TULF calls for Indian model

The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) led by V. Anandasangaree has called for a political solution in Sri Lanka based on an Indian model. In...

Sri Lanka backs returning asylum boats

Sri Lanka will welcome asylum seeker boats turned around by Australian authorities, the country's high commissioner to Australia says. According to The Australian newspaper, Admiral...

Champika wants probe on India

Government Minister and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) parliamentarian Champika Ranawaka says an independent investigation should be conducted on India's role in Sri Lanka during...

Sudden water cut in several areas

A sudden water cut was announced in several areas of Colombo and Greater Colombo till 9 am tomorrow. The National Water Supply and Drainage Board...

Demo in Mullaitivu against land grab

A demonstration was held in Mullaitivu today against the alleged land grab by the government in the north. The demonstrators, backed by members of the...

MR hails Thatcher’s fight against terror

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence on the death of the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in which he commends...

Lanka ‘keen’ to buy Bangladeshi medicine

Sri Lanka is keen to import medicines from Bangladesh under the government-to-government arrangement, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena told Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during...

Army court clears troops

An army court of inquiry has, in a new report, cleared the military over allegations of targeting civilian locations during the final stages of...

Gota blames former Indian admin

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has blamed the former Indian administration for the war in Sri Lanka which dragged for 30 years. The government information department...

Aussie government slammed over Lankan boat

Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott has accused the Australian government of "surrendering" on border protection after a boat carrying 66 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers reached...

Two killed, 2 injured in accident

Two people were killed and another two sustained injuries following an accident in Pallama last night, the police media unit said today. The police said...

US Commander says Lanka must reconcile

Admiral Samuel Locklear, Commander of the US Pacific Command (PACOM), told US lawmakers during a Congressional hearing yesterday that Sri Lanka must reconcile with...

India gave LTTE compensation

Did India compensate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after the 1987 Indo-Lanka pact and the dispatch of Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF)...

Indian delegation meet G.L, head to Jaffna

Five parliamentarians from India, who arrived in Sri Lanka last night, met the Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Chamal Rajapaksa and External Affairs...

Sri Lankan asylum boat reaches Australia

A ramshackle fishing boat carrying suspected asylum seekers from Sri Lanka has made an astonishing arrival at the busy West Australian port of Geraldton,...

UK urged to tone down travel advice

The Sri Lankan government has urged the British Foreign and Commonwealth office to tone down a travel advice on Sri Lanka which was updated...

Sri Lankans in Korea being registered

The Sri Lankan Embassy in South Korea has sought details of all Sri Lankans in that country as a result of the recent tensions...

US calls for political devolution

The United States says some of the most important steps in achieving real reconciliation in Sri Lanka have not yet moved ahead and this...

No comment on Uthayan says UN

The UN was not in a position to comment on the recent attack on the Uthayan newspaper distribution office in Killinochchi. When asked for a...

No liquor on 13th and 14th

All liquor shops will be closed on the 13th and 14th of this month, the Excise Department announced today. The liquor shops will be closed...