Three fishermen killed, two rescued off Tangalle (AUDIO)

Three fishermen were killed and two were rescued after their boat was attacked and hijacked off Tangalle, Southern Province Minister of Fisheries D.V. Upul said...

Australian opposition to discuss asylum issue with Sri Lanka

Two senior Australian opposition frontbenchers will travel to Sri Lanka to discuss the Coalition's controversial policy of returning asylum-seeker boats to Sri Lanka, The...

Two Lankans deported from Chennai

Two Sri Lankan women, who arrived at the city airport on Sunday evening by an Air India flight, were deported to Colombo on Monday...

Couple found dead in Mahawa

The bodies of a couple were found in a house in Mahawa last night, the police media unit said today. An investigation was launched following...

Borella underpass closed, woman killed

A woman was killed after being hit by a bus while she was crossing the road at the Borella junction late this evening. Witnesses said...

Security concern for sapling planted by MR

The Mahabodhi plant brought from Sri Lanka and planted at Sanchi by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during inauguration of International University of Buddhist...

Piliyandala police surrounded by monks

A tense situation has developed in Pilliyandala as a group of monks surrounded the Piliyandala police station over an incident involving alleged unethical conversions. The...

Injured not serious following wasp attack

The police said that the 42 people, including children and two monks, who were hospitalised following a wasp attack in Ratnapura last evening are not in a serious...

Fonseka says opposition is weak

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka says he is pushing to form a common opposition as the current opposition is weak. Speaking at a rally in...

CMC to acquire private roads in Colombo

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is to acquire several private roads in Colombo in order to ease traffic congestion in the city. The Sunday Leader...

Sri Lanka fights US resolution

The government has launched a campaign through the Sri Lankan Embassy in the United States to lobby against a resolution presented by a US...

BASL adopts resolution on threat to judiciary

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today adopted a resolution on the threats faced by the judiciary. During a meeting held today the BASL resolution...

Korean exam student dies

A student who sat for the Korean language examination today died after drowning in the Bambalapitiya sea. The young boy from Kandy had gone or...

Menon, TNA discuss mechanism to return Tamil refugees

India's National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have had talks on formulating a mechanism to return Tamil refugees...

Harper avoids questions on Sri Lanka

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper stayed clear from responding to questions on Sri Lanka during a news conference in Senegal today. Harper was questioned by...

Sri Lanka and India hold nuclear talks

The first round of talks between India and Sri Lanka on comprehensive civil nuclear cooperation was held in New Delhi today. The Indian delegation was...

UNP bans its members from SF meeting

The United National Party (UNP) has decided to ban UNP members from taking part in the launch of the new political alliance by former...

G.L inspects developments in the North

External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris met civil society representatives in Jaffna today and discussed employment and development issues. He also met with the Jaffna Government Agent and...

Wreckage of missing Lion Air flight located

The wreckage of the Lion Air passenger flight shot down by the LTTE in 1998 killing 48 passengers and 7 crew members, has been...

NTPC’s Lanka project runs into political hurdle

State-run power utility NTPC Ltd’s plan to build a 500 megawatts (MW) plant in Sri Lanka appears to have been been indefinitely delayed, in...