The government stressed the need to further restrict imports from India by amending the South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), in order to boost the development of local industries, informed sources said.
A deliberate false translation of its constitution is the reason the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) — the main constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) — is being portrayed as a party that stood for secession of the Tamil parts from Sri Lanka
A Maldivian National, a 37 year old man, has fallen from the 18th floor of a well known hotel in Colombo early this morning. Initial Police reports suggest that the Maldivian national had been with a group of friends when the incident had occurred. UPDATE
A school bus carrying at least 40 children collided with an oncoming car and had fallen down a 30 foot deep precipice in Kegalle this morning. Initial reports say that 30 children have been injured together with the driver of the car and have been admitted to the Kegalle base hospital for further treatment. PHOTOS
While welcoming the United States decision to waive restrictions on Sri Lanka, the Government said today it would hold talks with the Iranian government to resume development programmes to be launched with Iranian aid
Sri Lanka Cricket has not even thought of banning any player, let alone fast bowler and ICC T20 Ambassador, Lasith Malinga
The embarrassment caused to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Britain when attending Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee celebrations had humiliated not only the President but also Sri Lanka, United National Party (UNP) MP Karu Jayasuriya said today
Two men were arrested by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) for attempting to extort 25,000 pounds from two women living in the Bambalapitiya flats
Police have received information that more than 1,200 children in the Anuradhapura district had been married while still attending school. Anuradhapura ASP K.D.K. Senaratne said only 157 child marriages had been reported to the police last year but had received information on many other such marriages.
At lease 53 people including two Indian nationals were arrested 60 nautical miles from the Eastern Coast when they were fleeing to Australia the Police said. The Navy had intercepted the boat that is suspected to have left from Batticaloa on the 10th of June, last morning and arrested all persons on board.
Strong winds swept across early in Mirigama, Ambalantota, Yatiyana and Matara areas in the early hours today damaging more than 50 houses. No injuries were reported, District Disaster Management Centre Assistant Director Pradeep Kodippili said. Audio
One suspect was shot dead and another was taken into police custody when Police opened fire at a gang that had come to rob a bank in Battaramulla, early today police said. They said that the robber gang tried to hurl a hand grenade at the police, compelling police to open fire at the gang. Pictures
At least 11 people were arrested at a lodge in Puttalam this morning as they were allegedly preparing to sail to Australia illegally, police said.
The British government yesterday announced a major overhaul of family migration policy which will help stop foreign criminals hiding behind human rights laws to avoid deportation and ensure that only migrants who can support themselves financially may establish their family life in the UK.
The main opposition UNP today charged that the government has to be held responsible for the huge losses incurred by Sri Lankan Airlines amounting to Rs. 24 billion – largely triggered due to charter flights by VIPs.
United National Party (UNP) headquarters ‘Sirikotha’, which was damaged in the clashes during the election of the office bearers in December last year will be given a facelift soon, General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said.
The Sri Lankan rupee fell to a record low of 133.60 against the dollar on Tuesday on importer demand for the U.S. currency as an IMF delegation went into a sixth day of discussions on the last tranche of a $2.6 billion loan
Four Nigerians who had overstayed their Visas were arrested in Negombo by the tourist police. Among those arrested were two men, one women and a small girl
Sri Lanka has been removed from the ‘list of shame’ of the United Nations Chief’s annual report on children and armed conflict claiming that the island nation ‘successfully completed Security Council-mandated programs to end the recruitment and use of children.’
One female administrative officer at the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau’s (SLFEB’s) head office at Battaramulla had died of dengue, and 30 other members of the staff had been hospitalised during the last two weeks due to dengue, official sources said
The United States on Monday exempted Sri Lanka and six other nations from U.S. economic sanctions after they significantly reduced their imports of Iranian oil, foreign media reported
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