Sri Lanka accused of failing to address concerns

The Sri Lankan government continued its assault on civil society and failed to take meaningful steps towards accountability for war crimes during the country’s...

Lankan refugee to unite with relatives after 25 years

It was a dream comes true for RonatVeniReeta, a 30-year-old Sri Lankan refugee and a mother of three children, when she learnt that her...

Dilan says no move to ban maids to Lebanon

Sri Lanka’s plan to ban women travelling abroad to work in menial jobs excludes Lebanon, a Sri Lankan government minister said Thursday in Beirut,...

Burt says challenges still remain

Visiting UK Minister Alistair Burt says he is pleased to see the progress in some areas of the north but yet notes that challenges...

Australian intelligence links Sri Lankan official to smugglers

A senior Sri Lankan government official is suspected by Australian authorities of being personally "complicit" in the people-smuggling trade, directly undermining Canberra's attempts to...

Samarasingha to lead Geneva delegation

Special envoy to the President on Human Rights, Minister Mahinda Samarasingha will lead the Sri Lankan delegation to the UN Human Rights Council sessions...

Probe on Kalpitiya mass killing of dolphins

An investigation has been launched into the mass killing of dolphins in Kalpitiya, the Fisheries Ministry said today. Fishermen in Kalpitiya claimed that over 40...

Colombo a hub to combat sea pirates

Colombo has been used as a hub to combat attacks on sea pirates, the Netherlands Embassy in Colombo said today. The Embassy said that the...

UK Foreign Office Minister tours the north

British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alistair Burt visited the north today after arriving in Sri Lanka late...

Tamil parties meet in Berlin to discuss Lankan issue

Tamil political and civil society representatives, and Diaspora groups convened in Berlin on the 26th and 27th January 2013 to discuss the Tamil issue...

President tells army to help Achala

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the army to help the final year Law student Achala Priyadarshani whose arm, on alleged medical negligence, was amputated after an accidental...

Cobra girl to marry her attacker

Nirosha Wimalaratne, also known as the ‘Cobra girl’ or ‘Snake girl’ has withdrawn the police complaint on the Saudi national who had attacked her...

Australia says less Sri Lankans now arriving

Returning people to Sri Lanka is reducing the number of asylum seekers from the Asian nation arriving by boat in Australia, Immigration Minister Chris...

US delegation in key talks with Basil and G.L

A visiting US State Department delegation has had key discussions with Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa and External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris today, the...

Press freedom in Lanka serious but improved

Media freedom in Sri Lanka is very serious but has improved as compared to last year, a press freedom index showed. Reporters Without Borders (RSF)...

Australian opposition delegation visits north and east

An Australian opposition parliamentary delegation has visited the north and east of the country to look at the post war developments in the area. The Australian High Commission in...

Police fire at robbers, one killed

One person was killed when the police opened fire on a group of robbers in Minuwangoda this morning. Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody said that...

Sri Lankan airlines lands at Mattala airport

A Sri Lankan Airlines flight has made its maiden landing at the Mattala international airport in Hambantota, the airline said. In a facebook posting the...

Cops raid brothel in Warakapola

The police raided a brothel operating in Warakapola and arrested eight people, the police media unit said today. The police said that the brothel had...

US Senators call for war crimes probe

Two U.S. Senators, Bob Casey and Patrick Leahy, have called for an independent, international investigation into potential war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan...