An eyewitness has told the police that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was responsible for the recently unearthed mass grave site in Mullaitivu, the Police said today
President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Myanmar this morning to attend the third Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Government Information Department said.
The Gampaha Bandaranayake National School has been closed for today following protest demonstrations by the students against the principal, Education Ministry Secretary Anura Dissanayake said.
The Movie ‘12 Years a Slave’ won the Oscar for the Best Picture at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, while Alfonso Cuarón won the award for Best Director in ‘Gravity’
The main Opposition United National Party (UNP) yesterday decried the exclusion of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and impeached Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake from an official list of Women Achievers while it carried the name of UPFA MP Upeksha Swarnamali.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced that the second round of talks between fishermen’s organisations of India and Sri Lanka will be held in Colombo on March 13. She has asked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to ensure the release of 121 Tamil Nadu fishermen before the talks.
DMK today hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the Centre's "indifferent" approach toward Sri Lankan Tamils issue and came down on his reported plans to meet the island nation's President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka, the fourth venue for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), which was under consideration, has been ruled out for hosting the matches due to prospect of rains in the island country during the period, Indian media reported.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) activist in connection with Bodh Gaya serial blasts from a village in Bihar’s Arwal district, police said on Sunday.
The Education Ministry today said steps had been taken to educate school principals about social network sites such as Facebook, and other issues related to internet usage.
Eighty per cent of the complaints of forced disappearance made to the Sri Lankan Presidential Commission of Disappearances blame the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a well-placed source in the Presidential Secretariat.
Russian armed forces seized control of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula on Saturday, and the Russian Parliament granted President Vladimir Putin broad authority to use military force in response to the political upheaval that dislodged a Kremlin ally.
Chairman of the Wilgamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Jayantha Weerasekara and Former Chairman Ranjith Dissanayake were arrested by the Police while allegedly transporting ganja in the area last night, the Police said.
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said on Saturday that his country believed that the India's Bharathiya Janatha Party(BJP) could be a force of unity.
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem today admitted he received a verbal lashing from President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a cabinet meeting but dismissed it as no more than an "expression of ideas".
Sri Lanka’s Air Force would assist the country’s fisheries officials in surveillance of the frequent straying by Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen on to each other’s waters, its new chief said on Saturday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who postponed his planned visit to Sri Lanka last week, has re-scheduled his visit and will be here on March 5, the External Affairs Ministry said today.
Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) Leader Selvam Adaikalanathan has proposed that Mankulam in Vavuniya be named as the capital of the Northern Province.
The Rameswaram Mechanised boat fishermen, who had been staying away from the sea since February 13 as decided at the bilateral talks held between representatives of State fishermen with their Sri Lankan counterparts on January 27 in Chennai, resumed fishing on Saturday, two weeks ahead of the stipulated period, ‘violating’ the pact.
Popular Tamil TV channel in India 'Star Vijay' today denied reports that it was associated with a cultural show in Sri Lanka, saying they were "contrary to facts."
The Army today rejected allegations in connection with the discovery of skeletons from a land in Puthukuirippu in Mullaitivu.
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