Report on Lanka to Manmohan

A multi-party Parliamentary delegation that visited Sri Lanka submitted a report on the condition of ethnic Tamils to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday....

EU envoy backs resolution

The EU Ambassador to Colombo Bernard Savage told reporters today that the EU decision to back a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN...

CAA announces price hike

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) today announced a price increase in domestic gas, imported milk and cement.Consumer Affairs Minister Johnston Fernando said that the...

One killed, 46 injured in accident

One person was killed and 46 others were injured following an accident in Homagama this morning, the police said.According to the police the accident...

Soldier kills colleague and himself

A soldier shot dead another soldier and then killed himself in Jaffna early this morning, the Jaffna police said.The incident took place near the...

TNA MP apologizes for raising national flag

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah has apologized on behalf of party leader R. Sampanthan for raising the Sri Lankan flag at the...

Major fire in Puttalam

A major fire broke out in Puttalam this afternoon completely destroying two shops and damaging another two.The cause of the fire is still not...

Wildlife officers continue strike

Wildlife officers in Sri Lanka boycotted work for a fourth day on Thursday in protest over an assault on some officers last week.President of...

Sri Lanka ranked low on press freedom

Sri Lanka has been ranked low in a press freedom index for 2011 released by the U.S based ‘Freedom House’ to mark world press...

Two foreigners arrested

Two foreigners were arrested for assaulting waiters at a restaurant in Habaraduwa early this morning, the police media unit said.According to the police an...

US official inspects demining work

A top U.S official, who has just concluded a visit to Sri Lanka, had inspected demining sites in the north, the U.S Embassy in...

Tensions after accident involving EU convoy

A vehicle which was part of a convoy with a visiting European Union delegation (EU) met with an accident in Vandaramulla, Batticaloa this evening...

Villagers maintain suspicion on STF

Villagers in Villachiya, Anuradhapura maintain that they feel some police Special Task Force (STF) members had attempted to dig for treasure in the area...

CCD detains journalists

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) detained two journalists this morning for taking visuals and images outside the CCD office in Dematagoda.Swarnavahini video cameraman/journalist Indika...

Tissa report on May Day boycott

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake says he is compiling a report on the UNP May Day rally held in Jaffna yesterday which will include...

Canada deports two more Lankans

Deportation orders have been issued against two more of the 492 Sri Lankan refugee claimants who arrived off the B.C. coast in Canada in...

Man nabbed with cocaine in belly

A Philippines national has been arrested with cocaine in his belly, the police media unit said today.The police said that the man had arrived...

Free Fonseka “unconditionally”

The United National Party (UNP) today called for the unconditional release of former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka.UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, addressing the...

Lanka slams listing on UK human rights report

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday slammed a British human rights report which listed the island among countries of concern over human rights issues.Deputy...

Drunk passengers in mid-air drama

Two Maldivians have been arrested for harassing passengers onboard a Sri Lankan airlines flight which was returning from Bangkok last night, the police said...