Boys arrested for entering girl’s school

The police arrested 43 boys this morning for attempting to enter a leading girl’s school in Colombo, the police said. According to the police the...

G.L briefs Uganda on developments

External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris has briefed Uganda on the post war developments in Sri Lanka, the Uganda government said in a statement. G.L met...

Woman found dead at Renuka hotel

A 48 year old woman was found dead at the Renuka hotel in Colombo, the police media unit said this morning. The police said that...

UK defends the decision to deport asylum seekers

Britain has questioned concerns raised by two charities which say that Sri Lankan Tamils deported from the UK are at danger of being tortured...

US says resolution still under discussion

The United States says the resolution on Sri Lanka which was to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council is still under discussion. U.S...

Vaiko writes to Manmohan on Sri Lanka

MDMK chief Vaiko today termed as shocking a Sri Lankan official's claim about New Delhi's backing of Colombo in the ongoing UNHRC session and...

Lankan media gagged says RSF

Reporters Without Borders calls on all members of the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council, which began its 19th session yesterday, to pass a...

EU council also backs move

The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union (EU) has backed moves to keep Sri Lanka on the agenda of the UN Human Rights...

India to back Sri Lanka at UNHRC (Audio updated)

India will back Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva, Minister in charge of Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe said...

Former AG confirmed coup in Maldives – MDP

A senior political adviser of Maldives President Dr. Mohamed Waheed, former Attorney-General Dr. Hassan Saeed, has publicly admitted that President Mohamed Nasheed was ousted in a coup...

Government says committed to probe

The Sri Lankan government informed the UN human Rights Council in Geneva today that it is committed to a mechanism for gathering and assessing...

G.L regrets Tutu’s statement

External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris has written to South African Archbishop and human rights activist Desmond Tutu expressing regret over his statement on Sri...

Act now UK tells Lanka

The British Government called on Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). British Minister of State at the...

LIVE: Webcast of UNHRC 19th session

Live webcast of the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.       http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/swfs/player.swf?file=channel-11@52029&autostart=true&controlbar=over&dock=true&stretching=uniform&streamer=rtmp://cp101680.live.edgefcs.net/live&type=fcsubscribe

Demos held against UNHRC resolution

  Massive demonstrations were held this morning in several parts of the country against a resolution to be presented against Sri Lanka at the UN...

Government contradicts UN on civilian death toll

The Sri Lankan government has contradicted the United Nations on the civilian death toll during the final stages of the war between the military...

Sri Lanka in no hurry says envoy

Implementation of all the recommendations of a war commission appointed by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will not be rushed, a Sri Lankan envoy...

Halt deportation of Tamils says HRW

The United Kingdom should suspend deportations of ethnic Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka and immediately review its policies and information about the country’s...

Nambiar reveals ‘white flag’ incident

With controversy revived about Sri Lankan war crimes including the murder of surrendering prisoners, Inner City Press on February 24 asked UN official Vijay...

US wants recommendations implemented

The United States says it wants Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and this will be...