Biswal in Sri Lanka this week to discuss reconciliation efforts

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Sri Lanka this week. Deputy Assistant Secretary for...

Top military officers to be held accountable

Top military officers will be held accountable in the domestic process when investigating incidents related to the war. Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said that the...

Vasu says word he used was unintentional

Member of parliament and veteran left-wing politician Vasudeva Nanayakkara says the use of foul language by him in parliament last week was unintentional. Speaking to the...

Fonseka likely to get cabinet Minister post next week

Former army commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is likely to get a cabinet Minister post in the cohabitation Government next week. Sources told the Colombo Gazette...

Former student opens fire at US school, killing at least 17

A former student opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of...

2016 budget to be presented on Nov 20

The budget for the year 2016 will be presented in Parliament on November 20, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today. This will be the first...

Government says it is committed to reconciliation process

Sri Lanka has emphasized the commitment of the Government to strengthening democracy and democratic practices, good governance, the rule of law, justice, reconciliation, and...

All five suspects in Nadaraja Raviraj murder acquitted

All five suspects accused in the murder of former Tamil National Alliance Jaffna district Parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj were acquitted and released by the Colombo...

PM assures court ruling will not impact Government revenue

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today asserted that the interim order issued by the Supreme Court on the Value Added Tax (VAT) will not have any adverse...

Sri Lanka needs to provide answers says Rapporteur

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, says any accountability strategy in Sri...

CBK claims evidence found linking Namal to Dubai account

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga says the police have unearthed evidence linking Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa to a Dubai bank account with millions of Dollars. Kumaratunga said...

Government briefs US on domestic war crimes probe

The Government today briefed the United States on the domestic process to investigate alleged war crimes, ahead of a critical report set to be...

At least 27 injured as bus topples in Unagolla, Bibila

Several people were injured following a bus accident in Unagolla in Bibila, the police media unit said. The police said that the bus had toppled...

Government seeks shift from focus on human rights

The Government has urged the international community to focus on other issues in Sri lanka and not just the human rights issue. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera...

CID questions former President over assault on Keith Noyahr

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) questioned former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today over the assault on journalist Keith Noyahr. Rajapaksa was questioned at his Colombo residence in Wijerama. A...

Several issues discussed at first annual US-Lanka partnership dialogue

Several issues were discussed at the inaugural US-Sri Lanka Annual Partnership Dialogue which took place in Washington yesterday (Friday) with the participation of Foreign...

Mahinda’s army security withdrawn and replaced with STF

The army security detail of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was withdrawn today and replaced with the police Special Task Force. Rajapaksa said that 50 army personnel assigned...

RTI bill unanimously passed in Parliament without a vote

The Right To Information (RTI) bill was unanimously passed in Parliament today without a vote being taken. The RTI bill was passed at the end...

Death toll goes beyond 200, number of displaced increases

The death toll from the floods and landslides has beyond 200 while the number of displaced has also increased today. The Disaster Management Centre said...

Church praises UN rights chief’s Sri Lankan visit

The recent visit of the UN human rights chief to Sri Lanka should "help the process of searching for truth and justice in our...