Japan will back Sri Lanka’s domestic process

The Japanese Government says it will back Sri Lanka's domestic process to address issues related to the war, the office of Prime Minister Ranil...

Twist in Seya murder probe, another suspect confesses

The investigations into the murder of 4 1/2 year old Seya Sadewmini took another twist today after the brother of the main suspect arrested...

Ravi to urge IMF to increase annual aid to Lanka

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake left the Island to attend the 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund...

MR slams resolution, defends ties with Gaddafi

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says though the passage of the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) without a vote...

Japanese PM assures full support to Sri Lanka

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe today assured his full support and that of his Government to Sri Lanka, when he had brief talks with Prime...

Sampanthan says will ask North CM to explain

Opposition and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan says he will seek an explanation from Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran over some...

Cameron says resolution on Lanka a crucial step

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a crucial step towards...

Sri Lanka resolution has 38 co-sponsors

The resolution on Sri Lanka submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and adopted without a vote on Thursday had 38 co-sponsors as...

Sirisena slams ties ex leader had with Gaddafi

President Maithripala Sirisena today criticized the relationship some former Sri Lankan leaders had with former Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi. Speaking to reporters in Colombo today, the...

IGP orders probe into police torture claims

IGP N K Illangakoon has ordered an investigation into claims the Kotadeniyawa police had tortured a 17 year old youth who was released after...

Foreign Ministry denies claims on Ravinatha

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says attention has been drawn to news reports and commentaries appearing over the past few days suggesting that the...

President says mechanism in line with Constitution

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would keep an open mind with regards to the judicial process to investigate incidents related to the war and...

Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted without a vote

The resolution on Sri Lanka presented to the UN Human Rights Council, was adopted without a vote during the 30th session of the Council...

Government wants UNHRC to be united

The Government says it wants the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be united on the Sri Lankan issue. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the...

UNICEF puts focus on children in Lanka’s war

The United Nations agency on children, UNICEF, said that children bore the brunt of the war in Sri Lanka and of the atrocities committed...

President tells UN he will pursue twin objectives

President Maithripala Sirisena said the new vision for Sri Lanka by his Government involves achieving the twin objectives of sustainable development and reconciliation. He said...

Government ready to accept foreign assistance

The Government says it will work with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, his Office, systems and procedures of the Human Rights Council and the...

Zeid urges Government to criminalize hate speech

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein today called on the Government to criminalize hate speech, after he formally submitted...

Obama hails change in Lanka under Sirisena

United States President Barack Obama has praised President Maithripala Sirisena’s commitment and actions taken for strengthening of democracy and good governance in Sri Lanka. The...

SLFP gives green-light for resolution

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it has no concerns with the draft resolution on Sri Lank submitted to the UN Human Rights...