A gas pipeline connected to a chlorine tank exploded at the Kalutara Industrial Zone factory this morning leaving 11 people including three employees injured, the police said
The Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, spoke with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a breakfast meeting on Friday morning
Six Sri Lankan fishermen and their vessel captured by Somali pirates six months ago have been rescued by a Spanish Naval ship, the Spanish Defence Ministry said
Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said if DMK Leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s unfulfilled dream was a Tamil Eelam, he should work for it in India because the largest population of Tamils live in the Tamil Nadu state of India and not in Sri Lanka
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta apologised for photographs revealed showing US soldiers posing with the bloodied remains of dead insurgents in Afghanistan.
Police Headquarters said today that eight OIC’s have been transferred with immediate effect. Police said that the transfers were routine transfers and they were not taken on disciplinary grounds.
A Sri Lankan woman has been arrested on suspicion of casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl during a Saudi family’s shopping trip, a police spokesman said yesterday, and may face death in a country where convicted sorcerers are beheaded.
The Jaffna High Court on today (Thursday) extended the remand of five Tamil fishermen who crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line to fish in Sri Lankan waters. The Fishermen, with support from the Indian Consulate in Jaffna and the Tamil Nadu Government have moved a bail petition.
At least 18 families removed from Viharahena area in Deniyaya due to a landslide threat. They have been provided shelter in safer locations. A hill is posing a landslide threat due to the torrential rains experienced in the area at present.
Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says DMK leader M. Karunanidhi who personally fought for a separate country for Tamil speaking people in India should first hold a referendum in Tamil Nadu for that demand.
The body of a young man who had been hacked to death was recovered from a home garden at Aiyanagar in Trincomalee last night. Police said the victim Eswaradasan Kedeeswaran (28) of Palautthu in Trincomalee had been living in England returned to the country last year.
A successful test flight of the missile will also strengthen India's nuclear deterrence once it comes into service by 2014-15. With a range of 5,000km (3,100 miles), the Agni-V is capable of delivering a single 1.5-ton warhead deep inside nuclear rival China's territory.
A Director and announcer of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Nurania Hassan was killed this morning while five others were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a lorry at Rambewa, according to the Police.
High Court Judge W.T.M.P.B. Warawewa has revealed that a request made by the Attorney-General’s Department to further extend his term of office by a year to enable him to hear several pending cases has been refused by the Chief Justice.
Indian Congress party MP Sudarshana Natchchiappan speaking at the Settikulam IDPs camp on Wednesday said that the visit of the Indian delegation helped to understand all different stands on the Political parties in Sri Lanka.
Two women who were plucking leaves in Pitabeddara and a farmer who was in a paddy field in Pahala Athuruliya, Akuressa in Matara were killed when lightning struck them this evening, police said
A Chinese woman who pleaded guilty to loitering on a street in Kollupitiya at night without giving a reasonable answer to police was ordered to pay a fine of Rs.10 by a Colombo Court today
A female second year university student, who was trying to flee after snatching a woman’s gold chain was caught by a group of three-wheeler drivers in Gampola and handed over to the police
At least ten line-houses in the Waltrim estate in the Lindula area, Thalawakale were completely destroyed following a fire that broke out this morning, police said. Police believed that that the fire had broken out due to an electric shortage.
A group of four men who were showing and viewing a video film containing scenes of the past LTTE victories in the warfront, and its training programmes in an attempt to promote the LTTE organisation was taken into custody by the Serunuwara police last evening (17).
DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi Tuesday said India should take up efforts in the United Nations for holding a referendum in Sri Lanka for creation of a separate Tamil Eelam.
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