The head of the organisation for a just society, the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera has called for a bilateral discussion between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on changing the constitution ►►►
The United National Party (UNP) said today President Mahinda Rajapaksa was an agent appointed by the Chinese government like the one appointed to oversee Hong Kong ►►►
The American-born aspiring screen star died of an apparent suicide, although no note has been found
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said today that the controversy-ridden Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) will go ahead as scheduled, adding that the ministry has sought the advice of the Attorney General regarding the extension of the franchise owner period to fifteen years instead of the current seven.
The National Heritage Ministry said today it would take legal action against the company that had produced a Beer commercial disgracing the Sigiriya national heritage site
Former Indian cricket board president Inderjit Singh Bindra on Monday reiterated his claim that the BCCI had put pressure on the Sri Lankan board to withdrawn a report that named an Indian player violating the anti-corruption rules during the 2010 tour
The three accused who pleaded guilty to the charge of having conspired to explode a bomb on the South-bound train at the Dehiwala Railway Station on July 27, 1996 killing 64 people were today sentenced by the Colombo High Court.
The Ravana Balaya said today it would not permit the building of a shrine in memory of ‘Sita’ with funds from India unless a statue of ‘Ravana’- a mythological King of ancient Sri Lanka, was erected prior to the building of the shrine ►►►
A 69-year-old tour guide was arrested yesterday on charges of having attempted to smuggle valuable Sri Lankan artefacts to the United States through the Sri Lankan post courier service ►►►
Western Provincial Councilor Ajith Mannapperuma was sworn in as a UNP parliamentarian before the Speaker. He will fill the vacancy created by the death of Dr. Jayalath Jayawardane
Sri Lankan Higher Commissioner Dr. Chris Nonis in an interview with the BBC said that there was a ‘dichotomy or disjuncture in perception,’ in the portrayals of Sri Lanka and its contemporary reality.►►►
The Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya branch at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) alleged that the standard procedures were not followed when resuming operations at the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery, which was closed for 17 days ►►►
A 31-year-old Afghan tourist drowned while bathing in the sea behind a hotel in Eththukala area in Negombo last evening, police said. He had been a guest at the hotel during the past couple of days
A 35- year-old Maldivian was arrested by the Alawathugoda Police today for allegedly defrauding a local of Rs. 3.5 million. The Maldivian national had taken the money from the local promising foreign employment after which he had absconded
The US Embassy in Colombo said today that the controversial Memorandum of Understanding entered into by the embassy and the Trincomalee Urban Council was confined to the establishing of a joint public information and activity centre known as an ‘American Corner’
The fire that erupted in a warehouse at Colombo port recently was due to an undeclared inflammable chemical, the Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) said today
A tense situation prevails in the vicinity of the Dematagoda Police station after residents gathered to protest following the death of a suspect in Police custody
The eldest daughter of Rohana Wijeweera , the slain leader of the JVP, a suspect in the case of alleged assault on her mother and the other sisters and causing damages to property and threatening them with death was re-remanded today until the June 10 by the Wattala magistrate Ms Lanka Jayaratne.
An abducted British couple was rescued and nine persons, including two Sri Lankans, were arrested for allegedly committing the crime and demanding Rs 2.58 crore as ransom, the Press Trust of India reported.
The Atthanagalla Magistrate today ordered Minister Sarana Gunwardena to hand over his passport to Court when he failed to attend Court when the case was taken up on a previous occassion.
Sri Lanka Cricket today, refuted claims to the effect that it had been ‘arm twisted’ by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) into shelving a report that was presented by the Sri Lankan board on misdemeanors which occurred during the Indian Cricket teams tour of Sri Lankan in 2010.
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