Sri Lanka assures UNHRC after Bachelet raised concerns

The Sri Lanka delegation to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) briefed the Council today on progress made in Sri Lanka in addressing human...

IGP Pujith Jayasundara arrested

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara was arrested at the Police Hospital by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). He was issued notice today to...

India keeps eye on protests in Sri Lanka against US base plan

India is keeping a close watch as protests grow in Sri Lanka over a proposed pact with the US, which could enable the setting...

Athuraliye Rathana Thero ends hunger strike

Parliamentarian, the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero, who began a hunger strike on Friday opposite the Sri Dalada Maligawa temple (Temple of the Sacred Tooth...

Indian investigators raid locations in Tamil Nadu over Sri Lanka attacks

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has raided seven locations in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore over a suspected link between an Islamic State (IS) module in...

US downgrades Sri Lanka’s status in human trafficking report

The United States has downgraded Sri Lanka's status in its latest human trafficking report. The report released by the US State Department today (Thursday) notes...

Death penalty challenged in court, petition to be heard next week

Moves to implement the death penalty has been challenged in court and the case is to be heard next week. A Writ petition was filed...

Sri Lankan MP accuses China of abusing rights of minorities

A Sri Lankan ruling party Parliamentarian has accused China of abusing the rights of Muslim minorities in parts of the country. Ruling United National Party...

England win cricket World Cup in super over

England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time after a thrilling victory over New Zealand at Lord's in a match that had...

Muslim Ministers who resigned to meet Chief Prelates

Muslim Ministers who resigned from their portfolios are to meet the Chief Prelates, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem told Parliament today. He...

Singapore offers to assist Sri Lanka to establish peace

Singapore would assist Sri Lanka in its efforts to establish peace in the Asian region, Singapore's Law and Order Minister K Shanmugam said. The Minister...

UN Rights Chief raises concerns on Sri Lanka as UNHRC meets

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today raised concerns on Sri Lanka as the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) met for...

PM says will not support death penalty

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will not support implementing the death penalty. The Prime Minister said that the United National Party, former President Mahinda...

AG instructs Acting IGP to locate witnesses in Trinco 5 case

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has instructed Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wickramaratne to try and locate the witnesses in...

Russia claims IS based in Syria, Iraq was behind Sri Lanka attacks

The Sri Lanka terrorist attacks were organized by the militants of the Islamic State formerly active in Syria and Iraq, Russian Security Council Deputy...

Speaker hits back at President on PSC

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has hit back at President Maithripala Sirisena with regards to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC). Jayasuriya said that any official summoned by...

Former Air Force chief to be in charge of Sri Lanka cricket security

Former Air Force Commander Roshan Goonetileke has been recruited by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) as the Chief Security Advisor of SLC, in...

President refuses to appear before PSC

President Maithripala Sirisena today insisted that he will not appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Easter Sunday attacks even if he is...

President says his life is under threat

President Maithripala Sirisena says his life is under threat as a result of the campaign he has launched against drug trafficking. The President said that...

Former top Navy officer tells female journalist to leave Sri Lanka

A former top Navy officer has come under attack on social media for telling a female journalist to leave Sri Lanka over a comment...