US draft resolution sees shortcomings in National Action Plan

The draft resolution of the United States on Sri Lanka which is to be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council next month, has...

LTTE campaign delayed Rajiv Gandhi’s killers’ hanging

A confidential Indian government document has said that an "orchestrated campaign" by the LTTE helped delay the execution of the assassins of  former Indian Prime minister...

Maldives court orders arrest of Nasheed

A Maldivian court has issued a new warrant to arrest former President Mohamed Nasheed, his political party said. The Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) said that...

No arrest in journalist shooting incident

The police have not yet arrested anyone over the shooting incident involving journalist Faraz Shauketaly, Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody told the Colombo Gazette today. Unidentified gunmen...

Ex Aitken Spence employee arrested

A former employee of the Aitken Spence Group has been arrested for illegally accessing company data on the company computer server and altering some...

UK sold £2m worth of arms to Lanka last year

Small arms weaponry, ammunition and various other military equipment were among millions of pounds' worth of goods exported last year from Britain to Sri...

Gang threatens BBC team in Maharagama

A BBC team covering the Bodu Bala Sena convention in Maharagama this evening were threatened by a gang following the event. The BBC team, which included...

Cops raid Katunayake DVD store

The police have raided a DVD store in Katunayake and seized over 300 DVDs and Video CDs. According to the police media unit, the DVD store...

Monks launch anti-halal campaign

Monks attached to the Bodu Bala Sena today launched an anti-halal campaign, during a convention in Maharagama. A declaration adopted at the convention also sought...

Burmese rescued by navy say nearly 100 missing

The 32 Myanmar nationals who were rescued by the Sri Lanka navy while being stranded at sea yesterday have revealed that nearly 100 others...

Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen clash

Fishermen from India and Sri Lanka clashed off the seas of Mannar early this morning. The clash had occurred when Indian fishermen were seen poaching in Sri...

Pillay wants protection for Faraz; rejects army courts (Video)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay has called on the government to provide protection for The Sunday Leader journalist Faraz Shaukatally after...

Government sends 37 observations to Pillay

The government has sent its observations to the report on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, and has requested amendments to...

UNHRC voting members to attend GTF event

Foreign Ministry representatives from voting countries of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) are scheduled to attend a conference hosted by the Global Tamil...

Muslim shop owners in Narammala threatened

At least 50 Muslim shop owners in Narammala in the Kurunegala District, have received death threats by mail. They have been warned to close their...

Jaffna DIG, top cops transferred

The police headquarters announced the transfer of several policemen including the Jaffna Deputy Inspector General of Police Erick Perera with effect from tomorrow. Others being transferred are DIG Ravi Wijegunawardena from Trincomalee, DIG...

Mahinda telephones Maldives President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has telephoned Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik today to inquire about the political developments in the country. Maldives President's spokesman Masood Imad confirmed that President...

CID takes over journo attack probe

The police Criminal Investigations Division (CID) has taken over the investigations into the attack on The Sunday Leader journalist Faraz Shauketaly. According to a statement by the...

Navy rescues more Myanmar boatpeople

Sri Lanka's navy on Saturday rescued 38 Myanmar nationals who were drifting off the island's east coast, the second batch of boatpeople to be...

Police to monitor garbage collection

The police, in addition to fighting crime, will now also have a separate unit to monitor garbage collection. Secretary of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that steps have been...