Investigation Into the Embilipitiya Clash Handed Over to the CID
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 11:40.20 AM ]
The Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon said The investigation into the Embilipitiya incident has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department from yesterday. [More]
Mohamed Shariff Thowfeek Appointed to the Parliament
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 11:36.02 AM ]
The Elections Commission today said that Mohamed Shariff Thowfeek has been appointed to fill the UNP National List seat vacated following the resignation of A.R.A. Hafeez. [More]
Sri Lankan Tamil youth arrested in Trichy for bid to kill police officer
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 10:50.04 AM ]
A 19-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil youth has been arrested in Trichy on the charge of attempting to murder a special sub-inspector of police attached to the city police. [More]
The US Diplomat arrives in Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 10:45.42 AM ]
Another State Department official is going to arrive in Sri Lanka next week. The US State Department Diplomat has been scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka next week as the US continues to strengthen its relationship with Sri Lanka. [More]
Indian Police working with Sri Lanka to Bust the Kidney Racket
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 08:57.33 AM ]
The Indian police is ready to grill the Sri Lankan Doctors over the kidney transplant racket. Six doctors of Sri Lanka practicing in Colombo and some Indian doctors working in different hospitals in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, will be questioned by the Nalgonda district police in the recently busted kidney racket. [More]
Private Hospitals Association denied Illegal Organ Transplantation
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 08:07.33 AM ]
The Private Hospitals Association said that Transplant Surgeries Are Authorized By Ministry Of Health. The PHA-Private Hospitals Association yesterday denied any illegal procedure regarding organ transplantation and said that all organ transplant surgeries are authorized by the Ministry of Health. [More]
1,200 Sri Lankan refugees died trying to reach Australia: Australian Consul General
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 08:02.53 AM ]
Australia's Consul-General in South India Sean Kelly said, An estimated 1,200 people, mostly Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, died at sea, while undertaking dangerous journey by boat to reach Australia. Sean Kelly said Yesterday that, The deaths were believed to have occurred between years 2008 and 2013. [More]
Seismic Tremors Experienced in Jaffna-Puttur Area
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 06:38.09 AM ] []
The residents of Jaffna-Puttur area claims that today, they have experienced seismic tremors all over their places. [More]
In order to avoid the split in the SLFP, maithri agrees to negotiate with the joint opposition
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 06:12.43 AM ]
Maithripala Sirisena Agrees To Negotiate With the Joint Opposition in order To Avoid the SLFP Split. In an attempt to save the Sri Lanka Freedom Party from splitting into two, the President Maithripala Sirisena gave his consent to have discussions with the Joint Opposition leaders and resolve the differences. [More]
Journalists organized protest against the conduct of the police
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 05:53.59 AM ]
The Journalists are going to Hold a Protest Demonstration Against the Police Obstruction In Embilipitiya. [More]
The joint opposition files complaint with inter! Parliamentary union on lack of space
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 05:46.04 AM ]
The Joint Opposition, which supports the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has complained to the Inter-parliamentary Union in Switzerland on the lack of space given to them in the Sri Lankan Parliament. [More]
Committee to submit report on kidney racket within one week
[ Saturday, 23 January 2016, 05:31.43 AM ]
The Health Ministry yesterday appointed a three member committee to probe the alleged kidney transplant racket uncovered by the police in India, directing it to submit a report within a week. [More]
Mahinda's brother-in-law summoned to the presidential commission
[ Friday, 22 January 2016, 11:28.05 AM ]
The former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother-in-law Nishantha Wickremasinghe has been Summoned by the PRECIFAC. [More]
Agreement with India will not put at risk Sri Lankan IT professionals: Dy. foreign minister
[ Friday, 22 January 2016, 10:37.27 AM ]
Harsha De Silva said, Agreement With India Will Not Endanger Sri Lankan IT Sector. The Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva refuted the allegations that, the new agreement with India will not endanger and put at risk the jobs of Sri Lankan IT professionals. [More]
"A new party is not SLFP, it's a new party" : Gotabhaya rajapaksa
[ Friday, 22 January 2016, 10:26.37 AM ]
The Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa gave serious indications about the formation of a new political party, pointing out that "a new party is not SLFP, it's a new party". [More]
CM phoned youth engage in hunger strike
[ Friday, 22 January 2016, 10:02.57 AM ] []
Secretary to the Northern Chief Minister R.Waradhiswaran directly visited the Muslim youth currently engage on hunger strike on demanding to allow Northern Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran to act on independent manner. [More]
Ministers visits Vickramaditya
[ Friday, 22 January 2016, 09:49.30 AM ] []
India’s largest naval ship, the aircraft carrier INS Vickramaditya, which made its maiden Port of Call to Sri Lanka, warmly welcomed the Sri Lankan Ministers and the top-level Defence officials who visited her at the Port of Colombo yesterday (21). [More]
Body of a beheaded motorcyclist and a body of a man hung himself found in embilipitiya
[ Friday, 22 January 2016, 08:42.35 AM ]
The beheaded body of a 30-year-old motorcyclist was found at Kariyamadiththa in Middeniya in Embilipitiya this morning. [More]
No comments from TNA on tamil people's council
[ Friday, 22 January 2016, 08:23.18 AM ]
No Comments from the Tamil National Alliance on the Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran's Tamil People's Council. [More]
ITAK central working committee meeting commenced
[ Friday, 22 January 2016, 08:01.07 AM ] []
Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi central working committee meeting currently underway at Vavuniya. [More]
Four more arrests imminent
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 07:43.05 AM ]
The Criminal investigation Department(CID) investigating journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda’s disappearance, is set to arrest four more Army intelligence personnel connected to the incident in the coming days, authoritative CID sources told to Colombo Midea. [More]
TNA’s promise to Swaraj
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 07:37.52 AM ]
TNA leaders promised to work with the government to find a political solution acceptable to all communities in Sri Lanka, when they met the vising Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday. [More]
Gnanasara Thera writes letter from Welikada prison
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 07:27.28 AM ]
Bodu Bala Sena general secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera has written a letter from Welikada prison to the Mahanayake Thera, president, prime minister and the cabinet ministers. [More]
Sushma assures Sirisena India’s support for his policies
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 10:12.10 AM ] []
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has told President Maithripala Sirisena the Government of India supports Sri Lanka’s policies on reconciliation and development, the President’s office said today. [More]
Wigneswaran Visits Buddhist Temple In Jaffna
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 06:19.44 AM ] []
Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran visited the Naga Viharaya in Jaffna yesterday and met with the Chief Monk at the temple. [More]
UN Human Rights chief arrives in Sri Lanka.
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 05:16.33 AM ] []
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka, a short while ago, for a four-day official visit. [More]
Rehabilitated LTTE Cadres sing National Anthem In Sinhalese
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 09:50.58 AM ] []
A group of Rehabilitated former LTTE cadres sang the Sri Lankan National Anthem in Sinhalese yesterday at the National Day functions at Paranthan in Kilinochchi District. The Commanding Officer of the Civil Defence Force in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Colonel Rathnapriya Bandu organized this event, where several dozen LTTE cadres took part. [More]
Defence Council discusses about Yoshitha's Arrest
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 09:45.05 AM ]
At the National Defence Council, the president and the prime minister have sought information with regard to the arrest of Navy Lt. Yoshitha Rajapaksa, second son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. [More]
US slams human rights violations in SriLanka
[ Friday, 26 June 2015, 08:03.21 AM ]
Several human rights violations had taken place last year in Sri Lanka , according to the annual human rights report of the US State Department released yesterday (Thursday). [More]
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