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USA raises concerns over media freedom in Sri Lanka
[ 2014-07-28 13:47:29 ]
The United States of America today said it is deeply concerned by the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of a journalism training session in Colombo over the weekend. [More]
157 Lankan asylum seekers would be sent back to India
[ 2014-07-28 09:25:28 ]
The 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday. [More]
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Asylum-seekers kept at sea by Australia to seek compensation
[ 2014-07-28 16:23:16 ]
A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel will seek compensation for their treatment, their lawyers said Monday (July 28). [More]
Woman self-immolates in Trincomalee
[ 2014-07-28 14:27:17 ]
A 55-year-old woman has committed self-immolation in the Peraru area in Kantale. Police said the woman had doused herself with kerosene before setting herself on fire. [More]
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Next presidential commission sittings at Mannar
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 02:16.56 PM ]
Presidential Commission appointed to hold investigation on disappeared persons will hold their next settings at Mandhai, Mannar and Madu. [More]
No final decision on common presidential candidate: Suresh Premachchandran
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 02:14.05 PM ]
Parliamentarian Suresh Premachchandran today announced Tamil National Alliance yet did not make any decisions on selecting common opposition candidate for upcoming presidential election. [More]
New mudslinging projects ready against JVP
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 01:45.25 PM ]
Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, confronted with several crises internally and externally and is in danger of cracks developing, is planning several mudslinging projects to draw the attention of the masses away from its debacle, Sinhala website reports. [More]
Journalists are ordered to appear for inquiries
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 01:38.21 PM ]
Omanthai police staged a fake drama to arrest 7 journalists returning after training programme at Colombo on June 25 at the Omanthai check post. [More]
US blames Malaka Silva smuggle heroin to SriLanka
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 01:31.38 PM ]
A secret cable message sent by American embassy in 2010 had said that Malaka Silva, the son of Mervin Silva has the monopoly of distributing the drug “ecstasy” in Sri Lanka. [More]
Blast at Puttlam military camp
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 01:28.26 PM ]
A military personal injured in blast reported at the Puttlam military camp today. [More]
Respect differences - British High Commissioner
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 01:22.59 PM ]
Britain today urged Sri Lanka to respect differences of faith or opinion as Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. [More]
Who pasted posters all round the country?
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 01:20.56 PM ] []
A group of unidentified persons have pasted posters named “To You Defying Darkness! First Front” all around the island. [More]
JVP leader injured in collission
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 09:46.55 AM ] []
JVP leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake has been admitted to the Ratnapura Hospital with minor injuries following a traffic accident at Kiriella this afternoon. [More]
Family nabbed with fake currency notes
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 09:21.28 AM ]
Five persons including four women traveling in a van have been arrested by police after one of them was found to be in the possession of several counterfeit currency notes in the Kurunegala area. [More]
CJ stepped aside from the judge bench hearing the Golden Key case
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 09:16.56 AM ]
Chief Justice Mohan Peiris today stepped aside from the judge bench hearing the Golden Key case citing an anonymous letter received by him and in the greater interest of the judiciary. [More]
Clash broken out between students at Vavuniya campus
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 08:55.47 AM ] []
Clash broken out between second and third year students of Business Management faculty at the Thambaimadhu, Vavuniya campus- University of Jaffna this morning. [More]
Poontottam rehabilitation center would be shut down next year
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 08:45.02 AM ]
Commissioner of Rehabilitation Major. Gen. Jagath Wijeyatilake announced Poontottam rehabilitation center, Vavuniya would be shut down in mid of 2015. [More]
Wigneswaran recommends Mawai Senadhiraja
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 08:20.47 AM ]
Earlier group of people said, Present Northern CM decided to quit his position due to the re-appointment of northern governor and decided to obtain most powerful position. [More]
Two children injured in police attack
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 08:02.42 AM ]
Police arrested two children in-connection with theft was attacked and receiving treatment at the Jaffna teaching hospital. [More]
Secrete talks between Sambanthan and Ranil
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 06:35.35 AM ]
Opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe and the Tamil National Alliance parliamentary group leader R.Sambanthan hold secrete discussions on upcoming presidential polls, Sinhala website reports. [More]
White van abduction team arrested in Jaffna
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 06:12.45 AM ]
Today police arrested white van abduction team operating in Jaffna. [More]
SriLanka seeks Pakistan help arrest Wella Sudha
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 05:07.53 AM ]
SriLanka seeks Pakistan help arrest leading Lankan heroin trafficker Wella Sudha. [More]
SriLanka should provide fact details to international investigators: Japan
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 05:01.02 AM ]
Japanese ambassador to SriLanka Nobuhito Hobo today said that he is confident SriLanka will provide all fact details towards UN investigation panel appointed to investigate on war crime allegations reported in the country. [More]
Yet no approval confirmed to provide security towards Upul Jayasundara
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 04:25.34 AM ]
IGP promised to provide security towards Upul Jayasooriya, president of the SriLanka Bar Association. [More]
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Al-Qaeda is not operating in Sri Lanka
[ Sunday, 27 July 2014, 05:42.20 AM ]
The Ministry of Defence says Al Qaeda does not have a base in Sri Lanka nor does any other terrorist organization. [More]
India told Sri Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade
[ Sunday, 27 July 2014, 05:39.12 AM ]
India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce, a senior BJP leader has said. [More]
Solheim is ready to testify before COI
[ Sunday, 27 July 2014, 05:34.05 AM ]
Former Norwegian peace envoy Erik Solheim says he is ready to testify before the Government Commission of Inquiry (COI) tasked to investigate the war. [More]
U.N. Investigation Report on War Crimes in 2015
[ Saturday, 26 July 2014, 12:02.38 PM ]
On 26th of March 2015, the U.N. Human Rights Commissioner’s Commission of Inquiry report and its recommendations are going to be released. [More]
I never made a speech accusing the LTTE- Desmond De Silva
[ Saturday, 26 July 2014, 07:52.53 AM ]
The International Legal Expert Sir Desmond De Silva dismissed the news published by the Colombo English daily news paper. [More]
Black July day commemoration at Switzerland
[ Friday, 25 July 2014, 04:40.03 PM ] []
Tamils in Switzerland commemorated 31st anniversary of Black July day at Helvetiaplatz on Wednesday. [More]
Lankan Tamils handed over petition towards British PM's office
[ Friday, 25 July 2014, 01:30.41 PM ] []
The British Tamil Forum organized protest on Wednesday to mark the 31st year of Black July day, the darkest history of Tamil nationals. [More]
People protest over sexual abuses in Jaffna
[ Friday, 25 July 2014, 09:25.31 AM ] []
Women activist movement staged protest against the child abuse in Jaffna peninsula. [More]
Channel-4 journalist Callum Macrae speaks to Lankasri FM
[ Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 02:18.19 AM ] []
Channel- 4 Film maker Callum Macrae responds to questions raised by the Lankasri FM political analyst team. [More]