the three,...

No loss from Colombo night race

The Ministry of Finance and Planning, in a media statement, says there is no truth to claims that the Government has lost Rupees 2022...

Death toll climbs to 25, nearly 20,000 displaced

The death toll from the extreme weather conditions experienced in most parts of the country over the past few days has risen to 25, the Disaster...

LTTE operative planning attacks in Lanka arrested in Chennai

Tamil Nadu 'Q' branch sleuths on Wednesday arrested a key LTTE operative and electronics expert and three men he had recruited in a plan...