Indian attempts suicide over MR visit

An auto-driver in Tami Nadu set himself on fire this morning to protest against the visit of Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse, who will...

Malaka remanded

Malaka Silva, the son of Minister Mervyn Silva, was remanded today by the Colombo Fort Magistrate over the assault on an Army Major. Silva and...

Threat to President Rajapaksa’s life?

A complaint has been lodged with the police saying there maybe a threat on the life of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, police spokesman SSP Ajith...

Batticaloa prisoners on hunger strike

A group of inmates of the Batticaloa prison launched a hunger strike this morning, officials said. Around 40 inmates launched the hunger strike over various...

Malaka surrenders to the police

Minister Mervyn Silva’s son, Malaka Silva, surrendered to the Slave Island police today over the assault on an Army Major. The police said that at...

Chilaw temple cancels animal sacrifice

The Munneshwaram Bhadrakali Amman Hindu temple in Chilaw has decided to cancel the animal sacrifice scheduled for this year. According to the government information department this...

TNA and SLMC hold fresh discussions

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) met the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) again today to obtain support to form the government in the eastern...

Over 1000 charged for drunk driving

Over 1000 people have been charged with drunk driving since September 11 this year, the police media unit said today. The police said that legal...

Premadasa threatened war with India

Then Sri Lankan president Ranasinghe Premadasa threatened to go to war with India in 1989 if Indian troops were not pulled back, the then...

Wu’s visit to enhance Sri Lanka-China ties

The forthcoming visit by China's top legislator Wu Bangguo will help enhance the relationship between Sri Lanka and China, said Chamal Rajapaksa, speaker of...

Indian army officer admits to training Sri Lankan troops

In what could further provoke Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and other political leaders in the state, a senior army officer has admitted...

Sri Lanka seeks support for home-grown solution

The government has sought support for efforts at reconciliation based on a home-grown process which it says can be further consolidated by the goodwill...

MDMK to push for Eelam

India's MDMK party today demanded an international referendum with the supervision of United Nation Organisation to decide on the separate Tamil Eelam issue as...

Top Chinese official arrives in Sri Lanka

China's top legislator Wu Bangguo arrived in Sri Lanka on  Saturday for an official goodwill visit, pledging to lift bilateral ties to a higher...

Radiation in consignment from India (Audio)

The Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) in Sri Lanka is investigating a consignment of stainless steel products imported from India which have been found to...

TNA urges SLMC not to betray voters (Audio)

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today urged the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) not to betray the voters in the East by supporting the...

Basil briefs Pillay’s delegation on IDPs

Senior Adviser to the President and Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa briefed a delegation from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human...

Navy rescues Australia bound boat

The navy has rescued an Australia bound boat put at sea just off Galle with over 50 illegal immigrants on board, a navy spokesman...

HRW tells UK to stop deporting Tamils

The United Kingdom should immediately suspend deportations to Sri Lanka of ethnic Tamils with real or imputed links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil...

Over 1700 suicides in 6 months

Over 1700 suicides have been reported during the first six months of this year, the police media unit said. According to the police there were...