Fire onboard Mihin Air

A Mihin Air passenger flight heading to Indonesia made an emergency landing at the Bandaranaika International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning after a...

CBK bewildered by MR’s policies

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga says she is bewildered by President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s foreign policy. In New Delhi for the first annual conference of her own...

STF raids illegal brewery

The police Special Task Force (STF) raided an illegal brewery in Pilliyandala where liquor was produced on a large scale, the police media unit...

Suspect illegally videoed guests

The police have arrested a suspect who illegally videoed guests at an Anuradhapura guest house. According to the police, the suspect had used a mobile...

UN urged to help find Gunaratnam

The wife of a disappeared political party leader in Sri Lanka has appealed to the United Nations and the Australian government to help finding...

Lanka concerned over Indian nuclear plants

Sri Lanka has raised concerns over nuclear power plants located in South India. The minister of power and energy Champika Ranawaka told reporters that the...

Police complaint against Rosy

A police complaint has been lodged against UNP MP Rosy Senanayake claiming that she is staying in a rented house by force. The landlords have...

India defends move on Lanka

India’s Home Minister P Chidambaram has defended the decision taken by India to support the US sponsored resolution at the UN's top human rights...

War won with local knowledge – Shavendra

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Major General Shavendra Silva says the war against the LTTE was won using local knowledge and...

JVP dissidents missing

Two leading JVP dissidents have been reported missing since last night. According to reports, activist of the ‘Jana Aragala’ movement, Kumar Mahaththaya and Dimuthu Atigala...

Government orders probe

The government has ordered an investigation into the incident in Batticaloa where statues of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and Britain’s Robert Baden-Powell had...

Lanka assures support to Maldives

Sri Lanka has assured the new Maldives government continued assistance and cooperation. The Maldives Foreign Ministry said that Maldives Foreign Minister Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah...

Raids on pharmacies

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to conduct raids on pharmacies operating without air-conditioning units, the Health Ministry said. A Health Ministry spokesman said...

Lankan human smuggler arrested in France

The suspected organizer of the voyage of the MV Sun Sea, the human smuggling ship that brought almost 500 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to...

Lanka records highest ever GDP

The Sri Lankan economy registered its highest post-independence growth rate of 8.3 per cent in 2011, over the 8 per cent growth in 2010,...

Major General de Silva to return

Major General Prasanna de Silva - the defence adviser at the Sri Lanka high commission in London – is to return to Sri Lanka...

Rapp submits report on Sri Lanka

The US State Department Office of Global Criminal Justice (GCJ), formerly the Office of War Crimes Issues (WCI), led by Ambassador-at-Large Stephen Rapp, has...

IGP orders probe on CID officer

Police Chief N.K Illangakoon has ordered an inquiry on the CID official who failed to appear in Court yesterday during the hearing in the...

Cabinet approves spot fine

The cabinet has approved a proposal to impose a spot fine on drivers who violate seat belt rules, cabinet spokesman Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said...

One killed, 12 injured

One person was killed and 12 others injured following an accident on the A9 highway in Omanthai last evening, the police media unit said...