UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka passed without a vote

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution on Sri Lanka was passed without a vote in Geneva today. The Resolution was presented by the Core...

SLPP and SLFP agree on several issues, more talks in April

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have agreed on several issues during talks held today. SLFP General Secretary...

Sri Lanka rejects proposal to establish OHCHR country office

Sri Lanka today rejected key proposals made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, including a call to establish an Office...

UN rights chief calls for time-bound action plan in Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, today called on Sri Lanka to implement a detailed and comprehensive strategy for the transitional...

Singapore questions Sirisena’s allegation on Arjuna Mahendran

Singapore on Wednesday rejected Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s allegation that it was sheltering a former central bank chief wanted for fraud, saying Colombo...

Government insists will continue to defend Sri Lanka’s sovereignty

The Government will continue to defend Sri Lanka’s sovereignty by reaffirming the commitments to seek durable reconciliation and promote and protect human rights of...

Tense situation arises at side meeting on Sri Lanka in Geneva

A tense situation arose at a side meeting on Sri Lanka held at the UN building in Geneva today. The event was organised by Pasumai...

President regrets Singapore’s silence on Mahendran issue

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that he regrets the failure by the Singapore Government to make a formal statement on the issue surrounding Sri...

Power cuts likely as Norochcholai breaks down again

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy said that there could be an interruption to the electricity supply in parts of the country due...

Four killed, 8 injured in Puttalam accident

Four people were killed and eight others sustained injuries following an accident in Puttalam today. The accident involved a van and a truck along the...

US military notes China used predatory debt tactic on Sri Lanka

The United States military has said that China used predatory debt tactics on some countries, including Sri Lanka. General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the US...

Gota seeks to relinquish US citizenship and contest polls

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sought to relinquish his US citizenship in order to qualify to contest the next Presidential elections, local media...

Minor earth tremor reported in parts of Sri Lanka

A minor earth tremor was reported in parts of Sri Lanka today, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said. The tremor was felt in Badulla, Hali-Ela,...

Several killed and injured in New Zealand mosque shooting

Several people have been reported killed and many more injured in a shooting incident at two mosques in New Zealand. A gunman, dressed in a...

SLPP and SLFP talks successful, more talks next week

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held formal talks today at the office of the Opposition Leader...

Second Special High Court begins operations

The Second Special High Court began operations at the Hulftsdorp court complex today. The three member bench special court is the second of three such...

Foreign Minister to head Sri Lanka delegation to Geneva

The Government has picked a high-level delegation to be sent to Geneva to respond to the report on Sri Lanka by the High Commissioner...

UK and Germany table Resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC

UK and Germany today tabled the Resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, the Secretariat at the UN...

Karannagoda appears before the CID

Former Navy Commander Retired Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today to make a statement related to the case on...

No Sri Lankans on Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed

There are no Sri Lankans on the Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed while en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa. None of the 157 people...