Tamils submit petition to UN, HRC

A group of Tamils from the north submitted a petition to the UN office in Colombo as well as the Human Rights Commission regarding...

UNP seeks deal with the government (Audio)

The opposition United National Party (UNP) has sought an agreement with the government to counter any attempt by the UN to censure Sri Lanka over human...

Japan, Sri Lanka to beef up maritime security alliance

Japan plans to strengthen its maritime security alliance with Sri Lanka to curb China's growing influence on countries with Indian Ocean coastlines, The Asahi Shimbun...

UK tells Lanka to respect human rights

The British government says it continues to look to Sri Lanka to demonstrate its commitment to upholding the Commonwealth values of good governance and...

Marawila police arrest 45 asylum seekers

The police in Marawila arrested 45 asylum seekers preparing to leave for Australia by boat illegally today. Of those arrested are 42 Tamils and 3...

Canada returned over 500 Sri Lankans

Canada has returned over 500 Sri Lankans under a 'Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration' program, the Canadian media reported today. The Montreal Gazette reported that...

No new Pope after first ballot

The 115 voting cardinals will need at least one more day to decide the new leader of the Catholic Church. The conclave cast its...

Government insists CJ impeachment constitutional

The government today insisted that the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was constitutional. Addressing the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)...

Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka freed

Sixteen fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel for allegedly fishing in the island nation's international maritime boundary on March 3, have been released...

BBS not happy, makes more demands

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today called for a complete ban on Halal products instead of just removing the logo from products sold locally. Addressing...

Two killed, two injured in Hambantota accident

Two people were killed and two others injured following an accident along the Colombo - Kataragama main road in Hambantota today, the police media...

EU notes limited progress in Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) says there has been limited progress on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka last year. Ireland Ambassador Gerard Corr, speaking at...

Fonseka seeks registration of political party

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has sought the registration of the new political party headed by him. Fonseka visited the elections department today and discussed...

One killed, 5 injured in Tissamaharama

One person was killed and five others injured following a grenade attack in Tissamaharama late last night. The police said that the attack took place in...

Samarasinghe to address the UNHRC on Friday

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe will address the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, the Minister's office said. The Minister, who had already spoken when the Council began meeting...

No record of Indian fishermen killed in Lanka

There ar no official records of Indian fishermen being killed in Sri Lankan territorial waters over the past one year, the Indian Defence Ministry...

‘Heal Lanka’ deemed too controversial

The track 'Heal Lanka' by singer/songwriter Ras Ceylon has been deemed too controversial by some local radio stations, a statement released today said. The statement by Ras...

Algae-like fossils in Polonnaruwa meteorite

Researchers in the United Kingdom have found algae-like fossils in meteorite fragments that landed in Sri Lanka last year. This is the strongest evidence...

Police look for 6 Filipinos over murder

The Colombo harbor police have launched an investigation to locate six Philippine nationals over the murder of another Philippine national on a ship which was...

BBS not sole voice of monks

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) is not the sole voice of the Sanga (monks) community, Bellanwila Wimalaratana thera said today. The leading monk said this...