Railway engine drivers are to withdraw from operating the recently imported Indian power sets. Talk are underway, the Locomotive Operating Engineers Union said.
A jay walker who crossed the road away from a pedestrian crossing was fined Rs.100 by the Colombo Traffic Court Magistrate today.
The secretary-general of the United Nations yesterday stressed the need for a “credible national accountability process” over actions in the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka during a meeting with Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country’s President.
Kerala Police on Monday detained 37 Sri Lankan Tamils under suspicious circumstances from Kothamangalam in the Ernakulam district.
India tested a short-range nuclear-capable missile along its eastern coast on Monday, an official said, as part of the nation's efforts to build up its atomic deterrent.
Officials say country loses more than $50m a year due to illegal poaching by Indian fishermen.
Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, King Abdullah has announced. He said they would also have the right to be appointed to the consultative Shura Council.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Saturday.
The Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka at the United Nations, Major General Shavendra Silva today said that ‘Wathsala’ should pay compensation to the Tamils who suffered and lost their loved ones on behalf of her husband and her brother Soosai
The JVP today vowed to expel the dissidents from the party on the grounds that their recent actions did not condone with the party’s policies, discipline, political culture and organisational structure.
The longest ballot paper which exceeds two-feet will be issued for the Colombo Municipal Council at the upcoming local government elections on October 8.
Two Indian nationals were taken into custody while engaged in selling textiles in Kalawanchikudi by possessing two tourist visas. The men possessed 36 sarees and 15 shalwars at the time of the arrest.
The Police arrested 199 suspects during a major operation carried out in the Colombo, Colombo Central and Colombo North police divisions during the last few days.
STF Mahaoya Commander in the Ampara District ASP Sarath Kumara was killed today when he was shot by a Cheif Inspector attached to the same camp.
A small plane with 19 people on board, mostly foreign tourists, has crashed in Nepal, officials say.They say the Buddha Air plane lost contact with the control tower near Kathmandu airport.The plane was carrying 16 tourists to view Mount Everest and other peaks and was returning to the Nepalese capital.
12-year-old Ryan Syms has gone missing from the Jayawardenagama Housing Scheme. He is dark brown in colour and has short dark brown hair. Ryan has a birthmark near his left year. The boy had walked back home after he was kidnapped and subsequently dumped on the road. UPDATE - BOY FOUND
The wife of former LTTE 'commander' Ramesh has filed a law suit in the US against Major General Shavendra Silva. Silva who is currently serving as the Deputy Permanent represantative of the country at the UN had recieved summons last evening in this regard.
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan Air Chief Marshal (retd) Jayalath Weerakkody met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif ijn Pujab yesterday
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday ruled out any possibility of resolving the differences with the dissident group, and said the party had instead, organised a campaign to educate grassroot level organisations on the political challenges lying ahead in the aftermath of the crisis.
The severe negligence of an industrial gas company altered the lives of a family at a recent wedding anniversary party when a suspected oxygen cylinder used to pump air into the balloons burst unexpectedly causing grave damage.
Terrorism remains the greatest threat to stability and progress worldwide, Sri Lanka’s President told the General Assembly today, calling on countries to agree on taking a consistent and uncompromising approach in a bid to stamp out the menace.
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