Malaysia's military believes it tracked the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a military source told Reuters
“I’m making an open invitation to anyone who is contesting from the UPFA to come forward and bring victory for the Kelaniya electorate if they can at this month’s election to the Western Provincial Council under the betel symbol of the UPFA,” Minister Mervyn Silva said at a public meeting in Hunupitiya, Kelaniya yesterday.
Notorious underworld gangster ‘Palankada Heen malli’,alleged to have been responsible for several killings including that of a Ratnapura gem businessman, last month was shot dead in a police shootout today
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) declined the opportunity to interview a Sri Lankan asylum seeker sent back from Christmas Island who alleged he had been “severely tortured” by local police on his return, a cable obtained under freedom of information laws has revealed, The Guardian reported.
Two Sri Lankan nationals, who were allegedly travelling on fake passports to Dubai, were apprehended by airport security officials last morning in Pune, India
New Zealand needs to lend its support to an independent international investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka, Green Party human rights spokesperson Jan Logie said today
Thousands of Tamils demonstrated in Geneva on Monday to protest Sri Lanka's rejection of calls for an international probe into alleged war crimes at the end of its civil war
About 14 patients were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following a bus accident in Colombo Fort this morning, the hospital sources said
Following the end of the amnesty, the Sri Lankan missions in Jeddah and Riyadh are witnessing a sharp drop in the number of runaway housemaids
A maid who was arrested shortly before attempting to flee the country with Dh55,000 worth of her sponsor’s jewellery has been jailed for six months.
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has sought an appointment with President Mahinda Rajapaksa today in her capacity as the South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI) representative, to submit the organization’s recommendations for religious harmony, sources close to her said
The newly appointed hangman has quit his job soon after seeing the gallows, Prison Department sources said.
The fate of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared three days ago with 239 people aboard remained a mystery Monday as the latest possible clues to the plane's whereabouts were discounted, authorities said
A former Rahula College teacher with tears streaming down her cheeks read a letter in Court sent by a bank to parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake seeking arrears of a payment she made on his behalf
A committee will be appointed to investigate the use of Internet and Social Media Networks, Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRCSL) Director Anusha Palpita said
Taking into consideration the safety of police personnel on duty the Police Department has decided to arm each policeman with a pistol or a revolver.
More than 100 students of a leading boys’ school in Colombo were taken into custody this morning morning on charges of having forcibly entered several leading girls’ schools in Colombo, a senior police official said
The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) announced it would operate a luxury bus service from Kaduwela to Galle along the Southern Expressway from today.
All employees are entitled for paid leave to cast their vote at the March 29 elections to the Western and Southern Provincial Councils, the Government Information Department said today.
Britain is to join the US and three other countries in pushing for a full international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka after the government there failed to satisfy international calls for a such an inquiry, Downing Street announced on Sunday.
The long- awaited legislation that provides for the introduction of a national drug policy in line with the recommendations of Prof. Senaka Bibile has been drawn up, and a copy of it will be presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa today, a spokesman said.
Three members of a family were killed and three injured after one family member set fire to a house in Kataragama last night, police said. UPDATE
A Grade VII student of a school in Nawalapitya who was punished by his teacher was subsequently caned by the principal, warranting admission to hospital.
Some of their sisters fell to bullets; some others took to arms. Five years after the war ended in Sri Lanka, these women refugees from the island nation are now learning self-defencewith the help of an NGO.
As the hunt for the missing Malaysian Air jumbo jet gained momentum Sunday in the South China Sea and Malaysian intelligence agencies were investigating potential terrorism, hopes were all but gone for the 239 passengers and crew.
The first phase of the Kaduwela-Kottawa Outer Circular Highway (OCH) had been open to the public since 12 noon today and there was a long queue of vehicles waiting to enter the new highway since morning.
A 48-year old woman accompanied by her daughter (20) and son (17) were arrested with jewellery worth Rs. 6 million in their possession, at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.
At least 20 passengers had been injured when a bus skidded off the road, knocked an embankment and toppled on the Nuwara Eliya Road this morning, Police said. Pictures
A 19-year-old student Nipun Anuranga was shot dead by an unidentified group in the Udugampola area in Walpola, Gampaha last night, Police said.Pictures