Lankan human smuggler arrested in France

The suspected organizer of the voyage of the MV Sun Sea, the human smuggling ship that brought almost 500 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to...

Lanka records highest ever GDP

The Sri Lankan economy registered its highest post-independence growth rate of 8.3 per cent in 2011, over the 8 per cent growth in 2010,...

Major General de Silva to return

Major General Prasanna de Silva - the defence adviser at the Sri Lanka high commission in London – is to return to Sri Lanka...

Rapp submits report on Sri Lanka

The US State Department Office of Global Criminal Justice (GCJ), formerly the Office of War Crimes Issues (WCI), led by Ambassador-at-Large Stephen Rapp, has...

IGP orders probe on CID officer

Police Chief N.K Illangakoon has ordered an inquiry on the CID official who failed to appear in Court yesterday during the hearing in the...

Cabinet approves spot fine

The cabinet has approved a proposal to impose a spot fine on drivers who violate seat belt rules, cabinet spokesman Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said...

One killed, 12 injured

One person was killed and 12 others injured following an accident on the A9 highway in Omanthai last evening, the police media unit said...

Lanka keen to implement LLRC report

The government informed parliament today that it had no objections to implementing the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). Minister Susil Premjayantha...

Will not surrender says Sri Lanka

The government says it will continue to maintain Sri Lanka's sovereignty and not surrender to any type of foreign interference. Foreign Secretary Karunatilleke Amunugama told...

Croc attack in Akuressa

A crocodile attack was reported in Akuressa this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that an 18 year old girl who had...

Lanka still poor on women in politics

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says Sri Lanka still performs poorly on women’s political participation despite relative gains against MDG indicators on gender...

Chidambaram rubbishes Lankan report

The Indian Centre termed as "completely baseless" a newspaper report about existence of LTTE camps in Tamil Nadu, saying there was no such facility...

Earth Hour saved Lanka 130mw

The Ministry of Power and Energy says 130 mega watts of power was saved in Sri Lanka on Saturday when the country joined the...

Opposition warns country at critical stage

The opposition warned in parliament today that the country was at a critical stage following the adoption of a resolution at the UN Human...

Hillary will not meet the TNA

The U.S Embassy in Colombo says U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has no plans to meet with the Tamil National Alliance next month. According...

LIOC seeks another fuel price hike

Indian Oil Company's Sri Lanka unit has sought government approval for retail price hike in view of depreciating currency and rising crude prices globally. "We...

CB says IMF funds will boost reserves

The Sri Lankan Central Bank said that the announcement by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it had approved a US dollar 427 million...

Teen monks arrested

Two teenage Buddhist monks have been arrested in Hettipola on the charge of breaking into a store and stealing several items. According to the police...

IMF approves US$ 426.8M disbursement

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday completed the seventh review of Sri Lanka's economic performance under a program supported by...

EXCLUSIVE: Dayan responds to allegations

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Paris Dayan Jayatilleka has confirmed that there is a threat to charge him under the penal code over some allegations...