Today's News

Frontline Socialist Party vowed to continue the struggle for the political rights of its central committee member Kumar Gunaratnam after the supreme Court turned down the Fundamental Rights case filed by the party on behalf of him.
Full Article Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:08
Only 5 percent of containers currently being brought to Sri Lanka are being checked by scanners, according to Sri Lanka Customs. Responding to a question at a media briefing today, Director General of Sri Lanka Customs, Jagath P. Wijeweera pointed out the likelihood of drugs and other illegal items being smuggled into the country was high due to the small…
Full Article Wednesday, 18 February 2015 18:21
The United States has welcomed the signing of civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Sri Lanka, saying it is consistent with IAEA safeguards and other international standards and practices.
Full Article Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:15
A Sri Lankan man who came to Australia by boat has been found to be eligible for a protection visa, although he is suspected of murder in his home country.
Full Article Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:11
Two suspects who were allegedly selling fake tickets claiming they were to aid a person needing a heart operation were arrested by police in Dambulla yesterday.
Full Article Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:49
Several media organizations including the Free Media Movement today called for the government to ensure the political rights of Frontline Socialist Party Central Committee Member Kumar Gunaratnam.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 February 2015 21:38
The Deputy Chairman of the Palinda Nuwara Pradeshiya Sabha was killed after his car met with an accident at Makeli Ella in Baduraliya this evening. Police Media Unit said the incident had occurred near the Makeli Ella police post.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 February 2015 20:15
The Centre would ensure “complete” freedom of faith for all to have an “undeniable” right to practice any religion without “coercion”, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:02
Twenty one individuals have been called to the Criminal Investigations Department to provide statements regarding the monetary donations made by Parliamentarian Duminda Silva at various functions in his constituency.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:40
Former Director of the Presidential Secretariat transport division Keerthi Dissanayaka was remanded until tomorrow when he was presented to the Colombo Magistrates Court a short while ago. He was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department earlier in the day, regarding three missing vehicles from presidential secretariat.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:27
Inter University Students' Federation(IUSF) expressed their displeasure on government’s circular enabling schools to collect money from students to pay up the salaries of security guards, and to pay utility bills.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:10
After Sri Lanka’s newly-elected government sought more time to complete its internal probe into the alleged war crimes committed during the nation’s civil war, the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday extended the deadline for release of the report by six months.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:02
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday held talks during which they discussed bilateral civil nuclear cooperation among other key strategic issues.
Full Article Monday, 16 February 2015 14:24
The canteen of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital and a storeroom adjoining it were completely destroyed by a fire that swept through them last night. Police said the fire had originated inside the canteen.
Full Article Friday, 13 February 2015 09:23
Professor Nalin de Silva stated that he does not recognize the present government since it had come to power illegally.
Full Article Friday, 13 February 2015 07:36
The 100 Day program of President Maithripala Sirisena's government would not drag beyond the stipulated timeframe, Minister of Plantation Industries and Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella insisted.
Full Article Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:10
This year's War Heroes commemoration function will be held in Galle Town. The proposal made by Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as Minister of Defence to hold the annual Victory Day parade was approved by Cabinet.
Full Article Thursday, 12 February 2015 18:18
The government has decided to set up a special Secretariat for investigating into large scale corruption and malpractices that had allegedly taken place under the previous government.
Full Article Thursday, 12 February 2015 17:17
Indian fishermen’s leaders and owners of the 87 fishing vessels detained by Sri Lanka, were ecstatic when they learnt that the boats were going to be released this week on the orders of Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
Full Article Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:05
The Frontline Socialist Party is continuing its banner signing campaign which kicked off earlier in the month in Colombo.
Full Article Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:50

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