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Tony Abbott defends turning back of SL asylum seeker boats

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Australia's policy of turning back asylum seeker boats after the High Court granted an interim injunction to prevent the government handing 153 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities

Teen pleads guilty to murdering SL student in UK

A Teenager has admitted to murdering a Sri Lankan pizza delivery driver attacked and killed in Sheffield on his last shift

Video: NGO wings clipped

The National Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs), a body functioning under the Defence Ministry, has banned NGOs from holding news conferences, workshops and training of journalists and the issuance of media releases

UN deplores return of asylum-seekers to SL by Australia

The UN refugee agency UNHCR has expressed concern over the deportation of 41 Sri Lankan asylum seekers from Australia.

Dalai Lama statement misleading: PNM

While expressing displeasure on the statement issued by Most Ven. Dalai Lama on Sri Lankan Buddhists, Patriotic National Movement (PNM) Chairman Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera on Monday said Dalai Lama has been misled on how Muslims were being treated in Sri Lanka.

Khuram Murder case: PS Chief pleads innocence

Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidana Pathirana today making a statement from the dock during the Khuram Sheik murder trial told High Court Judge Rohini Walgama said that his political rivals had intentionally involved him in the Khuram Sheik murder case in a bid to tarnish his character and to damage his political career

Dasa Mudalali passes away

A well-known businessman and Kelaniya Dasa Group of Companies founder S.D. Gunadasa who was better known as ‘Dasa Mudalali’ passed away on Sunday at the age of 83. 

Video: Wimal wags his finger again

The visit of South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was only an official visit and not an ‘interference,’ leader of the National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawansa said

Video: UNP sees Indian rat behind S’kanda closure

The United National Party (UNP) said the crisis facing the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) with the Refinery closure and the furnace oil shortage was a Government conspiracy to handover the filling stations in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to the Lanka India Oil Company (LIOC) and to increase fuel prices

CID records statement of Madumadawa

The CID today recorded a statement from popular singer Madumadawa Aravinda over the speech he had made at Aluthgama on June 15, Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said

Aussie HC blocks handover of 153 asylum seekers to SL

The Australian high Court has granted an interim injunction to prevent 153 asylum-seekers being returned to the Sri Lankan military by the Australian Navy

Lankan dies in UK prison

A Lankan man died after suffering a fit in a prison in the United Kingdom years after fleeing the country where he was allegedly tortured, media reports said.

SL being ensnared in middle income trap-Champika

Minister of Technology and Research Champika Ranawaka on Monday said that evaluation of some positive and negative factors from an economic perspective reveals that Sri Lanka is gradually being ensnared in what is known as the middle income trap.

Stop violence against Muslims: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has made a renewed call for Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to cease violence towards the countries' Muslim minorities, in an address delivered on his 79th birthday.

Ramaphosa arrives here

South Africa’s Special Envoy Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Sri Lanka today.  He is expected to hold talks with the government, the opposition and other groups in an initiative to find a lasting solution to the national question PICTURES

BBS warned against insulting lawyers

The Colombo Fort Magistrate today warned Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera to stop making defamatory comments against lawyers

Man sets fire to his house; child burned to death

A two-year-old girl child had been killed when a man torched his own house on fire over a personal dispute in Kiribangala, Kuruwita yesterday, the Police said.Pictures

Husband, wife killed in motorcycle accident

A husband and wife were killed when their motor bicycle collided with Police vehicle in Ekassa, Amabalanthota early this morning, the Police said.

Australia says 41 asylum seekers handed back to SL at sea

Australia said on Monday 41 asylum seekers had been handed to Sri Lankan authorities at sea, another step that has galvanized opposition to the government's hardline policy against illegal arrivals

Katchatheevu issue has to be revisited by Centre: BJP

Virtually endorsing the ruling AIADMK’s demand for retrieval of Katchatheevu, BJP on Sunday said the issue of Indian sovereignty over the islet, ceded to Sri Lanka by India in 1974, has to be revisited

Malaka and I are poles apart

SLFP Matara Organiser and Deputy Minister Sanath Jayasuriya, in an interview with the Daily Mirror said Malaka Silva would not pose a challenge if he was to contest from Matara. Mr. Jayasuriya also said Mr. Silva and he were poles apart.

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Workshop on National Alcohol Policy
Rare fish caught in fishing net
Arrest the predator
Large heroin haul seized
Workshop on National Alcohol Policy
Rare fish caught in fishing net
Arrest the predator
Large heroin haul seized