Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today visited the JVP leader who was receiving treatment at the National Hospital. Sources said Mr. Dissanayake had a cordial chat with Mr. Wickremesinghe to whom he had explained the ordeal he had in Ratnapura this evening.
A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel will seek compensation for their treatment, their lawyers said Monday
Opposition United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe this evening urged the GCE Advanced Level students together with their tuition masters to join in efforts to change Sri Lankan society. PICTURES
The Supreme Court today reserved its order for July 30 on the fundamental rights petition filed by Northern Province Chief Secretary challenging the Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran
South Africa pulled off a draw on the fifth and final day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the two-match series 1-0
The United States is deeply concerned by the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of a journalism training session in Colombo over the weekend
The United National Party (UNP) will abide with the request made by the election monitoring body People’s Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL) and put forward a set of candidates with clean hands.
UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya in a statement said today the fight against ‘Familiocracy’ should be started from Uva.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramua (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake was admitted to the Ratnapura Hospital a short while ago after he suffered minor injuries following an accident at Kiriella, police said
Seven people including two women army personnel were arrested last night on charges of gambling at Medamandiya in Panagoda by the Walana Anti Vice Squad
The 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday.
A man who was wounded in a shootout in Ja-ela and admitted to the Ragama Teaching Hospital this morning had succumbed to his injuries, the Police said.
“May all women reborn as men in their next incarnation,” said SLFP general secretary and Minister Maithripala Sirisena when he addressed the Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Women’s Federation meeting
In what appeared to be a sigh of relief for Sri Lanka, the Barathiya Janatha Party (BJP) government of India is likely to drop the controversial Sethusamunduram Project in part due to religious sensitivities involved in terms of the Hindu Mythology, the Daily Mirror learns
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has sought the approval of Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order regarding a request made by president of Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Upul Jayasuriya urging the IGP to ensure his personal security by providing personnel security travelling with him following the incident where Mr. Jayasuriya had been followed by two unidentified motorcyclists on July 15.
Colombo Grand Mosque has announced that Muslims in Sri Lanka would celebrate the Ramazan Festival on Tuesday (29) as the new moon has not been sighted.
India will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working with the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo who was allegedly playing a key role in planning terror strikes at the behest of ISI on the US and Israeli consulates in the southern part of this country.
A fire that broke out in a star class hotel in Beruwala was doused by hotel employees using emergency fire equipment installed in the building.
A Sri Lankan man killed his wife in Kuwait by stabbing her many times after she discovered that he was betraying her with another woman
Four persons have been arrested in the coast of Urumalei in Talaimannar while they were attempted to smuggle out 452 eggs of migratory sea birds in a fishing boat, Police said
The CB-CID wing of Puducherry police arrested two persons in connection with the trafficking of Tamil refugees, who travelled from the Puducherry coast to Christmas Island in June
India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce, a senior BJP leader has said.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today said his government's treatment of a boatload of 157 asylum-seekers who have been kept at sea for weeks would underline its resolve to stop people-smuggling.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has telephoned the newly elected Indonesian President Joko Widodo to offer congratulations on his decisive victory at the recently concluded Presidential elections and invited the latter to visit Sri Lanka.
At least eight women in a group of tea pluckers were attacked by a swarm of wasps in a tea estate in Norwood this afternoon, Police said.