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Lankan man arrested over stabbing in Italy
[ Monday, 14 April 2014, 05:16.38 AM ]
A Sri Lankan man has been arrested in Italy and has been charged with the attempted murder of two people, the Italian media reported. [More]
New Year message from head of state
[ Monday, 14 April 2014, 05:05.46 AM ] []
President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his Sinhala and Tamil New Year message says that the dawn of this New Year will take pride in the nation’s efforts towards building a nation self-sufficient in an abundant harvest of nature’s blessings. [More]
Army says there are many unsuccessful efforts at regional and international levels
[ Monday, 14 April 2014, 05:02.45 AM ]
The army says there are many unsuccessful efforts at regional and international levels, adopted by different groups with vested interests who are working tirelessly once again to destabilize the country and sow the seeds of separatist ideologies as per their agendas. [More]
First preference for Lankan Tamils: Modi
[ Monday, 14 April 2014, 04:59.45 AM ]
India’s BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi says with Tamils living all over the world, including in Malayasia, Sri Lanka and Fiji, it should be a priority of the Indian government to take care of their well being and he promised to do so if a BJP-led Government assumes power after the elections. [More]
Presidential Commission to investigate Douglas, Karuna and Chandrakanthan
[ Monday, 14 April 2014, 04:32.11 AM ]
Presidential commission decided to hold investigations against Minister Douglas Devannda, Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan alias Karuna and Former Eastern Province CM Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan on disappeared persons. [More]
Happy tamil New Year to Lankasrinews readers
[ Monday, 14 April 2014, 04:09.46 AM ]
We wish all Lankasrinews.com readers prosperous  Tamil New year. [More]
“Say No to Sri Lanka” - TGTE conference
[ Monday, 14 April 2014, 04:00.43 AM ]
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), one of the groups listed by the Government recently as a terrorist outfit, is to hold a conference in Britain on May 18, the TGTE said in a statement. [More]
Lanka becomes world's third largest ornamental fish exporter
[ Sunday, 13 April 2014, 11:49.38 AM ]
Sri Lanka was the world’s third biggest ornamental fish exporter after Thailand and Vietnam. [More]
Relatives given permission to visit inmates today and tomorrow
[ Sunday, 13 April 2014, 11:48.40 AM ]
The Prisons Department says that relatives will be given an opportunity to visit inmates today and tomorrow during office times in view of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. [More]
Police net nearly 600 drunk drivers
[ Sunday, 13 April 2014, 11:44.05 AM ]
The Police Department today revealed that nearly 600 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, following the special operation launched to curb road accidents in view of the festive season. [More]
Former President Chandrika is a liar: S.B Dissanayake
[ Sunday, 13 April 2014, 07:06.48 AM ]
Former Chief Secretary of the People’s Alliance, S.B Dissanayake states that the statement made by the former President Chandrika Bandaranaike about not wanting to change the constitution to stay in power is a total lie. [More]
Sanga invited to compete for the Common Presidential candidate
[ Sunday, 13 April 2014, 07:02.26 AM ]
It is reported that the super batsman of the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team, Kumar Sangakkara has been invited to compete as the common candidate at for the upcoming Presidential election. [More]
BJP silent on Sri Lankan Tamils and fishermen attacks: Vasan
[ Sunday, 13 April 2014, 05:16.20 AM ]
Indian Minister for Shipping G.K. Vasan said cracks had developed within the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in Tamil Nadu owing to the BJP’s silence on Sri Lankan Tamils issue. [More]
Buses collide leaving 3 dead, 18 injured
[ Sunday, 13 April 2014, 05:07.24 AM ] []
Three persons, including 2 women, have been reported killed while another 18 were injured following a head-on collision between two buses near Ashrof Hospital in Kalmunai this morning, police said. [More]
Govt justifies troops presence in North
[ Saturday, 12 April 2014, 03:27.57 PM ]
A day after three key operatives of the banned LTTE were killed in a major military operation in Sri Lanka's north, the government today justified maintaining troops in the former war zones. [More]
Bodies of slain LTTE leaders identified by relatives
[ Saturday, 12 April 2014, 03:24.43 PM ]
Relatives of three suspected LTTE operatives, who were shot dead by the military yesterday in Nedunkerni in Vavuniya,, today identified the deceased at the Anuradhapura hospital, police said. [More]
Three youths held with explosives in Mannar
[ Saturday, 12 April 2014, 09:55.14 AM ]
Police have arrested three youths for the possession of explosive devices in the South Bar coastal region in Mannar. [More]
A bowser that carried fuel to Mattala air port has caught fire
[ Saturday, 12 April 2014, 09:50.03 AM ]
A bowser that has been carrying fuel from Kolonnawa to Hambantota, Mattala air port had caught fire. [More]
Muslim Council of Sri Lanka seeks Gota’s intervention on BBS
[ Saturday, 12 April 2014, 09:39.00 AM ]
Pointing out that the Bodu Bala Sena’s disruption of a press conference aimed at forging national harmony and the abuse of Ven. Vatareka Vijitha Thero were a clear breach of the country’s laws, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) today sought the intervention of Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in conducting a probe into the incident. [More]
SL should honour commitments made in 2009: UN
[ Saturday, 12 April 2014, 09:33.52 AM ]
The United Nations recalled the commitments made by the Sri Lankan Government in its joint statement with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in May 2009 and urged Sri Lanka to remain committed to its undertaking. [More]
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Don't visit SL with visible tattoos - Britain
[ Thursday, 24 April 2014, 02:20.06 AM ] []
The British Foreign Ministry today warned British nationals visiting Sri Lanka not to have visible tattoos of the Lord Buddha. [More]
Kidney racket: Lankan doctors make fortune
[ Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 03:52.17 AM ]
The three culprits arrested by the Central Crime Station (CCS) police in the international kidney trafficking case have reportedly sold 21 kidneys in Colombo (Sri Lanka) in the past few months. [More]
Thevian's van located
[ Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 03:25.47 AM ]
The officers attached to the Terrorist Investigation Division have located the van used by Thevian hidden in Nallur area, government reports. [More]
Tamil woman recruits become Nursing Assistants
[ Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 03:10.10 AM ]
A group of Tamil woman soldiers has successfully completed the Nursing Assistant course, conducted by Kilinochchi Army Base Hospital. [More]
Lankan government killed Lasantha and Joseph Paraajasingham: Solheim
[ Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 01:29.25 PM ]
Former Norwegian Peace ambassador to SriLanka Erik Solheim twitted SriLanka government killed Batticaloa district parliamentarian Joseph Praraajasingham and Sunday Leader newspaper editor Lasantha Wickramathunga. [More]
DMK candidate dined with MR: Vaiko
[ Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 07:48.23 AM ]
The NDA’s Virudhunagar candidate and MDMK chief Vaiko on Monday claimed that the DMK candidate for the same seat, S Rethinavelu, had links with the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for around a year. [More]
President Rajapaksa Has No People’s Mandate Or Moral Right To Contest Again
[ Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 04:28.26 AM ]
When President Mahinda Rajapaksa contested for the Presidency in January 2010 for the second time, overwhelming assumption of the people who voted or campaign for him was that it was his last term. [More]
India invites Northern CM for discussions
[ Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 04:00.54 AM ]
Indian Foreign Ministry and Congress party are preparing to hold discussions with Northern CM C.V.Vigneswaran. [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]