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Pakistani military delegation to visit Sri Lanka
[ 2014-04-20 10:07:11 ]
A 21-member delegation of the National Defence University(NDU) Pakistan, headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar, is scheduled to be arriving in Sri Lanka tomorrow(21, April, 2014) on a weeklong visit. [More]
Charges listed against KP amended
[ 2014-04-20 03:32:59 ]
The charged under which an INTERPOL warrant was issued for the arrest of Kumaran Pathmanathan, better known as KP, have been amended. [More]
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South Africa to intervene in Sri Lanka's matters
[ 2014-04-20 11:10:57 ]
Diplomatic Sources state that the South African government is ready to enter in to a wide ranging programme concerning the reconciliation process. [More]
Largest stock of Walla-Patta to be smuggled out worth 38.4 million confiscated by customs
[ 2014-04-20 11:10:16 ]
One Sri Lankan and 2 Indians were arrested along with a stock of 48 kgs of "Walla-Patta". [More]
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8-hour water cut in parts of Colombo
[ Sunday, 20 April 2014, 10:08.31 AM ]
The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) says that the water supply to several parts of Colombo will be temporarily suspended from 3.00pm to 11.00pm tomorrow (April 21) due to pipeline repairs. [More]
Two Indians, Lankan arrested at BIA
[ Sunday, 20 April 2014, 05:40.06 AM ]
Two Indian nationals and a Sri Lankan were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning with a large stock of Wallapatte herbs (Gyrinopus Waala) in their possession. [More]
6000 false names have been given to Navi Pillai as war criminals
[ Sunday, 20 April 2014, 05:29.22 AM ]
The British Tamil society has presented a report with 6000 names including the army officers who have died, non army personnel who are abroad, etc saying that they are war criminals. [More]
Police deny kidney racket allegation
[ Sunday, 20 April 2014, 03:26.38 AM ]
The Sri Lankan police rejected reports of a suspected kidney racket behind the death of a 26-year-old Indian, saying he died of heart failure, the Press Trust of India reported. [More]
Lanka maintains stand on resolution
[ Saturday, 19 April 2014, 03:03.36 PM ]
The Government says it will maintain its position on the US resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council recently. [More]
BBC correspondent refused a visa
[ Saturday, 19 April 2014, 03:00.38 PM ]
The correspondent of the BBC based in Colombo has been refused a one year visa extension and he has been asked to leave the country. [More]
Hambantota Mayor ready to resign
[ Saturday, 19 April 2014, 10:24.05 AM ]
Hambantota Municipal Council Mayor Eraj Fernando stated that he’s ready to resign if his actions caused disrepute to his party and the government. [More]
Van falls into tank, five dead
[ Saturday, 19 April 2014, 04:02.39 AM ]
At least five people were killed after their van fell into the Datagamuwa tank in Kataragama in the early hours today, Police said. [More]
UNGA President to visit Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 19 April 2014, 03:56.27 AM ]
The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Dr John William Ashe is to participate at the 2014 World Conference on Youth scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka next month. [More]
I never asked Eraj to go there: Namal
[ Saturday, 19 April 2014, 03:51.22 AM ]
Hambantota District parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa today denied claims by Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando that he had asked Mr. Fernando to intervene in the crisis situation that arose during the visit of a group of UNP MPs to Hambantota 17th April. [More]
Ten dead after tractor falls into canal
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 03:20.29 PM ] []
Ten people have died after a tractor that was transporting them toppled into the ZD canal in Aluthoya, Aralaganwila, Director of the Aralaganwila hospital confirmed. [More]
No Muslim families displaced by Navy deployment: Army Spokesman
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 03:11.43 PM ]
The Defence & Urban Development Ministry and the Sri Lanka Navy today strongly denied allegations published in the media that the Muslim families who had encroached into the Willpattu National Park were those displaced as a result of naval deployments in the area. [More]
Two navy sailors killed in accident
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 08:39.54 AM ]
Two navy sailors were killed following an accident involving the vehicle they were travelling in at Pulmudai today, the navy media unit said. [More]
The last missing Macaw found
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 07:55.55 AM ]
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
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 07:55.14 AM ]
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]
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]
Centre, Tamil Nadu failed to protect fishermen - Modi
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 07:50.47 AM ]
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
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 04:21.56 AM ]
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]
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]
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Malinga, Thisara free to play IPL: Jayasuriya
[ Saturday, 19 April 2014, 10:14.11 AM ]
The two Sri Lanka players in the current IPL, Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera, would be free to continue playing in the IPL if they don’t make themselves available for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England, Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said. [More]
BJP will push for power devolution
[ Saturday, 19 April 2014, 10:12.44 AM ]
The BJP says it will push for early devolution of powers and a political settlement in Sri Lanka if it wins the ongoing elections in India, The Hindu newspaper reported. [More]
FB used in Sri Lankan kidney racket
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 08:35.03 AM ] []
The alleged international kidney racket, which came under the police radar following the death of an Indian youngster in Sri Lanka, has been using Facebook and other social networking sites to identify victims, the Deccan Chronicle reported. [More]
KP still a wated man by INTERPOL
[ Friday, 18 April 2014, 08:30.23 AM ] []
Kumaran Padmanathan, the one time LTTE chief arms procurer, better known as KP, is still on the INTERPOL red list. [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]
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]
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]