STF security in the East

The police Special Task Force (STF) will be deployed to the eastern province today in order to tighten security in the area ahead of...

G.L rushes to UK to discus travel advice

Sri Lanka External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris left for London over the weekend in an attempt to meet British officials and urge them...

Police raise alarm as child drowns

The police have raised concerns over school children going for a bath in rivers or at sea while on a school outing, after a...

Kuliyapitiya PS chairman arrested

The chairman of the Kuliyapitiya Pradeshiya Sabha (PS), Sampath Susantha, was arrested today over an incident which occurred on Friday. According to the police media...

Australian opposition wants Lankans deported

The Australian federal government should arrange with Sri Lanka to transfer boat people from the island nation who are intercepted in Australian waters back...

Government ready to facilitate refugee returns (AUDIO)

The government says it is ready to facilitate the return of more Tamil refugees from India who will then be resettled in their village...

Sri Lanka not to contest for UNHRC seat

Sri Lanka will not contest for a seat in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during the elections in November this year, government sources...

Two drown in Kalmunai

Two youth drowned in Kalmunai last night when they had gone for a swim at sea, the police media unit said today. The police said...

Mahinda to meet Manmohan in India

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will visit India later in September, primarily to lay the foundation stone of a Centre for Buddhist Studies in Madhya Pradesh's...

Dambulla Hindu devotees threatened

Hindu devotees who were to conduct a ceremony at a Hindu shrine in the Dambulla area have been threatened and told not to carryout...

CID to file report in court

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to file a report in Court on Monday regarding statements made to the media by the secretary of...

LTTE was able to acquire weapons with ease

The LTTE was able to acquire weapons from overseas with ease during the war, Charge d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to...

Khamenei hails Sri Lanka’s resistance

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said Iran and Sri Lanka proved that resistance against hegemonic powers is possible. Speaking in...

Indonesia rescues Sri Lankans at sea

Indonesia police say they have picked up 43 starving, dehydrated people who were adrift in a boat for nine days after their engine broke...

China and Sri Lanka to boost military ties

China is to boost military ties with Sri Lanka following talks held between Chinese Minister of National Defence General Liang Guanglie and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today. China is...

Search in India for Lankan boat

The Indian coastal security agencies launched immediate search operations on Thursday following an Intelligence report that a Sri Lankan fishing vessel was anchored in...

Over 48,000 criminals arrested

Over 48,000 criminals who had warrants against their name were arrested between the beginning of July and the 26th of this month, the police...

‘Mastermind’ behind Sri Lanka cricket team attack arrested

One of Pakistan's most notorious suspected extremist leaders has been arrested in Lahore after returning from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, according to local...

Government declares day of mourning

The government has declared Monday as a day of mourning following the demise of the Mahanayaka of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya the most Venerable...

Commotion as college hosts Lankan students

The Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts in Trichy has had to pay a heavy price for hosting Sri Lankan students at its premises....