Modi to be briefed on concerns of Tamils in the North

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to be briefed on the concerns of the Tamils in the North. Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar gave this...

Government urged to invite UN envoy on sexual violence

The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) has welcomed the announcement by the Government of Sri Lanka that it has endorsed the G8 Declaration...

Sri Lanka endorses declaration to end sexual violence in conflict

The Sri Lankan Government today endorsed the declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict. At an event held at the United Nations on...

JVP recognises concerns of Tamils in the North

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), which in 1983 was accused of attacking Tamils, today recognised the legitimate concerns of the Tamils in the North. Speaking...

Sampanthan insists no demand for a separate state

Opposition leader and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan today insisted that there is no more a demand for a separate Tamil state...

Dilshan not ready to retire yet

Sri Lanka's opening T-20 batsman Tilakaratne Dilshan says he is not prepared to retire from the game as yet as he feels he is...

Indian Foreign Secretary holds talks in Colombo

Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar held talks in Colombo today, sources told the Colombo Gazette. Jaishankar is in the country for brief talks with the Sri...

Former SC Judge Sarath de Abrew indicted in abuse case

Former Supreme Court Judge Sarath de Abrew was indicted in the Colombo High Court today in a sexual abuse case. Sarath de Abrew appeared before...

Five Sri Lankans arrested in Dubai for stealing millions

The Dubai Police have busted a gang of five Sri Lankans who stand accused of stealing millions of dirhams worth of valuables from villas...

Government says Constitution-making transparent

Sri Lanka's new Constitution-making is not a secret process and open to all ideas, a senior minister said as the Government set up a...

M.I.A. threatened with legal action

M.I.A. has been threatened with legal action by French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), owned by a Qatari group, over her wearing a customized...

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights here early next month

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein will be in Sri Lanka early next month, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce...

Government extends hand of friendship to all countries

The Government today extended a hand of friendship to all the countries in the world. Seven Ambassadors and a High Commissioner presented their credentials to President...

Lawyer arrested for protesting against garbage dump

A lawyer and another person have been arrested for protesting against a garbage dump in Kolonnawa, the police media unit said. The police said that...

Joint opposition note concerns on Constitutional Assembly

The Joint Opposition Group (JOG) has picked holes in the procedure adopted by the Government to draft a new constitution. Speaking to the New Indian...

Minister meets Northern fishermen, discusses concerns

Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera today met fishermen in the North and discusses their concerns. Among the issues discussed was the impact on Northern fishermen as...

Kiwi police accused of treating Lankan fans unfairly

New Zealand police have been accused of treating Sri Lankan cricket fans unfairly by removing some of them for playing music during the New Zealand...

Hirunika arrested over Dematagoda abduction

Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra was arrested today over the abduction of a youth in Dematagoda recently. Premachandra was arrested after the Attorney General advised the police...

PM presents resolution on Constitutional Assembly

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today presented a resolution on converting Parliament into a Constitutional Assembly. The resolution was presented during a special session of Parliament today which...

UN wants Lanka to probe murder of journalists

The United Nations (UN) yesterday called on the Sri Lankan Government to investigate killings of journalists. UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said cases of harassment also needs to...