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Man smuggled gold nuggets arrested
[ Tuesday, 08 April 2014, 04:43.42 AM ]
A 49-year-old Sri Lankan man was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) departure lounge last evening with 10 yellow gold nuggets worth Rs.1, 285,000 hidden in his rectum by the Airport Customs, Airport Customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said. [More]
Lakshman Hulugalle to serve as foreign ambassador?
[ Tuesday, 08 April 2014, 04:40.53 AM ]
SriLanka government decided to appoint Lakshman Hulugalle as foreign ambassador. [More]
Why The Tamil Diaspora Is Not Returning To The Country: Butenis Gives A Reason
[ Tuesday, 08 April 2014, 04:10.55 AM ]
“Following on Assistant Secretary Blake’s January 29 meeting with the Sri Lankan charge d’affaires in Washington (reftel), Ambassador Butenis requested and held a meeting on January 31 with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Bogollagama to raise U.S. .. [More]
Sri Lanka refuses to co-operate with UN probe: G.L. Peiris
[ Tuesday, 08 April 2014, 03:12.46 AM ]
Sri Lanka will not co-operate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and LTTE in the final phase of their 26-year war, External Affairs Minister has said. [More]
Petition against ITAK filed in Supreme Court
[ Tuesday, 08 April 2014, 03:10.20 AM ]
A petition was filed in the Supreme Court yesterday, challenging the constitutionality of the Ilankai Tamil Arusu Kachchi (ITAK), the electoral vehicle of the Tamil National Alliance, under the controversial 6th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. [More]
President Rajapaksa in 34th influential leader
[ Tuesday, 08 April 2014, 02:31.00 AM ]
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is placed on 34 among the list of the 100 Most Influential Asian People of 2014 published by Asian Awards Ltd 2014. [More]
LTTE second grade leader arrested in Malaysia
[ Tuesday, 08 April 2014, 02:28.36 AM ]
The Sri Lankan defence establishment has successfully accomplished the feat of renditioning a senior leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) functioning abroad with the aid and cooperation of Iranian and Malaysian authorities. [More]
Rajapaksa government gives Norochcholai to the Chinese
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 03:53.09 PM ]
The Mahinda Rajapaksa government has officially permitted the Chinese to intervene in Sri Lanka’s power sector. [More]
Ruwan becomes Basil’s latest challenge
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 03:50.20 PM ]
UNP Gampaha District parliamentarian Ruwan Wijewardena has now become the latest challenge for UPFA Gamapaha District Leader, Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa. [More]
Youth shot dead in Kelaniya
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 03:05.35 PM ]
A 22-year-old motorcyclist had been shot dead by an unidentified gunman at the Pattiya Junction, Kelaniya this evening, the Police said. [More]
Private train services in Colombo says leading businessman
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 02:22.09 PM ]
Leading businessman and the United National Party supporter Thuwarageswaran today announced that he has taken steps to commence private train services between Colombo- Jaffna. [More]
Vietnam minister met Defence Secretary
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 02:14.42 PM ] []
A delegation led by Minister of Public Security in Vietnam General Tran Dai Quang called on Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the ministry premises today (07th April). [More]
Minister Maithripala Sirisena is most suitable person to lead this country : Chandrika
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 01:37.17 PM ]
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike today announced Minister Maithripala Sirisena is most suitable person to lead this country. [More]
President assures equal rights to all
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 12:59.35 PM ]
The Government has assured equal rights to all communities in Sri Lanka with President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying there cannot be any minorities in the country. [More]
Minister Bathiudeen illegally obtained donation from foreign country ?
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 12:53.45 PM ]
Lankan government paid special attention towards recent activity of Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen . [More]
Frontline Socialists Party involved in the worst form of ragging in universities: S.B.Dissanayake
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 12:49.54 PM ]
The Minister of Higher Education S B Dissanayake today slammed the Frontline Socialists Party, a dissident group of the JVP, saying they are involved in the worst form of ragging in universities. [More]
9 Treassure hunters arrested in Batticaloa
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 12:10.50 PM ]
Inspector of the Karadiyannaaru police station C.Mahalegam said that the ministry of Defence ordered to hold further investigations on 90 treasure hunters. [More]
76 % majority voters who did not cast their ballot for the UPFA were “traitors”? UNP
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 12:05.05 PM ]
UNP media spokesman MP Gayantha Karunathilaka today slammed the government for terming those who voted for the ruling party as “patriots” and questioned whether the 76 per cent majority voters who did not cast their ballot for the UPFA were “traitors”. [More]
Tamil Nadu politicians briefs about India's stance on US resolution against SL
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 11:55.14 AM ] []
Tamil activist P.Seiyapragasam today said US resolution passed against SriLanka at the United Nation Human Rights Commission would be consider as hot topic of Tamils issue. [More]
President Rajapaksa says thank you to Indian Prime Minister
[ Monday, 07 April 2014, 11:50.37 AM ]
Days after India bucked domestic political pressures and signaled it would not slam Sri Lanka publicly and abstained on a crucial vote at the UN Human Rights Council, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse sent a warm thank you letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Indian media reports. [More]
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FB used in Sri Lankan kidney racket
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 08:35.03 AM ] []
The alleged international kidney racket, which came under the police radar following the death of an Indian youngster in Sri Lanka, has been using Facebook and other social networking sites to identify victims, the Deccan Chronicle reported. [More]
KP still a wated man by INTERPOL
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 08:30.23 AM ] []
Kumaran Padmanathan, the one time LTTE chief arms procurer, better known as KP, is still on the INTERPOL red list. [More]
Reconciliation cannot be achieved overnight– Lanka tells US
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 09:02.21 AM ]
Reconciliation cannot be achieved overnight, Sri Lanka Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said today. He said this in reply to theUS Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal. [More]
Jaffna district to lose 3 parliament seats
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 08:29.43 AM ]
Decision taken to reduce 3 parliamentary seats in the Jaffna district, sources said. [More]
Sri Lanka ranks 4th worst place where journalists are killed worldwide
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 02:14.11 AM ]
A press freedom group says Iraq continues to lead the world in unsolved murders of journalists. [More]
Hakeem stands by report to Pillay
[ Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 04:38.01 PM ]
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader and Justice Minister Rauff Hakem says he stands by his decision to submit a report to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay related to reconciliation issues. [More]
State terorism- Detalis of 6000 war criminals
[ Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:54.25 PM ] []
SriLankan racist government which always describe Tamils freedom struggle as terrorist activity to the international community recently banned several Tamils movement which struggle for rights of Tamil community and also release gazette notification describing 424 Tamil nationals as terrorists and banned them entering in to their motherland. [More]
Australia issue travel warning
[ Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 09:51.40 AM ]
Australians visiting Sri Lanka have been told to exercise a high degree of caution because of an unpredictable security environment. [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]