World News

‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay
The captain of the capsized South Korean ferry delayed the evacuation fearing passengers would "drift away", as divers see bodies inside.
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:52:43 GMT
-Man held over NI dissident murder
Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:43:07 GMT
-Police probe 'tragic' burns incident
Police investigating how a seven-year-old boy received serious burn injuries in Aberdeen say there is "no evidence" so far of "any deliberate act".
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:01:28 GMT
-US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia
The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:49:41 GMT
-Pope leads Good Friday services
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:55:54 GMT
-HMRC 'plans to share personal data'
Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:50:05 GMT
-Plane search at 'critical juncture'
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:37:18 GMT
-Hunt to warn of schools extremism
Labour's Tristram Hunt is to issue a tough warning against religious extremism in schools.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:42:23 GMT
-Three missing in Everest avalanche
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:48:34 GMT
-Welby talks of gay marriage struggle
The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of the Church of England's struggle to do "what is right" over the divisive issue of same-sex marriage.
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:00:50 GMT
-'Rogue directors' crackdown planned
People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:35:24 GMT
-Pensions and privacy - front pages
The Daily Express says people are releasing equity from homes to "top up" their pensions, while other papers are concerned about state intrusion into privacy.
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:57:50 GMT
-VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:09:40 GMT
-Sand sculptors wow seaside revellers
Weston-super-Mare's annual sand sculpture festival begins.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:21:56 GMT
-Hamilton takes stunning pole in China
Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:05:38 GMT
-I don't know my best team - Sherwood
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood says he has so many players of a similar standard that he is unsure of his best side.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:55:01 GMT
-Moores to be new England coach
Peter Moores is to be named England coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:09:19 GMT
-I deserve more recognition - Toure
Manchester City's Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players on the planet because he is from Africa.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:36:26 GMT
-Moyes who? Martinez magic has charmed Everton
Man Utd boss David Moyes will not get a warm welcome back at Everton, whose fans have fallen under Roberto Martinez's spell, writes Phil McNulty
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:53:53 GMT
-Electricians question CBI vote move
The body representing electrical contractors urges the CBI to think again about giving its support to the campaign against Scottish independence.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:11:47 GMT
-VIDEO: UK could become 'nation of renters'
Almost half of Britons believe the UK will become a nation of renters within a generation, research suggests.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:16:51 GMT
-Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:00 GMT
-AUDIO: Axelrod 'fully in tune with Labour'
Labour's Douglas Alexander discusses the appointment of David Axelrod, Barack Obama's chief election strategist, to advise the party on its 2015 election campaign.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:42:12 GMT
-Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
-AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:37:38 GMT
- - nyc security system pros - here -
Ways to Make Money Online Fast

Latest Video News

Recent News

143 drunken drivers arrested within 24 hours
About 143 drivers were arrested while driving under the influence of liquor within 24 hours ending 6 am today, police said.

-Malinga, Thisara free to play IPL: Jayasuriya
The two Sri Lanka players in the current IPL, Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera, would be free to continue playing in the IPL if they don’t make themselves available for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England, Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said.

-NY Judge upholds charges against Rajaratnam's brother
Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year.
-CMC to control rat population in Colombo
The rat population in Colombo has increased and immediate measures need to be taken to bring it under control the Chief Medical Officer of Health at the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam said.

-Van falls into tank, five dead
At least five people were killed after their van fell into the Detagamuwa tank in Kataragama in the early hours today, Police said. Pictures

-Harvard Lankan sisters honored
Every year, Glamour Magazine honors a group of women ranging from future astronauts to fencers on its list of Top Ten College Women. This year, Harvard’s very own Inesha N. Premaratne ’15 and Ishani D. Premaratne ’15 were recipients of the award.

-Video footage of Negombo jewellery shop robbery
The CCTV video footage of yesterday’s robbery at a jewellery store in Negombo was released to the media by the police.
-No Muslim families displaced by Navy deployment-MoD
The Defence & Urban Development Ministry and the Sri Lanka Navy today strongly denied allegations published in the media that the Muslim families who had encroached into the Willpattu National Park were those displaced as a result of naval deployments in the area.
-Sangakkara retires from Int’l T20
Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara today submitted his resignation from International T20 Cricket, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said.

-It was only a toy pistol: H’tota Mayor
Hambantota Mayor Eraj Feranado today claimed it was a toy pistol that he carried when he rushed to the scene to protect the UNP MPs who were being attacked by some villagers and staff of the Hambantota Harbour.

-I never asked Eraj to go there-Namal
Hambantota District parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa today denied claims by Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando that he had asked Mr. Fernando to intervene in the crisis situation that arose during the visit of a group of UNP MPs to Hambantota yesterday.
-Nine dead in tractor tragedy
At least 9 bodies have been recovered after a tractor carrying passengers who were travelling to visit their relatives for New Years fell into an irrigation canal in Aralaganwila, Polonnaruwa this afternoon.

-Probe on UNP MPs security personnel
An investigation will be launched to determine whether the security personnel accompanying UNP MPs visiting Hambantota had carried out their duties efficiently, police said.

-The last missing Macaw found
The last of the four macaws that escaped from an aviary at the President’s House on Wednesday was found by a resident of Kotahena and handed over to the President’s House through the Kotahena Police today

-364 driving licenses suspended so far this year
The police, have so far this year, suspended the driving licenses of 364 motorists countrywide after they were found guilty of driving under the influence of liquor.

-Kidney racketeers used Facebook
The alleged international kidney racket, which came under the police radar following the death of a city youngster in Sri Lanka, has been using Facebook and other social networking sites to identify victims

-Karunatilake Amunugama designated to Germany
Former External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilake Amunugama has been named as the ambassador designated to Germany while present Indian High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has been named as the ambassador to the United States.

-Stop publishing images of Buddha in print media
Asgiriya Chapter Mahanayake the Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera has requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to take steps to stop the print media from publishing pictures of the Buddha

-Int’l community inquires about ban on LTTE fronts
 The international community has made a series of inquiries about the proscription of 15 Tamil organisations operating abroad and suspected to be fronts of the LTTE decimated in Sri Lanka, the Daily Mirror learns

-I never carried a pistol-Hambantota Mayor
While denying he was carrying a pistol in his hand during the incident in Hambantota today Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando rejected claims that he was behind the attack in Magampura.
-Ferry tragedy: MR offers condolences
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the passenger ferry accident that took place off the southern resort island of Jeju on Wednesda

-SL born BBC newsreader diagnosed with cancer
Sri Lankan-born newsreader George Alagiah has been diagnosed with bowel cancer, the BBC said today. The corporation said that Mr Alagiah will be off-air for the near future while he receives treatment

-UNP MPs attacked
UNP MPs who were visiting the Hambantota Port and the Mattala Airport had come under attack by a group of Government supporters led by local politicians when they were coming out of the harbour a short while ago

-Video: 40 Red Notices against LTTE operatives abroad
Interpol is reported to have issued 40 ‘Red Notices’ against LTTE operatives living abroad.
-Video: Khuram family 'shocked' as the court bails four accused
The family of Khuram Shaikh, who was killed while on holiday in Sri Lanka, say they are shocked by the decision to bail four men accused of his murder - half way through their trial.

- - - - more information

Add RSS Feeds To Website
How to Make Money Online

News content published here is not opinion of this site. is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

All copyrights are acknowledge

© Global Link to Sri Lanka | Website Design and Developed by Xelude