Mozambique national arrested

A Mozambique national has been arrested for duping businessmen in Pettah, the police said. Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody said that the foreigner had on...

Kohona says Sri Lanka advocates negotiations

Sri Lanka says it advocates negotiations, mediation and other peaceful means to settle internal and global disputes The Sri Lankan Permanent Representative to the UN in...

Leadership training to resume next month

The Ministry of Higher Education has said that leadership training for new students entering Universities will resume on November 15, the government information department...

SF says Alles will not attend rally

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka says Secretary of the Democratic Party parliamentarian Tiran Alles, will not participate in the rally organised by the Bhikku...

Boat used in Tangalle mid-sea attack siezed

The boat used in the mid-sea attack on a fishing boat off Tangalle late on Sunday was seized this afternoon and the boat owner...

No case against KP

The government says legal action has not been filed against former LTTE chief arms procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP. Defence Ministry spokesman Lakshman Hullugalle, speaking...

UK warns of unscrupulous visa agents in Sri Lanka

The UK Border Agency today warned prospective UK visa applicants in Sri Lanka of the dangers of being misled by unscrupulous agents. UK Border Agency’s...

Staff of global human rights group to strike

Staff attached Amnesty International,  a global human rights group which has been very vocal on situations in many countries including Sri Lanka, are to strike...

Ban calls for speedy political solution

In a meeting with a senior Sri Lanka Government official, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday (Tuesday) emphasized the need to find a speedy...

Ranil rejects Karu’s plea

Opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has rejected a request from UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya to allow UNP members to attend a rally on...

MR says Asia should not be a playground for others

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the Asian Continent cannot be the playground of other forces, who seek its wealth, assets of nature and human resources. Addressing...

Test run at Mattala airport successful

The test run carried out today at the Mattala airport using a test aircraft of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Department was successful, the Civil...

TNA says no agreement on talks

The Tamil National Alliance says an agreement has not been reached to resume political talks with the government. Earlier there were reports that the TNA...

Three fishermen killed, two rescued off Tangalle (AUDIO)

Three fishermen were killed and two were rescued after their boat was attacked and hijacked off Tangalle, Southern Province Minister of Fisheries D.V. Upul said...

Australian opposition to discuss asylum issue with Sri Lanka

Two senior Australian opposition frontbenchers will travel to Sri Lanka to discuss the Coalition's controversial policy of returning asylum-seeker boats to Sri Lanka, The...

Two Lankans deported from Chennai

Two Sri Lankan women, who arrived at the city airport on Sunday evening by an Air India flight, were deported to Colombo on Monday...

Couple found dead in Mahawa

The bodies of a couple were found in a house in Mahawa last night, the police media unit said today. An investigation was launched following...

Borella underpass closed, woman killed

A woman was killed after being hit by a bus while she was crossing the road at the Borella junction late this evening. Witnesses said...

Security concern for sapling planted by MR

The Mahabodhi plant brought from Sri Lanka and planted at Sanchi by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during inauguration of International University of Buddhist...

Piliyandala police surrounded by monks

A tense situation has developed in Pilliyandala as a group of monks surrounded the Piliyandala police station over an incident involving alleged unethical conversions. The...