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LTTE trying to regroup in Australia?
[ 2014-08-31 06:27:22 ]
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]
Uni students protest over supression
[ 2014-08-31 06:21:35 ]
University students staged a protest outside the Open University of Sri Lanka today against the suppression of student rights and other issues. [More]
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Sajith to be appointed UNP Deputy Leader?
[ 2014-08-31 06:32:00 ]
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
[ 2014-08-31 06:29:23 ]
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]
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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
T.N. insists on release of fishermen’s boats
[ Saturday, 30 August 2014, 07:33.36 AM ]
The Tamil Nadu government has reiterated its demand for immediate release of 62 fishing boats seized by Sri Lanka, the Hindu reports. [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]
Saudi, Lanka to resolve labour issues
[ Saturday, 30 August 2014, 04:55.49 AM ]
Saudi officials have announced a five-day visit to Sri Lanka in a bid to overcome “difficulties” related to the recruitment of domestic workers from the south Asian country, arabianbusiness.com reported. [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]
Pakistan Air Force chief greats Defence Secretary
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 02:03.27 PM ] []
Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt met Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries. [More]
Government creates problems in health sector: UNP
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 01:57.56 PM ]
The United National Party today blamed the government is only responsible for all attacks and tense situations reported in the health services. [More]
SC postpones verdict on animal sacrifice
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 12:49.54 PM ]
The Supreme Court today postponed the verdict of the Munneswaram Kovil priests appeal against the Appeal Court judgment on animal sacrifice for 3 September. [More]
Triple murder: Two sentenced to death
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 12:43.34 PM ]
Two people found guilty of having murdered three members of same family on February 12, 2002 at Udugama in Galle. [More]
Kamalendharan released on condition bail
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 09:00.10 AM ]
Northern Provincial Council former opposition leader Kamalendhran released on condition bail by the Jaffna high court today. [More]
Police raided casino center was attacked
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 08:49.03 AM ]
Police officer raided the casino center was attacked in Munneshwaran, Chilaw. [More]
Why do parliamentarians skip parliamentary sittings ?
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 08:41.23 AM ]
Parliamentarians’ attendance has dropped sharply and Opposition members skip parliament even when important Bills were taken up. [More]
Two children drowned
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 08:20.10 AM ]
Two children drowned in the Chettikulam tank at Silavathurai, Mannar last evening. [More]
Lankan woman drowned in Australia
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 04:09.50 AM ] []
The brother who found his younger sister Amesha Rajapakse drowned in a Western Sydney creek just metres from their home said she was the “cleverest” person he knew. [More]
Cops Silent on Weapons in Erstwhile LTTE Training Site
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 03:36.34 AM ]
Even as the police chose to keep a studied silence on Tuesday’s sensational recovery of explosives at Kumbarapatti forests near Kolathur, speculations are rife about their origin as the site was once a training camp for the LTTE during its infancy. [More]
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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]
Wariyapola girl files fundamental rights violation petition
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 12:55.58 PM ] []
Wariyapola girl files fundamental rights violation petition at the Supreme Court. [More]
New leadership for TNA?
[ Friday, 29 August 2014, 08:14.11 AM ]
Tamil National Alliance(TNA) decided to register them as political party and operates under new leader, leading Sinhala newspaper reports. [More]
3 Military personals arrested over attacking checker at the Yaz Devi train
[ Thursday, 28 August 2014, 04:17.15 PM ]
Three military personals arrested over attacking checker at the Yaz Devi train transporting passengers from Palai to Colombo. [More]
What happened to 16,000 SriLankans?
[ Thursday, 28 August 2014, 01:58.22 PM ]
The International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC) says in Sri Lanka, the fate and whereabouts of more than 16,000 people remain unknown. [More]
Not allow western forces to enter the country: Basil Rajapaksa
[ Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:34.11 PM ] []
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has said that he will not allow western forces to enter the country and disrupt its peace. [More]
15 Chinese beauty queens are on a tour in Parakramabahu palace
[ Thursday, 28 August 2014, 08:16.51 AM ] []
It is reported that it is going to produce a film on the historical places with the 15 Chinese beauty queens who are on a tour in Sri Lanka. [More]
Ready to discuss with Modi: Wigneswaran
[ Thursday, 28 August 2014, 06:37.58 AM ]
Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran said that he is ready to hold discussions with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on present political situation of the northern provincial council. [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]