Important News
38 Countries Co-sponsored to the idea of ​​the Sri Lankan War Crimes
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 09:00.54 AM ]
The resolution on Sri Lanka submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and adopted without a vote on Thursday had 38 co-sponsors as of yesterday, the last day of the 30th session of the UNHRC in Geneva. [More]
Important News
Sri Lanka must decide upon ferry services : India
[ 2015-10-03 12:07:33 ]
India says that Sri Lanka must decide upon the ferry services. [More]
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe proceeded towards Japan
[ 2015-10-03 07:47:59 ]
The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is going to meet the Japanese Prime Minister on coming Tuesday. [More]
Latest News
Sri Lanka Promises "No questions will be asked" if Swiss bank cash brought back to SL
[ 2015-10-03 12:01:45 ]
Sri Lanka has asked its citizens holding Swiss bank accounts to redeposit the cash in their home country and promised there would be ‘no questions will be asked’ if they do so. [More]
Kolonnawa urban council deputy chairman Arrested
[ 2015-10-03 11:24:35 ]
Kolonnawa Urban Council Deputy Chairman Bandula Suresh Kodagoda was arrested by the police last night for threatening the Wellampitiya OIC. [More]
Attempt to identify the girl in video going Viral
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 09:18.27 AM ] []
The police are attempting to identify the girl in video going viral in which she is shown being assaulted by two boys. [More]
Mahinda Rajapaksa summoned to PRECIFAC again
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 08:18.59 AM ]
The Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and five others have been summoned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges-PRECIFAC. [More]
Maximum LTV ratio for vehicles Increased : Ravi Karunanayake
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 08:07.08 AM ]
The Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said yesterday that LTV-the maximum Loan-to-value ratio for vehicle leasing will be increased from 70% to 90 % with the immediate effect from Monday, the 5th of October-2015. [More]
Tamil Nadu Chief minister & Kalaignar Karunanidhi slams the UN resolution over Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 08:03.08 AM ]
Coming out strongly against a UN resolution that endorsed a domestic probe in Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday expressed deep disappointment and anguish while DMK chief Karunanidhi termed it shocking. [More]
Maithripala Sirisena Rejects Claims Of Hybrid Court
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 05:46.09 AM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena rejected the claims that the mechanism to be introduced to investigate alleged war crimes is a hybrid court. [More]
Siblings connection with heroin distribution nabbed
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 03:26.19 AM ]
Two women engage in the large scale of heroin business nabbed while at Mattakkuliya area today. [More]
Military personals should evacuate from Tamils land : R.Sambanthan
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 03:20.52 AM ] []
Opposition leader R.Sambanthan today called upon the military personals to evacuate from lands belongs to Tamils in the Northern Province and also stop their administration activities in Tamils area. Leader further stated that Tamil National Alliance will impose continues pressures upon the government this regard. [More]
NFF leader seeks voting on implementing UNHRC report
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 04:29.39 PM ]
National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa today challenged the government to prove that the unanimously adopted UNHRC resolution did not contain a proposal for the setting up of a hybrid court as claimed by the government. [More]
One dead following shootout at Yala
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 03:31.47 PM ]
At least one person was reportedly killed following a shootout between wildlife officers and a group of hunters who had entered the Yala National Park. [More]
There will be ‘uncomfortable’ questions - British envoy
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 03:18.28 PM ]
Terming the resolution adopted at the UNHRC as an exciting and brave step for Sri Lanka to have taken, the UK says that while the process of asking and answering the questions is difficult and can be painful, it is important in instilling confidence and trust between communities which is necessary for countries to move forward. [More]
Necessary to rebuild relationship with international countries: Mangala
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 03:10.02 PM ]
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera addresses on 'Champions for a New Approach to Peace building' at International Peace Institute on 29th September. [More]
Workers protest against the estate administration
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 01:22.43 PM ]
Estate workers attached to the Troop estate in the Talawakele police division stage protest against estate administration over supplying expired wheat four to estate workers. [More]
Hardliners misunderstood the UNHRC report on SL : Professor Desmond Mallikarachchi
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 12:15.43 PM ]
Professor Desmond Mallikarachchi , former head of the department of philosophy and psychology of the University of Peradeniya says hardliners from the North and Southern parts of the island were misunderstood over UNHRC report against SriLanka. [More]
Central Bank confirms 5 foreign banks to enter SL
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 12:07.42 PM ]
Sri Lanka’s banking watchdog, the Central Bank confirmed that five foreign banks will make an entry into the country’s financial industry in the near future. [More]
Opposition leader visits Nallur Kandasuwamy kovil
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 09:48.27 AM ] []
Opposition leader R.Sambanthan visited the Nallur Kandasuwamy kovil and engaged in religious observances this morning. [More]
Special device for kids to contact parents and police in emergency
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 08:53.57 AM ]
The Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando said that a special communication device would be introduced in the near future to enable parents to locate their children while children would be able to contact parents and police in an emergency. [More]
Lankan Tamil refugees stage fast
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 08:34.26 AM ]
Ten Lankan Tamil detainees are staging a fast since yesterday (01) at Chennai and Trichy special camps, demanding Indian authorities to fulfill a promise to release them. [More]
Police beat me; took nude photos of me :School boy
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 08:29.19 AM ]
I was beaten and accused of committing this crime, 17 years old school boy arrested over killing Seya said. [More]
Youth attacks an innocent young woman
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 04:21.26 AM ] []
A video showing two youths assaulting a young woman mercilessly has been going viral on Facebook since last evening. [More]
US Green Card lottery program begins
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 04:15.03 AM ]
The US Embassy in Colombo today announced the start of the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program. [More]
Ceremonial guard duties at president’s house take turns
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 04:34.33 PM ]
The change-over of the ceremonial guard at the President’s House and the Temple Trees took place this morning (1) during a brief ceremony in front of the President’s House at Colombo-Fort. [More]
UNHRC addresses Lankan issue on new angel : Prof.Mudiyanse Dissanayake
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 12:21.54 PM ]
Senior professor of the University of Performing Arts Mudiyanse Dissanayake welcomes the new angel followed by the UNHRC on Lankan issue. [More]
Implementation of UNHRC recommendations will create more issues : Nimal
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 12:01.06 PM ]
The implementation of the UNHRC recommendations, including the establishment of a war crimes tribunal would create many legal issues in the country’s judicial system says Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said yesterday. [More]
Britain responsible for the tragic situation faced by Lankan Tamils : Anandhi
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 09:20.34 AM ] []
Northern Provincial Council member Anandhi Sasidharan addressed the Geneva session yesterday. [More]
Military person testifies on war crimes reported during final stage of war
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 08:49.03 AM ]
Military person arrested over inconnection with the abduction of leading journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda testifies on war crimes allegations committed during the final perhaps of war in the island. [More]
Paranagama opposes UNHRC commissioner's statement
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 05:20.16 AM ]
Responding to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Prince Zeid’s call to disband the Sri Lankan Missing Persons’ Commission and assign its work to a more credible body, the chairman of the panel, Justice Maxwell Paranagama, contended that nobody else can do the job better. [More]
Mangala meets Samantha Power
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 04:49.06 AM ]
The Minister of External Affairs Mangala Samaraweera hold discussions with the US ambassador to UN Samanthan Power at New York yesterday. [More]
War criminal Jagath visits Ponnambalava Neshwar Kovil
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 04:41.29 AM ]
To mark this event special religious observance organised at the Ponnambalavaneshwar kovil at Colombo on Wednesday. [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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