Two girls studying at two reputed girl’s schools in Colombo were found by the Maharagama police at a bus stand at around midnight on Wednesday. Police say they were wearing short skirts and T-shirts and appeared to be under the influence of liquor
In another massive haul, close on 100 kilograms of heroin was detected last night by Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) officers. It had been brought down from Pakistan and is believed to have a street value of around Rs.1.2 billion, official sources said
External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris during his meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navaneetham Pillay said that the highly prejudiced actions taken by sections of the international community and the Office of the High Commissioner to give disproportionate attention to Sri Lanka had only made the separatist diaspora Tamil elements and their proxies in the north more intransigent, making the intensely difficult task of reconciliation in Sri Lanka even harder.
Pro-Tamil outfits in Tamil Nadu are stepping up pressure on Congress to take steps to ensure India moves a separate resolution in UNHRC for an independent international probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Thursday expressed concern that Mauritius, set to join a trilateral maritime security group also involving India and the Maldives, is co-sponsoring a UN resolution alleging human rights abuses during the war against the Tamil Tigers
Visiting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said today that pointing accusing fingers at Sri Lanka over human rights violations was ‘sad and unfortunate.”
United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera said today the Government was using the Geneva resolution to divert the people’s attention from the burning issues like the soaring cost of living, inefficiency and corruption
The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) said today it has received 562 complaints of election law violations and incidents of election related violence as of Thursday
The Ampara Damana Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Mangala Mahinda Gunawardena was remanded till 12 by Ampara Additional Magistrate Stella Prinki when he was producedin court on assault charges.
The excavations at the Mannar mass grave site had been temporarily halted until a report of the Commissioner of Archeology Department looking into the archeological value was received, the Police spokesaman said today
One worker was killed and two others injured when a land embankment collapsed on them when they were engaging in road construction work in Gannoruwa-Peradeniya Road today, the Police said.
A Sri Lankan, who had allegedly swindled several people of Rs.8 million on the promise of sending them to England for studies, was arrested by the Colombo Fraud Investigation Bureau
Nine fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line. They were later taken to Talaimanar Navy camp, fisheries department sources said.
Three students from grade 12 and 13 of Gampaha Bandaranayake Vidyalaya were arrested in connection with the clash occurred during a protest march last Monday, police said.
Former Army Commander and Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka said that if there are war crimes allegations against the Sri Lankan Army and somebody goes to the electric chair, it would be him
Houses of two top Excise Department officials came under fire early today morning, Police said ►►►
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) which conducted investigations into a case where a Sri Lankan caretaker had allegedly misappropriated Rs.17.8 million from the Sri Lankan properties owned by popular X-Files actress Gillian Anderson, was referred to the Attorney General for his advice
While claiming that Pakistan team has peaked at the right time to defend their title in the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka on March 8, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram warned the Pakistan team to beware of the Sri Lankans because they are on a very good side
Nine Brigadiers of the Sri Lanka Army have been promoted to the rank of Major Generals, military sources said.
Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer/Chairman of Mihin Air with immediate effect, Ministry of Civil Aviation Secretary Jinadasa Rajapaksa said
The Colombo Chief Magistrate today allowed former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayke to examine the computers at the NDB branch in Colombo to ensure the data tendered as evidence against Mrs. Bandaranayake before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court was credible.
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