Vote on CJ impeachment on Friday

The vote on the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Banadaranayake will be taken on Friday evening in parliament, the government information department said today. Party...

Canada warns Lanka on human rights issue

The Canadian government today urged Sri Lanka to address human rights concerns, until which Prime Minister Stephen Harper will not reconsider his decision to boycott...

Jaffna fishermen warn Indian fishermen

Fishermen in Jaffna have warned that they will launch a campaign to prevent Indian fishermen from poaching in Sri Lankan waters. The Jaffna fishermen's association,...

MR makes urgent appeal for Rizana

President Mahinda Rajpaksa has made a fresh urgent appeal seeking the release of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek who is on death row in...

Two Mirihana cops suspended

Two policemen attached to the Mirihana police have been suspended pending investigations over allegations they had failed to arrest a suspect over an incident. According...

Police probe rape and murder of Jaffna child

The police are investigating the rape and murder of a 4 year old child in Mandaithivu, Jaffna. According to the Jaffna police, one man arrested...

UN warns government on impeachment

The United Nations (UN) has warned Sri Lanka saying the impeachment of Chief Justice (CJ) Shirani Bandaranayake could send a negative signal to the...

No breakthrough on Kelaniya shooting

The police are yet to make any arrests over the assassination of the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha UPFA member Hasitha Madawala. Madawala was shot dead by gunmen on a motorcycle...

Colombo beggars to be removed

Beggars in Colombo are to be removed from Monday, the police department said. The police said that a fresh operation to remove beggars will be...

Bad weather warning issued

The early warning centre of the Department of Meteorology issued a bad weather warning for parts of Sri Lanka today. The warning notes that the...

Government determined to remove CJ

The government is determined to remove Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, government MP Thilanga Sumathipala said today. Speaking at an event in Malabe the MP said...

Cops raid brothel in Kegalle, 7 arrested

The police raided a brothel in Kegalle last evening and arrested 7 people, the police media unit said today. Following information received by the police women and...

Death toll hits 43 again – DMC

The death toll from the bad weather reached 43 again today after the figure was revised from 43 to 39 yesterday, the Disaster Management...

Canadian Minister to have talks with Lankan government

A top Canadian minister is to have talks with the Sri Lankan government over the weekend, the Canadian High Commission said today. The High Commission...

Four arrested over death of baby

Four people have been arrested over the death of a newborn baby in Wilgamuwa, the police media unit said today. The police said that the...

Monkey crashes U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka

Diplomacy typically isn’t monkey business, but the folks at the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka recently had their usual routine disrupted by a wandering...

Saudi likely to free Rizana

Saudi Arabia is likely to free Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Sri Lanka has said. Saudi Ambassador to Sri Lanka...

Army insists troops not teaching in uniform

The army says there have been false reports circulating in the media to the effect that Military Officers in Killinochchi have started teaching Sinhala...

Ukrainian sold kidneys to Sri Lanka

A Ukrainian national has been charged with organizing the supply of human organs from donors to Sri Lanka, Ecuador and Costa Rica. Ukrainian media reports said...

Lankan boatpeople rescued after a week adrift

A group of 46 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers have been rescued after spending Christmas and the new year drifting about 330 nautical miles off Sumatra...