Police say media has put child at risk

The police say media reports today regarding the abduction of a child in Vakarai for ransom has placed the child’s life at risk. Police media...

Tax on booze, cigarettes, motor vehicles up

The government announced an increase on taxes on almost all types of motor vehicles today in a move it claimed was aimed at reducing...

Police probe Kalpitiya bodies

The police are investigating the recovery of two unidentified bodies in Kalpitiya last evening, the police media unit said. According to the police the body...

Case against Prasanna’s immunity

A court case has been filed against the diplomatic immunity given to Major General Prasanna Silva, the defence attaché to the Sri Lankan High...

US seeks real reconciliation

The United States says through the resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) recently, the U.S together with the international community, sent...

Pirates to set Sri Lankans free

Somali pirates have agreed to release the crew of a ship hijacked in November 2010 which includes seven Sri Lankans, the Gulf News reported. The...

Parliament to debate UNHRC

Parliament will convene next week to debate the resolution adopted on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), External Affairs Minister G.L...

Principal remanded for abuse

A school principal has been remanded in Marawila over charges of abusing school girls, the police media unit said today. The police said that the...

India sending a delegation

The Indian government hopes to send an all-party delegation led by the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj to Sri...

Two arrested over assault

The police said that two people were taken into custody over the assault on a lawyer who appeared on behalf of the suspects in...

Legal action on some websites

The government is to file legal action against some websites which published defamatory articles on the Sri Lankan President and his family. Media Minister  Lakshman...

Sri Lanka for joint patrolling with India

Sri Lanka has called for joint patrolling between the navies of Sri Lanka and India to prevent clashes between fishermen of both countries, a...

Lightning kills three

Three people were killed when lightning struck their home in Awissawella this evening, the police said. Police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said that two women...

Injunction on Kotte mayor

The District Court in Colombo today issued an injunction order on Kotte Mayor Janaka Ranawake preventing him from making any defamatory statements against the...

Malaysia defends decision on Lanka

Malaysia has defended the decision to abstain from voting in a United Nations resolution urging Sri Lanka to “credibly investigate” allegations of war crimes...

Don’t tell us what to do – MR

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the government is committed to achieve reconciliation and no one needs to tell his country what to do. Speaking at the...

More kids being abandoned

The police say more and more children are being abandoned by their parents over various reasons around the country. According to the police media unit...

Jaffna MC votes on LLRC

The Jaffna Municipal Council (MC) has adopted a resolution calling for the implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC),...

Video shows Tamil girl shot in UK

British police have released the CCTV video of a shooting incident at a British store last year in which a Tamil girl was shot...

Avoid another resolution, urge Elders

A group of world leaders formed by Nelson Mandela has urged Sri Lanka to try and avoid another showdown in the UN Human Rights...