Prof Carlo Fonseka admitted to National Hospital

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President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Professor Carlo Fonseka has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following a brief illness. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Wimal formally requests for NFF to leave UPFA

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National Freedom Front (NFF) leader MP Wimal Weerawansa says that if any political connection had existed with the United Peoples' Freedom Alliance (UPFA), it has already been abandoned by him. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Youth arrested with stock of gems at BIA

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A local youth has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for attempting to smuggle a stock of gems valued at over Rs 4.8 million out of the country. MORE.. Read the Full Article

CBK did not accuse military of sexual exploitation - ONUR

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The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) today issued a response to the statement recently released by the Military Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne, regarding allegations of sexual exploitation of war widows. MORE.. Read the Full Article

CBK using her position to bring disrepute upon armed forces - MR

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the statement made by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to foreign correspondents in Colombo last week to the effect that war widows in Sri Lanka now face 'widespread' sexual exploitation by members of the army among others, is a matter of grave concern. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Ready to consider NFF request to leave UPFA - Amaraweera

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UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera says that the National Freedom Front (NFF) led by MP Wimal Weerawansa has not made a written request to leave the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) as of yet. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Keith Noyahr assault case- identification parade on March 3

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The Mount Lavinia Magistrate's Court has ordered that the suspects arrested in connection with the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr be produced at an identification parade on March 03. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan held for illegally entering India

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​A 42-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil was on Thursday arrested at Mandapam refugee camp in Rameswaram, on charges of unlawful entry into India, police said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Showers expected from tomorrow - Met Department

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The Department of Meteorology says that the showery condition is expected to enhance from tomorrow (24), particularly in the southern half of the island. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Schools pull out of ISAC 2017 due to security threat?

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Several international schools have reportedly opted to pull out of the International Schools' Athletic Championships (ISAC) this year owing to possible security concern. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka’s lack of national policies a world record - Prof. Wimalarathana Thero

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Ven. Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thero says that Sri Lanka will go down in the history books as a country with no national policies. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Police probe shooting of Batticaloa LRC director

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Two police teams have commenced investigations into the shooting of the Land Reform Commission's director in charge of Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts, Nesathurai Wimalaraj, in Kaluwanchikudy last night. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Youth clubbed to death in Kelaniya

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A person has been clubbed to death by several individuals in the Nagahamulla area in Kelaniya. MORE.. Read the Full Article

TN’s apolitical Jallikattu stir inspires Sri Lankan protesters

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Sri Lankan Tamils agitating for the last twenty days on the issue of forced disappearances and non-return of lands by the military, have, for the first time, kept the movement apolitical and did not involve any political party. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan police came to Hong Kong finding Snowden helpers - lawmakers

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Two lawmakers in Hong Kong are calling on the police to investigate claims that Sri Lankan police investigators were in Hong Kong looking for the asylum seekers from the country who sheltered American whistle-blower Edward Snowden in the city. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka to create panel to stem sexual abuse of women

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Sri Lanka will set up a special panel to tackle widespread sexual abuse and exploitation of women including thousands of war widows, the government said Wednesday. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Batticaloa LRC director injured in shooting

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The Land Reform Commission's director in charge of Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts, Nesathurai Wimalaraj, has been injured in a shooting at his residence in Kaluwanchikudy this evening. Read the Full Article

Death toll in Katukurunda boat tragedy rises to 15

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Another body of a woman who died in the tragic boat accident in Katukurunda, washed ashore in the Beruwala beach today, bringing the total death toll to 15. MORE.. Read the Full Article

2 injured as police fire warning shots at motorbike

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Two persons were wounded and hospitalised after police opened fire at a motorcycle which failed to comply warnings to stop at a checkpoint in Digana, Teldeniya. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Cabinet approves hike in compensation for elephant attacks

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The Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved the increase of compensations paid for damages caused by wild elephant attacks on individuals and properties. MORE.. Read the Full Article

TN fishermen seek release of fellow fishermen

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A fishermen association in Tamil Nadu has sought the release of fishermen, who were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy earlier this month. MORE... Read the Full Article

Appeal Court to hear plea against Raviraj verdict

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The Court of Appeals has decided to hear the plea filed by the wife of former MP Nadarajah Raviraj, seeking a retrial of the murder case. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Police to work together with universities to combat ragging

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he has given instructions to the Inspector General of Police to pay special attention to prevent inhuman ragging in universities carried out by a minority group of students in order to interrupt the education of the majority of students. MORE.. Read the Full Article

CoI questions central bank chief over bond sale for the second day

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The commission investigating irregularities in government bond sales is questioning the new head of the country's central bank for the second day, as the government's anti-corruption policy came under scrutiny. MORE... Read the Full Article

Ministry to offer online registration for fishing boats from next year

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The Fisheries Ministry will next year introduce a service enabling fishing boat owners to carry out work related to registration through an online system, it was reported. MORE... Read the Full Article