Lankan issue raised at Rajya Sabha

The Sri Lankan issue was raised at the Rajya Sabha in India today with Tamil political parties urging the Indian government to support a US-based resolution...

Army baffled by allegations in Geneva

The army is baffled by the allegations being raised in Geneva against the military, the army media unit said in a statement today. Army Commander Lieutenant...

Rain expected in most areas today

The Department of Meteorology says it expects showers or thundershowers to occur over most parts of the country today. While humidity levels will still be high, the...

Probe on baby found in the jungle

The police are investigating the discovery of a baby in a jungle in Kattankudy, the police media unit said today. According to the police the...

MR urges dialogue on Japan, China issue

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged Japan to resolve the dispute with China over the islets in the East China Sea through dialogue. China is locked in a...

India summons Lankan envoy on fishermen issue

India summoned the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi Mahishini Colonne today to discuss the arrest of a group of Indian fishermen, Indian...

Canteen owners to boycott halal products (Audio)

Canteen owners have decided to boycott halal products from April, the All Ceylon Canteen Owners Association said. President of the Association, Asela Sampath, said that...

Five sentenced to death over 1999 murder

The Monaragala High Court today sentenced to death 5 people over a shooting incident in 1999 in which 2 people were killed. High Court judge...

Court orders JMO report on Duminda

The Court today ordered the CID to obtain a medical test report from the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) on parliamentarian Duminda Silva. The Colombo Additional...

Commonwealth must bring tangible benefits

The Sri Lankan government says the Commonwealth must strive to bring tangible benefits to its member states. Sri Lanka's  Permanent Representative to the UN in New York Dr....

Top US Congressman calls for war crimes probe

Top US Congressman Eliot Engel has written to US Secretary Of State John Kerry expressing serious concerns regarding the deterioration of democracy and the...

Another 34 Indians arrested

The navy arrested another 34 Indian fishermen for entering Sri Lankan waters illegally this morning, a navy spokesman said. The arrest came within hours after...

Two boys abducted, assaulted and freed

Two young boys were abducted in Puttalam last night and were later freed after being assaulted. According to the police the two brothers, aged 17...

Lanka, US hold separate briefings on resolution

Sri Lanka and the United States held separate informal meetings at the UN Human Rights Council premises yesterday (Wednesday) on the US sponsored resolution on Sri...

Cardinal Bergoglio elected Pope

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a 76-year-old Argentine cardinal from Buenos Aires, has been selected as the 266th leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio was selected...

Karunanidhi says India trying to shield Colombo

Keeping up the pressure on the Centre to support the US resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC, UPA ally DMK on Wednesday wondered why...

Sri Lanka firm to fight corruption

Sri Lanka recognizes that corruption constitutes one of the obstacles to the effective promotion and protection of human rights, as well as to the...

Survival calls on UN to stand up for Wanniyala-Aetto

While the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) discusses the human rights record of Sri Lanka, Survival international says one community remains largely forgotten –...

Navy arrests 19 Indian fishermen

The navy arrested 19 Indian fishermen this evening for entering Sri Lankan waters illegally. Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the fishermen had crossed the international maritime boundary line...

Sri Lanka hopeful of Indian backing at UNHRC

Sri Lanka said it remained hopeful of India's backing against a U.S. sponsored resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, the...