The Penal Code has been fraudulently used to arrest those who criticise the government though there are no such provisions for it, the JVP charged in Parliament today
A cache of nearly 100 Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) including live ones were found in Puttalam today and two persons have been arrested PICTURES
Veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times was killed in Syria on Wednesday along with French photojournalist Remi Ochlik, the French government said
Presenting the government’s national action plan on the protection and promotion of human rights to the United Nations Human Rights Council bypassing Parliament is a breach of Constitution, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesighe charged today
All Examinations and Student Registrations of The Open University of Sri Lanka, scheduled for February 23 and 24, 2012 have been postponed until further notice
A fire erupted in the Ambuluwawa Forest Reserve destroying an area of 200 acres. The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) deployed two Bell 212 helicopters to douse the fire while the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and the Gampola Police are working together to douse the fire.
UNP National List MP Dr. Harsha De Silva today accepted the government’s offer to send Deputy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya for a public debate on the IMF stand by agreement.
The British charity Freedom from Torture has said that today’s (February 22) scheduled debate on ‘Human Rights in Sri Lanka’ at the UK House of Commons is “perfect timing” for UK parliamentarians to send a clear signal to the Sri Lankan government ahead of the 19th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which commences in Geneva next week.
The Sri Lankan Police Narcotics Bureau believes that the island is used as a transit point for smuggling cocaine into countries around the world.
The National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) yesterday said that they had made repeated requests to increase wages through the Labour Ministry recently but no such request had been made by any union
Sri Lanka would do its utmost to convince the international community that she has done enough to implement the recommendations of the LLRC report as demanded by them and was confident that Sri Lanka would emerge unscathed from the upcoming annual UNHRC debate in Geneva, Plantation Industries Minister Mahinda Samarasingha said
Ahead of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions, the government has started a major diplomatic battle here in Geneva to secure the support of the member states to defeat a planned resolution against Sri Lanka with regard to the alleged rights violations during the last stage of the war, Minister G. L. Peiris said yesterday
The government had stopped purchasing fuel from Iran as a result of the crisis in that region and had gone for alternatives to obtain fuel, Minister of Power and Energy Susil Premajayantha informed Parliament yesterday
Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today requested the government to increase salaries if it is unable to reduce a fuel price that was jacked up recently
Sri Lanka, along with Cuba and Pakistan, will co-sponsor a resolution seeking transparency in funding and staffing the United Nationals Human Rights Council (UNHRC) here in Geneva, during its 19th session starting this week, diplomatic sources said
Government doctors today called on the Education Ministry to amend a circular for Grade One admissions for their children to allow them to attend good schools or warned that the country would lose its doctors since they would look for more lucrative opportunities overseas where better benefits could be found
Three teams are conducting investigations into the killing of the owner of Biyagama Village Hotel, Bernard Jayaratne who was hacked to death yesterday morning by an unidentified person on a motorbike
A body of man was found this morning in the Diyawanna Oya close to the Parliament. Police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said that the police was informed by several residents in the area about the body
Sri Lanka beat India by 51 runs in their encounter in the Commonwealth Bank Series. Batting first Sri Lanka scored 289 for 6 and in response India were bowled out for 238
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had recorded another set of statements mainly from policemen who were on duty at the time of the shooting incident in Chilaw in which a fisherman was killed during the confrontation on February 15
Sri Lanka scored 289 runs for the loss of Six wickets in their alloted fifty overs in the match against India played in Brisbane today. Lahiru Thirimanne top scored for Sri Lanka with 62 while former captain Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 51 and Angelo Mathews was not out on 49
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