Rajnikanth's decision to join politics entirely his own: Pon Radhakrishnan

Madurai, Aug 20 Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan today said it would not be wrong if actor Rajnikanth took the political plunge and that the decision was entirely up to him.The superstar has given...

Aug 20, 2017 10:03 PM | Newsscroll

27 Indians overstaying in Sri Lanka arrested

Colombo, Aug 20 At least 27 Indians, including five women, have been arrested for overstaying their tourist visas in Sri Lanka, immigration officials said today.The immigration department's...

Aug 20, 2017 6:53 PM | Newsscroll

International judges can't operate in Sri Lanka: Minister

Colombo, Aug 18 International judges cannot work in Sri Lanka to hear cases of alleged war crimes blamed on the government troops and the LTTE as the Constitution does not permit it, new Foreign...

Aug 18, 2017 2:42 PM | Newsscroll

Lanka appoints first Tamil Navy chief after four decades

Colombo, Aug 18 Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah was today appointed as the chief of Sri Lanka's naval forces, making him the first from the minority Tamil community to head the Navy since the brutal...

Aug 18, 2017 2:39 PM | Newsscroll

Sri Lanka cuts taxes to lift disaster-hit economy

Colombo, Aug 17 Sri Lanka announced tax cuts and subsidised loans for small businesses and exporters today, amid concerns a raging drought and flash flooding could drag on economic growth.Officials...

Aug 17, 2017 9:23 PM | Newsscroll

Sri Lanka police chief slammed over meditation rage video

Colombo, Aug 16 A video showing Sri Lanka's top police officer angrily assaulting an employee who refused to participate in compulsory morning meditation sessions has ignited a firestorm of...

Aug 17, 2017 12:29 AM | Newsscroll

Sri Lanka sports minister calls for report on Test series loss

Colombo, Aug 16 Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera has called for a report from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) after the hosts were whitewashed 3-0 by India in the recent three-match Test series."This...

Aug 16, 2017 6:47 PM | Newsscroll

Lanka's former first lady quizzed over rugby player murder

Colombo, Aug 15 Shiranthi Rajapaksa, the former Sri Lankan first lady, was questioned by the police today for four hours over the murder investigation of a rugby player in 2012.Rajapaksa was...

Aug 15, 2017 5:34 PM | Newsscroll

Sri Lanka names ex attorney general as new foreign minister

Colombo, Aug 15 Sri Lanka today named Thilak Marapona, a former attorney general, as the country's new foreign minister following the resignation of Ravi Karunanayake amid a corruption...

Aug 15, 2017 4:47 PM | Newsscroll

Sri Lanka board clears first Pakistan tour since 2009 attack

Colombo, Aug 14 Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack against the team brought top international games there to a standstill,...

Aug 14, 2017 8:31 PM | Newsscroll