President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reiterated that only the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) can propose any changes to Sri Lanka’s Constitution, Minister Anura Priyadharsana Yapa said today.
Sri Lanka does not import crude oil from Iran since mid 2012 following the US sanctions, Minister of Petroleum industries, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said at the cabinet press briefing short while ago.
The main opposition United National Party (UNP) said yesterday it was considering a change in its stance on power devolution and instead opt for a new system of devolution depending on the will of the people.
The Department of Ayurveda will temporarily stop registering Ayurvedic spas from this month, Daily Mirror learns. However, registration of spas in institutions that had already been registered with the Sri Lanka Tourist Board will continue
While claiming that trend in the Sri Lanka government’s respect for religious freedom did not change significantly during the year, the US said that ‘in certain instances, local authorities failed to respond effectively to communal attacks, including attacks on members of minority religious groups.’
The Indian Coast Guard is to deploy the newly commissioned ship ‘Vaibhav’, the third in a series of 90-meter class offshore patrol vessel in the Gulf of Mannar and up to the international maritime boundary line with Sri Lanka, the Times of India reported
A 48-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil settled in Chennai killed his mother, wife and daughter by slitting their throats before committing suicide by jumping in front of a suburban train near Pazhavanthangal on Tuesday morning. His friends said the man was in debt
Union Minister V Narayanasamy today said that only the Congress party is "genuinely" interested in ensuring welfare of the Tamils in Sri Lanka while other political parties in Tamil Nadu were shedding "crocodile tears" on the issue
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Voicing concern over attacks on Indian fishermen, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today asked the Centre to take urgent steps for the retrieval of Katchatheevu islet, ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974, besides redrawing the International Maritime Boundary Line
More than 13,000 kilos of ‘Wallapatta’ herbs (Gyrinops walla) worth Rs.200 million used in the manufacture of perfume was recovered from a house in Kolonnawa.
Crime branch officers in India on Sunday arrested a 35-year-old Sri Lankan, who was an operative of banned outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), when he was attempting to catch a flight to Nairobi
Twenty four passengers were hospitalised after a private bus plying from Jaffna to Diyatalawa plunged over a precipice in the Ramboda area in Kotmale this morning, Police said
The government yesterday requested the working class people not take part in today’s planned- countrywide strike action and asked them not to fall prey to those who were trying to gain political advantage from the action
Two Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Suzunami” and “Kirisame” arrived at the Port of Trincomalee today on a goodwill and supply visit, navy headquarters said.
The UNP said today that the government feared the tomorrow’s strike against the electricity tariffs hike and was using various tactics to force the workers to keep away from taking part in the campaign.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) founder Rohana Wijeweera’s daughter Easha was arrested this monring after she was alleged to have assaulted her mother and brother, police said.
A suspect was found hanging in a cell at the Bambalapitiya Police today. Police said the suspect had been arrested yesterday on charges of having stolen vehicle spare parts.