UN calls for media freedom

The United Nations (UN) has called for media freedom in the wake of the crackdown on the Sri Lanka Mirror website in Sri Lanka. Responding...

Lankan sailor complicit in war crimes

One of Sri Lanka’s top naval officers has fled to Canada but federal officials are refusing to accept his refugee claim on the grounds...

Fonseka says Praba died in combat

LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran died while fighting during the last stages of the war and his body was found by the army later, former...

Peiris briefs Japan on developments

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris met Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo today and briefed him...

Keheliya insists no media suppression

The Sri Lankan government on Monday insisted that the local media are not being suppressed despite a police raid on the office of a...

More Sri Lankans reach Australia

  Australia's Christmas Island is today preparing to offload more asylum seekers who arrived by boat overnight, most likely from Sri Lanka. The small ramshackled fishing...

Cops arrest 53 over dengue

A special police operation was carried out in Colombo today to look for dengue mosquito breeding grounds and 53 people were subsequently arrested, the...

Teens rape, kill child in Kirullapane

A seven year old child from Kirullapane was found dead this morning after she was believed to have been raped and killed by two...

U.S wants an action plan

The United States says the government has to have an action plan that deals with reconciliation issues. During a live video online chat with journalists...

UNHCR raises refugee issue with MEA

Officials of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sri Lanka had what it terms as “positive” discussions with the External Affairs Ministry...

Lankans in Chennai given citizenship

The deputy high commissioner of Sri Lanka in India R K M A Rajakaruna on Saturday gave away 58 birth and citizenship certificates to...

Karu calls on opposition to unite

UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya has called on the opposition to shed all differences and unite to defeat the executive presidential system. In a statement released...

Sri Lanka Mirror staff given bail

The nine employees of the Sri Lanka Mirror website, who were arrested yesterday, were released on police bail today. Among those arrested were journalists including...

US to continue GSP for Lanka

The United States has decided to continue with the GSP trade benefits for Sri Lanka, the US Embassy in Colombo said today. The Embassy said that United...

Principal jailed for raping children

The acting principal of a school in Divulapitiya has been remanded for raping 11 children, the police media unit said. According to the police the...

Menon and MR discuss reconciliation

Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon met President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning and discussed a range of issues including reconciliation. The Indian High Commission quoted...

Sri Lanka Mirror journalists arrested

Several employees of the Sri Lanka Mirror website including some journalists were arrested following a raid by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) this afternoon. The CID earlier...

Prison guards rescued

The three prison guards held hostage by inmates of the Vavuniya prison have been freed following a rescue operation launched by the military and...

False claims used to obtain asylum

The Ministry of Defence says several people in the north have managed to obtain forged documents with the assistance of public representatives indicating that...

Operation to free hostages

The Sri Lankan military on Friday launched an operation to rescue three prison guards taken hostage by inmates of a prison in the north...