Refugees, asylum seekers to be deported

The Department of Immigration and Emigration has given a two week deadline for foreign refugees and asylum seekers registered with the UNHCR in Sri...

Julampitiye Amare remanded

Underworld figure Julampitiye Amare was remanded by the Tangalle High Court after he surrendered to the police over warrants issued against his name. He was...

UPFA PS member arrested

UPFA Bulathsinhala Pradeshiya Sabha member Lakmini Anupama Panditharatne has been arrested over allegations of committing fraud. The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested her yesterday and...

Lanka says UNESCO politicized

Sri Lanka has called for international support to stop the transformation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) following what it...

An entire month to fight dengue

The government has decided to declare an entire month to fight the spread of dengue in the country, the Health Ministry said. The dengue eradication...

Axed newspaper Editor reveals all

The former Director / Editor in Chief of the Ceylon Today newspaper, Lalith Allahakkoon, has explained the circumstances that led to him being terminated...

IGP assures impartial probe

Inspector General of Police (IGP) N.K Illangakoon today assured an impartial investigation into the shooting incident at the JVP political rally in Hambantota on...

Cement for new airport stolen

Over 36,500 kilos of cement meant for the new international airport in Mattala was seized after it was stolen and two people were also...

UNP UK branch youth slam MR

The youth front of the UNP branch in Britain have accused President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying his family members are using public money for their...

UK national in Lanka honored by the Queen

Michael Meyler, a British National living inSri Lanka, has been honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her Birthday Honours List for 2012,...

Monks go berserk at expressway

A Buddhist monk has been captured on amateur video going berserk at the entrance to the Southern Expressway recently after being refused entry as...

New regulations for dual citizenship

New regulations are to be introduced when processing applications for duel citizenship, state media quoted the the Immigration and Emigration Department as saying. Controller of Immigration and...

TMVP hails UN de-listing

The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) hailed the announcement by the United Nations (U.N) that Sri Lanka has been removed from a list of...

JVP to protest in Colombo

The JVP is to stage a massive protest in Colombo on Tuesday against the shooting incident in Hambantota yesterday. JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said...

Amnesty submits two reports on Lanka to UN

The London based Human Rights group Amnesty International (AI)has submitted two reports on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council. One report has been...

Dehiwala brothel raided

A brothel which was operating in Dehiwala in the guise of a Ayurveda spa was raided and six suspects were arrested, the police media...

Police, STF, army search shooting area

The police, Special Task Force (STF) and army have been deployed to conduct search operations in Katuwana, Hambantota where a shooting incident took place...

Reggae band says it boycotted Sri Lanka

The onetime hit reggae band ‘Big Mountain’ says it recently boycotted a tour to Sri Lanka over human rights concerns. In a statement on its...

Undersea explosion cause for tremor

Undersea explosions at the Colombo harbor caused minor tremors in parts of Fort this morning, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) said. Several people...

Canada warns Lankan immigrants

Canada has warned Sri Lankan would-be illegal immigrants saying stern action will be taken against them if they try to enter Canadian soil illegally. The...