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The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 42 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses in a search for survivors.

Full Article Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:16

Kiev said on Friday that pro-Russian rebels shot down a Ukrainian air force helicopter near the eastern city of Lugansk this week, killing the two-member crew.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 18:34

The US and UK must work with Bashar Assad’s Syrian regime if they are to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the chairman of Britain’s intelligence and security committee warns.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 17:58

Malimbada Pradeshiya Sabha Member Wasantha Munasinghe and three others, who were arrested by Akuressa police on charges of assaulting a couple, were remanded till September 3 after being produced before the Matara Magistrate's Court today.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 16:35

Two people have died after they experienced breathing difficulties and fell unconscious inside a well in Akurambada, Medalanda, Mahawela this morning.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 16:32

A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which rules Jaffna Province of Sri Lanka, called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday and said India can play a major role in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem in the island nation.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 16:19

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are running “Madrassa type” indoctrination schools in European Union countries in which there is a substantial population of Tamils from Sri Lanka, a top Lankan diplomat has revealed.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 15:25

A SriLankan Airlines flight from Colombo to Kuala Lumpur had to turn back and return to Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) after experiencing a technical fault midair.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 11:54

US Defense Secretary said on Thursday that Islamic State militants could possibly pose an even bigger threat to the United States than Al-Qaeda, and pledged efforts to weaken the group would continue.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 11:32

The External Affairs Ministry has temporarily suspended visa on-arrival facility for citizens of four Western African countries due to Ebola fears. According to Ministry officials Sri Lanka has suspended the facility to nationals of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 11:05

The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, police said Friday, as the number of missing people rose to 52 in addition to the 39 confirmed dead.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 10:40

Outgoing U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities and grave breaches of global peace and security.

Full Article Friday, 22 August 2014 09:25

A 19-year-old student on her way to sit for the GCE Advanced Level examination has been killed after she was hit by a train in Thalawakale this morning. Police said the victim, a student of Dimbula Pathana Tamil Medium School, had been walking along the rail track on her way to her examination center at Thalawakale College when she was struck by the train traveling from Kandy to Badulla.

Full Article Thursday, 21 August 2014 17:13

A 13-year-old girl has been taken into police custody after she allegedly stabbed her 6-year-old sister to death in Badalkumbura.

Full Article Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:26

Two Malaysian nationals aged 30 and 23 have been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for purchasing liquor using fake credit cards. They were arrested on a tip-off. The CID have found five bottles of Whisky worth Rs.4.86 million and 25 fake credit cards in their possession.

Full Article Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:47

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States, Prasad Kariyawasam says that the country does not have anti-Sri Lankan sentiments but only has concerns pertaining to issues regarding human rights. “I wouldn’t say that the US has anti-Sri Lankan sentiments. They only have concerns on issues pertaining to human rights. We continue to have cordial relationship with the US,” he said.

Full Article Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:35

Thailand's junta-picked national assembly on Thursday chose coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha as prime minister in a one-horse race that entrenched the military's hold on power.

Full Article Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:24

The United Nations may become involved in the case of the Tamil asylum seekers who were detained on an Australian customs boat, with a court hearing to take place in Canberra in October.

Full Article Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:02

United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki-Moon fully supports the war crimes inquiry initiated by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, his spokesman said, adding that the Secretary-General encourages Sri Lanka to work with the investigation panel.

Full Article Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:41

The Defence Seminar which commenced on August 18 with the participation of several dignitaries from several countries concluded today. Stalwart of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Dr. Subramanian Swamy spoke during the closing sessions of the seminar. He was presented a memento by Army Commander, Lt. gen. Daya Ratnayake following his speech.

Full Article Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:46

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