Army insists Tamil girls not forcibly recruited

The army today insisted that Tamil girls in the north are not being forced to join the army and that those recruited have access...

Tri-lingual human rights action plan goes online

The government has made available the National Human Rights Action Plan in all three languages online, officials said today. The action plan covers a wide...

BJP worried over Sri Lanka attacks on Indian fishermen

The BJP Monday demanded a meeting between Indian fishermen and the Sri Lanka Navy following the deaths of fishermen from Tamil Nadu in alleged...

Attempts to save Sri Lankan elephants failed: Study

An attempt to save the lives of both elephants and people by moving the pachyderms away from humans has failed in Sri Lanka, a...

Another 17 arrested in Jaffna

Another 17 people were arrested in Jaffna by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID), reports from Jaffna said today. Reports said that 15 people were arrested...

Lion Air bodies not yet found

The bodies of the passengers killed in the Lion Air flight which was believed to have been shot down by the LTTE in 1998 are...

Opposition seeks Commonwealth probe of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's main opposition party asked the Commonwealth Sunday to investigate the impeachment of the country's chief justice in what it called a breach...

Sri Lankan model sent home after suffering depression

A Sri Lankan model, instead of boarding a scheduled flight to her country, isolated herself in the departure area of the IGI Airport in...

Dayan makes controversial exit speech

Outgoing Sri Lankan Ambassador to France Dayan Jayatillake, in a farewell speech to the Sri Lankan community in France, has said it was not...

Government regrets comments by Mannar Bishop

The government expressed regret over the statements made by the Bishop of Mannar, Rayappu Joseph, regarding Sri Lankan asylum seekers heading to Australia. The Bishop...

Budget for 2013 passed in parliament

The budget for 2013 was passed in parliament this evening with a majority. During the vote on the third and final reading of the budget...

Parliament to debate report on CJ

Parliament will debate the report of the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate the allegations raised against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake next month. The Chief...

Lanka seeks to strengthen ties with US

Sri Lanka is seeking to further strengthen ties with the United States,  Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the US Jaliya Wickramasuriya said. The Sri Lankan Embassy in the US, in a...

State Department reiterates concerns

The U.S. State Department has reiterated concerns about actions surrounding the ongoing impeachment trial of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner said that as...

U.S. frees Sri Lanka from sanctions over Iran

The Obama administration on Friday extended to Sri Lanka a waiver from U.S. sanctions for reducing imports of Iranian oil. US Secretary of State Hillary...

Government confident of CHOGM

The government today expressed confidence that the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Colombo next year will go ahead smoothly. President...

Gota briefs diplomats, envoys

Defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has briefed diplomats on the reconciliation efforts of the government, the Ministry of Defence said today. The Defence Ministry said that a conference was...

Opposition members withdraw

The four opposition members in the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) investigating the allegations raised against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, withdrew today after  the chairman...

US “very” concerned about state of judiciery

The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka says it remains very concerned about the state of the Sri Lankan judiciary and the impeachment process...

Lankan executed by firing squad in Abu Dhabi

A man was executed on Thursday morning by firing squad in Abu Dhabi after being convicted of murdering an Emirati Engineer in Al Ain...