Ananthi meets new UNHRC Chief

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Northern Provincial Councillor Ananthi Sasitharan met the new United Nations Human Rights (UNHR) Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein during a social gathering held on Child and Women welfare at the Office of the United Nation Human Rights Commission in Geneva.
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Health Ministry to establish a human heart valve bank at LRH

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The Ministry of Health has taken steps to establish a human heart valve bank at the Lady Ridgeway Children Hospital in Colombo at a cost of about Rs. 30 million for pediatric patients who are either born with congenital heart defects or have acquired heart diseases. Read the Full Article

Pakistani spy averse to returning to Sri Lanka

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Indian investigators, questioning Pakistani spy Arun Selvarajan, 28, from Sri Lanka, on Thursday found him averse to returning home. He was running an event management firm in Chennai. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sole- less Minister speaks out

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Culture and the Arts Minister T.B Ekanayake explained the reason for the worn-down state of his shoes on his way to meet the Chinese President who was the chief guest at a meeting in connection with the signing of a cultural agreement at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo recently. Read the Full Article

External forces destabilising countries in guise of democracy: MR

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the emerging trends in the world, including in parts of Asia gave signals that alarmed the Asian Community because external forces under the guise of democracy and other enticing slogans sought to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.
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Two train derailments and a signal failure

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A goods train travelling from Colombo-Fort to Badulla was derailed between Nanu Oya and Ambewela this morning and another train was derailed at the Kalutara-South Railway Station while travelling from Kalutara to Colombo. 
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Video: Two int’l school students caught in a brothel

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Two international school students were alleged to have been found inside a brothel at Kollupitiya when it was raided a few days ago.
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Pakistani spy averse to returning to SL

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India's NIA investigators, questioning Pakistani spy Arun Selvarajan, 28, from Sri Lanka, on Thursday found him averse to returning home. He was running an event management firm in Chennai. Read the Full Article

Ramadoss condemns auctioning of Indian boats by Sri Lanka

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PMK leader Ramdoss on Friday strongly condemned the reports that Sri Lankan government was auctioning the boats seized from the Indian fishermen, and said the act of the Island government has shocked Indian fishermen. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Questions over ‘Kudu Laalitha’s assets worth Rs. 68.5 mn

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Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said today investigations into the killing of Laalitha Kaushalya alias Kudu Laalitha had revealed that he had owned property including houses and vehicles worth Rs.68.5 million in several areas.
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Water cut in Rajagiriya

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The water supply will be disrupted from 8.00 pm tomorrow to 4.00 a.m. on Sunday to Rajagiriya, Nawala, the Open University, Polduwa junction to Ayurveda Junction on Parliament Road and by roads, Obeysekarapura, Bandaranaikepura and Moragasmulla to affect repairs to a water pipeline from the Kolonnawa pumping station to Moragasmulla.
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8-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced an 8-hour water cut from 8.00pm on Saturday (Sept. 20) to 4.00am on Sunday (21) in Rajagiriya, Nawala, Parliament Road, Castle Street, Cotta Road and Borella areas. Read the Full Article

Chinese doctors restore sight of 500 Sri Lankans

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Three years ago, a cornea from Sri Lanka restored Xu Pengfei`s sight in his right eye, and on Wednes.. Read the Full Article

Youth commits suicide at army training school

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A 19-year-old youth has committed suicide by hanging himself at the Kandurugasara army training school in Embilipitiya this morning. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Scotland rejects independence from Britain

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Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka hasn’t asked for help - UN

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Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said on Thursday. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Scotland rejects independence in historic vote

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Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SL hasn’t asked for help: UN

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Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday.
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BJP participation in Sri Lankan meet unpardonable- Vaiko

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A couple of days after softening his stand on DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, firebrand Eelam apologist and MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Thursday chose to fire his first ever salvo against the Modi government over the BJP taking part in a global meet in Colombo. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Of that Scottish caber toss

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The Neverendum happened yesterday and the Scots had the opportunity to decide on the future of their.. Read the Full Article

Sendil admitted to hospital in Colombo

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The UPFA Uva Provincial Council candidate Sendil Thondaman, who was injured in an accident in Bandar.. Read the Full Article

Nepal FM visits Sri Lanka to hand over invitation for SAARC summit

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Nepal s Foreign Affairs Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey will hand over Nepal s Prime Minister Sushi.. Read the Full Article

Packer`s project a `go`

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Ceylon Finance Today: Australian billionaire gaming tycoon James Packer`s US$ 400 million resort pro.. Read the Full Article

Bank of Ceylon debenture issue oversubscribed to tune of Rs 8 bn

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The Bank of Ceylon s sixth listed rupee debenture issue which was open for subscription on September.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka police deploy 12,000 police officers to beef up security for Uva Election

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Sri Lanka police said extra security measures have been implemented in the Uva Province and the poli.. Read the Full Article