Important News
Zeid holds talks with North CM, IDPs and families of missing
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 06:30.54 PM ] []
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, had talks with the Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran and also met war displaced families and families of those reported missing, when he visited the North today. [More]
Important News
Four more arrests imminent
[ 2016-02-07 07:43:05 ]
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]
Zeid Says, he will have Discussions with all the Communities in Sri Lanka
[ 2016-02-06 11:23:29 ]
Zeid says that he will listen to all the Communities in Sri Lanka. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says, he will be having talks with representatives of all communities in Sri Lanka and will listen to what they have to say. [More]
Latest News
TNA’s promise to Swaraj
[ 2016-02-07 07:37:52 ]
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
[ 2016-02-07 07:27:28 ]
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]
Health Minister makes new revelation regarding Kidney racket
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 05:48.12 AM ]
Minister of health, Rajitha Senarathne says that the 6 doctors suspected to be connected to the illegal kidney transplanting trade as revealed by the Indian police, have not been involved in the incident. [More]
Un High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Meets Local Politicians
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 03:57.11 AM ]
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein who is on a 4-day official visit in Sri Lanka, met External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday afternoon (06th). [More]
Sarath Fonseka Won't be given with the Law & Order Ministry
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 12:32.52 PM ]
The UNP Confirms that Sarath Fonseka Won't be given with Law and Order Ministry. The Former Army Commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka will not be given with the Ministry of Law and Order, according to the highly placed government sources confirmed. [More]
10,000 Sri Lankan Emigrants to Get their Dual Citizenship
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 12:27.41 PM ]
The Minister of Internal Affairs S.B. Nawinna revealed that the Government of Sri Lanka plans to grant dual citizenship to nearly 10,000 Emigrants. [More]
Tamil Nadu Political Parties Express Deepest Concern for the Maithripala Sirisena’s Stand
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 11:32.25 AM ]
The DMK & MDMK Expressed their Deepest Concerns over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s reported statement that his country’s new constitution will not have the concept of '‘Federation'', saying that it will affect the Ethnic Tamils. [More]
Mahinda Rajapaksa Introduced National Government Concept: Nimal Siripala De Silva
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 11:19.51 AM ]
The Concept of National Government was introduced to Sri Lanka by the Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, said the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva. He made this observation in a meeting at Ahangama. [More]
Fisheries Minister to visit India to discuss on Fishermen Issue
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 08:49.04 AM ]
Mahinda Amaraweera to visit New Delhi to discuss on the fishermen issue. The Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera will visit India at the earliest at the invitation of the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. [More]
Chief Minister of Southern Province Released on Bail
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 08:41.14 AM ]
Shan Wijayalal De Silva Released On Bail. Shan Wijayalal De Silva, the Chief Minister of Southern Province has been released on bail by the Galle Magistrate’s Court today. [More]
Foreign Minister of China arrived in Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 08:38.36 AM ]
The Chinese Foreign Minister Arrives In Sri Lanka On Short Transit Visit. The Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi arrived in Sri Lanka on a short transit visit this morning. [More]
Joint Opposition's coconut breaking Ritual against FCID
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 08:36.19 AM ]
The Joint Opposition Appeals For the 'Divine Intervention' Against the FCID. The 'Joint Opposition', which backs and supports the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, started a coconut breaking ritual this morning at Seenigama Devalaya, appealing to the deities to intervene against the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division. [More]
Details of the Kidney Racket Revealed
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 08:32.06 AM ]
A Five Member Committee Reveals the Details Of the Alleged Kidney Racket. The five-member committee appointed by the Ministry of Health had unraveled the hidden information, regarding the kidney racket, which was uncovered by the Indian Police. [More]
Dinusha Hansani wins Silver for SL at South Asian Games
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 07:27.20 AM ] []
B. Dinusha Hansani won the first medal for Sri Lanka at the 2016 South Asian Games underway in India. [More]
Report on Kidney Racket to be handed over to Rajitha Senaratne
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 12:17.53 PM ]
The Report On Alleged Kidney Racket is going To Be Handed Over To the Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne. The five member committee, which was appointed to investigate into the alleged kidney racket at several hospitals in Colombo, is expected to hand over its report to the Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne today. [More]
Many Sri Lankans Criticizing the Government by Living Comfortable Lives Abroad: Harsha De Silva
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 12:08.25 PM ]
The Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva made a controversial comment on Facebook yesterday by saying that many Sri Lankans critical of government's efforts to bring national unity are living comfortable lives abroad. [More]
Indian External Affairs Minister Called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 11:41.51 AM ] []
Sushma Swaraj Calls On Ranil Wickremesinghe. The Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo today, the first day of her two-day official visit to this island nation Sri Lanka. [More]
Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa's Legal Action Against Sarath Fonseka's Appointment as National List MP
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 10:46.20 AM ]
Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa Launches "Undercover War" Against Sarath Fonseka's National List MP Appointment. The Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has embarked on a legal mission to prevent former Army Commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka from being appointed to Parliament as a National List MP of the UNP. [More]
Northern Fishermen stages protest at Colombo
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 10:31.31 AM ] []
Fishermen from Northern SriLanka stage massive protest infront of Fort Railway station. [More]
Dry weather hit downs the island
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 10:19.41 AM ]
The current dry spell experienced in the country is a result of the EL Nino phenomenon, the Department of Meteorology said yesterday. [More]
Kumar Gunaratnam re-remanded
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 09:35.31 AM ]
Senior member of Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Kumar Gunaratnam was further remanded till February 15 by Kegalle Magistrate Prasanna Alwis today. [More]
Monitoring Mechanism is essential before Liberating the LTTE: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 07:52.21 AM ]
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Says, "The Government Needs to keep hardcore LTTE's under the microscope". The former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa urged the Government to strengthen the mechanism to monitor the hardcore LTTE's before releasing the remaining hardcore LTTE operatives in jails. [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]
Government Decision to Grant Dual Citizenship to 750 Applicants
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 09:42.48 AM ] []
The Government has reached a decision to grant dual citizenship to another 750 applicants. [More]
Maithripala Pledged to Safeguard Sri Lanka's Sovereignty
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 03:50.12 PM ] []
The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Pledges To Safeguard the Sovereignty of the Country, while Dealing With UNHRC Resolution. President Maithripala Sirisena pledged to safeguard Sri Lanka's sovereignty and national integrity, when working on the UNHRC Resolution, which was passed in Geneva last year. [More]
When National Anthem was Sung In Tamil, R. Sampanthan had Tears in his Eyes!
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 03:34.52 PM ] []
R. Sampanthan Had Tears In His Eyes, When the National Anthem Was Sung In Tamil. The Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan had tears in his eyes, when the Tamil translation of the Sri Lankan National Anthem was sung during the state Independence Day ceremony, a Cabinet Minister who attended the event this morning said. [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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