SEC head under pressure to resign

The head of Sri Lanka's Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday said he was coming under immense pressure to resign on false accusations by...

Summons issued on Bathiudeen

The Mannar Court has issued summons on Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to appear in court over allegations he had threatened a judge recently. The Minister has...

Twenty Pakistani prisoners transfered

Twenty Pakistanis, who were found guilty of smuggling illegal drugs to Sri Lanka and were serving their life terms in jails there, have arrivedin...

Power cuts for 2 weeks

Power cuts will continue for at least another two weeks, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said today. CEB Vice Chairman Anura Wijepala told the Colombo...

Mom kills child, attempts suicide

A mother killed her one year old child and then attempted to commit suicide in Yatiyanthota, the police media unit said today. The police said...

Sri Lanka recalls its envoy to KL

The Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia K. Godage has been recalled to Colombo after falling afoul of his External Affairs Ministry over a...

ICC probes tape on Sri Lanka

The Anti Corruption and Security unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating a taped conversation handed over to it by Sri Lanka...

Police warn against inciting racial, religious tensions

The police today warned the media and the public not to incite racial or religious tensions by spreading false information regarding some incidents. The warning...

Rs. 1 million reward for info

The police today offered a Rs. 1 million reward for any information which could lead to a breakthrough over the investigations into the double...

Karunanidhi seeks UN intervention

After Chennai Police denied permission to hold a public meeting of the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), the DMK is holding a conclave on...

Hospital not target of tear-gas

The police say the tear-gas fired on a group of protestors in Badulla today was not targeted at the Badulla hospital. A tear-gas canister had...

Brothel inside Mount spa

The police have found a brothel operating inside an Ayurvedha spa in Mount Lavinia, the police media unit said today. According to the police, the...

Sri Lankan air to test staff for drugs

Following last weekend’s arrest and remanding of an airhostess, attached to Sri Lankan Airlines, for possessing 27 packets of heroin, the national carrier has...

Congress says it wants the best for Tamils

The Centre and Congress want Tamils to live safely and lead a secure life with equal rights in Sri Lanka, Union Shipping Minister G...

Germany briefed on LLRC Action plan

Germany has been briefed on the National Action Plan, which has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers to implement the LLRC recommendations. A copy...

MR tells India to relook at dealings with neighbours

In the strongest reaction yet to India's contentious support to a US sponsored resolution at the UNHRC against Sri Lanka earlier this year, President...

TESO asked to drop Eelam

A conference of the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), scheduled to be held in Chennai on Sunday, has run into rough weather, with the...

SLMC says sorry to Buddhists

Sri Lanka's main Muslim party on Friday apologized for an anti-religious statement made in the run up to elections in September, a statement released...

Lara says Sanga is the best

West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara says Kumar Sangakkara is, in his opinion, the best wicketkeeper batsman in the world. Giving the keynote speech at...

UN to give urgent funds to Sri Lanka

The United Nations announced that it will allocate $55 million to bolster operations in eight countries including Sri Lanka with neglected humanitarian emergencies. Afghanistan, Cameroon,...