Vietnam cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka, 4 missing

A Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship sank off the coast of Sri Lanka, leaving four crew members missing, the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center...

Fishermen, boat found after 2 months

A group of fishermen who set out to sea from Negombo in August were found beached in Mullaitivu yesterday, the police media unit said...

Tamil man self-harms as deportation looms

A Tamil man set to be deported from Australia today has attempted to take his own life. Around 50 protesters have gathered outside the Maribyrnong...

Final hearing on LTTE ban in India on November 3

A final hearing on the LTTE ban in India will be taken up on November 3 in Madurai, the New India Express reported. The three-day long tribunal...

Ministers sign motion to impeach CJ

Several Government Ministers have signed a motion to impeach Chief Justice (CJ) Shirani Bandaranayake, sources claimed today. A Deputy Minister told a private TV station...

Over 49,788 affected by the rain

Over 49,788 people have been affected by the torrential rain caused by the storm over parts of Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today. A...

Bodies of Lion Air victims to be exhumed

The bodies of the victims of the Lion Air passenger plane believed to have been shot down by the LTTE in 1998, are to...

Cyclone to move away this afternoon

The cyclonic storm in the South-west Bay of Bengal was located about 100Km east of Mulattivu coast at midnight and is likely to move...

Tangalle boat attack suspects remanded

The Tangalle Magistrate has remanded 10 of the 14 suspects arrested over the Tangalle trawler attack, the police media unit said today. The police said...

HRW urges UN members to push Lanka on accountability

United Nations members should urge Sri Lanka to act on accountability for abuses at its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on November 1, 2012, Human...

Cyclone warning issued for the north

The Department of Meteorology has issued a bad weather advisory saying a marginal cyclone ( not severe ) is expected over the northern parts of...

Several people displaced owing to landslide threat

Several people were displaced in Kaduganawa tody owing to a landslide threat, the police media unit said. The police said that 20 houses in Udunuwara,...

Bus accident injures 40

At least 40 people were injured when a bus veered off the road and met with an accident in Kebithigollawa this morning. Police spokesman SSP...

Heavy rain to continue today

The department of meteorology says heavy rain will be experienced in most parts of the country today. The department said that a depression in the...

Teen drowns, another missing in Kalpitiya

A 17 year old boy drowned and another youth was reported missing after they went for a swim in Kalpitiya last evening. The police media...

Lion air wreckage to be salvaged this week

The wreckage of the Lion Air passenger flight shot down by the LTTE in 1998 killing 48 passengers and 7 crew members, is to...

Price of bakery products increased

The price of bakery products including bread will be increased from tomorrow, the All Ceylon Bakery Owners Association said. The move comes after the government...

LTTE coordinator seeks lifting of ban on outfit

An affidavit by a Switzerland-based coordinator on behalf the outlawed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) before a tribunal sought the lifting of the...

Total of 99 countries to speak on Lanka at UPR

Several countries have submitted advance questions to Sri Lanka on human rights issues and the Northern Provincial Council elections, ahead of the Universal Periodic...

Grenade explosion kills child, another injured

A grenade explosion in the north this evening has killed one child and injured another person, police sources said. The explosion had occurred when the child in...