Sri Lanka, Australia to establish joint working group

Sri Lanka and Australia have decided to establish a joint working group to address the people smuggling issues, the External Affairs Ministry said. In a...

Mother gives birth to quintuplets

A mother has given birth to five children at the Castle Street hospital in Borella. Doctors of the hospital said that the five children were...

EU to help war displaced

The European Union (EU) and UN-Habitat signed an agreement to assist 4,000 families in North and East Sri Lanka to rebuild permanent houses in...

Another Canadian MP raises concerns on Lanka

Another Canadian MP has raised concerns over the situation in Sri Lanka, particularly in Jaffna. Kyle Seeback, Member of Parliament for Brampton West, expresses serious...

UN to convene working group on Sri Lanka

The UN Deputy Secretary-General sent a letter to relevant heads of UN departments, offices, funds and programmes this week, asking them to nominate representatives...

Police arrest asylum seekers in Eravur

The police have arrested 14 people in Eravur who were preparing to head to Australia by boat illegally, the police media unit said today. According...

Lankans panic over UFO sightings… or lights from Mars?

Residents in several parts of Sri Lanka are counting their stars after being dazzled by lights emanating from unidentified objects flying in the sky. The...

Orphaned child drowns in Wellawatte

An orphaned child fell into a canal in Wellawatte and drowned this afternoon, the police media unit said. The police said that the 9 year...

Gota says China’s investment in Hambantota purely economic

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says Chinese investment in the Hambantota port is purely economic and not otherwise. He says Sri Lanka has always pursued a...

India’s DMK tells Centre to act on Lanka

India's DMK Executive today alleged that "atrocities" against Tamils continued even now in Sri Lanka, including a spate of arrests of students. It also...

North Korea rocket launch upsets Lanka

Sri Lanka is concerned at the launch of a rocket using ballistic missile technology by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which is in...

Ranawaka raises concerns over sanctions

Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka today raised concerns over the sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran. Ranawaka said that the sanctions will...

Four given death sentence in Kegalle

Four people were given the death sentence today by the Kegalle High Court. The death sentence was given over an incident which occurred in 2008 where the four convicts had assaulted...

Child killed, 3 injured in Kuliyapitiya accident

A 26 day old child was killed and three others injured following an accident in Kulliyapitiya last evening, the police media unit said today. The...

Lawyers go on strike over CJ’s impeachment process

Lawyers across Sri Lanka went on strike on Wednesday protesting the impeachment motion against the island nation’s first woman Chief Justice, bringing the judiciary...

Six UNP PC members suspended

The membership of six UNP Provincial Council members have been suspended, the party announced today. The six UNP Provincial Council members were suspended from the...

Lanka proposes barter trade with Iran

Sri Lankan Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen has expressed willingness to start barter trade with Iran. On Tuesday, the Sri Lankan official met with...

HSBC removes restaurant after scam

HSBC Bank has withdrawn a restaurant from its seasonal promotions list for HSBC Credit Card customers after the restaurant attempted to dupe customers paying with their Credit Cards. The bank, in...

Aussie FM to discuss boat people issue

Australian Foreign Minister, Senator Bob Carr, who is to  travel to Sri Lanka over December 14-17, 2012 for talks with the Sri Lanka’s leadership...

India mulls diplomatic effort to ask Lanka reduce import duty on automobiles

India is mulling diplomatic efforts to ask the Sri Lankan government to bring down import duty on automobiles shipped out of India. Sri Lanka...