Thirty-five persons were taken ill and were admitted to Ududumara Base Hospital after partaking in meals served to them when they participated in a ceremony held at the Ududumbara School ground
Vladimir Putin has been sworn in as president of Russia in a ceremony in the capital, Moscow, after winning a third term as president in controversial elections in March.
The Law and Human Rights Ministry will remove Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from Indonesia’s immigration red list later in May, four months later than initially planned, a ministry official says.
A sailor committed suicide after he shot a female sailor at the Trincomalee Naval anchorage a short while ago, the police said.
One person was killed when he was attacked with a bottle following a quarrel near a ‘Dansala’ in Rathmalana last morning
Francois Hollande has been elected France's first Socialist president in nearly two decades, beating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in a vote marked by anger over austerity measures
Sri Lanka has decided to officially register its protest with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, over the role she and her staff played in adopting a resolution against the country in March last year, informed sources said yesterday
The hoisting of the national flag at the UNP/TNA May Day rally in Jaffna has created uproar with some Tamil politicians being critical of the move while some others hailing it as a gesture of goodwill
UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said the time had come for the people to decide whether they were going for a regime change or further tolerating the cost of living shocks that are being continuously aimed at them
A 15-year-old schoolboy who was playing in the school ground on Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (6) was electrocuted when he attempted to climb a high voltage lamp post
The Army said that investigations are underway to arrest 29,092 more deserters who did not report for duty and failed to appear during the amnesty periods, Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.
Chief Incumbent of the Kelaniya Rajamaha Vihara, Ven. Prof. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkitha Thera said that the present glory in Kelaniya was becasue of Minister Mervyn Silva.
Nine people were killed, including three migrant workers from Sri Lanka, and 25 others injured when a fire raged through a karaoke facility in Busan, police said Sunday.
More than 50 persons including foreigners were injured after they were stung by wasps at the historic Sigiriya fortress today, leading the authorities to temporally closed the fortress for tourists, police said.
The Kalutara Magistrate ordered a Jaffna district female parliamentarian to pay a government fee of Rs. 2500 as she was found guilty for keeping and driving an unregistered vehicle, the Police Media unit said.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that more than 60 percent of the problems of the people in the northern and eastern provinces have been resolved.
Two motorcyclists were killed in an accident involving a bowser carrying fuel and a lorry in Ahungalla last night, police said.
Global police agency Interpol could be brought in to search for the flatmate of a Sri Lankan woman found dead in her home in mysterious circumstances.
Police are still investigating exactly what killed Achala Aracchchige, who it has been speculated could have had chemicals poured over her.
A multi-party Parliamentary delegation that visited Sri Lanka submitted a report on the condition of ethnic Tamils to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. Dr Singh said India will stand "solidly behind" the minority community in their pursuit for a political settlement.
Sri Lanka has paid a heavy price for the lack of cohesion as it was essential to project an image of unity rather than that of discord as the country prepares for important appointments at the UN Human Rights Council, said Tamara Kunanayakam, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.
The government said today it was glad that the United National Party (UNP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had held a joint May Day rally in Jaffna, and urged UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to persuade the TNA to resume talks with the government.
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