Fasting Sri Lankan Tamils in Trichy arrested

Eight Sri Lankan Tamils who have been on a fast in a special camp in Trichy since the beginning of this month, have been arrested. Cases...

EU hails Sri Lanka’s stand against death penalty

The European Union (EU) today welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha that Sri Lanka would vote in favour of the UN General...

Resolution highlights Lanka’s efforts says US

The US State Department noted that the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last week, highlights the Sri Lankan government’s...

73 Sri Lankan refugees return home

Another batch of Sri Lankan refugees in India returned home with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The 73 refugees left the...

TNA calls for release of Tamil political prisoners

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today called for the release of all Tamil political prisoners. TNA leader R. Sampanthan raised the issue when Parliament discussed...

Gotabaya questioned by Presidential Commission

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was questioned again today by the Presidential Commission investigating allegations of large scale fraud. Rajapaksa was questioned in relation to the investigations over...

UK tycoon linked to probe by Sri Lanka

A UK based tycoon has been linked to investigations being conducted over billions of dollars allegedly stolen from Sri Lanka by associates of former...

Over 4000 people still in IDP camps in Jaffna

Over 4000 people are still housed in IDP camps in Jaffna, Minister of Resettlement and Rehabilitation D M Swaminathan informed Parliament today. He said that 1318...

Now DNA tests clear Kondaya in Seya’s murder

The DNA tests conducted on Dunesh Priyashantha alias Kondaya have not matched the DNA of Seya Sedawmini, the CID informed court today. Kondaya was arrested...

Maldives pres’ boat blast footage made public

National inquiry commission set up in connection to the explosion aboard the presidential speedboat carrying president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom shared a video of...

Ex Minister Janaka Bandara arrested over murder probe

Former Minister Janaka Bandara Tenakoon has been arrested in connection to a murder incident. The murder is said to have taken place in 1999.

Protest in Parliament against hybrid court

A protest was staged in Parliament today against the proposal for a hybrid court to investigate human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. Parliament sittings had...

Ranil briefs Japan Parliament, seeks support

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe briefed the Japanese Parliament (Diet) today and sought support to rebuild the war affected areas. Wickremesinghe is the third leader to...

Indian MP ready to quit over Sri Lankan issue

India's PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss said he was ready to quit the BJP-led NDA alliance if his decision could help find a permanent solution...

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...