Sri Lanka has become a hub for the trading of marine species smuggled from neighboring countries due to lack of regulations pertaining to the exportation or regulation of marine animals including sea horses and sea cucumbers, Senior environmentalist Jagath Gunawardena said
The Defence Ministry today revealed that Issipriya a high profile member of the Tamil Tigers who died during the war was a LTTE combatant and not an innocent civilian as portrayed by the Channel4 video
As part of plans to seize the LTTE’s overseas assets and cripple its fund raising activities, the government had decided to strengthen the legal framework by amending the Financial Transaction Act, the Money Laundering Act and the Prevention of Terrorism Financing Act.
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had renewed its call for the re-merger of the Northern and Eastern Provinces as a single political administrative unit, former MP M.K. Sivajilingam said yesterday.
The judgment of the controversial Oil Hedging dispute heard before the London Commercial High Court against Sri Lanka Petroleum is reserved. The arbitration action relating Sri Lanka’s controversial oil hedging begin on March 28
The ferry Scotia Prince between Tuticorin and Colombo may add package tours soon to add more passengers, Indian newspaper Hindu reported. The nine-deck ‘Scotia Prince,' cruise vessel is chartered by Flemingo Liners.
Doctors had advised to keep jailed former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka in acleanroom because exposure to dust and polluted air was bad for his lung condition, MP Jayantha Ketagoda said today.
Another batch consisting of 500 rehabilitated LTTE cadres is to be released into the society at the end of this month in Vavuniya, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Sudantha Ranasignhe said
Government ally Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) today charged that the Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has been hoodwinked by certain officers with regard to the investigation of pesticides which are alleged to have been contaminated with arsenic
Taken aback by the BCCI's refusal of permission to the Indian players to participate in the Sri Lanka Premier League, the island nation's cricket board will meet on Monday to discuss the matter
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to disallow its players to be part of the Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL), which is scheduled to take place on July 18, for the board is still largely unsure of the nitty gritties of the tournament
The remains of a partially decomposed 30-year-old Sri Lankan woman was recovered by Kuwaiti police and paramedics, the Al-Watan Arabic daily reported
Discussions are ongoing to introduce amendments to Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance in order to bring in solutions to the better management of the elephant population in the country, the Wildlife Department said
Prime Minister of Spain Jose Luis Zapatero told President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in St Petersburg that the international community and the United Nations should help Sri Lanka after the end of the conflict
More than hundred and ten tonnes of steel cables worth over Rs. 10 million were taken into custody by an Investigation Unit of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) during a special raid
A suspect who was arrested after being wanted for eight robberies in the Kottawa area reportedly committed suicide while being in police custody, police spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online
Three elephants were killed last night after being knocked down by the train traveling along the Anurahadapura –Colombo route, Railway Department officials told Daily Mirror online
The Security Council unanimously recommended on Friday that Ban Ki-moon be re-elected as U.N. secretary-general, virtually assuring the South Korean diplomat of five more years in the top U.N. job
A United States Federal Court has issued summons on President Mahinda Rajapaksa in connection with three civil cases filed under the Hague Convention claiming monetary damages under US Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA) over alleged extra-judicial killings, the Justice Ministry sources said
Confirming reports that Sri Lanka had offered its combat helicopters and fixed-wing air craft for United Nations peacekeeping operations, the Sri Lanka air force said yesterday it was awaiting aresponse from the UN
Defense Secretary commenting on the non-participation of certain western powers in the recent Army-organized seminar noted that if those countries genuinely wanted to learn how the Sri Lanka Army fought terrorism, they would have sent their representatives to the seminar
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