Government got HRW report before it was released

The government says it got a copy of the controversial Human Rights Watch (HRW) report before it was released to the media this week. Media...

UNHRC refuses to stop screening of video

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has refused to stop the screening of the Channel 4 film “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields...

Elections for three PCs this year

The government may hold elections for three Provincial Councils this year, Media Minister and government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said. He said this while speaking at...

Kegalle mosque attack, CM meets cops

Sabaragamuwa Province Chief Minister Mahipala Herath has had urgent discussions with the police following an attack on a mosque in Kegalle early this morning. The Kegalle Jummah...

New circular on students taking part in sports

A new circular is being drafted on the conditions under which a school child can be included to take part in a sport on...

Three people found dead in Panadura

Three people of the same family were found dead in Panadura this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that a man, his...

Human Rights lawyer under threat

Amnesty International has sent out an urgent appeal for the protection of human rights lawyer Lakshan Dias who is reportedly under threat. In the appeal,...

London High Court suspends deportation of Tamils

The high court in London has blocked the deportation of a group of failed Tamil asylum seekers who were due to be sent back...

Israel raises concerns on Iran with Sri Lanka

Israel today raised concerns over Iran with Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said. It said that Prime Minister...

Fonseka warns UN will probe war in Lanka

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has warned that the United Nations (UN) is expected to introduce some regulations soon through which a delegation will...

Sri Lanka against internationalizing domestic issue

The Sri Lankan government today informed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that is is against the internationalization of Sri Lanka's domestic issues. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe,...

Indian prisoners transferred from Sri Lanka

Two eligible sentenced Indian nationals, serving prison terms in Sri Lanka, were transferred today to Trivandrum, Kerala, under the provisions of the India-Sri Lanka...

India says Sri Lanka is not an enemy

Speaking in the Indian Rajya Sabha today, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Sri Lanka should not be called an "enemy country." The...

EU tells UNHRC to keep Lanka on the agenda

The European Union (EU) today urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to keep Sri Lanka on the agenda over its human rights record. Speaking...

Police arrest 8 would-be asylum seekers

The police arrested eight asylum seekers who were preparing to travel to a foreign country by boat, the police media unit said. According to the police the...

Protect north from separatist forces says Wimal

Government Minister Wimal Weerawanse says the northern provincial council should not be allowed to fall into the hands of separatist forces. He warned that if such...

UNP warns government over UNHRC outcome

The opposition United National Party (UNP) has warned that the government will need to take the full responsibility if a situation which is prejudicial...

UK PM calls for healing in Sri Lanka

British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on all parties in Sri Lanka to work together to heal the country. In a message issued on...

Blake tells US House Sri Lanka is moving backwards

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert Blake, has told the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and...

Canadian court overturns asylum claims of 2 Lankans

A Canadian Federal Court has overturned the asylum claims of two Sri Lankans, Canada's National Post reported today. The Immigration and Refugee Board misinterpreted the...