Indian Court refuses to ban training for Sri Lankans

The Supreme Court in India on Monday has refused to restrain the Centre from giving training to personnel of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. "It...

Ex-Maldives President Nasheed arrested

Maldivian opposition leader and former President Mohamed Nasheed was arrested on Monday following a court order. The Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) said that Nasheed was...

Courts crippled as judges, lawyers protest

Legal proceedings in Colombo were crippled today as Judges, Magistrates and lawyers protested over the attack on the secretary of the Judicial Services Commission...

Jaffna police probe oil attack on Attygalle

The Jaffna police have launched investigations into the waste-oil attack on Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) activist Dimuthu Attygalle yesterday, the police said today. Attygalle was...

Police say fake currency notes in wide circulation

The police say fake currency notes and believed to be in wide circulation and this has come to light following recent arrests. According to the...

UN calls for greater attention for resettled people

The United Nations (UN) has called for greater attention to be given towards the resettled war displaced people. Dr. Ajay Chhibber, the UN Assistant Secretary...

JSC secretary assaulted

The secretary to the Judicial Services Commission Manjula Tillakaratne was assaulted by an unidentified gang in Mount Lavinia this morning, police spokesman SSP Ajith...

Korean victims were aid workers

The two South Koreans killed in a lightning strike last evening were volunteer workers of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the Korean Yonhap...

Irudeniyaya residents object to land acquisition

Residents of Irudeniyaya have objected to moves by the government to acquire agricultural land in the area for development purposes. An organization representing the people...

Police warn post match revelers

The police have warned revelers not to disturb the peace or violate road rules following the Twenty 20 world cup final today. A special operation...

Pillay briefed on Sri Lanka

A UN delegation, which visited Sri Lanka recently, is currently briefing the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Navi Pillay on their findings,...

Lankans in Jordan hospitalized with food poisoning

One hundred and thirty Sri Lankan domestic workers who had taken refuge at their embassy in Jordan have been hospitalised with food poisoning, a...

Two Koreans killed by lightning

Two Korean tourists were killed when they were struck by lightning in Haputale this evening, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told the Colombo Gazette. He...

Solhiem tells government to address Tamil issues

Former Norwegian Minister and special peace envoy to Sri Lanka, Erik Solheim, has urged the government to address Tamil issues. Speaking at the launch of...

Australia plays down High Court refugee ruling

The Federal Government is playing down the significance of the High Court ruling that found a Sri Lankan refugee could not be denied a...

MSF ends Sri Lankan operations

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced that it has handed over its last remaining project in Sri Lanka—a mental health program in Mullaitivu...

Police caution public on credit card fraud

The police have cautioned the public to be aware of credit card fraud after an Indian national was arrested at the Katunayake airport with...

No threat to Sri Lankans in Bangladesh

The External Affairs Ministry says there is no security threat to the Sri Lankan community including the university students in Chittagong following the recent...

UN urges Lanka to bridge regional disparities

The United Nations (UN) today called on Sri Lanka to bridge regional disparities for human development and address inequities. Dr. Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary...

Norway dismisses claims regarding Tamil children

Norway has dismissed reports that Tamil children taken into the care of child welfare services in Oslo are not allowed to speak in their...