Special beach bike to stop infiltration from Sri Lanka

In a bid to prevent infiltration of anti-national elements and smugglers from other countries, especially Sri Lanka, Coastal Marine Police on Sunday launched a special beach bike for patrolling between Pamban and Arichal Munai areas here.

Sri Lanka to send relief supplies to quake-hit Nepal

Sri Lanka will send relief supplies to Nepal after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck the country on Saturday, killing nearly 900 people.

Rajapaksa fears prosecution of entire family by new Lanka govt

 Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday expressed fears that the new government led by his successor Maithripala Sirisena might end up prosecuting his entire family, a day after his two younger brothers faced questioning by anti-graft investigators.

Rajapakse seeks explanation from anti-graft body

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse has sought an explanation from the country`s anti-graft body chief as to why summons were issued to him over bribery allegations.

Sri Lanka graft busters question Rajapakse brothers

Two brothers of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse faced questioning by anti-corruption investigators on Thursday as the new government stepped up its crackdown against the old regime.

Sri Lanka ex-leader`s brother remanded over fraud

A Sri Lankan magistrate remanded the youngest brother of former president Mahinda Rajapakse Wednesday for "misappropriating" public funds, hours after the ex-leader accused his successor of a witch-hunt.

Rajapaksa's brother arrested for misappropriation of funds

 The youngest brother of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was on Wednesday arrested on a charge of misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds, a day after he returned from the US.

Sri Lanka ex-leader`s brother Basil Rajapakse arrested

 Sri Lankan police Wednesday arrested the youngest brother of former president Mahinda Rajapakse on a charge of misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds, his lawyer said.

Sri Lanka ex-leader slams new regime over graft probe

Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapakse Wednesday accused the new government of pursuing a witch-hunt against his family as he and his brother prepared to be interrogated by anti-corruption investigators.

Two teams of fishermen leave for Lanka to bring back freed boats

Two teams of fishermen left here today for Sri Lanka to bring back 18 boats, released on the orders of a court in the island nation, after getting them repaired there, a top fisheries department official said.

Sri Lanka opposition demands anti-graft chief`s sacking

Sri Lanka`s main opposition demanded on Tuesday that the country`s anti-graft chief be sacked for summoning former president Mahinda Rajapakse to answer bribery allegations, amid renewed uproar in parliament.

Sri Lanka ex-president Rajapaksa refuses to attend anti-graft body

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa will not appear before an anti-bribery commission investigating allegations that he may have illegally induced a rival to support his campaign during the recent presidential elections.

Sri Lanka accuses ICC of grave disruption
Sri Lanka accuses ICC of grave disruption

Sri Lanka`s cricket board Monday accused the world governing body of "gravely" disrupting the sport in the island by withholding its share of proceeds from World Cup tournaments.

Rajapaksa summoned by anti-graft commission

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has been summoned to appear before the country's anti-graft commission later this week for the first time over allegations of corruption and bribery, triggering an uproar in parliament by his loyalists on Monday.

Sri Lanka`s ex-president faces anti-graft probe

Former president Mahinda Rajapakse has been summoned to appear before Sri Lanka`s anti-graft body later this week over bribery allegations, parliament was told Monday.

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE

 Tamil National Alliance has no allegiance to the LTTE as it is not in favour of terrorism, a senior leader of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said, rebutting allegations in this regard.

Seven Tamil Nadu fishermen injured in mid-sea attack

 Seven fishermen from here have been injured in a mid-sea attack allegedly by sea pirates suspected to be from Sri Lanka, police said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka minorities feel hard done by electoral reform

A proposed move to reform Sri Lanka's electoral system has not found favour with the country's minority Tamil and Muslim political parties, who say the current proportional representation system is best suited for their interests.

Sri Lankan PM offers worship at Guruvayur temple

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on Saturday offered worship at the famous Lord Krishna Temple here amid heavy security.

Sri Lanka mulls options as ICC threatens to stop funds
Sri Lanka mulls options as ICC threatens to stop funds

The appointment of an interim body to run Sri Lankan cricket is in tune with laws governing the island nation, the country`s sports minister said on Friday.