Sampanthan raises alarm over polls

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan has written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa raising concerns over the elections in the eastern province on Saturday. Sampanthan...

Only two voters in Manthivu

Only two voters are registered to cast their votes at the Manthivu polling center in the Batticaloa district, elections officials said. With just two registered...

Government says relations with India not affected (AUDIO)

The government has insisted that relations with India have not been affected despite the attack on the Sri Lankan pilgrims in Tamil Nadu. “As a...

Two killed, three injured in Kalpitiya explosion

Two youth was killed and three children were injured following an accidental explosion in Kalpitiya this evening, reporters in the area said. Initial reports suggested...

A snack worth Rs. 1.8 million

A Chinese national was arrested today after he swallowed a diamond at the Gem and Jewellery exhibition at the BMICH in Colombo. The police said...

Pillay not coming next week

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will not be visiting Sri Lanka next week, the External Affairs Ministry said. A technical team...

Man stabs three, two kids die

A man stabbed three people including two children over a domestic dispute in a house at Godakawala late last night, the police said. The police...

Sri Lankan pilgrims return home

The Sri Lankan pilgrims who came under twin attacks in Tamil Nadu returned home early this morning onboard a chartered flight. All 184 pilgrims returned...

Rain in hydro catchment areas

Heavy rain had been experienced in hydro catchment areas, the government information department quoted the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) as saying today. According to the...

India responds to Sri Lankan travel advice (VIDEO)

The Indian External Affairs Ministry today responded to the travel advice issued by Sri Lanka on Tamil Nadu. The official spokesperson of the External Affairs...

Hangman appointment almost complete

The appointment of a hangman to carry out the death penalty is almost complete, the Prisons Department said today. An official at the department said...

Sri Lankan pilgrims’ buses attacked

Buses in Tamil Nadu were attacked this afternoon because they had on board pilgrims from Sri Lanka. The convoy of five buses was headed...

Norway says Lankans involved in fraud

The Norwegian government has decided to suspend issuing temporary residence permits for Sri Lankans to look for jobs in Norway as most of them...

Sri Lankan charged with sex out of wedlock

A Sri Lankan woman in Dubai who was arrested shortly after giving birth and charged with having sex outside of wedlock has been married...

Travel advice issued to Tamil Nadu

The government has issued a travel advice to Sri Lankans visiting Tamil Nadu. A statement by the External Affairs Ministry says the Government of Sri...

Sri Lankan pilgrims mobbed in Tamil Nadu

Over 150 Sri Lankan pilgrims visiting a church in Tamil Nadu were mobbed today forcing them to take refuge inside the church, the External...

DMK to meet UN Chief on Lankan issue

In an attempt to pressurise the United Nations into acting against Sri Lanka, DMK’s heir-apparent and former deputy chief minister M.K. Stalin is all...

Uproar over Lanka in Indian parliament

The Indian parliament faced an uproar today over Sri Lanka as well as some domestic issues, the Indian media reported. In the Lok Sabha AIADMK...

Australian Defence Minister slams statement on Lanka

The Australian opposition's call for a crackdown on Sri Lankan asylum seekers is "extraordinary" and "hypocritical", Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith says. The opposition on...

STF security in the East

The police Special Task Force (STF) will be deployed to the eastern province today in order to tighten security in the area ahead of...