Swiss murder accused remains in custody

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A Sri Lankan man arrested in Auckland in relation to the murder of his former partner in Switzerland nearly 14 years ago will remain in custody in New Zealand. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Big medal haul for SL juniors at Asian Chess

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Sri Lanka’s junior chess players performed brilliantly at the 10th Asian Schools Chess Championships held in Taichung, Taiwan from August 23 to 30, wining two gold, one silver and four bronze medals. Sri Lankan players also bagged 14 merit certificates.
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Fathers and sons

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Higher Education Minister S. B. Dissanayake s son, Narada, has drawn media attention again due to hi.. Read the Full Article

MR interrupts Mervyn s attacking speech

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa had to interrupt Minister Mervyn Silva s speech during an event at Madul.. Read the Full Article

Govt. has deployed public officials in its Uva PC election campaign

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The JVP yesterday moved the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) against the government for .. Read the Full Article

Dr. Toru Takehara new Chairman of Colombo Dockyard

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Dr. Toru Takehara (PhD) has been appointed as the Chairman of the Colombo Dockyard from 1 September... Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka s hard infrastructure drive phasing out: IMF

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Sri Lanka s first phase of economic development i.e. putting the hard infrastructure in place is now.. Read the Full Article

Chinese national arrested at Sri Lanka airport trying to smuggle Wallapatta

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Sri Lanka`s Customs has arrested a Chinese national at the Bandaranaike International Airport this m.. Read the Full Article

Veteran dramatist no more

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Award-winning dramatist, actor and translator Bandula Vithanage passed away yesterday at the age of .. Read the Full Article

Lankan murdered in Tamil Nadu

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A Sri Lankan Tamil was murdered in front of his house at Karumandapam area in Tamil Nadu. The victim, S. Selvendran (59), running a travel agency, had returned home in a two-wheeler when unknown persons stabbed him. MORE... Read the Full Article

SL Tamil found murdered in Trichy

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A Sri Lankan Tamil national was murdered by two unidentified men near his house in Karumandapam. The 56-year-old man was a visa agent and was trying to get valid stay permits for people in the locality.
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SL to deport Pakistan asylum seekers

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A Sri Lankan court on Monday gave permission to authorities to send back scores of Pakistani asylum seekers, after the government said they were a threat to the island’s security and public health
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MR interrupts Mervyn’s attacking speech

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa had to interrupt Minister Mervyn Silva’s speech during an event at Madulla in Moneragala yesterday and advise him not to sling mud at anyone at personal level.
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Sri Lanka hopes for better relations with new UN human rights chief

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Sri Lanka on Monday today said it hoped the new UNHRC chief will carry out his duties in a more balanced manner after the country had an uneasy relationship with his predecessor Navi Pillay. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Why worry about my meeting with Harin?: Namal

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UPFA parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa asked as to why eyebrows are raised when he meets UNP Uva Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando over a cup of tea, while such a meeting between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and his father- President Mahinda Rajapaksa was seen as normal.
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Parents sell infant for Rs. 50,000; buy house for Rs. 18,000

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Police today arrested the parents of a week-old infant and four others for allegedly selling the infant for Rs.50, 000 yesterday in Modera.
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Champika Says Energy Mafia Is A Worse Terrorist Than Prabhakaran

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The energy mafia operates a terrorism which is even more dangerous than the terrorism of Prabhakaran.. Read the Full Article

Ushering peace SL’s cardinal achievement

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Sri Lanka's cardinal achievement is the restoration of peace and stability for the benefit of all its people without any residue of violence, and it is fitting that the quality of this achievement against overwhelming odds is receiving due recognition from the international community, External Affairs Minister Professor G.L.Peiris said in Bled, Republic of Slovenia Read the Full Article

Secretary Defence graces ‘Sri Lanka Youth Parliament’

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“Leaders must select right people to achieve your goal” said Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa addressing the 10th session of the Second Sri Lanka Youth Parliament, yesterday (31st August). Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka to begin own probe on war crime allegations soon

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Sri Lanka will soon begin a probe on alleged war crime violations parallel to the investigations conducted by the to Investigate Into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons Read the Full Article

Business Community Join’s with Army

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Security Force Jaffna (SF-J) has started a programme to empower NEET (not in Education, not in Employment, not in Training) people of Jaffna, the 25th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment arranged an awareness seminar for a group of youths to educate the job market on Shipping and Information Technology on Friday (29th August). Read the Full Article

Video: Harin to launch death fast if police are biased

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United National Party (UNP) chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today threatened to launch a death fast if the police and the other authorities continued to act biased in favour of the Government when maintaining law and order in the Uva Province. Read the Full Article

JVP complains to HRC

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission asking it to compel Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to ban some 26,000 government officers from being used in the government’s election campaign in the Uva Province. Read the Full Article

Japanese PM to visit Sri Lanka next week

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Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka on September 7 and 8, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, 24 years after the last visit by a Japanese Premier. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Bala Tampoe passes away

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Lawyer and senior trade union activist Bala Tampoe passed away at the age of 92 in a private hospital this afternoon. He was the General Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union.
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