A no-confidence motion signed by atleast 44 members of Parliamentarians against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today.
A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee was today arrested for allegedly “harassing his two daughters” and forcing them to abscond from Mandapam camp near here, a top police official today said.
The people of the Northern province today commemorate their loved ones lost in the three decades of war with special religious observations across the region, provincial sources said.
Secretary General of Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Kamlesh Sharma hailed the President Maithripala Sirisena as he did a wonderful job to promote Commonwealth ideals as a Chair in Office.
The Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday turned down a request made by the police to issue an order to prevent a protest march in Colombo, organized by the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF).
Sri Lankan Airlines flight (UL131) from Colombo to Tiruchi was grounded at the airport for more than seven hours after a bird hit the engine of the aircraft while landing at the Tiruchi Airport this morning, Indian media reported.
Several Tamil nationalist outfits and political parties including the MDMK and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi on Thursday marked the ‘birthday’ of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran,the Indian Express reported.
The Madras High Court on Thursday permitted two pro-Tamil outfits to hold meetings to commemorate those, who laid down their lives during the 'Eelam war' between 1989 and 2009 in Sri Lanka, at Kolathur in Salem district and at Palanisamy grounds in Alamoor on November 27.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.