Government writes to diplomatic missions

The government today wrote to the diplomatic missions and UN agencies based in Colombo rejecting any involvement in the alleged abduction of two political...

Plain clothed cops in buses

Plain clothed policemen will be deployed in passenger buses during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year to make sure drivers follow the road rules,...

Karunanidhi slams Sri Lanka

DMK President M Karunanidhi today slammed Sri Lanka for raking up the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project issue, saying India "will do what is required." The...

JVP dissident leader found

JVP dissident leader Premkumar Gunaratnam alias Noel Mudalige has been found after being reported missing since last weekend. The police said that Gunaratnam appeared before...

Australia seeks info on Gunaratnam

The Australian government says it is in touch with the family of Premakumar Gunaratnam, an Australian citizen, who has been reported missing in Sri...

MR says he is committed to human rights

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday reiterated that he stands committed to protect the human rights of his people. Speaking at the launch of the annual...

Fire onboard Mihin Air

A Mihin Air passenger flight heading to Indonesia made an emergency landing at the Bandaranaika International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning after a...

CBK bewildered by MR’s policies

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga says she is bewildered by President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s foreign policy. In New Delhi for the first annual conference of her own...

STF raids illegal brewery

The police Special Task Force (STF) raided an illegal brewery in Pilliyandala where liquor was produced on a large scale, the police media unit...

Suspect illegally videoed guests

The police have arrested a suspect who illegally videoed guests at an Anuradhapura guest house. According to the police, the suspect had used a mobile...

UN urged to help find Gunaratnam

The wife of a disappeared political party leader in Sri Lanka has appealed to the United Nations and the Australian government to help finding...

Lanka concerned over Indian nuclear plants

Sri Lanka has raised concerns over nuclear power plants located in South India. The minister of power and energy Champika Ranawaka told reporters that the...

Police complaint against Rosy

A police complaint has been lodged against UNP MP Rosy Senanayake claiming that she is staying in a rented house by force. The landlords have...

India defends move on Lanka

India’s Home Minister P Chidambaram has defended the decision taken by India to support the US sponsored resolution at the UN's top human rights...

War won with local knowledge – Shavendra

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Major General Shavendra Silva says the war against the LTTE was won using local knowledge and...

JVP dissidents missing

Two leading JVP dissidents have been reported missing since last night. According to reports, activist of the ‘Jana Aragala’ movement, Kumar Mahaththaya and Dimuthu Atigala...

Government orders probe

The government has ordered an investigation into the incident in Batticaloa where statues of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and Britain’s Robert Baden-Powell had...

Lanka assures support to Maldives

Sri Lanka has assured the new Maldives government continued assistance and cooperation. The Maldives Foreign Ministry said that Maldives Foreign Minister Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah...

Raids on pharmacies

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to conduct raids on pharmacies operating without air-conditioning units, the Health Ministry said. A Health Ministry spokesman said...

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...