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...

Norway to back resolution at UNHRC

Norway has joined other nations in calling for an investigation into civilian deaths in the country’s long and bloody civil war. The UN resolution wants...

Sri Lanka outraged over purported US email

Sri Lanka expressed outrage over an email purportedly sent to member states of the human rights council by the U.S Mission in Geneva seeking...

Shavendra removed from UN group

Sri Lanka's deputy U.N. ambassador has been dropped from a group advising Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on payment to troops participating in U.N. peacekeeping operations,...

UK gives Lanka a boost at debate

The British government gave the Sri Lankan government a significant boost during a debate at the House of Commons today on the human rights...

Waheed sends letter to MR

Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed Hassan sent a letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa today through Maldivian Vice President Mohamed Waheeduddin, a Maldivian official said today. Speaking...

UK journo approached by LTTE killed in Syria

British journalist Marie Colvin, who was contacted by the LTTE to broker a surrender during the final stages of the war, has been killed...

Rudd quits as Foreign Minister

Kevin Rudd has resigned as Australian Foreign Minister, saying he will not be part of Labor's leadership "soap opera" and effectively heading off any...

TNA refuses to budge on PSC

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has refused to budge on its stand with regards to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC). President Mahinda Rajapaksa had requested...

Teens arrested for highway crime

The police say they have arrested three teenagers, aged 19, 16 and 15, for pelting stones at vehicles on the southern expressway. In a special...

Monk sentenced to death after 50 years

A Buddhist monk has been sentenced to death by the Tangalle Magistrate over the murder of a farmer. Another suspect was also given the death...

Ranil makes special statement on fuel

UNP and opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe made a special statement in parliament today on the fuel price hike. Wickremasinghe said that the fuel price hike...

Cigarettes sold to teens in Mannar

Cigarettes are being sold to teenagers in Mannar, parliament was informed today. Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake said that the relevant officials have been alerted...

School kids in PC racket

A group of school children have been arrested for stealing computer parts and selling them to internet cafes, the police said. The children are all...

UK compensates asylum seekers

The British Home Office has paid over £1m, plus £1m costs, in compensation to 40 child asylum seekers, including some from Sri Lanka, who...