Cops arrest 18 for betting

The police arrested 18 people for betting for money in Galewala last night, the police media unit said today. According to the police media unit...

Confusion over nationality of boat people

There was confusion today over the nationality of the people in a boat which capsized off Australia’s Christmas Island yesterday with some Australian media...

Monk arrested over rape

A monk attached to the Nagoda Yatalamatha, Suramanyarama Buddhist Temple has been arrested for raping a 10 year old novice monk. The police media unit...

MR and Manmohan hold talks

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President, Mahinda Rajapaksa had discussions in Brazil on the sidelines of the Rio conference, Presidential spokesman Bandula...

Lanka seeking info on capsized boat

Sri Lankan authorities were waiting for further information on the fate of the people aboard a boat that capsized off Australia's Christmas Island as...

Many feared killed in tragedy

Several of the people on a boat believed to have been carrying mostly Sri Lankans which capsized off Christmas Island in Australia today are...

Hundreds of home dust mites in man’s ear

Hundreds of home dust mites were found in the ear of a patient at the Kalutara, Nagoda hospital, the Health Ministry said today. The Health...

Boat with over 200 Lankans capsizes

An asylum-seeker boat from Sri Lanka believed to be carrying 200 people capsized off remote Christmas Island on Thursday with an unknown number of...

UN to complete review next month

The United Nations (UN) will complete a review on its actions in Sri Lanka during the war by next month, a UN spokesman said. UN...

Army rejects claims of land grab

The Sri Lanka army denied claims by minority Tamil political parties that it was taking over civilian land in the north by force. Army spokesman...

MR blames developed nations

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today blamed developed Nations for the environment crisis, the President’s office said. Addressing the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in...

Lanka invites Pillai to visit

The government has reiterated it would like the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillai to visit the country and see for herself...

Media rights group condemns sacking of Editor

The Sri Lanka Working Journalist Association (SLWJA) says it is extremely disturbed by the recent turn of events at Ceylon Today newspaper, where the editor in...

Karunanidhi slams Champika

A controversial remark reportedly made by Sri Lankan Minister for Power and Energy, Champika Ranawaka has touched a raw nerve in Tamil Nadu. In...

CEB unions threaten to strike

Trade unions attached to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have threatened to go on strike in the event the government fails to address some...

Army denies abuse allegations

The army today denied allegations raised by a European human rights group of women being abused by the military in the north and east. Army...

Boys forced into prostitution

The U.S State Department’s annual report on human trafficking says in Sri Lanka boys are still more likely than girls to be forced into...

Police block demo in Jaffna

The police obstructed a protest march in Jaffna today which was staged against the alleged forced occupation of civilian land by the military. According to...

Refugees, asylum seekers to be deported

The Department of Immigration and Emigration has given a two week deadline for foreign refugees and asylum seekers registered with the UNHCR in Sri...

Julampitiye Amare remanded

Underworld figure Julampitiye Amare was remanded by the Tangalle High Court after he surrendered to the police over warrants issued against his name. He was...