Voicing concern over attacks on Indian fishermen, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today asked the Centre to take urgent steps for the retrieval of Katchatheevu islet, ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974, besides redrawing the International Maritime Boundary Line
More than 13,000 kilos of ‘Wallapatta’ herbs (Gyrinops walla) worth Rs.200 million used in the manufacture of perfume was recovered from a house in Kolonnawa.
Crime branch officers in India on Sunday arrested a 35-year-old Sri Lankan, who was an operative of banned outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), when he was attempting to catch a flight to Nairobi
Twenty four passengers were hospitalised after a private bus plying from Jaffna to Diyatalawa plunged over a precipice in the Ramboda area in Kotmale this morning, Police said
The government yesterday requested the working class people not take part in today’s planned- countrywide strike action and asked them not to fall prey to those who were trying to gain political advantage from the action
Two Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Suzunami” and “Kirisame” arrived at the Port of Trincomalee today on a goodwill and supply visit, navy headquarters said.
The UNP said today that the government feared the tomorrow’s strike against the electricity tariffs hike and was using various tactics to force the workers to keep away from taking part in the campaign.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) founder Rohana Wijeweera’s daughter Easha was arrested this monring after she was alleged to have assaulted her mother and brother, police said.
A suspect was found hanging in a cell at the Bambalapitiya Police today. Police said the suspect had been arrested yesterday on charges of having stolen vehicle spare parts.
The body of a businessman had been found with burn injuries from the garden of his residence in Thalwatta, Kelaniya today, the Police said.
The depression in the Bay of Bengal will result in heavy rains in several parts of Sri Lanka, the Meteorology Department said today.►►►
A retired Assistant Superintendent of Police was today remanded till June 3, by the Colombo Fort Magistrate on charges of having swindled several job seekers of millions of rupees on the promise he would find them overseas jobs.
Protests by the fishermen community and political parties have yielded result with the Sri Lankan government ordering the release of the 26 Karaikal fishermen on Monday.
Two brothers were drowned while they were bathing in Deduru Oya in Pallama-Wathupola yesterday, police said.
Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) leader Minister Douglas Devananda, an advocate of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, yesterday said the delegation of land and police powers to the provincial councils should be held back for the time being when constituting to the Northern Provincial Council (NPC).
It would be an insult to the war heroes who sacrificed their lives for their motherland if we gave into international pressure and held Provincial Council (PC) elections in the North, Technology and Atomic Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka said.
Former Colombo Deputy Mayor Azath Salley who shot to fame as a result of his arrest, today said President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the ideal person to bring about proper peace and reconciliation.
Russia announced that it has taken steps to provide eight large helicopters to Sri Lanka as a total donation; the Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Office said quoting visiting Head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independence States-Russia Konstantin Kosachev.
At least six children were injured when an elephant went on rampage during a Perahera in the Ganemulla junction on the Colombo – Kandy Road last night, police said.
Sixty-one Bangladeshis, who were in Sri Lankan detention camps for four months after being picked up by that country’s navy in February, were scheduled to be brought back from Colombo around Sunday noon.
The body of the Navy sailor who went missing following the capsizing of a Navy boat at the Galle Face on Saturday during the victory day parade was found from Bambalapitiya this morning.
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