Acting cabinet spokesman Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said today that the government would add 500 kilometers of new railway lines to the existing lines in the next five years, for the first time in railway history
The government today accused the US of double standards when dealing with human rights stating that it maintains one policy for Israel and another for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka beat England by 75 runs on the fourth day of the first test on Thursday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series
New Left Front Leader and Member of the Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne had accepted the challenge posed by Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardene for a public debate on the statement which the Minister earlier made that a family of three could survive by spending a maximum amount of Rs 7500 per month.
Sri Lanka has called for joint patrolling between the navies of Sri Lanka and India to prevent clashes between fishermen of both countries, a Sri Lankan minister said today.
While claiming that Malaysia’s abstention at the vote on the UNHRC resolution On Sri Lanka was not a double standard, the Malaysia Government says it is unfair to impose an obligation on Sri Lanka to report in just three months.
Sri Lanka could learn from Myanmar which has radically changed bringing democratic reforms in the country says Sri Lanka Ambassador to France, Dr.Dayan Jathilleka.
A Colombo Court today severely warned a disabled Sri Lankan Army Captain not to make any statements to newspapers in respect of the popular X-files actress Gillian Anderson
Three people – a child and two women – were killed when a lightening struck a house they were in, this evening in Amithirigala, Avissawella, area hospital sources said
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene said today said he was ready for a public debate to prove that a family of three could survive with a monthly income of Rs.7500
Two students of the Institute of Higher Technology in Bogambara, Kandy were hospitalised after a clash between two student parties, Police said
While claiming that the government is committed to walk an extra mile to establish permanent peace through reconciliation, President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that no one has to tell Sri Lanka what to do.
Udeshika Hettiarachchi of Visakha Vidyalaya became 1st in the GCE O/L –exam 2011 while Anusha Perera of Science College, Matale was ranked second, Education Ministry said. PICTURES
A group of world leaders formed by Nelson Mandela has urged Sri Lanka to try and avoid another showdown in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by adhering to the recent resolution adopted by the body.
Lawyers at the Colombo chief Magistrate Court are refraining from court proceedings and currently holding a protest demanding the arrest of suspects who attacked a lawyer at Nugegoda Magistrate court last week.
UNP working committee today, decided to hold a disciplinary inquiry on Western Provincial Council Member Shiral Laktilleke, Member of the Southern Provincial Council Maithree Gunaratne and Lal Perera on the attack on the party head quarters Siri Kotha last year
Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva today said that if the media wants to use his name to increase their sales by spreading rumours about him,
The main opposition UNP today said that the government must take a definite stand on the resolution and on the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
Without criticizing India directly for backing the US-initiated resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, Russia has described the resolution as "politically motivated" and one that has ended up discrediting the Council itself.
The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today directed the CID to inform court of MP Duminda Silva’s whereabouts and asked the CID why Mr. Silva has not been arrested yet.
The Karnataka government in India has come to know that Sri Lankan nationals have joined hands with a small group of Maoists operating in forests of Western Ghats, state Home Minister R Ashok said on Monday.
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