In first speech new UN rights chief raises concerns on Sri Lanka

In her first speech as the new UN Human Rights Chief, Michelle Bachelet raised concerns on Sri Lanka. In the opening statement by UN High Commissioner...

Gota gets bail in case on misuse of funds but cannot travel overseas

The Special High Court today granted bail to former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the six others in the case over the misuse of state...

Cleanup operation underway following oil spill in Dikkowita

A major cleanup operation is underway following an oil spill off Dikkowita. The Navy said that it had deployed a team to minimize the environmental...

President to submit proposal to UN to clear allegations on Army

President Maithripala Sirisena says he will submit a proposal to the United Nations (UN) on September 24th seeking to clear human rights allegations against...

UN says families of disappeared in Sri Lanka waited too long

The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances says the families of the disappeared in Sri Lanka have waited too long to know...

India signs deal to supply 160 passenger coaches to Sri Lanka

A contract agreement for around US$ 82.64 million for the supply of 160 passenger coaches from India under concessional financing was signed between RITES...

Nearly 40 per cent of Sri Lankan students aged 13 to 15 bullied

Nearly 40 per cent of Sri Lankan students aged 13 to 15 have been bullied, a new report released by UNICEF said today. The report said...

OMP proposes suspending military officers facing accusations

The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) has recommended that state officials including members of the armed forces and police who are named as suspects or...

JO protest ends with one man’s death, several taken to hospital

The Joint Opposition (JO) protest ended last night with one man being reported dead and several taken to hospital. Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said...

Joint opposition protesters stage overnight vigil in Colombo

Joint opposition protesters staged an overnight vigil in Colombo near the Lake House roundabout following a protest march against the Government. Hundreds of protesters gathered...

Colombo partially shuts down as thousands attend JO protest

Colombo partially shut down today as the joint opposition staged a massive protest march against the Government. Some roads were partially closed while most offices...

President feels death penalty a must on corrupt individuals

President Maithripala Sirisena feels the death penalty must be imposed on corrupt individuals. He said this at an event in Parliament today. President Maithripala Sirisena said...

Dayan assumes duties in Russia, promises to strengthen ties

The newly appointed Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka assumed duties at the Mission, the Sri Lankan Embassy in...

Faiszer insists nephew facing allegations in Australia is innocent

By Avani Dias The family of a New South Wales student accused of planning to assassinate senior Australian politicians say the alleged Islamic State affiliate...

Johnston and two others remanded over misappropriation of funds

Former Minister Johnston Fernando and two others were today remanded over the alleged misappropriation of Government funds. The Kurunegala High Court issued the order in...

UN writes to Sri Lanka over failure to meet deadline on torture report

The United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) has written to Sri Lanka, after the government failed to respond to a report, which called for...

Carcasses of seven elephants found in Polonnaruwa

The carcasses of seven elephants have been found in Polonnaruwa, official said. The elephants are believed to have died after getting stuck on a marshy...

Military refusing to obey Government on land issue says Zeid

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who steps down from his post today, says the military is refusing to obey...

Malcolm Turnbull in arrested Sri Lankan’s terror hit list

Mohamed Nizamdeen from Sri Lanka who was arrested in Sydney and charged with terrorism-related offences, had Australia's then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former foreign...

Sri Lankan man charged with terror offences in Sydney

A Sri Lankan man employed by a Sydney university has been charged over a document that police allege contained plans for terrorism attacks. The 25-year-old was arrested...