Navy arrests 146 people heading to Australia

The navy today arrested 146 people heading to Australia by boat illegally. According to the navy media unit two multi-day fishing trawlers named “Theres Nilusha”...

Diamond retrieved from Chinese man

The diamond swallowed by a Chinese man last week during the Gem and Jewellery exhibition at the BMICH has been retrieved, the police said today. Police...

Polls end with no major incidents

Elections for the Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and North Central provinces ended this evening sans any major violence. The Department of elections said that by 2 this...

Vaiko threatens to disrupt MR’s visit

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko has said that on September 17 he and his party activists would leave Chennai for Sanchi in...

UN says de-mining not suspended

The United Nations (UN) has denied reports that it has withdrawn de-mining assistance to Sri Lanka amidst pressure from the military. Reports had emerged over...

Voting underway in local council polls

Local council elections are currently underway in the Eastern, North Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Our correspondents in those areas sent us these pictures. (Pics...

Blake to discuss LLRC action plan

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake, who will be in Sri Lanka next week, is to discuss...

US court dismisses case on President

A US Court has dismissed the case filed by the wife of slain LTTE official Ramesh against the immunity provided to President Mahinda Rajapaksa...

SF says no letter from Tiran

Democratic National Party (DNP) leader Sarath Fonseka says he has not received a letter from Tiran Alles stating that he has resigned from the...

Tiran resigns from Fonseka’s party ?

General Secretary of the Democratic Party Tiran Alles has resigned from his post in the party, reports said. When the Colombo Gazette contacted DNA General...

Aussie bound Lankans arrested in Trinco

The navy arrested 58 people off Boulder Point in Trincomalee while they were heading to Australia today. The navy said that the people were in...

MR rules out talks with Uni lecturers

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ruled out holding discussions with university lecturers until they suspend their strike action. Speaking to newspaper editors at a meeting today...

Australia begins add campaign targeting asylum seekers

The agency responsible for telling would-be asylum-seekers about new "no advantage" rules for boatpeople has just $1.3 million to spread the message in at...

Lawyer murdered in Athurugiriya

A lawyer was murdered in Athurugiriya this morning, the Athurugiriya police said. The police said that unidentified men had entered the house of the lawyer...

Indians protesting against Lankans at hotel arrested

Even as the attack on Sri Lankan tourists in Thanjavur two days back came in for widespread condemnation, a group of cadres of Naam...

Poland asks Gota if LTTE was “completely” defeated

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been asked by Poland if the LTTE has indeed been completely wiped out. A statement by the Sri Lankan Embassy...

Pettah traders protest attack on pilgrims in India

Tamil shopkeepers have protested in Sri Lanka's capital to condemn an attack on Sri Lankan pilgrims this week in the southern Indian state of...

JHU says a ban on animal sacrifice not a violation of religious freedom

Sri Lanka's main Buddhist political party on Thursday said it will seek a ban on animal sacrifices in the country which are performed at...

Navy arrests 54 asylum seekers

The Navy arrested 54 people who were heading for Australia in a multi-day trawler in the early hours of today off Mirissa. According to the...

Sampanthan raises alarm over polls

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan has written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa raising concerns over the elections in the eastern province on Saturday. Sampanthan...