Nine Sri Lankans arrested in Indonesia

Immigration officers in Indonesia today arrested nine Sri Lankans who had entered the country illegally, Indonesian media reports said. Officers at the Medan Polonia Airport...

India warns it may back resolution on Lanka

India would support any resolution brought forward by the United Nations against Sri Lanka if the island nation does not honor recommendations of the world body...

Saudi recalls it’s envoy to Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia has reportedly recalled it's Ambassador to Sri Lanka over the controversy which arose following the execution of Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek. Ambassador Abdul Azeez...

Attempt to sell baby for Rs. 200,000 foiled

An attempt in Avisawella to sell a baby for Rs. 200,000 was foiled today by the police and National Child Protection Authority (NCPA). The police...

Sharma to push for progress in Sri Lanka

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma will push for advancing Commonwealth values and principles, including the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers, during...

Cops bust cigarette smuggling racket

The police have busted a major cigarette smuggling racket and seized over 15,000 cartons of cigarettes. A statement by the police headquarters said that the police special task...

Rift between India and CEB threatens project

A serious rift has reportedly cropped up between the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in India and the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) over setting up...

Government to decide on Vishwaroopam following censor board ruling

The government will make a final decision on the suspension on the screening of the film 'Vishwaroopam' in Sri Lanka after the local censor board cleared...

CPSTL rejects 5000 MT of LIOC diesel

The Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPSTL) says it has rejected 5000 Metric Tonnes (MT) of diesel imported by Lanka Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC)...

Sri Lankans abroad attempting to distort image

The Sri Lankan government says attempts are being made by some Sri Lankans abroad to distort the image of the country. Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative...

Three killed in Bibile accident

At least three people were killed and 8 others were injured when the van they were travelling in went down a precipice in Bibile...

Sri Lanka hopes India will vote for it

Sri Lanka Saturday said it hoped India will vote for it in the upcoming UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, the Indo Asian...

Police to be on alert for religious attacks

The police will be on alert for attacks carried out against religions with the introduction of a new hotline. According to the police media unit,...

Come to Sri Lanka to know the truth – MR

Amid tight security, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife Shiranthi on Saturday offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara...

Cops come under acid attack

Three policemen came under an acid attack in Dedigama this morning, the police media unit said. According to the police, the wife of a suspect...

Father kills kids, commits suicide

A father killed his two children and then committed suicide in Kandy today, the police media unit said. The police said that the father had given his...

Student at J’pura Uni attempts suicide

A female student attempted suicide at the Sri Jayawardanapura University late this evening, sources at the University told the Colombo Gazette. The student had attempted...

Phone retrieved from inmates rectum

A Sri Lankan prisoner who tried to hide his mobile phone during a search of his cell was caught out when guards heard ring...

India mum on Chennai attack

The Indian government remained silent today over the attack on the Bank of Ceylon office in Chennai with the Indian External Affairs Ministry saying...

Terrorist financing amendment bill passed

Parliament today passed the bill to revise legislation on terrorist financing. The draft bill to amend the Convention on Suppression of Terrorist Financing Act No...