China supports Sri Lanka’s sovereignty

Newly-elected Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa over phone that China supports his country's efforts to protect its national...

Lankan monk assaulted in Thanjavur

A Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka, who was in Thanjavur, India for academic research, bore the brunt of the latest wave of anti-Lanka protests...

Chidambaram hints at likely vote against Sri Lanka

Barely 24 hours after Tamil Nadu's DMK chief M Karunanidhi warned of pulling out his ministers from the cabinet over the Sri Lankan Tamils...

Canada to send a special envoy

Canada will dispatch a special envoy to see for himself the ground situation in Sri Lanka before the government decides on the level of...

Army says GTF detached from ground realities

The army says the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) is detached from the ground realities that prevail in Sri Lanka, particularly in the north and...

Government awaits final US draft

The government says it is awaiting the final draft of the US resolution scheduled to be tabled at the UN Human Rights Council. Minister Mahinda...

UK national deported for Buddha tattoo

Sri Lanka has denied entry to a British tourist sporting a Buddha tattoo on his arm because he showed disrespect to Buddhism, the Australian...

LTTE has influence on western electoral politics

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the LTTE overseas network has a significant influence over the electoral politics of many nations, particularly western countries such...

SLC elections postponed

The Sri Lanka cricket board elections have been postponed to April in order to give time for the Attorney General’s Department to study a...

Missing not detained says army

The army says all those reported missing in the Wanni region were not detained at military camps. Wanni Security Forces Commander Major General Boniface Perera told reporters in Vavuniya...

DMK to pull out if no action on Lanka

India's DMK chief M.Karunanidhi has warned that his party will pull out of the UPA government if India does not press for an independent...

Monks storm Nawala house

A group of monks stormed a house in Nawala late this evening and threatened the inmates over allegations they were carrying out unethical religious...

Sri Lanka releases 34 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka today released 34 of the 53 Indian fishermen allegedly arrested by its Navy. This comes a day after India summoned Sri Lanka's...

Trinco killing, Mervyn, BBS comes up at UNHRC

The killing of five students in Trincomalee, the religious tensions raised by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and comments made by Minister Mervyn Silva...

AG to indict suspects in Tangalle murder

The Attorney General (AG) is to forward a direct indictment to the High Court, without a non summary inquiry, relating to the death of...

India to finalise stand on UN Resolution against Sri Lanka

India is in the process of working out its stand on the UN Resolution against Sri Lanka, government said with an emphasis that there...

Sri Lanka assures UNHRC of progress by 2017

The government today assured the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) of progress in the promotion and protection of human rights for the benefit of the...

Fake driving licence printing press busted

A location where fake driving licences were printed was busted by the police in Kadawatta today, the police media unit said. The police said that...

Lankan issue raised at Rajya Sabha

The Sri Lankan issue was raised at the Rajya Sabha in India today with Tamil political parties urging the Indian government to support a US-based resolution...

Army baffled by allegations in Geneva

The army is baffled by the allegations being raised in Geneva against the military, the army media unit said in a statement today. Army Commander Lieutenant...