President appoints new cabinet, Wijeyadasa, Vasantha, Vadivel get posts

President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed 12 cabinet Ministers, a State Minister and a Deputy Minister to a caretaker Government. UNP Parliamentarians Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Vasantha...

All five suspects in Nadaraja Raviraj murder acquitted

All five suspects accused in the murder of former Tamil National Alliance Jaffna district Parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj were acquitted and released by the Colombo...

Government expresses commitment to protect endangered wildlife species

Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera has re-iterated Sri Lanka's commitment to protect endangered wildlife species. He said consistent with this...

China for healthy competition with India in Sri Lanka

China is willing to have healthy competition with India in Sri Lanka, China's Global Times reported today. While China and Sri Lanka ramp up efforts...

Public urged to protect the Government

The public have been urged to protect the Government and not be misled by what they see taking place in Parliament on television. Leader of...

Inter-ministerial committee to be appointed to deal with human rights

The Government is to appoint an inter-ministerial committee to consider all facts related to human rights for the preparation of a National Action Plan...

India notes strategic move by China in Lanka

The Indian Air Force says China's investments in Sri Lanka and other south Asian nations were "strategic moves" to contain India. During an address at the...

Government says some missing people may have feld overseas

The Government says some people reported missing during or soon after the war may have gone overseas. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said that when he was...

Joint Commission to assist voluntary return of Lankan refugees

The Indo-Lanka Joint Commission will look at facilitation of voluntary return and repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees from India, the Foreign Ministry said today. The...

Beyonce’s clothing brand made by “underpaid” Sri Lankan workers

Hollywood singer Beyonce’s sportswear brand ‘Ivy Park’ is being made by workers in Sri Lanka earning just £4.30 a day in squalid conditions, British and...

Kandy Diocese seeks urgent action under 1994 Torture Act

The Human Rights Office of Kandy Diocese in Sri Lanka has organized a petition calling on the Government to prosecute cases under the 1994...

President Sirisena calls on the SLFP to unite

President Maithripala Sirisena today urged the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to unite to rebuild the country and also prepare to face the next...

UN women’s rights experts want foreign judges in Lankan probe

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has called on Sri Lanka to ensure international participation in the accountability mechanisms as...

New constitution alone will not help reconciliation says President

President Maithripala Sirisena says building peace and reconciliation among the people in the country cannot be done only through enacting laws and adopting a...

Mervyn forms his own joint opposition, reveals Gota’s links to abductions

Former Minister Mervyn Silva today formed his own joint opposition and slammed the more recognised joint opposition which consists of several United People's Freedom Alliance...

UNP does not see Chinese hand in political crisis

The United National Party (UNP) says it does not see a Chinese hand in the political crisis in the country. UNP Parliamentarian Sarath Fonseka said...

Mahinda wants war heroes remembered

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called on the people to remember the sacrifice made by the soldiers during the war. Rajapaksa, who attended an event...

No foreign judges in local human rights investigation

President Maithripala Sirisena today asserted that there will not be foreign judges in the local investigations on human rights abuses. The President expressed this view during...

Funerals of five Sri Lankans who drowned in UK held

The funerals for the five young men from Sri Lanka, Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, known as Ken, and his brother Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, 22, known as...

Covering face banned by President Sirisena

Covering of the face in a manner which prevents anyone from being identified, has been banned by President Maithripala Sirisena under the emergency regulations. The...