No more refugees says Gota

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says there are no more refugees in the north of the country as all the war displaced people have now...

More Sri Lankans return from Australia

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced that another group of Sri Lankan men were returning home voluntarily after choosing...

India deports 15 Lankan Tamils

Fifteen Sri Lankan Tamils arrested by the Kollam police on June 3 after busting a human trafficking racket and later released from judicial custody...

LTTE still a threat says India

Justifying the continuation of the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Union government on Friday asserted that the banned organisation...

Smugglers use Sri Lanka as transit point to pump in gold

Sri Lanka seems to have become a transit point for smugglers bringing gold to Chennai from places like Dubai and Singapore. In the past...

More Sri Lankans transfered to Nauru

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) today announced the transfer of a group of irregular Sri Lankan maritime arrivals to Nauru –...

Police insist accident killed students

The police say a post-mortem carried out on two students killed in Imbulgoda, Gampaha yesterday found that they had died as a result of...

Navy nabs 77 Australia bound people

The navy intercepted a boat carrying 77 people to Australia today 20 nautical miles off the Thoduwawa seas, the navy media unit said. According to...

CPC calls for tenders to purchase oil

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), through newspaper advertisements, has called for tenders to purchase oil. Tenders have been called for Gas oil, 90 octane and...

Dambulla ‘sacred zone’ residents asked to leave

Residents living within the ‘sacred ‘zone’ in Dambulla have been asked to vacate their homes by the end of next month. Notice issued to the...

GTF hold talks with South Africa on Sri Lanka

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has had fresh rounds of discussions with the South African government regarding the situation in Sri Lanka, GTF said...

China seeks broader ties with Sri Lanka

China has sought broader ties with Sri Lanka as both countries celebrate 55 years of diplomatic relations this year. Speaking at a ceremony in Colombo...

President says no pressure on judiciary

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says there is no pressure on the judiciary from the government. Speaking to local media heads today the President said that if...

Government expenditure for 2013 Rs. 2520 billion

The estimated Government expenditure for 2013 is Rs. 2520 billion. The economic growth will be maintained at 7% and the annual inflation rate contained...

India insists Lanka not a target for its missiles

India says Sri Lanka is not a target for it's missiles and such reports are completely baseless and fabricated. A defence website had reported that India stationed...

MR says TNA can join the UPFA

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the door is open even for the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to join the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA). Speaking to...

Sri Lanka wants to Purchase Chinese Buses

Sri Lanka is continuing discussions with China to purchase 3,000 new buses despite protests by private bus operators in the country, a minister said...

Modara mob attack kills one

One person was killed when an angry mob attacked a house in Modara last night, the police media unit said today. The police said that...

Sri Lanka says no decision on Tamil Nadu travel advice

Sri Lanka has still not taken a decision to lift the travel advice on the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the External Affairs...

Lanka to discuss Kudankulam with India

A Sri Lankan delegation is scheduled to visit India in the coming months to discuss safety issues on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the Indian...