The Coordinating Secretary to the Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs, who had allegedly intervened to release a heroin container from the Customs, had tendered his resignation to Prime Minister and the Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs D.M. Jayaratne from December 9
Adding to the list of UPFA defeats in budgets of local government bodies, the budget of the Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated 11- 2 with the Chairman of the council hospitalised following an assault by a member of the gallery
The Catholic Church today warned Sri Lanka's government of foreign intervention unless it worked towards reconciliation and addressed allegations of war crimes during the war against Tamil separatists
Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, NI (M) will be arriving in Sri Lanka tomorrow on a bilateral visit alongwith a three members’ delegation
The Navy said today that 15 Indian fishing vessels along with fishermen have been taken into custody for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
United National Party (UNP) media spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake asked the Government to reveal its stance on the letter sent to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Maha Nayake Theras of the four Nikayas asking that casinos be banned in Sri Lanka
The Police today introduced a special set of guidelines for devotees who go on Sri Pada pilgrimage which starts on December 16.
A man selling ‘Kola Kenda’ in Bambalapitiya was run over by a train at around 8.15 a.m. today, police said. They identified the victim as 40-year-old Mohammed Thuwan, a resident of Raddoluwa. Pictures
British Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg said Sri Lanka should emulate South Africa’s truth and reconciliation process as, “there can be no better way for Sri Lanka to heal its wounds and bring peace and unity to its entire people other than by following Mandela’s example.”
After months of prodding by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa to set up a talks table between Tamil Nadu and Sri Lankan fishermen, the Centre has finally stirred into action and the proposed meeting might take place by this month-end
Custom Officials arrested a Sri Lankan gem exporter at the Bandaranaike International Airport today while attempting to smuggle gems and gold valued Rs. 64 million to Chennai.
A father who was arrested on charges of having repeatedly assaulted his wife and being cruel to his 16-year-old daughter who was sitting the GEC O/L examination was today ordered to be remanded until the examination ends on December 20
Even China, the country that provides the largest amount of loans to Sri Lanka had charged that the Sri Lankan government was corrupt, main Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said at a seminar held on the 2014 budget at the Jathika Sevaka Sangama Headquarters today
The 2014 budget of the Alawwa Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated for the second time today by a majority of one vote
At least 19 vehicles experienced technical problems resulting from the petrol pumped at the newly opened Menikhinna filling station, police said.
The European Union today called on the Sri Lankan government to extend further invitations to facilitate outstanding visit requests by UN special mandate holders, including the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon today left for Malaysia to participate at the Royal Malaysian Police Server function in Malaysia
An Indian national was arrested yesterday by the Illippukadavai Police in Vallamkulam for overstaying his visa and violating immigration laws and selling clothes illegally, The Police said
A Sri Lankan worker who lost his leg while working refused Monday to accept SR5,000 as compensation from his Saudi sponsor
A solitary Police constable was interdicted and 13 other police officers including a chief inspector charge-sheeted at the conclusion of the investigations into the conduct of police officers of the Deraniyagala Police Station during the alleged ‘era of terror’ unleashed by former Deraniyagala PS Chairman and his political cohorts
Actress turned Parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamali told Parliament today that President Mahinda Rajapaksa accepted two of her three budgetary proposals including the one to establish five circuit bungalows in the country for the benefit of artistes
The influence of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was clouding the bilateral discussions between Sri Lanka and India to release Sri Lankan fishermen and their vessels from Indian custody, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development said today
Fifteen years ago, cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan made a haunting film called The Terrorist, a film about a female human bomb, who sets off to kill Rajiv Gandhi
At least 24 passengers were injured when an SLTB bus heading to Jaffna from Mankulam skidded off the road and rolled over near Pannikkam Kulam area this afternoon, Police said
All visa applicants for the UK will have to pay their visa fees online in US dollars via Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards or e-wallet (Skrill) from December 16, 2013, the British High Commission in Colombo announced.