Fonseka spells out his political goals

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka made public his political goals, during his first press conference held today since his release from prison. Speaking at the...

Two killed, 39 injured in twin accidents

A private bus went down a precipice in Kegalle this morning injuring 30 school children, the police media unit said. The police said that the...

Ban tells Lanka to cooperate with OHCHR

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Sri Lanka to cooperate with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on implementing...

Govt. selects key recommendations

The government has identified some key recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) which will be implemented this year, President’s Secretary Lalith...

Parents of war victims need answers

While welcoming the reference to Sri Lanka in the annual report by UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon on children in armed conflict, Germany says...

Fonseka says will not join the government

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has scotched rumors that he might join the government, his family members said. According to his family there have been...

Another asylum boat seized

A group of 53 illegal asylum seekers were arrested off the eastern seas yesterday and were remanded by the Hambantota Magistrate last evening, the...

Robber shot dead in Bataramulla

The police shot dead a robber following an exchange of fire between a group of armed robbers and the police in Battaramulla early this...

Lanka makes biggest leap in Global Peace Index

The end of the civil war saw Sri Lanka make the biggest rise in the latest Global Peace Index (GPI) released in London today. Sri...

Eleven would-be asylum seekers arrested

The police said that they had arrested 11 people in Puttalam today as they were preparing to travel to Australia illegally. According to the police...

Sri Lanka removed from “list of shame”

Sri Lanka has been removed from a “list of shame” in UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's annual report on children and armed conflict during 2011. Radhika...

Four Nigerians arrested

The police have arrested four Nigerians in Negombo for not having valid visas, the police media unit said today. Two men, a woman and a...

U.S exempts Sri Lanka from sanctions

The United States announced it will exempt Sri Lanka from tough new sanctions after the government cut back on oil from Iran. U.S Secretary of...

UN review on Lanka underway

A UN internal review on Sri Lanka is underway, a UN spokesman said at the daily press briefing at the UN headquarters, Monday. UN spokesman...

UNICEF to help improve education

The Ministry of Education has launched an important training manual on “Child Friendly Schools” in partnership with UNICEF and the Australian Agency for International...

Sison’s testimony in accordance with U.S policy

The U.S Embassy in Colombo says the recent statement made by Ambassador-designate Michele J. Sison before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is in complete...

Sri Lanka links to INTERPOL database

The Sri Lankan immigration border control system was today linked with the INTERPOL database, the Ministry of Defence said. The system is capable of storing...

Proposed sports law: Country first or ban

The Sports Ministry is to introduce amendments to the sports law which will give sporting bodies the authority to impose a temporary ban on...

Cops arrest 11 women

The Badulla police arrested 11 women while they were being transported in a van to an unidentified location last night, the police media unit...

Soldier arrested with cyanide

A soldier has been arrested in the Pollonaruwa area with a cyanide capsule in his possession, the police media unit said today. The police said...