Three Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been found guilty of taking part in a riot on Christmas Island last year. The five Sri Lankans were charged with weapons and rioting offences after a brawl at the island's detention centre in November 2009
Chinese President Hu Jintao tops Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s most powerful people, relegating Barack Obama to second spot
Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka had told UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited him at Welikada Prison today that he was not even given a cup of tea in his prison cell
Sri Lanka's central bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said on Thursday he expects inflation this year and next to be benign despite strong growth.Cabraal expected average inflation this year to be less than 6 percent and the average rate to come in 5 percent or less in 2011
The French Government has reiterated to Sri Lanka that the LTTE is a banned organization, in light of the recent controversy over the erection of a statue of former LTTE Political wing leader Thamilchelvan in a French Town.
Members of the Jaffna Sinhala families evicted by the LTTE today said although they are in possession of their land deeds the government is not making any moves to resettle them as their lands are now in possession of Mahavir families.
UNP MP Joseph Michael Perera today said that the trade unions affiliated to the UNP will join all others for a strike if the government fails to increase the salaries of public servants by Rs 10,000 and ensure a similar reasonable pay hike for the private sector through the 2011 budget
The JHU said yesterday that they would vote against the Gaming Levy (Special Provisions) Bill unless the amendments proposed by them were incorporated in the new legislation during the committee stage in Parliament
Colombo court Magistrate today ordered Police Headquarters media unit to publicize 83 faces of local porn stars, in the news papers, in order to trace them
Sri Lanka’s longest tunnel, the 12.9km long tunnel of the Upper Kotmale Hydropower project was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago. It will be open to public during the next three days.
A Tamil asylum seeker has been arrested in Canada for war crimes. The migrant is one of the 492 Sri Lankan Tamils who were smuggled into Vancouver in August on a ship from Thailand.
Sri Lanka may reduce the amount of government rupee debt available to foreign buyers to channel more overseas funds into private companies, Central Bank Deputy Governor Dharma Dheerasinghe said.
The South Korean Human Resources Department has decided to grant Sri Lanka additional jobs due to the exceptional performance of Sri Lankans at the recently held Korean Language Proficiency Test.
The Cabinet today decided to extend the parliamentary complex by constructing another building at a cost of Rs.750 million in the adjoining land.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) reported today to the World Trade Organisation that "while Sri Lanka has ratified all eight of the International Labour Organization’s core conventions, it has largely failed to implement these conventions,"
There have been 15 new cases of swine flu reported since the end of September, Health Ministry said today. The Ministry announced that it is preparing to contain the outbreak and has already dispatched the necessary vaccines and medication to treat the A1H1 influenza to all State Hospitals
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) today sacked former Tissamaharama Magistrate and Additional District Judge H. Anura Seneviratne for attacking a security officer and threatening people by firing gun shots to air at a karaoke bar in Colpetty
University Teachers for Democracy today said the university system in Sri Lanka had been hit by a severe crisis and blamed it on themselves, the government and the students
The government a short while ago signed the agreement to buy 51% shares of the Shell Gas Lanka and Shell Terminals, government sources said. The shares were bought at USD 63 million
Eleven Indian fishermen in three trawlers who were distressed in the North West of Delf Island yesterday evening due to engine failures were rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy and the trawlers were towed to the Delf anchorage, Navy spokesman Captain Athula Senerath said
Two university students were arrested while they were putting up posters in Katunayaka this morning, police said
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