Ministry of crab illegal?

The government has reportedly said that the plush restaurant operated by Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena under the name ‘Ministry of...

Sri Lanka suspends loan deal with IMF

COLOMBO, Jan 30 (Reuters) Sri Lanka, which is locked in a row with the International Monetary Fund over its exchange rate policy, will not...

President says no promise given to India

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he had not given any promise to India on implementing a political solution which will see land and police...

Spot fines on drivers likely

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed IGP N.K Illangakoon to look at the possibility of implementing spot fines on drivers who go without seat belts. At...

MR open to constructive criticism

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he and his government will always accept constructive criticism. The President’s office quoted the President as saying the media...

Illegal abortion clinic raided

The police have raided an illegal abortion clinic in Welawa in north western Sri Lanka, the police media unit said today. According to the police...

Sri Lanka records high number of road accidents

Sri Lanka has recorded an increase in the number of road accidents so far this year with 156 people killed, the police said on...

Ban accepts Shavendra’s appointment

UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon has accepted the appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva to the UN Senior Advisory Group (SAG) on Peacekeeping Operations. A...

Toddler chews head off snake

A sleepy snake came to a rather untimely end after having its head half chewed off by a fearless toddler in an Arab town...

Top US delegation meets the army

A high level delegation from the US State Department visited Kilinochchi and had talks with the army, the army media unit said. The army said...

Sri Lanka insists accountability report addressed final war

The Sri Lankan government insisted that an accountability report on the war between the Sri Lankan military and the LTTE did address the final...

Explosives found in Colombo bound bus

Explosives were found hidden in a bus heading to Colombo from Jaffna late last night, the police media unit said this afternoon. Police spokesman S.P...

Teen abducted and raped in Eravur

A teenage girl was abducted and raped in Eravur in the East, the police media unit said today. The police said that the 17 year...

Sri Lankan arrested with counterfeit UK documents

A Sri Lankan visa applicant has been arrested for using deception and counterfeit documents to apply for a UK visa, the British High Commission...

LLRC recommendation likely by March

The government is hoping to implement some of the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) by March this year. External Affairs Minister...

Baby admitted in Delhi with human bite marks

A two year old battered and bruised baby girl is battling for her life at a hospital in New Delhi with fractured arms, head...

India says opportunities in Lanka “unprecedented”

India says the post war opportunities in Sri Lanka are “unprecedented” and this has helped strengthen ties between both countries. The High Commissioner of India...

Cash strapped Sri Lanka to depend on ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will provide a direct grant of US $ 9.4 million to Sri Lanka as expenses to host the Twenty-20...

Prison superintendent will remain

The Superintendent of the Welikada prison will not be replaced despite the protest by prisoners on Tuesday, the Minister in charge of Prisons Chandrasiri...

Four killed, 7 injured in Kalutara fire

Four people were killed and seven injured when a van caught fire in Kalutara early this morning, the police said. According to the police the...