ACJU to submit proposals on Halal certification issue

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) will submit a set of proposals on the Halal certification issue to the Cabinet subcommittee appointed to look at...

Jayalalithaa wants economic sanctions on Lanka

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged the Indian government to impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka till Tamils displaced by the war returned...

Ban wants accountability in Sri Lanka

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon wants accountability in Sri Lanka through a genuine and comprehensive national process. Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Martin Nesirky said that the...

Police arrest 6 people over van thefts

The Mirihana special police crimes unit has arrested 6 people over van thefts reported from several parts of the country, the police media unit...

Russia to back Sri Lanka at UNHRC

Russia will back Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva next month, the Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karavaev said...

Upul Jayasuriya new BASL president

Former Secretary of the Bar Association Upul Jayasuriya was today elected as the new president of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL). Jayasuriya defeated lawyer Thirantha...

Lanka to bank on Chinese support at UNHRC

Sri Lanka is to bank on the support of China against a U.S. sponsored resolution which is to be submitted before the UN Human...

Fake lover arrested in Nugegoda

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested a man today after he had allegedly duped a woman in Ambalangoda by taking money from her with...

US concerned over human rights abuses

The United States (US) says it continues to be deeply concerned by allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri...

North and East clergy call for strong resolution on Lanka

A group of clergy from the North and East have written to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) calling for a strong and action...

Would-be illegal immigrants arrested in Kalmunai

The police have arrested seven would-be illegal immigrants in Kalmunai, the police media unit said today. The arrest was made following information received by the police that...

India questions authenticity of video

India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said he had seen the pictures and the report on the alleged coldblooded killing of LTTE chief V....

Faraz hails MR in statement issued to the media

In a statement sent to the media written by the Sunday Leader journalist Faraz Shauketaly, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been praised for pushing the...

UK says no arms for Lankan military

The British Foreign office has denied reports that Britain had sold millions of pounds of weapons to the Sri Lankan military last year. British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt...

Muslim Council, ACJU in key meetings with the government

The Sri Lanka Muslim Council and the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) had key meetings with the government this evening regarding the controversy which...

Army says allegations timed for UNHRC

The army says the latest allegations raised against the military are aimed at the upcoming UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva. While rejecting the allegations, army...

Tamara out, Dissanayaka new envoy to Cuba

Sarath Dissanayaka, the former Director General of the Publicity Division of the External Affairs Ministry, has taken up the appointment as Sri Lanka's Ambassador...

AG orders CID to file case on Duminda

The Attorney General (AG) has instructed the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to file a case against MP Duminda Silva over the killing of former...

Video claims Prabha’s son was fed and then killed

A new video, set to be screened in Geneva on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session next month, shows what...

EU to push for accountability

The European Union (EU) will push for accountability from Sri Lanka during the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva next month. A statement following...