The Army today rejected allegations in connection with the discovery of skeletons from a land in Puthukuirippu in Mullaitivu.
In what appears to be a major rift within the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reported to have asked Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem to decide whether he and his party was remaining in the Government.
While welcoming the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay report on Sri Lanka, Britain said that it is deeply disappointing to note that the Sri Lanka have not taken any of the steps recommended following the Pillay’s visit in August 2013.
Sri Lanka beat India by two wickets in their Asia Cup 2014 match played at Fatullah Bangladesh today. Sri Lanka have now won both their games in tournament, following Tuesday’s 12-run win against Pakistan.
Sri Lanka’s president denounced Washington’s plan to move a UN human rights resolution against the island nation today, comparing the US move over alleged war crimes to a professional boxer taking on a schoolboy.
At least 25 passengers were injured in a head-on collision between two private buses near Dikoya on the Hatton-Bogawantalawa Road today, Police said.
National Identity Cards (NIC) with holder-related data printed in Sinhala and Tamil was issued for the first time today since its introduction in 1972. The data will no longer be handwritten as before
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that contrary to media reports saying that cricketer Kaushal Lokuarachchi had pleaded guilty to match fixing, he was not charged for any corrupt activity and the only offence he had committed was a failure to report an approach made to him, which he had rejected.
The teacher, who is alleged to have burnt the soles of a school girl’s feet, was interdicted today following a preliminary investigation carried out on the instruction of the Education Ministry Secretary, the Kebithigollawa Zonal Education Director Hemapala Gunawardana said.
The Colombo- Negombo road from Peliyagoda, Nawaloka Roundabout to Peliyagoda Fisheries Market would be restricted for four days starting tomorrow due to carpeting work, the Police said
The wife of former cricketer HashanTillekaratne said that she will never allow her husband to contests from the UNP nor allow those in the UNP to exploit his popularity and good name to secure votes for the party any longer.
Eleven US Senators on Thursday tabled a resolution urging the ‘US and the international community to assist Sri Lanka in establishing domestic mechanisms to deal with any grievances arising from actions committed by both sides during and after the civil war in Sri Lanka.’
Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke assumed duties as the 14th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force at the Air Force Headquarters a short while ago.
Unidentified gunmen opened fire at the vehicle of former presidential doctor Eliyantha White near his home at Mirihana this morning. However he had not been in the vehicle at the time, police said Pictures
Police rescued a Sri Lankan woman who had been kidnapped and held for ransom for three days. They also arrested the three kidnappers after tracking them to a house at Wangsa Melawati where the victim was being held
A 57-year-old woman died after being attacked by a crocodile in Ambalantota yesterday, police said. She had been drawing water from an anicut when the crocodile dragged her away.
While claiming that the Sri Lanka government has not made sufficient progress on post-war reconciliation and ensuring justice and accountability for alleged war crimes, the United States said that it would support another UN Human Rights Council resolution at the March session.
20 kilograms of sandalwood oil worth Rs.7.2 million that was concealed in an aluminum cylinder was detected at the air cargo terminal in Katunayake by the staff of Customs Department’s Biodiversity, Cultural and National Heritage Protection Division (BCNP), Customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said
A Sri Lankan maid stole jewellery worth Dh55,000 from her employer and fled his house, the Dubai Criminal Court heard
Colombo Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil today alleged the ruling UPFA wanted to field his wife Feroza Muzammil as one of its Colombo District candidates for the Western Provincial Council or to stop her from contesting from the UNP
The Australian Naval Ship HMAS ‘Melbourne’ which arrived in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit took part in a Passage Exercise code named ‘PASSEX’ with SLNS ‘Sagara’ in the seas off Galle on Tuesday
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