Boulder kills two in Welimada

A boulder from a landslide killed two children in Welimada, on the Nuwara Eliya road early this morning, the police media unit said. The police...

Army probing war allegations

A Court of Inquiry, appointed by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya to inquire into the observations, made by the Lessons...

Violence erupts over fuel price hike

Violence broke out in parts of Sri Lanka on Wednesday as fishermen protested over a fuel price hike implemented by the government last weekend. One...

EU to push for UN probe

The European Parliament has decided to push for a UN commission of inquiry into the crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the war. A resolution...

EU calls for restraint in the Maldives

The European Union (EU) has called for restraint from all sides in the Maldives following political tensions resulting from the resignation of former President...

Mervyn says Blake is “mad”

Government Minister Mervyns Silva today slammed US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake saying he is “mad” and...

Pillay writes to Ban about Shavendra

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has written to UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon expressing her concerns over the appointment of...

Germany apologizes over LTTE stamps

The German postal department has apologized over the distribution of LTTE stamps saying it was done unintentionally. Following reports, which appeared in LTTE-affiliated websites and...

US to support resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC

The US government is to support a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) when it convenes later this month. US...

MIG-27 crashes near Chilaw

An Air Force MIG-27 jet crashed in Dummalasuriya, near Chilaw this afternoon, the Air Force said. The pilot of the jet had however ejected just...

Australia not happy with LLRC report

Australia is not fully satisfied with the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC)  as it fails to fully address alleged violations...

Fuel price hike cripples the nation

The fuel price hike saw several strikes being launched today (Monday) affecting mostly the transport and fishing sectors. Fishermen between Negombo and Kalpitiya went on...

Nasheed Won’t Seek Asylum in Sri Lanka

EXCLUSIVE By Easwaran Rutnam Ousted Maldivian President Mohammad Nasheed says he will not seek asylum in Sri Lanka despite his family being here, but instead will...

Germany concerned over Maldives situation

Germany has expressed concerns over the situation in the Maldives, the German Embassy in Colombo said in a statement today. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle...

Sri Lankan immigrant racket busted in Europe

A racket involving the transport of illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka to Europe has been busted by the European police, the Sri Lankan External...

Teen killed during training

A 19 year old boy died in hospital today after being punched by a coach during training for a boxing match at a school...

Expressway speed limit to go up

The speed limit on the southern expressway is likely to be increased from 100 kmph to 120 kmph following a request made by government...

Case against Shavendra dismissed

The District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Tamil victims of the armed conflict in Sri...

Nasheed’s family in Sri Lanka

The family of former Maldivian President Mohammad Nasheed arrived in Sri Lanka last night and sought refuge following the unrest in the Maldives. Sources at...

Canadian Tamil pleads guilty in LTTE case

At the University of Waterloo, Ramanan Mylvaganam was vice-president of the Tamil Students Association. He earned two graduate degrees and won a coveted work...