Lanka concerned over Indian nuclear plants

Sri Lanka has raised concerns over nuclear power plants located in South India. The minister of power and energy Champika Ranawaka told reporters that the...

Police complaint against Rosy

A police complaint has been lodged against UNP MP Rosy Senanayake claiming that she is staying in a rented house by force. The landlords have...

India defends move on Lanka

India’s Home Minister P Chidambaram has defended the decision taken by India to support the US sponsored resolution at the UN's top human rights...

War won with local knowledge – Shavendra

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Major General Shavendra Silva says the war against the LTTE was won using local knowledge and...

JVP dissidents missing

Two leading JVP dissidents have been reported missing since last night. According to reports, activist of the ‘Jana Aragala’ movement, Kumar Mahaththaya and Dimuthu Atigala...

Government orders probe

The government has ordered an investigation into the incident in Batticaloa where statues of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and Britain’s Robert Baden-Powell had...

Lanka assures support to Maldives

Sri Lanka has assured the new Maldives government continued assistance and cooperation. The Maldives Foreign Ministry said that Maldives Foreign Minister Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah...

Raids on pharmacies

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to conduct raids on pharmacies operating without air-conditioning units, the Health Ministry said. A Health Ministry spokesman said...

Lankan human smuggler arrested in France

The suspected organizer of the voyage of the MV Sun Sea, the human smuggling ship that brought almost 500 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to...

Lanka records highest ever GDP

The Sri Lankan economy registered its highest post-independence growth rate of 8.3 per cent in 2011, over the 8 per cent growth in 2010,...

Major General de Silva to return

Major General Prasanna de Silva - the defence adviser at the Sri Lanka high commission in London – is to return to Sri Lanka...

Rapp submits report on Sri Lanka

The US State Department Office of Global Criminal Justice (GCJ), formerly the Office of War Crimes Issues (WCI), led by Ambassador-at-Large Stephen Rapp, has...

IGP orders probe on CID officer

Police Chief N.K Illangakoon has ordered an inquiry on the CID official who failed to appear in Court yesterday during the hearing in the...

Cabinet approves spot fine

The cabinet has approved a proposal to impose a spot fine on drivers who violate seat belt rules, cabinet spokesman Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said...

One killed, 12 injured

One person was killed and 12 others injured following an accident on the A9 highway in Omanthai last evening, the police media unit said...

Lanka keen to implement LLRC report

The government informed parliament today that it had no objections to implementing the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). Minister Susil Premjayantha...

Will not surrender says Sri Lanka

The government says it will continue to maintain Sri Lanka's sovereignty and not surrender to any type of foreign interference. Foreign Secretary Karunatilleke Amunugama told...

Croc attack in Akuressa

A crocodile attack was reported in Akuressa this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that an 18 year old girl who had...

Lanka still poor on women in politics

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says Sri Lanka still performs poorly on women’s political participation despite relative gains against MDG indicators on gender...

Chidambaram rubbishes Lankan report

The Indian Centre termed as "completely baseless" a newspaper report about existence of LTTE camps in Tamil Nadu, saying there was no such facility...