Douglas extradition hearing next week

The Madras High Court has posted to February 21 for orders on a petition seeking extradition and arrest of Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda,...

Soldiers hospitalized following lightning strike

The military says 12 soldiers were hospitalized after lightning struck land adjoining a building they were constructing in Kamburupitiya this evening. Military spokesman Brigadier Nihal...

EU satisfied with resettlement process

The European Union (EU) said today it was satisfied with the resettlement process in Sri Lanka despite a few more families still remaining in...

Taxi fares to increase

Taxi fares (Three wheeler) will be increased by Rs. 2 per kilometer from today owing to the fuel price hike, the Secretary of the...

HRW sees army probe as a tactic

The Sri Lankan army’s announcement that it had appointed a five-member court of inquiry to investigate allegations that its forces committed serious violations of...

Shavendra says journo after him

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent representative to the United Nations Major General Shavendra Silva has said that a certain foreign journalist is all out to...

Boulder kills two in Welimada

A boulder from a landslide killed two children in Welimada, on the Nuwara Eliya road early this morning, the police media unit said. The police...

Army probing war allegations

A Court of Inquiry, appointed by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya to inquire into the observations, made by the Lessons...

Violence erupts over fuel price hike

Violence broke out in parts of Sri Lanka on Wednesday as fishermen protested over a fuel price hike implemented by the government last weekend. One...

EU to push for UN probe

The European Parliament has decided to push for a UN commission of inquiry into the crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the war. A resolution...

EU calls for restraint in the Maldives

The European Union (EU) has called for restraint from all sides in the Maldives following political tensions resulting from the resignation of former President...

Mervyn says Blake is “mad”

Government Minister Mervyns Silva today slammed US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake saying he is “mad” and...

Pillay writes to Ban about Shavendra

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has written to UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon expressing her concerns over the appointment of...

Germany apologizes over LTTE stamps

The German postal department has apologized over the distribution of LTTE stamps saying it was done unintentionally. Following reports, which appeared in LTTE-affiliated websites and...

US to support resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC

The US government is to support a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) when it convenes later this month. US...

MIG-27 crashes near Chilaw

An Air Force MIG-27 jet crashed in Dummalasuriya, near Chilaw this afternoon, the Air Force said. The pilot of the jet had however ejected just...

Australia not happy with LLRC report

Australia is not fully satisfied with the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC)  as it fails to fully address alleged violations...

Fuel price hike cripples the nation

The fuel price hike saw several strikes being launched today (Monday) affecting mostly the transport and fishing sectors. Fishermen between Negombo and Kalpitiya went on...

Nasheed Won’t Seek Asylum in Sri Lanka

EXCLUSIVE By Easwaran Rutnam Ousted Maldivian President Mohammad Nasheed says he will not seek asylum in Sri Lanka despite his family being here, but instead will...

Germany concerned over Maldives situation

Germany has expressed concerns over the situation in the Maldives, the German Embassy in Colombo said in a statement today. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle...