UN report reveals war crimes committed in Lanka

The much awaited report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights which investigated incidents related to the war in Sri Lanka...

Tamil Nadu Assembly adopts resolution on Lanka

A day after India and Sri Lanka decided to renew efforts to address the vexed ethnic issue in the island nation, Tamil Nadu today...

Government “very relaxed” about findings in report

The Government is not shaken by the findings in the report on Sri Lanka by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human...

US backs call for credible process in Lanka

The United States today noted the need for credible justice processes when addressing incidents related to the war. Responding to comments made at the 30th session...

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...

Modi gives thumbs up to Ranil’s Government

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave his strong backing to the Sri Lankan Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Speaking at...

TNA briefs UK on need for international hand

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has had talks with the British Government and noted the need for full international participation in all mechanisms established...

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...