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Centre, Tamil Nadu failed to protect fishermen - Modi
[ 2014-04-18 07:50:47 ]
A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that UPA had done a lot for the welfare of fishermen in Tamil Nadu at a meeting in Kanyakumari, BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi chose the same spot to hit back at the Congress alleging that the party stood a silent spectator as TN fishermen were killed. [More]
I never carried a pistol: Hambantota Mayor
[ 2014-04-18 04:21:56 ]
While denying he was carrying a pistol in his hand during the incident in Hambantota yesterday Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando rejected claims that he was behind the attack in Magampura. [More]
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The last missing Macaw found
[ 2014-04-18 07:55:55 ]
The last of the four macaws that escaped from an aviary at the President’s House on Wednesday was found by a resident of Kotahena and handed over to the President’s House through the Kotahena Police today. [More]
Karunatilake Amunugama designated to Germany
[ 2014-04-18 07:55:14 ]
Former External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilake Amunugama has been named as the ambassador designated to Germany while present Indian High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has been named as the ambassador to the United States. [More]
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Police nab 1488 drunk drivers
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 07:52.21 AM ]
The Police Department today revealed that 1488 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]
Robbers make off with cash, jewelry worth millions
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 03:57.28 AM ]
Six armed men have broken into a jewelry store near the clock tower in the Negombo town yesterday and robbed jewelry and cash estimated to be worth around Rs 10 million before escaping on motorcycles. [More]
Indian court rejects case on IPKF
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 04:34.40 PM ]
The Indian Supreme Court today declined to entertain a plea seeking a Special Investigative Team (SIT) probe into the role of the Indian Army as a peacekeeping force in Sri Lanka during operations against the LTTE, the Indo Asian News Service reported. [More]
UNP to complain to IGP over attack
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 04:27.23 PM ]
The main opposition UNP says it is to lodge a complaint with IGP N.K. Illangakoon over the attack on a group of UNP MPs in Hambantota today. [More]
INTERPOL red notice on 96 Lankans
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 04:01.36 PM ]
The police has issued red notices for the arrest of 96 Sri Lankans through the international police, also known as INTERPOL, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said today. [More]
Mahinda saddened by ferry accident
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 03:57.34 PM ]
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the passenger ferry accident that took place off the southern resort island of Jeju yesterday. [More]
Rise in Sri Lanka’s unemployment
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 09:34.12 AM ]
Sri Lanka’s unemployment rate has shown an increase last year. While the unemployment rate had been 4.0 percent in 2012 it has increased to 4.4 percent in 2013. [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]
Minister Vasudeva urge to ban BBS with an immediate effect
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 08:50.43 AM ]
Minister Vasudeva Nanayakara requested to ban Bodu Bala Sena movement with an immediate effect in SriLanka and also describe movement as terrorist organisation. [More]
US looking forward to the resumption of a more comprehensive military relationship
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 08:40.05 AM ]
The US said today it was looking forward to the resumption of a more comprehensive military relationship no sooner the Sri Lankan Government makes progress towards reconciliation and accountability. [More]
Navy person serving at Boosa prison commits suicide
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 08:33.15 AM ]
Navy personal serving at the Boosa prison committed suicide by hanging on rope. [More]
Mother sells daughter for prostitution
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 08:02.02 AM ]
The Children and Women Bureau of the police is conducting investigations into an incident where a mother had been soliciting her 14-year-old daughter to businessmen for sexual purposes, earning between Rs 60,000 to Rs 90,000 daily. [More]
Indian Supreme Court today dismissed the writ petition against Indian Army in the war in Sri Lanka
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 07:56.10 AM ]
The Indian Supreme Court today dismissed the writ petition for a probe by a Special Investigation Team into the alleged role of the Indian Army in the war in Sri Lanka. [More]
Defence Secretary says LTTE network is intact
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 04:40.02 AM ]
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says although there is no more terrorism in Sri Lanka, the terrorists’ global network continues to function largely unhindered. [More]
LTTE supporters attempt to hack government websites defeated
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 04:36.46 AM ]
LTTE supportive Tamils have took various attempts to hack 20 websites including Defence Ministry and military websites, Sinhala newspaper reports. [More]
Family 'shocked' as Sri Lankan court bails four men accused of Khuram Shaikh's murder
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 03:46.07 AM ]
Family members of Khurham express shocked over granting bail to the chief suspect of Khurham murder case. [More]
Police get court order for BBS video
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 02:53.38 AM ]
The news directors attached to two private television channels were yesterday ordered to hand over unedited video footage to the police, to conduct further investigations into the alleged commotion made by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organistion, disrupting a media conference organised by the Jathika Bala Sena (JBS) on April 9. [More]
British MP expresses concern over cancelling trip to SriLanka
[ Thursday, 17 April 2014, 02:07.34 AM ]
Laurence Robertson was left ‘embarrassed’ and ‘furious’ after having to call off a Parliamentary trip to Sri Lanka at the last minute. [More]
Miliband wants pressure on Lanka authorities
[ Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 04:32.15 PM ]
The leader of Britain’s Labour Party Ed Miliband says the British Government and others must bring pressure to bear on the Sri Lankan authorities to ensure that the fundamental rights and freedoms of all Sri Lankans are respected. [More]
Chopper transporting president suddenly landed
[ Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 04:29.29 PM ]
Due to inclement weather condition helicopter chopper carrying president Mahinda Rajapaska was landed at the Warakapola area today. [More]
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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]
Girl visited bank disappeared
[ Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 08:14.29 AM ] []
Young girl went on missing while returning from private bank in Kaluwanjikuddy police division in Batticaloa. Complaint filed at the Kaluwanjikuddy police. [More]
Indian forces took part in SL war
[ Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 08:09.30 AM ]
A PIL filed in the Supreme Court has said Indian military personnel took direct part in the war, and that some were even injured in the battle. [More]
Eelam Tamil youth protest at London marathon running
[ Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 04:00.51 AM ] []
Eelam Tamil youth Ramanagaran Venugopal carried out his protest campaign different manner at the London Marathon running on last Sunday. [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]