Rajinikanth’s visit to Sri Lanka was cancelled due to political lies?

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The decision of Thalaivar Rajinikanth to visit Sri Lanka and participate in an event where newly built homes were to be given to war torn Eelam Tamil families, irked politicians of Tamil Nadu so much that it made him cancel the trip, India Today reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

India, Sri Lanka to conduct joint ocean survey

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The Indian Navy and Sri Lanka Navy will be conducting a joint oceanographic survey off the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka from 30 March to 11 May 2017. MORE... Read the Full Article

Pak, Sri Lanka need to utilise full potential of FTA- Sharif

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stressed the need of fully exploiting Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for the mutual benefit of peoples of Sri Lanka and Pakistan. MORE... Read the Full Article

Pentagon confirms death of Al-Qaeda terrorist behind attack on SL team

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A senior Al-Qaeda commander linked to major attacks in Pakistan including the bombing of a luxury hotel and an assault on Sri Lankan cricket team has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, Washington said Saturday. MORE... Read the Full Article

MFA confirms deaths of Sri Lankan pilgrims

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the deaths of three Sri Lankans who died while they were on a pilgrimage to Dambadiva. MORE... Read the Full Article

Navy earns Rs 3 billion from Galle OBST Operations

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The Sri Lanka Navy, having taken over the duty of facilitating On-board Security Teams (OBST) 16 months ago, earned Rs 3 billion, only from the Galle operations centre, for the Sri Lankan Government to-date, the Navy said in a statement today. MORE... Read the Full Article

Govt. was able to ease the international pressure - Sajith

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The government was able to ease the international pressure and criticism against the country, Minister Sajith Premadasa says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Body of a girl found from Lake Gregory

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A body of a school girl has been found from the Lake Gregory in Nuwara Eliya, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Navy arrests 12 Indian fishermen

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The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested six fishermen from Pudukkottai in Tamil Nadu and six from Nagapattinam districts apart from confiscating two trawler boats. MORE... Read the Full Article

Weerawansa transferred to prison hospital

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MP Wimal Weerawansa who is on a hunger strike has been transferred to the prison hospital on Sunday morning, officials said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Several Police OICs transferred

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Several Police OICs have been transferred considering the service requirement, Police Headquarters said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

The law is helpless today - Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the reason for soaring rice prices and cost of living is due to the 'stupid' decisions and carelessness of the government. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Twenty-two booked during big match vehicle parade

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The drivers of 22 vehicles, participating in a 'big match' vehicle parade in Colombo, have been arrested for allegedly obstructing traffic along the city's main roads. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Five arrested over abduction in Kelaniya

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Five suspects including two women have been arrested in connection with the abduction of an individual in Kelaniya. MORE.. Read the Full Article

We need to refer back to our commitments - Wigneswaran

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Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran says that Tamil people are quite conscious of the urgency of addressing the impact of the war on them and on the environment and landscape around. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Pakistani arrested at BIA with heroin worth Rs 14 million

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A Pakistani national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for the possession of 1kg and 400g of heroin. MORE.. Read the Full Article

President rejects claims govt is aligned to the West

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President Maithripala Sirisena said his objective is a continuation of strong friendship with Russia for the coming century while opening a new page of sixty years long Russia-Sri Lanka bilateral relations. MORE.. Read the Full Article

BJP supports Rajinikanth’s decision to visit Sri Lanka

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Supporting Indian actor Rajinikanth's decision to take part in a charity event in Sri Lanka's Jaffna, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said rather than condemning this act, the anti- national elements should take part in this initiative. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Five including Sri Lankan refugee arrested in Tamil Nadu

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Five persons, including a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee, have been arrested off Pamban coast in the Ramanathapuram district for illegally sending a mother and a minor daughter back to the island nation, police said. Read the Full Article

Republicans withdraw health care bill in defeat for Trump

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President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal Obamacare off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly - after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. MORE.. Read the Full Article

MPs vehicles- Rs.370 M supplementary estimate presented

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A supplementary estimate of Rs 370 million to purchase vehicles for eight ministers and MPs has been presented to parliament, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Russia, SL nearly finalize contract on gepard corvette deliveries

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Russia and Sri Lanka have reached final stages of agreeing on a contract to deliver Gepard 3.9-class frigates to Colombo, a source in the field of military and technical cooperation, Sputnik reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

Rathupaswala shooting- Three army personnel arrested

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Three army personnel have been apprehended in connection with the shooting in Rathupaswala which claimed the lives of three persons in 2013. MORE... Read the Full Article

TNA welcomes the adoption of UNHRC resolution 34′L

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has welcomed the adoption of UNHRC resolution 34'L 1 which reaffirms the full implementation of resolution 30'1 of 2015, promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka. MORE... Read the Full Article

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. MORE... Read the Full Article