Kidnapped fishermen return

The six Sri Lankan fishermen who were kidnapped by Somali pirates last year, returned to the island this morning, the fisheries department said. Airport officials...

Children killed in Pallai explosion

Two children aged 2 and 4 were killed when they were playing with an explosive device they had found in Pallai, Jaffna last eveming,...

Kelaniya fight to continue

The Chairman of the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha Prassana Ranaweera says he and members of the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha will continue their fight against Minister...

SLMC threatens to withdraw

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) will decide on Saturday if it will continue to be part of the government following the controversy over...

Fonseka to seek bail next week

Former Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is to seek his release from prison next week, his wife said on Wednesday. Anoma Fonseka said that...

CDF member commits suicide

A Civil Defence Force (CDF) member committed suicide by shooting himself in Ampara early this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that...

Swaraj briefs Manmohan on Lankan visit

The leader of the Indian Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and briefed him on the discussions...

Ban says MR should address HR issues

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-mon says President Mahinda Rajapaksa must address human rights issues in the country. In an interview with the Press Trust of...

Fresh probe on ACF murder

Sri Lanka is to launch a fresh investigation into the massacre of 17 aid workers of a French Non Government Organization (NGO) during the...

Eight injured as bus overturns

Eight people were injured when a passenger bus overturned in Omanthai, Vavuniya this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that 30 passengers...

MR meets South Korean leader

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa held a summit in Seoul Tuesday to discuss ways to strengthen economic and...

ACF submits report on Lanka

Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) and human rights initiative SPEAK are submitting a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council...

PM assures religious freedom

The government today assured it will protect religious freedom in the country after a demand by Buddhists monks to remove a mosque in central...

IDPs to be forced on new land

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) claims the government is attempting to relocate the remaining war displaced people in Vavuniya on some 40 perch land...

Patient found hanging in hospital

A patient receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital was found hanging in the hospital toilet today. The police said that the patient, a resident...

Tamils do not want Ealam

Tamils in Sri Lanka do not want a separate state or Ealam, an Indian parliamentary delegation wich visited Sri Lanka last week told reporters...

Controversy following order by PM

The government has ordered the removal of a mosque from an area it says is sacred to the country's majority Buddhists. The order comes two...

Mubarak arrested following accident

Sri Lankan cricketer Jehan Mubarak has been arrested following an accident in Chilaw this afternoon, the police said. Mubarak was returning with a group of...

Douglas to take fishermen to India to protest

Minister Douglas Devananda has threatened to take a group of 5000 fishermen to neighboring India to protest against Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters,...

Gunaratnam Blacklisted in Sri Lanka

Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) leader Premakumar Gunarathnam alias Kumar Mahathya has been blacklisted by the Sri Lankan government, reports said on Sunday. According to the...