Monks protest against attacks in India

A group of monks staged a protest outside the Indian High Commission in Colombo today against the attack on Sri Lankan monks in India. The...

DMK withdraws from Indian coalition

The DMK this morning announced that it is exiting the ruling Indian coalition over the Sri Lankan issue, Indian media reports said. The Tamil...

IGP orders probe on threat to pastor

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) N.K. Illangakoon has ordered an investigation where a Christian pastor and his family were threatened by a mob, including several monks,...

US says it had alerted Sri Lanka

The US government says it had alerted the government last year on the possibility of taking action on Sri Lanka if there was no...

Chennai police seek info on Lankan tourists

The police in Chennai have begun gathering information on Sri Lankan tourists arriving in the area following the recent attacks targeting Sri Lankan monks. The New Indian Express reported...

BJP insists MR is no war criminal

The BJP on Monday said that it does not endorse the DMK's demand that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be declared a war...

Spielberg to visit Sri Lanka

Hollywood Director Steven Spielberg is to visit Sri Lanka this year as part of a vacation around the world. Foreign media reports said that he...

US tables final draft of resolution on Lanka

The United States today tabled the final version of the resolution on Sri Lanka at the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council...

Indian envoy to Geneva called for consultations

India on Monday asked its envoy in Geneva to return for consultations on the US resolution on Sri Lanka as Tamil Nadu chief minister...

India calls off Defence Secretary-level talks with Sri Lanka

The Indian Government has called off the annual defence dialogue with Sri Lanka scheduled to begin from March 23, the Press Trust of India...

Mob threaten home of Christian pastor

A mob including several monks surrounded the house of a Christian pastor in Weeraketiya today and staged a demonstration, sources from the area said. The mob had...

Shirani appears before corruption commission

Sri Lanka's controversially impeached chief justice made her first public appearance since she was ousted in January to appear before the Bribery and Corruption...

Resolution against Sri Lanka to be available today

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs says the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka is in final shape and should be available by late this...

Another Sri Lankan priest assaulted

Days after a Sri Lankan priest was attacked at Tanjavur, suspected pro-Tamil men on Monday assaulted another priest at the Central railway station. Police identified...

India takes up fishermen’s issue with Sri Lanka

India said Monday that it has taken up with Sri Lanka the issue of its fishermen who often bear the brunt of the neighboring...

Lanka’s second international airport opens

Sri Lanka's second international airport was declared open in Mattala today by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport (MIA) was built using financial...

Iran forces Aussie plane near Lanka to leave

The Iranian Navy’s 24th fleet of warships warned away an Australian surveillance aircraft while approaching the Sri Lankan coast, the deputy commander of the...

Some fear us says Bodu Bala Sena

The Bodu Bala Sena says some politicians are scared of the public support the organisation, made up of mostly Buddhist monks, has got in...

Lanka says India alerted on monk incident (Video)

The Sri Lankan government says the incident where a group of persons had attempted to assault a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka had received...

Briton denies Buddha tattoo was ‘disrespectful’

A British tourist is "shocked and upset" after being deported from Sri Lanka for displaying a Buddha tattoo on his arm, the BBC reported. Antony...