Government tells OHCHR will respond to report

The Government has informed the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) that it will respond to the investigations report which is...

Government to establish truth commission

The Government today informed the UN Human Rights Council that Sri Lanka will establish a truth commission and an office on missing persons. Foreign Minister...

Zeid says findings on Lanka of “serious nature”

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein today said that he will release his report on Sri Lanka on Wednesday. In his...

Gotabaya and Namal grilled by the FCID

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa were questioned by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) today.

Sri Lanka delegation holds talks with UN rights chief

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa along with senior government officials met UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad...

Child reported missing in Kotadeniyawa found dead

The child who went missing in Kotadeniyawa has been found dead this morning, the police media unit said. The body was found from a paddy field...

Callum ready to discuss evidence with Government

The producer of a controversial film on the war says he is ready to discuss the evidence he has with the Sri Lankan Government...

President studying war crimes report on Lanka

President Maithripala Sisrisena has received the war crimes report compiled by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) based on the...

Ranaviraja briefs French President on new policies

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka Tilak Ranaviraja met French President François Hollande this week to present his credentials and briefed him on the policies of...

Police probe disappearance of Kotadeniyawa child

The police are investigating the disappearance of a 4 1/2 year old child in Kotadeniyawa. According to the police a complaint was received that the child had gone...

Government receives UN war crimes report

The Government of Sri Lanka has received an official copy of the UN probe report on alleged war crimes, scheduled for public release during...

Scores killed after crane crashes in Mecca Grand Mosque

Over 100 people have been killed after a crane crashed in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority says. It said nearly...

Amal Clooney holds talks with Ranil Wickremesinghe

Renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has had talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the issue involving former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed. Clooney, the wife of...

Mattala Airport to reopen to bring Chinese planes ?

Tourism Minister John Amaratunga has said the Government hopes to reopen the Mattala Airport and make it more feasible for Chinese planes to land. He said...

Finance Minister invites public to be stakeholders

The Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake today called upon all concerned to send in their strategic proposals to be included in the new government’s...

Canada looks forward to working with Sri Lanka

Canada says it looks forward to working with the new Sri Lankan Government and deepen the friendship between both countries. Ahmed A. Jawad presented his...

Mahinda accuses Chandrika of insulting the SLFP

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed “much regret” over comments made by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga to the foreign media and accused her of...

Key witness in Thajudeen case under threat

A key witness in the case involving the murder of former National rugby player Wasim Thajudeen has come under threat, the court was informed...

New video seeks to add pressure on Lanka at UN

The team behind the controversial Emmy-nominated feature documentary No Fire Zone – credited with playing a key role in convincing the international community to...

President insists Government will not topple

President Maithripala Sirisena says he expects the National Government to stay in power for five years despite the allegations being raised against him and...