Tamil MPs launch hunger strike

A group of Tamil parliamentarians have launched a hunger strike in Vavuniya over the long term detention of several suspected LTTE cadres without being...

Cops interdicted over probe on rape

Four police officers attached to the Anuradhapura police station have been suspended over their failure to properly investigate a rape incident of a minor. A...

Russia against unilateral probe on Lanka

By our special correspondent Russia is against any unilateral investigation on the conflict in Sri Lanka, Russian Foreign Minister Sergev Lavrov told reporters in...

No political prisoners says Nimal

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told parliament this afternoon, there are no political prisoners in Sri Lanka only LTE suspects. Speaking on the issue regarding...

No more war in Sri Lanka

There is no chance of another war on Sri Lankan soil, the Ministry of Defence said today in a statement posted on its website. According...

Lankans in Indonesia protest

Dozens of Tamil asylum seekers who fled Sri Lanka staged a rally outside the office of the International Organization for Migration in Medan, North...

Underage girl rescued from Singapore

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) says a young girl has been rescued from Singapore after she was forced into prostitution. NCPA chairperson Anoma Dissanayaka...

Sri Lanka in US human rights report

Sri Lanka is expected to figure in the annual U.S human rights report to be released on Thursday, sources told the Colombo Gazette. U.S Secretary...

UNP invites SF to join alliance

The United National Party (UNP) today invited former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka to join the UNP led opposition alliance. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told...

Hirunika to write to MR

Hirunika Premachandra says she is going to write to President Mahinda Rajapaksa regarding the threats she is facing and the failure by the police...

Family of four stabbed

A family of four were stabbed and injured in Monaragala this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that a man had broken...

Abductors arrested

The police said that they had arrested a group of abductors who had demanded ransom for the release of a woman and her child...

Fonseka to fight corrupt politicians

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka says he will keep his promise to free the country from corrupt politicians. Speaking to reporters after reaching his home...

Fonseka a free man

Former Sri Lankan army commander Sarath Fonseka was released from prison a short while ago following a Presidential pardon. Large crowds gathered outside the prison...

Lankans not affected in Italy quake

The Ministry of External Affairs says there has not been loss of life or casualties reported among Sri Lankans following the earthquake in Italy. The Ministry...

NSB Chairman resigns over deal

National Savings Bank (NSB) Chairman Pradeep Kariyawasam has tendered his resignation, in a letter sent to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Finance Ministry. His resignation...

Fonseka arrives at Supreme Court

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka left the Nawaloka hospital a short while ago and arrived at the Supreme Court. He was escorted outside the hospital...

Over 200 prisoners continue protest

Over 200 minority Tamil prisoners, most of them former LTTE cadres, continued a hunger strike for a fifth day today. The inmates of the Welikada,...

Congress against Ealam

India’s ruling Congress party does not support a separate Ealam sate in Sri Lanka, the Hindu newspaper reported. Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president B.S....

Two Saudi nationals arrested in Hikka

Two Saudi Arabian nationals have been arrested in Hikkaduwa for operating a brothel, the police said today. According to the police a Sri Lankan woman,...