Christian pastor attacked in Matara

A pastor from the Assembly of God (AOG) church and his wife were attacked by a mob in Matara last week, the National Christian...

India to deport 12 Tamils

In a significant development, the Kerala police are preparing to deport to Colombo 12 Sri Lankan Tamils recently held at Kollam while trying to...

Lanka to depend heavily on Norochcholai

Sri Lanka is to depend heavily on Norochcholai by 2014, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said today even as Chinese engineers attempted to get...

Sri Lanka still needs humanitarian aid

Sri Lanka still needs humanitarian assistance despite the end of the war three years ago, the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives...

Translated versions of LLRC to be made public

The translated version of the report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) is to be made public soon, the External Affairs Ministry...

Massive python found in Matale

A massive python was found in Matale near the Ukuwela Power Station, wildlife department officials said today. The python, which is 22 feet long and...

CID to probe Dehiwala incident

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has taken over the investigations into the grenade attack on the house of Dr. Lalantha Abeyranasinghe in Dehiwala, the...

Ex U.S AG joins pro LTTE group

Former U.S Attorney General (A.G) Ramsey Clark has joined the pro LTTE Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE). A press statement by the TGTE said...

Tense situation as Jaffna cop assaults driver

A tense situation arose in Jaffna this afternoon after a traffic policeman had assaulted a driver of a vehicle on the basis that he...

CEB strike ends, Minister meets Chinese envoy

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) trade unions have decided to call off their strike following a meeting with the management this evening. The management of...

Jaya calls for devolution of power

Tamil Nadu Chief minister and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa has urged the Centre to pressurise Sri Lanka to ensure the rehabilitation of internally displaced...

UK notes upsurge in nationalism after war

The British Foreign office notes in its travel advice for Sri Lanka that the end of the military conflict in May 2009 has seen...

Over 15,000 unable to pay fine

A Sri Lankan official said Wednesday that over 15,000 prisoners are being detained as they were unable to pay fine. The official from the Prisons...

Expedite LLRC implementation says India

India has called for the expeditious implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ashok...

Sri Lanka to open a space academy

Sri Lanka and China have signed a deal to open Sri Lanka's first space academy which will eventually manage Sri Lanka's first satellite scheduled...

U.S, Lanka look to enhance ties

Sri Lanka and the United States (U.S) have agreed on the need to enhance bilateral ties, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington said. The new...

Army security for CEB staff

Employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) who returned to work today despite protests being staged by others, have been given army security, the...

Over 2000 child abuse cases a year

According to the Ministry of Justice, around 2000 cases involving some form of violence towards a child are filed with the Attorney General’s Department...

Police to introduce SMS hotline

The police will introduce an SMS hotline from next month for the public to lodge urgent complaints, the police media unit said today. The police...

Over 70 houses damaged in Batti

Strong winds lashed through Batticaloa last evening damaging at least 73 houses, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today. Of the houses damaged some 20...