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UN Committee lists missing Lankan among cases for urgent action »

A UN Committee has listed a missing Sri Lankan among cases which require urgent action. The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has listed Gopalakrishan Kugachelvam in a list of 500…

June 16, 2018 - 15:08 / 3 Comments / Read More »

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India to host Sri Lankan military personnel, their families »


In an innovative step towards strengthening military ties, India will host Sri Lankan military personnel and their families early next week, the Indian Army said, according to the Press Trust of India. During the recent visit of Army chief Bipin Rawat to Sri Lanka, a…

June 23, 2018 - 13:49 / No Comment / Read More »

Main suspect in Matara shooting shot dead in Police custody »


The main suspect in the Matara shooting incident was shot dead while in Police custody, the Police said today. The Police claimed that Chamara Indrajith was shot dead when he attempted to throw a grenade at the Police while in Police custody. The suspect, who was arrested…

June 23, 2018 - 13:06 / No Comment / Read More »

International Day of Yoga celebrated in Sri Lanka »


President Maithripala Sirisena and thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrated International Day of Yoga at Independence Square in Colombo today. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commissioner of India, welcomed President at the event. The President later practiced a number of yoga asanas. The event was attended by a number of Sri Lankan Ministers and…

June 23, 2018 - 13:05 / No Comment / Read More »

Senior Immigration and Emigration officer arrested at BIA »


A senior officer attached to the Immigration and Emigration Department was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with gold biscuits concealed in his pocket. The officer had in his possession 60 gold biscuits worth Rs. 36 million. The officer was arrested at the departure terminal of the…

June 23, 2018 - 12:20 / No Comment / Read More »

Army denies reports of downsizing its strength in the North and East »


The Army today strongly denied reports it was downsizing its strength in the North and East. The Army media unit said that a canard, born out of some utterances, reportedly made by disgruntled political elements has been desperately attempting to mislead the public, saying that the…

June 22, 2018 - 23:24 / No Comment / Read More »

Court issues order to probe killing of leopard in Kilinochchi »


The Kilinochchi Magistrates’ Court has issued an order to probe the killing of a leopard in Kilinochchi and arrest those responsible. Villagers in Kilinochchi yesterday captured and killed a leopard after it attacked 10 people in the area. The villagers hunted down the animal after…

June 22, 2018 - 18:06 / 2 Comments / Read More »

World’s most advanced research vessel arrives in Colombo »


Currently, the most advanced research vessel in the world, the  Dr Fridtjof Nansen arrived in Colombo to conduct surveys on fisheries resources and the marine ecosystem. The survey, starting in Colombo on 24 June 2018 will cover the continental shelf and upper slope of Sri Lanka until…

June 22, 2018 - 16:42 / No Comment / Read More »

UK wants dispute involving Katunayake company to be resolved »


The British High Commission in Colombo says received a letter earlier today from the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZ & GSEU) on behalf of their union members employed by ATG Ceylon Pvt. Ltd., based within the Katunayake Investment Promotion Zone. In…

June 22, 2018 - 16:09 / No Comment / Read More »

TNA urged to accept Ministerial posts and make JO main opposition »

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has been urged to accept Ministerial posts and make the Joint Opposition (JO) the main opposition in Parliament. Minister of Integration, Reconciliation and Official Languages Mano Ganesan told reporters today that if the TNA led by opposition leader R. Sampanthan…

June 22, 2018 - 15:57 / No Comment / Read More »

Three HC judges appointed to special court on high profile cases »


Three High Court judges have been appointed to the special court to hear high profile cases on fraud and corruption. Accordingly High Court judges Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne have been appointed to the special court by the Chief Justice. (Colombo Gazette)…

June 22, 2018 - 15:47 / No Comment / Read More »

Gnanasara, who was sentenced to jail, granted bail »


The Venerable Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, who was found guilty of threatening the wife of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, Sandya Eknaligoda, and was sentenced to six months in jail recently, was today granted bail. Bail was approved when the appeal against the judgement delivered on the General…

June 22, 2018 - 15:34 / 1 Comment / Read More »

LTTE flags, clothes and explosives found in Oddusuddan »


Flags similar to that used by the LTTE, clothes and explosives were found in Oddusuddan today, the Police said. The Police said that the items were found hidden in a three-wheeler during a search operation early this morning. According to the Police, three people were in…

June 22, 2018 - 15:28 / No Comment / Read More »

ICRC to help Sri Lanka manage human remains more efficiently »


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Ministry of Health signed a Letter of Agreement today to provide better medico legal services in the country. The Agreement is the first step to contribute to improving the working conditions and standardizing procedures by adhering…

June 22, 2018 - 15:11 / No Comment / Read More »

Gun battle in Matara, policeman killed, three people injured »


A gun battle erupted in the Matara town today between the Police and a group of robbers in which a policeman was killed and three people were injured. The Police said that the gun battle erupted when a gang attempted to rob a jewellery store in…

June 22, 2018 - 12:57 / No Comment / Read More »
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International Day of Yoga celebrated in Sri Lanka »


President Maithripala Sirisena and thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrated International Day of Yoga at Independence Square in Colombo today. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commissioner of India, welcomed President at…

June 23, 2018 - 13:05 / No Comment / Read More »

India’s continuing Kashmir conundrum »


By Vidyadharan MP Kashmir was often referred to be the paradise on earth. In the 17th century, Mughal emperor Jehangir, after visiting Kashmir, is reported…

June 22, 2018 - 16:21 / No Comment / Read More »

Australian family mourn death of mother and daughter in Sri Lanka »

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A family is mourning the loss of Brisbane mother Louise Collins and her four-year-old daughter Poppy who tragically died in a car accident in Sri…

June 22, 2018 - 10:35 / No Comment / Read More »

Did Chandimal use Murray Mint? »


By Samantha Hewabandula The concern or allegation against Sri Lanka cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal is that he may have used Murray Mint to change the condition…

June 22, 2018 - 02:18 / No Comment / Read More »

Group of 16 feels Mahinda must be made PM – Dayasiri »


By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The split from the Government by 16 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members, including some Ministers, created ripples in the political arena. Now…

June 16, 2018 - 14:32 / 7 Comments / Read More »

‘Perpetually’ yours or what? »


By N Sathiya Moorthy Chennai, 15 June 2018 Now that two constitutional authorities, first Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and then President’s Secretary Austin Fernando have…

June 16, 2018 - 13:46 / No Comment / Read More »

Why Trump ‘bent’ before Kim? »


By Vidyadharan MP This Tuesday, people from across the world were hooked to news from a tiny nation – Singapore. Hundreds of journalists had gathered…

June 16, 2018 - 13:43 / 5 Comments / Read More »

Newly appointed NOC wants time to show results »


By Samantha Hewabandula The newly appointed National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Sri Lanka is confident of taking Sri Lanka to the next level. However the…

June 16, 2018 - 13:22 / No Comment / Read More »

Guns and grouses »


JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: After her release from a rehabilitation camp for former Tamil Tigers fighters in 2011, one former member of the women-only Malathi Brigade was…

June 16, 2018 - 12:33 / No Comment / Read More »

Boyzone to perform in Sri Lanka as part of farewell tour »


Irish band Boyzone will be performing in Sri Lanka in August as part of their farewell tour. The band is scheduled to perform at the CR&FC…

June 16, 2018 - 11:01 / No Comment / Read More »

Do cooking oils produce trans-fat on repeated usage? »


By Harold Gunatillake   Dr Chris Pulle of BWFF forum states, “My guess is that Virgin or not, coconut oil must not be re-used, since it might…

June 16, 2018 - 08:52 / No Comment / Read More »