Chairman of the Wilgamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Jayantha Weerasekara and Former Chairman Ranjith Dissanayake were arrested by the Police while allegedly transporting ganja in the area last night, the Police said.
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said on Saturday that his country believed that the India's Bharathiya Janatha Party(BJP) could be a force of unity.
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem today admitted he received a verbal lashing from President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a cabinet meeting but dismissed it as no more than an "expression of ideas".
Sri Lanka’s Air Force would assist the country’s fisheries officials in surveillance of the frequent straying by Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen on to each other’s waters, its new chief said on Saturday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who postponed his planned visit to Sri Lanka last week, has re-scheduled his visit and will be here on March 5, the External Affairs Ministry said today.
Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) Leader Selvam Adaikalanathan has proposed that Mankulam in Vavuniya be named as the capital of the Northern Province.
The Rameswaram Mechanised boat fishermen, who had been staying away from the sea since February 13 as decided at the bilateral talks held between representatives of State fishermen with their Sri Lankan counterparts on January 27 in Chennai, resumed fishing on Saturday, two weeks ahead of the stipulated period, ‘violating’ the pact.
Popular Tamil TV channel in India 'Star Vijay' today denied reports that it was associated with a cultural show in Sri Lanka, saying they were "contrary to facts."
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.
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