Two Lankan women and a girl were arrested while attempting to smuggle unfinished gold jewellery to Chennai this morning by the Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Customs Director and media spokesman Leslie Gamini said
Four suspects were arrested on charges of operating a brothel at Sangaraja Mawatha in Maradana by the Walana Police Crime Division yesterday, Police said
Two more suspects in the killing of a policeman and his wife in Kamburupitiya, drowned after jumping into the Denagama river, while they were trying to escape from the police custody in the early hours today, police said PICTURES
The construction work on the northern expressway linking Colombo to Kurunegala, Dambulla and Kandy, will begin in January, Minister Nirmala Kotalawala said yesterday
Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee (NOC) chairman Hemasiri Fernando launched a scathing attack on Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage today, alleging that the minister has destroyed the autonomy of country’s sports associations by changing the sports law to allow politics to directly control the sports, creating a reign of “terror”
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday demanded a "transparent, credible and independent" probe into the alleged massacre of Sri Lankan Tamils, days after he pressed President Mahinda Rajapaska for an enquiry into rights violations during the final days of the civil war in 2009.
Senior Chinese and Sri Lankan defense officials agreed on Tuesday to promote military cooperation between the two countries.
The Customs Department intends to introduce new rules regarding the wearing and carrying of gold jewellery by people traveling abroad, after a gold smuggling racket was detected in Kochi, said a Customs Dept. spokesman
Sri Lanka has been ranked 171st on the Paying Taxes 2014 list of the World Bank.
The Custom Duty amounting to more than Rs.38 million on the scrap metal from the recently dismantled Jordanian-owned ship Farah-3 off the Mullaitivu coast have not been paid so far, Daily Mirror learns
The ambitious rebuild of Sydney Thunder after two years of Big Bash League woe has continued with the signing of swashbuckling Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan.
The European Commission said that Sri Lanka, which was blacklisted for illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUUF) on the high seas, has made credible progress to tackle the problem of illegal fishing.
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian S. Sritharan today read out a prepared statement in Parliament glorifying and romanticizing the acts of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.
Sri Lanka said that it is willing to help Vietnam in law and international justice, the sectors of its strength, Tuoitrenews reported
A Buddhist temple has been established for the first time in Israel to cater to the spiritual needs of some 7,000 Sri Lankans in Israel, the External Affairs Ministry said
A secret White House memo sent to President John F. Kennedy, now declassified, stated relations with Ceylon had turned from ‘bad to worse’ and urged the US leader to find a friendly resolution to save Srimavo Bandaranaike’s government from ‘left wing’ pressure in 1963, four months before the President’s assassination.
The Meteorological Department said the severe cyclonic storm ‘Lehar’ remained more or less stationary over the Bay of Bengal but would not have a direct impact on Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (SLBA) yesterday said the issuance of traveller’s cheques has been stopped with immediate effect
Archaeologists digging at Buddha's birthplace have uncovered remains of the earliest ever "Buddhist shrine". They unearthed a 6th Century BC timber structure buried within the Maya Devi Temple at Lumbini in Nepal
With the court case on the Sethusamudram project being listed to be taken up in court in India today, the government of Sri Lanka raised its concerns on it both in terms of adverse environmental impacts and the possible damage on Ram Sethu, a sacred symbol which united India and Sri Lanka in the context of culture and legend
Investigations are underway to find out how the arrested 56 Sri Lankans had smuggled gold to India from Sri Lanka, Customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said
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