Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president B.S. Gnanadesikan has said that the Centre was willing to depute its representatives at any time for the proposed dialogue between the fishermen associations of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu, suggested by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Four prisoners of the Mahara Prison have escaped during heavy rains in the area last evening, prisons department spokesman Gamini Kulatunga said.
Norwegian Tamil poet and actor V.I.S Jeyapalan has been arrested in Sri Lanka for violating visa regulations
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram today sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to secure immediate release of 80 fishermen detained by the Sri Lankan Navy
Deputy Economic Development Minister S.M.Chandrasena was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister for Special Projects before President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Anuradhapura a short while ago, the President’s Office said. Pictures
Four wild elephants including a baby elephant were electrocuted at Hadilla in Hambantota this morning. They had been killed when they came in contact with an unauthorized electric fence, police said. Pictures
Three female sex workers were arrested with three other managers for operating a mobile brothel using a three-wheeler by the Panadura-Walana Anti Vice Squad in Mt. Lavinia last night, police said.
The government yesterday presented a supplementary estimate seeking Parliamentary approval for supplementary allocations of over one billion rupees, spent on various activities related to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
Colombo Municipality Land and Environmental Development Director Lalith Wickramaratne said yesterday that the Viharamahadevi Park which was closed last month for renovations is now opened for the public.
The Motor Traffic Department said it had collected about Rs.250 million from the special vehicle registrations introduced recently.
The Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Vidanapathiranage and five others today pleaded not guilty before the Colombo High Court to the killing of British tourist Khuram Sheikh Zaman
British Government Parliamentarian Michael Fallon said that Arms exports to Sri Lanka have increased recently, as the British government has issued a number of licences for weapons and other equipment that will be used by maritime
Underscoring the fact that the 2014 budget had failed to encourage the export industry, which is vital for Sri Lanka’s development, the United National Party (UNP) said today it was basically a casino-friendly, anti-people budget
The prices of used vehicles imported to the country would rise, as the government has changed the depreciation rates applied on customs duty on used vehicles in the 2014 budget, Vehicle Importers Association Chairman Mahinda Sarathchandra said
The Customs said today that the import duty on gold has been reduced to 7.5 percent from 10 per cent
Customs seized four metric tonnes of red sandalwood worth some Rs.100 million. They were packed in 445 boxes and imported illegally from South India after being declared as sanitary ware
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission said today the voice-call charges on both fixed and mobile phones would increase by 5% from January next year in keeping with the increase in the telecommunication levy as specified in the 2014 budget
India on Thursday questioned British Prime Minister David Cameron's style of addressing war crime allegations in Sri Lanka and averred that such style is counterproductive.
The Australian Government has successfully returned every one of the 79 Sri Lankans who arrived illegally in Australia by boat Australia on October 10.
The main suspect in the killing of a police constable and his wife was shot dead when caught in a cross fire at Massmulla Kamburupitiya, police said
A submarine-escorted naval fleet set sailed from southern Iran for Mumbai and Colombo on Wednesday
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