Free Fonseka “unconditionally”

The United National Party (UNP) today called for the unconditional release of former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka. UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, addressing the...

Lanka slams listing on UK human rights report

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday slammed a British human rights report which listed the island among countries of concern over human rights issues. Deputy...

Drunk passengers in mid-air drama

Two Maldivians have been arrested for harassing passengers onboard a Sri Lankan airlines flight which was returning from Bangkok last night, the police said...

Aussie Minister to discuss boat people issue

The Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, will be in Sri Lanka tomorrow to discuss the boat people issue. Bowen’s office said...

MR warns of conspiracy

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today warned of a conspiracy to use the working class against the country for political gain. In his May Day message the...

DJ found dead in nightclub

A Nepalese DJ was found dead at a night club/pub in Bambalapitiya yesterday, the police media unit said this morning. The police said that the...

Police assure security for Hirunika

The police says it is providing 24hr security for the residence of Hirunika Premachanda after she had lodged a complaint stating there was a...

Police post at National Museum

A police post has been setup at the National Museum in Colombo, the police media unit said today. The police post will operate under the...

Lanka a country of concern in UK report

Sri Lanka has been listed as a country of concern in the Human Rights Report for 2011 released by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth...

EU delegation meets G.L

A visiting parliamentary delegation from the European Union (EU) had talks with External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris in Colombo today. The delegation headed by Jean...

Wildlife officers on strike

Wildlife officers have decided to go on strike after some officers were attacked by villagers in the Ambanpola area last evening. The wildlife officers were...

CBK questions actions by Monks

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has questioned the actions of some monks in Dambulla over the mosque issue. In a comment posted on an online petition...

Teens rape 75 year old woman

Two teenagers, aged 18 and 19, have been arrested for raping a 75 year old woman in Aralagangwila, the police media unit said today. According...

Cops arrest 17 people in Galnewa

The police arrested 17 people including a woman in Galnewa, Anuradhapura this afternoon following a special operation involving over 150 policemen. According to the police...

Police bust major currency racket

The police today busted a major currency printing and distribution racket in Chilaw and arrested four suspects so far. According to the police the racket...

Congress MPs want 13A in Lanka

Congress MPs, who were part of the delegation that visited Sri Lanka recently, have demanded India's intervention in ensuring political empowerment of minority Tamils...

Lanka rejects IOC offer

Sri Lanka has rejected an Indian offer to upgrade a local refinery which is built to refine only Iranian oil. Petroleum Resources Minister Susil Premjayantha...

Pro-Ealam meet in Chennai on Monday

The first meeting of the revived Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), an outfit launched by Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi in 1985 to...

SLMC decides mosque must remain

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) decided today that its stand on the mosque in Dambulla is that the mosque must remain at its...

UN official did not accuse military

The Defence Ministry says a UNDP demining expert had not accused the military of using cluster bombs during the war against the LTTE. A press...