The global economy, terrorism and unrest in West Asia and North Africa will top Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's agenda during his visit to attend the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In a statement ahead of his departure on Wednesday
“Handing over a refugee to Sri Lanka where he fears persecution will make us nothing short of abettors,” a magistrate court here said on Tuesday. It turned down the Centre's plea to deport a Tamil refugee, who has been in India for the past 20 years
The JVP organisers of Kalutara, Colombo and Gampaha have joined politbureau member Premkumar Gunaratnam’s group in opposition to the Somawansa Amarasinghe camp and triggered a major crisis within the party
Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister for Traditional Industries, Douglas Devananda, cannot be arrested during his visit to India, in connection with the criminal charges against him as he enjoys diplomatic immunity, the Centre has informed the Madras High Court
Strongly criticising the ongoing joint Naval exercise by India and Sri Lanka, the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Tuesday demanded that it be called off keeping in mind the 'sentiments' of people of Tamil Nadu that there should not be any ties with the island nation
Amidst the continuous harassment faced by motorists on the roads by apparent VIP vehicle convoys that travel beeping horns and flashing head lights, Inspector General of Police (IGP) N.K Illangakoon yesterday said
The Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) that had earlier abandoned their trade union action after negotiations with the government was now hopeful of getting a 20% salary increase for all university academic staff in the 2012 budget
A 600 acre new village at Kombavil in Mullaitivu is to be set up to resettle the remaining IDPs who are now at the Manik Farm relief village, the Defence Ministry said today
The Sri Lanka Cement Corporation suffered a loss amounting to Rs.1,229 million due to management inefficiencies and uneconomic transactions, Parliament was informed today.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa held talks with former US president Bill Clinton in New York today, the Director General of President's Media Unit Bandula Jayasekara said
The CID is probing an incident where a group of police officers had been deceived by a person who had posed as an ASP attached to the police headquarters by sending them a false police message
The Military Police (MP) has arrested nearly 11,000 deserters who did not report for duty and failed to appear during amnesty periods, Military Spokesman Brigadier Nihal Hapuarachchi said
Sri Lanka has been unanimously re-elected as Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) chairman at the 51st council meeting held last week in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, a Telecommunication and Regulatory Commission (TRC) spokesman said
Australia seemed intent on batting out the final test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club reaching 429 for five at tea, on the final day, today
Sri Lanka's top diplomat in Canberra has hit back angrily at an Australian Greens-led group demanding a war crimes investigation of his government
Australia extended their overnight lead to 146 as they reached 303 for four at lunch on the final day of the third test against Sri Lanka at the SSC
Australia's Greens will launch the first major challenge to Sri Lanka's Commonwealth membership today when the party calls for its suspension pending a full investigation into allegations of war crimes committed in the final months of the country's civil war
Human Rights Watch (HRW) was challenged by Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona and Deputy Ambassador Major General Shavendra Silva when HRW raised concerns relating to the last phase of the conflict in Sri Lanka, Internally Displaced Persons, the rehabilitation of former Tamil Tiger combatants and the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
The committee that probed the controversial construction of a road through the Sinharaja rain forest has suggested that another committee comprising officials of the Forest Conservation Department, Land Reforms Commission, Central Environment Authority, the Divisional Secretariat and the Pradeshiya Sabha should look into the issue and make recommendations.
With the Cabinet having approved the 99-year lease on seven acres of prime land near the Galle Face Green to the China National Aero-Technology and Export-Import Corporation (CATIC), the government valuer has been directed to work out the lease payments, Economic Development Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana said today.
Western Province Governor and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) veteran Alavi Moulana warned today that Minister Mervyn Silva would face major problems if he tried to stop the animal sacrifices that will be performed by the Muslim community on the eve of the Haj festival
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