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Wimal praises Russias role in confronting ISIS

Wimal praises Russias role in confronting ISIS

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa has praised the Russian Government and the Russian Forces over its military invention in destroying the ISIS/ISIL terrorist strongholds in Syria. MORE...

October 14, 2015  03:22 pm|

Egypt govt quits in wake of corruption scandal

Egypt govt quits in wake of corruption scandal

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Saturday accepted the resignation of the government after it was rocked by a corruption scandal, and tasked the oil minister with forming a new cabinet. MORE..

September 12, 2015  10:21 pm|

Over 40 injured after buses collide at Kosgama

Over 40 injured after buses collide at Kosgama

(Update) Over 40 passengers were injured following a head-on collision involving a private bus and a SLTB bus at Kosgama police area on the Colombo-Avissawella main road this morning, the police spokesman said. MORE..

July 22, 2015  09:49 am|

MCSL condemns IS following Lankans death

MCSL condemns IS following Lankans death

The Sri Lankan national, who was reportedly killed in battle in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State, was the former principal of an international school in the Galewela area, according to the schools owner. MORE..

July 21, 2015  03:03 pm|

Court grants bail to Prasanna and wife

Court grants bail to Prasanna and wife

The Fort Magistrate on Tuesday (14) granted bail to the Chief Minister of the Western Province, Prasanna Ranatunga, and his wife in connection with a case filed against them over an irregular land deal. MORE...

July 14, 2015  10:26 am|

PM orders halt to forceful evictions, land acquisitions in Colombo

PM orders halt to forceful evictions, land acquisitions in Colombo

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the Chairman of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) to immediately stop land acquisition activities in the guise of development in the Colombo District and to stop forceful evictions and acquisitions. MORE..

June 11, 2015  12:05 am|

Ranil wants to create UK-type Serious Frauds division

Ranil wants to create UK-type Serious Frauds division

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the government is currently in the process of cleaning up the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and that they intend to establish a Serious Frauds and Financial Crimes Division for this purpose. MORE..

June 5, 2015  05:28 pm|

New army chief a blow to justice, says HRW

New army chief a blow to justice, says HRW

Sri Lankas promotion of a senior officer whose division was implicated in serious human rights abuses casts doubt on government pledges to credibly investigate alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today (17). MORE...

May 17, 2015  01:51 pm|

Trains delayed as Yal Devi collides with container truck

Trains delayed as Yal Devi collides with container truck

Trains on the main line have been delayed due to a collision involving the Anuradhapura-bound Yal Devi train and a container truck near Hunupitiya Railway Station. MORE..

May 16, 2015  07:34 am|

Woman dead, 22 injured in bus-tipper truck collision

Woman dead, 22 injured in bus-tipper truck collision

A woman was killed and another 22 persons wounded following a traffic collision involving a SLTB bus and a tipper truck in the Sandunpura area on the Mahiyanganaya-Polonnaruwa main road. MORE..

May 4, 2015  10:23 am|

Five jailed in The Hague for supporting Tamil Tigers

Five jailed in The Hague for supporting Tamil Tigers

Five Dutch nationals of Sri Lankan origin have been jailed for between 19 months and six years three months for raising money for the Tamil Tigers, which has been on the EUs official list of terrorist organisations since 2006. MORE..

May 1, 2015  11:43 am|

SLTB-private bus race leaves 24 hospitalised

SLTB-private bus race leaves 24 hospitalised

Around 24 persons were admitted to the Putalam Base Hospital following a collision involving two passenger transport buses in the Mampuriya area on the Puttalam-Kalpitiya road this morning. MORE..

April 17, 2015  04:02 pm|

26/11-like attack by ISI agents based in Sri Lanka thwarted - report

26/11-like attack by ISI agents based in Sri Lanka thwarted - report

A 26/11-like attack was in the making, but this time, from the east coast. That is how National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director-General Sharad Kumar sums up the agencys exhaustive nearly two-year investigation into what it says was a massive terror plot against India by Pakistans Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). MORE..

April 4, 2015  11:23 am|

Soldier dead, 28 injured in army truck-bus collision

Soldier dead, 28 injured in army truck-bus collision

Two soldiers were killed while another 28 persons were wounded following a traffic collision involving an Army truck and a passenger transport bus in Ratnapura new town today. MORE..

April 1, 2015  04:01 pm|

India and Sri Lanka to fight ISI influence

India and Sri Lanka to fight ISI influence

Top intelligence sources said that some Pakistani embassy staff were allegedly using their diplomatic cover in promoting ISIs anti-India activities. MORE...

March 29, 2015  07:36 am|

Sri Lankan Muslims wont fall prey to ISIS trap Fonseka

 Sri Lankan Muslims wont fall prey to ISIS trap  Fonseka

Former Sri Lanka army chief General Sarath Fonseka urged India and Pakistan to speedily resolve the Kashmir issue, adding that countries of the region should start behaving like neighbours. MORE..

March 20, 2015  03:05 pm|

ASP Ruwan Gunasekara appointed Police Spokesman

ASP Ruwan Gunasekara appointed Police Spokesman

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ruwan Gunasekara has been appointed as the new Police Media Spokesman. MORE..

March 12, 2015  07:40 am|

Karunanidhi condemns Ranil Wickramasinghes remarks

Karunanidhi condemns Ranil Wickramasinghes remarks

Slamming Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe for his remarks that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Lankan waters, DMK on Monday said it amounted to a slap on Prime Minister Narendra Modis face ahead of his tour to the island nation. MORE...

March 9, 2015  10:57 pm|

Yoshitha questioned by CCD over light aircraft

Yoshitha questioned by CCD over light aircraft

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been summoned by the Colombo Crimes Division(CCD) to record a statement regarding the light aircraft found at the Economic Centre at Narahenpita in January, the CCD said. MORE...

March 4, 2015  09:14 am|

Sri Lanka: Killing of 21 Egyptians by IS a crime against humanity

Sri Lanka: Killing of 21 Egyptians by IS a crime against humanity

The Government of Sri Lanka today condemned the gruesome killing of twenty one Coptic Christian Egyptians by the terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Libya last Sunday. MORE..

February 19, 2015  11:11 pm|

US security adviser Rice pledges help for Sri Lanka transition

US security adviser Rice pledges help for Sri Lanka transition

The United States pledged on Friday to assist Sri Lankas new government in creating a more open and democratic society. MORE..

February 7, 2015  10:08 am|

31 injured after buses collide in Ketandola

31 injured after buses collide in Ketandola

At least 31 passengers were wounded and hospitalised following a collision involving two busses in the Ketandola area on the Elpitiya-Pitigala main road. MORE..

January 30, 2015  10:19 am|

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