Court ordered to deport all Pakistan refugees
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 09:18.27 AM ]
Delivering a judgment that will see the deportation of hundreds of Pakistani and Afghan asylum seekers in Sri Lanka, the Court of Appeals today withdrew an interim order suspending all deportations. [More]
Going overseas, not a protest: Mangala
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 08:29.17 AM ]
UNP leadership council member Mangala Samaraweera says that his going abroad early yesterday(August 31) was not a mark of dejection or protest in any way. [More]
Japan Prime Minister to visit SriLanka
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 08:24.00 AM ]
The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe will be accompanied by a high level delegation to Sri Lanka during his official visit from 7th to 8th September 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the External Affairs Ministry said today. [More]
6 Years old girl beaten to death by her mother
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 08:20.24 AM ]
A six-year-old girl has reportedly died after being brutally assaulted by her mother in the Wellampitiya area. [More]
Death threats issued against Vavuniya GA
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 08:16.17 AM ]
Death threats issued against Bandhula Harichchandra, Government Agent(GA) of the Vavuniya district. [More]
British University Lecturer is going to be Investigated by the Srilankan Authorities: Police Spokesman
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 07:47.04 AM ]
According to the Police reports, a British University Lecturer is going to be interrogated by the Police for trying to gather the Srilankan military information. [More]
At the Poya day festival Sinhalese women got intoxicated at a meeting of the ruling party
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 06:56.09 AM ]
Free Beer was served to the women who were participating at the ruling party meeting. [More]
Mangala leaves the country opposing Sajith given the Deputy leadership
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 05:57.58 AM ]
The chief of the UNP media unit, parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera has left for London. [More]
New restrictions to all ministers
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 05:44.05 AM ]
The President has taken steps to prepare a special procedure on how to behave while on foreign trips. [More]
Government will pay special attention to reduce electricity chargers: President
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 05:17.31 AM ]
Head of state President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that government will pay special attention to reduce electricity chargers. [More]
We don't have any intention to brief about the Lankan government to India:TNA
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 05:02.32 AM ]
Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Suresh Premachchandran stated we don't have any intention to brief about the Lankan government to India. [More]
India should maintain relationship with SriLanka: Venkaiah Naidu
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 04:59.18 AM ]
Maintaining that India wants good neighbourly relationship, Union Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that Pakistan should stop funding terrorists and cannot expect peace talks when there is continuous firing across the border. [More]
Protect president Rajapaksa - Minister of Higher Education
[ Monday, 01 September 2014, 04:40.41 AM ]
Higher Education Minister S B Dissanayake says the time has now come to protect President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the face of attempts to create another war in Sri Lanka. [More]
Some northern fishermen want to use trawlers
[ Sunday, 31 August 2014, 01:22.57 PM ]
A section of Sri Lanka’s northern fishermen has urged the Northern Provincial Council to allow them to use trawlers, citing the damage caused by Indian trawlers. [More]
Sajith to be appointed UNP Deputy Leader?
[ Sunday, 31 August 2014, 06:32.00 AM ]
Immediate steps will be taken to fill several vacant positions in the United National Party(UNP) including the post of Deputy Leader, says the party’s General Secretary Tissa Atttanayake. [More]
Fishermen decide to withdraw stir after India, SL talks
[ Sunday, 31 August 2014, 06:29.23 AM ]
A meeting of all fishermen's associations today decided to withdraw their 36 day indefinite strike from Monday and put out to sea in the backdrop of the first joint committee meeting between India and Sri Lanka held in Delhi. [More]
Uni students protest over supression
[ Sunday, 31 August 2014, 06:21.35 AM ]
University students staged a protest outside the Open University of Sri Lanka today against the suppression of student rights and other issues. [More]
Asylum seeker return bid cost $12m: report
[ Saturday, 30 August 2014, 12:17.51 PM ]
The Australian government’s failed bid to return 157 asylum seekers to India cost taxpayers more than $12 million, a cost analysis has found, AAP reports. [More]
Mervin kicks the ice bucket challenge
[ Saturday, 30 August 2014, 09:21.55 AM ]
The Minister Mervin Silva has kicked aside the “ice bucket challenge” of the western provincial member Malsha Kumaranathunga. [More]
One dead, 9 injured in wasp attack
[ Saturday, 30 August 2014, 07:44.45 AM ]
A 55-year-old man was killed and nine others including four women were injured following a wasp attack in Dibulapathana last evening, police said. [More]
Chandrika meets Aung San Suu Kyi
[ Sunday, 31 August 2014, 01:18.50 PM ] []
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga met Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known activist for democracy and the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) during her visit to Myanmar. [More]
LTTE trying to regroup in Australia?
[ Sunday, 31 August 2014, 06:27.22 AM ]
Is the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which ran out of steam in 2009 following the killing of its founder Velupillai Prabhakaran by Sri Lankan armed forces, trying to regroup itself in Australia? [More]
UN chief expresses concerns over “Buddhist extremism”
[ Saturday, 30 August 2014, 12:23.43 PM ]
“In both Myanmar and Sri Lanka, I am concerned that Buddhist communities are being swept up by a rising tide of extremist sentiment against other groups,” United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon said on Friday. [More]
Tense situation outside cricket venue
[ Saturday, 30 August 2014, 09:06.31 AM ]
A tense situation prevailed outside the Dambulla cricket stadium today as hundreds of people attempted to enter the venue to watch the cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. [More]
Indian police unearth ammunition with LTTE symbol
[ Saturday, 30 August 2014, 07:40.46 AM ] []
Hand-grenades and land mines, unearthed from Pacha Talamalai reserve forest near Puliyur in Mettur taluk on Tuesday night, belong to the LTTE, said Salem police, as the hand-grenades were found to be imprinted with LTTE logo. [More]
Lankan incidents draws UN attention
[ Saturday, 30 August 2014, 05:16.52 AM ] []
A UN official today noted that incidents in some countries, including Sri Lanka, clearly demonstrate that societies are grappling with identity based tensions. [More]
Pakistan cricketers prevented from entering the Dambulla mosque
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 03:14.08 PM ]
Members of the Pakistani cricket team, who were in Dambulla today, were prevented from entering the Masjidul Khaira mosque in Dambulla for their Friday evening prayers. [More]
Sri Lanka Tourism welcomes one millionth tourist
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 01:46.26 PM ] []
Sri Lanka Tourism Thursday welcomed the arrival of one millionth tourist for the year at the Bandaranaike International Airport(BIA) yesterday. [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]