Troubled CPC board replaced

The chairman and board of directors of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) have been replaced, the Petroleum Resources Ministry said today. The new appointment of...

Darusman report questionable

The government reiterated today that the report by the UN panel of experts remains questionable especially since no one knows the witnesses used to...

Another 19 asylum seekers arrested

Another 19 would be asylum seekers were arrested in Wennapuwa and Chilaw late last night as they prepared to head to Australia, the police...

Met department warns of strong winds

The department of meteorology has warned of strong winds in some areas today together with heavy rain. In a weather forecast issued early this morning...

Delhi residents complain against Perumal

The Delhi High Court directed the Centre to respond to the plea of some residents, who alleged that the security guards of former Chief...

MR solved India’s problem says Swamy

India’s Janatha Party President Subramaniam Swamy has said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa not only solved the problems faced by his country but also that...

Website registration fee reduced

The government has decided to reduce the registration fee and renewal fee on news websites, the government information department said. Accordingly the registration of a news website...

Mom put chili powder in child’s eye

A mother has been arrested for abusing her son and putting chili powder in his eyes, the police media unit said. The 22 year old...

Police spokesman, 21 others promoted

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana and 21 other police officers have been promoted to the rank of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) from the rank...

India cautions Sri Lanka on de-mining

India today cautioned Sri Lanka on the demining in the north saying the authorities should make sure all the mines are removed and that...

Power cuts are back

The Power and Energy Ministry announced that power cuts will be imposed tomorrow (Thursday) in several towns including Colombo as a result of the...

India says no training for Lankan air force

The Indian Government had allowed Sri Lankan Air Force personnel to undergo training in Tamil Nadu, but at present none of them are being...

Five cops suspended

Five policemen attached to the Mihintale police station have been suspended after two policemen were found to be under the influence of liquor while...

Sri Lanka facing an economic war

Sri Lanka is facing an economic war launched by some groups three years after the war with the LTTE came to an end, External...

Another 93 asylum seekers arrested

The police and navy today arrested 93 people attempting to travel to Australia by boat illegally to seek asylum. According to the navy 68 people...

Couple commit suicide

A couple committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Galle last night, the police media unit said today. The police said that...

Two arrested for smoking in the plane

Two passengers, who were flying onboard a Sri Lankan airlines flight, were arrested today for smoking in the plane. Both passengers had been smoking in...

Family mourns Sri Lankan immigrants killed in QEW crash

A family is mourning a Sri Lankan immigrant and his daughter, who were killed in a head-on crash on the QEW last weekend. Early Sunday...

Probe on oil leak impact

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board is investigating the harm the oil leak near Diyagala could have caused to the water supply after...

Diaspora against stability in Lanka

External Affairs Minister G L Peiris said that Tamil diasporas are still ‘rigid’ against stability in Sri Lanka even after the end of 26...