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Shahrukh detained in US again

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was allegedly detained by US authorities for 90 minutes at White Plains airport, which serves New York.

'Chance to build a nation with respect for HR'

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a message greeting all SriLankans around the world for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year said thatit gives an opportunity to help build a democratic nation defined bytolerance and respect for human rights.

I believed govt was behind this-Mangala

Former foreign minister and the Spokesman for the UNP Mangala Samaraweera said he believed the government was behind the spate of
kidnappings, which he said were now being used to suppress any opposition or dissent, the Telegraph news agency reported.

'Talk to Tamils without mediator'

A Sri Lankan MP has demanded that an Indian MPs' delegation, scheduled to visit the island nation for a week from April 16 to assess the resettlement and political process in war-torn areas, meet and talk to Tamils without any mediators.

'SL not targeting India N-plant'

Sri Lanka has denied that it brought up the issue of safety of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu because it is angry with India for voting against it at the 19th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March.

No secret police in SL-Govt

The government said that there is no secret police operating in Sri Lanka as claimed by some sections. In an interview with an Australian newsagency Sri Lankan High Commission in Australia, Thisara Samarasinghe said "there's a police force and other elements of the police force which conduct criminal investigations."

Thai women arrested

Two Thai women travelling on a flight to Colombo from Doha were taken into police custody for the possession of 17 bags of cocaine which were found inside the iron bars of their baggage, Police Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said

Double Wisden honour for Sanga

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has been chosen as both one of the Five Cricketers of the Year and the Leading Cricketer in the World for 2011 in the 2012 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, it was announced Wednesday

No Tsunami threat for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka lifted the tsunami alert and people could now return to their homes but are advised to not go to sea, the Met Department said

Aftershock recorded in Sumatra

The Disaster Management Centre said that a 6.0 magnitude after-shock was recorded at Sumatra, Indonesia a short while ago. The DMC said that several aftershocks are usually felt for 30 minutes in the aftermath of a major quake

Trains stopped, power to be disconnected

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says it has disconnected power supply to coastal areas and Railway control room says all train services in coastal lines stopped due to the current situation

Private buses stop in coastal areas

Private buses in coastal areas stopped for three hours as a precautionary measure, Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) President Gemunu Wijeratne said

Expressway free of charge

Vehicles are allowed to use the Southern Highway free of charge today due to the current situation after the earthquake in Indonesia, Deputy Minister Nirmala Kothalawala said

Tsunami warning in South and East

Tsunami warning issued for Sri Lanka’s coastal areas and the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) advices people in coastal areas to evacuate to safe areas, the Government Information Department said. UPDATED

Tremor in Colombo

Certain parts of Colombo felt slight tremors a short while ago as a result of  8.9 magnitude earthquake in Sumathra, Indonesia. The department of metrology said that evacuation warnings would be issued to all coastal areas

The whole incident is unclear: JVP

Propaganda secretary of the JVP Vijitha Herath commenting on the recent abduction of two Frontline Socialist Party activists, said that there are contradicting stories regarding the issue. “There are contradicting views given by all relevant parties related to the incident.

Might be JVP, who knows? Govt.

Cabinet spokesman Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena elaborately explained the factionalism of the JVP and insinuated that the factionalism might be a cause for the abduction. “ I don’t know who did it, but I can tell you for sure that it wasn’t the government. VIDEO

Gunaratnam claims he was tortured

The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) strongman Premkumar Gunaratnam who was abducted and released on Tuesday charged that a group connected to the defence sector seemingly well experienced in abductions took him away from his residence at Kiribathgoa on Saturday VIDEO

Talks on nuclear issues soon: SL envoy

India and Sri Lanka were engaged bilaterally in nuclear technology-related issues High Commissioners of both countries stationed in New Delhi and Colombo have confirmed. There was no move to take nuclear safety of any other issue to any international forum, they added.

India’s vote was bewildering – CBK

Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga on Tuesday said that she was rather bewildered by India’s decision to vote against the country at a US-sponsored UN resolution seeking action against Lanka on the purported war crimes committed during its almost three-decade-long war against the LTTE. VIDEO

Body found in Kirulapone

An unidentified body was found this morning in a canal in Kirulapone, the Police said. The Police are currently investigating the incident and are looking to ascertain the identity of the body

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