Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s Sri Lanka policy led to his assassination, former India’s external affairs minister Natwar Singh has said
Australia was working with India for the return of Tamil migrants among 157 asylum seekers currently being held at a detention centre in the country, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has said.
The Government today charged that the US Embassy in Colombo was selectively upholding fundamental rights in Sri Lanka, depending on who is exercising them and criticized the Embassy of questioning the media freedom in Sri Lanka
The Examinations Department announced today that 10 schools used for Phase one paper marking of the 2014 Advanced Level examinations will be closed from August 30 to September 15, while several classrooms will be closed in 11 other schools.
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today that the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay should reveal her stance regarding the violation of international military law and international human rights in Palestine.
Seven suspects produced in the Panadura High Court were today sentenced to death on charges of murdering a man at Pinwatte in Panadura on August 14, 2005.
Seventeen Special Task Force (STF) personnel were hospitalised following an accident at the Palugaswewa Junction in Kantale this morning, police said.
The new police chief in Puducherry, Praveer Ranjan, IGP, said he was awaiting some information conveyed through official channels from Australia on the illegal trafficking of Sri Lankan refugees to Australia from Puducherry
Three people including a woman were killed and three others injured following a Boom Truck collided with a van in Polhena in Meegahawatta police area this morning, police said.
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene said today he would complain to the CID over a false allegation made by a Ruhunu University Professor that he had provided an answer to a question in the A/L Economics Administration Paper held in 2012.
Three people were killed in a collision between a three-wheeler and a private bus at the Meepitiya junction in Kegalle this evening, the Police said.
A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least five people and leaving up to 150 feared trapped, officials said.
The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay – the U.S. plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of World War II – has died.
A 36-hour water cut will be imposed in several areas in Colombo for two days (August 2 -3) due to construction work that is being carried out at the Battaramulla-Polduwa Bridge, the National Water Supple and Drainage Board said
A tense situation prevailed today at the Colombo National Hospital when two groups of doctors exchanged fisticuffs over an ongoing dispute in the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA).
Police today sought help from the people to find the four-year-old Damindu Yasen Ekanayake who was alleged to have been kidnapped by four unidentified men after assaulting his parents on Monday night.
A 17-year-old boy was produced in the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today on charges of having defrauded a private bank of Rs.17.8 million using an ATM card.
Heavy traffic congestion has been reported near Town Hall in Colombo due to a protest by Junior Health workers attached to the Health Ministry.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wrote yet another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the big point she underlined in her letter was that despite the Modi government’s success in securing the release of fishermen so far, the Sri Lankan authorities continue to hold the fishermen’s boats.
National Convener of Foreign Policy Cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Dr. Seshadri Chari has rejected the news item carried in the Indian news Agency – PTI quoting him as saying that Sri Lanka should resolve the Tamil issue if trade ties between the two countries are to improve.
Two Indian nationals were arrested yesterday for overstaying their tourist visa, violating immigration laws and engaging in illegal trade in Ottumadam area in Jaffna, police said.
FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter has postponed his scheduled visit to Sri Lanka by two months, Sri Lanka Football Federation president Ranjith Rodrigo told “Daily Mirror” yesterday
The Relic of Saint Sebastian which was brought from Italy and kept at St.Sebastian's church in Kandana was found with a suspect who stole the relic last night, police said.
Punchi Borella Otha alias Wasantha Sanjeewa Abeyweera who was wanted in connection with the alleged transportation of 17 kilos of heroin concealed in a coffin from Borella to Minuwangoda was arrested by the Borella police last evening.