The Indian government is planning "deterrent" action against Indian fishermen violating international waters with Sri Lanka, finding that trawlers and ships from this side are the biggest source of confrontation with the Emerald isle.
While claiming that Sri Lanka will not allow a single inch of the land to be taken away, President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that in the four years since humanitarian victory there were many strategies tried out by some outside forces to rule Sri Lanka.
Impeached Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayke who appeared before the Bribery Commission issued a lengthy statement denying the charges levelled against her.
The vice chairman of the Laggala- Wilgamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha was arrested by the Wilgamuwa police for allegedly entering the house of a widow and attempting to sexually abuse her
The China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) was awarded a US 229.5 million dollar contract for a massive water project funded by China to supply water to the Gampaha District.
A ring that smuggled immigrants from India and Sri Lanka into the United States through Ecuador has been broken up with the arrest of six people, Ecuadoran authorities said.
The main opposition UNP yesterday said it had rejected a request made by Velayutham Dayanithi alias Daya Master and his supporters to contest the Northern Provincial Council on the UNP ticket
Two persons were killed and three injured when a private bus veered into a bus halt near Thalangama Hospital due to a technical defect Pictures
Customs officers of the Bio Diversity unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport nabbed eight boxes containing 669 live lobsters that were to be exported to Vietnam by a businessman breaching the Aquatic Resources Act Pictures
One soldier was killed and 18 other soldiers injured when their lorry met with an accident in Settikulam, Vavuniya this morning, police said
Three children were killed when a mentally handicapped mother jumped into a well with the children in Thandikulam-Vavuniya yesterday.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was on a four-day official visit to Uganda has returned this morning, the Government Information Department said
A one-year-and three months old infant died due to a fire that broke out in a temporarily built housein the Madampe area last evening, police said
The owner, of the identity card found during salvage operations of the Antonov 24 wreckage, is reported to be living in Jaffna
The Memorandum of Understanding for the setting up of the controversial Sampur Coal Power Project (SCPP) in Trincomalee will be signed this later this month sequent to the cabinet approval on Thursday, Power and Energy Ministry Secretary M.M.C. Ferdinando said yesterday
Minister of cooperatives and Internal Trade Johnston Fernando yesterday directed the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) to obtain samples of all milk powder imported into the country and have them tested in three countries and obtain the relevant reports
An organisation by the name National Council for the Protection of Historical Irrigable Cultural Heritage has lodged a complaint with Criminal Investigations Department for naming the cyclone as ‘Mahasen’ ►►►
Anuradhapura Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University will be closed from tomorrow till May 27 due to a contagious disease, Acting Vice Chancellor Ven. Dr. Waradiwela Vijeyasumana Thera said.
The UNP said today that they would present a draft Constitution which includes an Executive President, although the UNP previously were vehemently campaigning for the abolition of the Executive Presidency
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) recorded a statement from former Army Commander and Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka this evening regarding the suicide attempt on his life near the army headquarters
The former LTTE leader Gunasundaram Gunasundaram who pleaded guilty to the charge of not disclosing the LTTE’s international arms deals was sentenced to 15 months rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court
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