Rescuers were hammering on the upturned hull of a capsized South Korea ferry on Thursday hoping for a response from hundreds of people, mostly teenage schoolchildren, believed trapped after the vessel started sinking more than 24 hours previously
Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said though there was no more terrorism in Sri Lanka, the terrorists’ global network continued to function largely unhindered and that some nations seemed to have chosen to turn a blind eye to these front organisations
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
Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter, most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, said today he and the Maha Sangha were ready to take to the streets, unless the Government amends the Bim Saviya Land Registration Act immediately.
A complaint has been made to the Slave Island Police against the statement made to the media by the Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera on April 12.
Dismissing as "false propaganda" that Congress was not concerned about Tamils in Sri Lanka, Sonia Gandhi today raised the emotional issue of her husband Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, saying the former prime minister sacrificed his life "fighting" for them
Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem visited the Mahanayake Thera of Malwathu Chapter today and had a discussion on the issue of admission of students to the Law Faculty of the Colombo University
Four Macaw parrots that were reared at the President’s House in Colombo have escaped from their cage today, President’s Media division said. People are asked to inform of any information about the missing parrots to Mayura Perera on 0777 535 377.
Hyderabad city police are investigating into allegations of a Colombo-based kidney racket in which a youngster from Hyderabad lost a life
The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation today hailed Minister Mervyn Silva as a genuine patriot and was much better than other ministers ►►►
The Director of the National Drugs Authority Dr. Hemantha Benaragama warned Lankans not to purchase medicines, especially drugs that were purported to enhance sexual performance over the internet ►►►
The presidential pardon for those found guilty by the High Court of harassing popular artistes Rukantha Gunatilleka and Chandraleka Perera is improper as the procedures for such a pardon has not been followed, United National Party (UNP) MP Ajith Perera said today ►►►
Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck hundreds of passengers, most of them high school students, from a passenger ferry as it listed and slow sank off the southwest coast of South Korea on Wednesday ►►►
A South Korean ship, with hundreds passengers on board, is sinking off the country's southwestern coast, CNN affiliate YTN has reported.
The main opposition UNP has already begun discussions with party organizers in areas where the recent provincial council elections were held, in a bid to evaluate their performances, party chairman and Leadership Council member Kabir Hashim said today
A former Weligama Pradeshiya Sabha member alleged to have shot and wounded two men during a clash on New Year day in the Kamburugamuwa Garaduwa area was remanded till April 28 by Matara Acting Magistrate Upali Ranasinghe
At least 25 passengers were injured when the buses they were travelling in collided on the Hatton-Norwood Road, a short while ago
US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Biswal, in a tweet said that she was impressed more by Eric Solheim's “care and concern for all Sri Lankans” than his knowledge of Sri Lanka.
A government-appointed panel probing the cases of thousands of missing people during the nearly three-decade-long war with the LTTE will provide counselling to the kin of those disappeared, an official said today
The unmanned submarine hunting for wreckage of the missing Malaysian jet MH370 will make a second attempt on Tuesday after aborting its first search mission as it encountered water deeper than its operating limits while scanning the floor of the southern Indian Ocean
A total of 149 people had been arrested across the country for driving under the influence of liquor (DUI) during the past 24 hours, the Police said.
The arrests were made between 6 a.m. yesterday (14) to 6 a.m. today
Two Chinese were arrested at Pooneryn in Vavuniya on charges of having overstayed their visas and police said that during their stay in the country they had been involved in selling imitation jewellery claiming they were made out of gold
A PIL filed in the Supreme Court has said Indian military personnel took direct part in the war in 2009, and that some were even injured in the battle
Britain said that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will now begin the process of establishing an investigation and assessing the evidence regarding Sri Lanka.
Canada will suspend funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns.
Tamil Nadu Government today gave its nod for Sri Lanka's proposal for holding the next round of fishermen level talks in Colombo on May 12 and 13 on the contentious issue of fishing rights in Palk Straits.
A Sri Lankan Tamil man who doused himself with petrol and set himself alight after being refused settlement in Australia is showing signs of recovery.
But he faces a long stint in hospital before his expected deportation.
British Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire today said that his country has real concern in Sri Lanka.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the coexistence and reconciliation are the outstanding traditions of these Avurudu festivities.