Lanka rejects technical assistance

The government has refused to accept technical assistance from outside when addressing allegations on the violation of international humanitarian law despite the adoption of...

I will break your bones says Mervyn

Minister Mervyn Silva warned today that he is ready to “break the bones” of human rights activists Sunanda Deshapriya, Nimalka Fernando and Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu. Silva...

Pillay warns Sri Lanka

The High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today warned that there must be no reprisals against Sri Lankan human rights defenders in the...

Tamara receives threatening letter

The Sri Lankan ambassador in Geneva Tamara Kunanayakam has received an anonymous threatening letter which is being followed up by the police and UN...

Eight arrested for raising funds

The Chilaw police arrested eight people who claimed they were raising funds for a patient but did not have the proper authorization. According to the...

TNA calls for genuine reconciliation

The Tamil National Alliance on Friday called on the government to take tangible action to advance genuine reconciliation in the country. In a statement on...

Manmohan justifies vote

Justifying India’s decision to vote in favor of the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan...

Nasheed in Sri Lanka

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka yesterday, Haveeru online reported. This is the first time Nasheed has travelled...

PM to address parliament

Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne is to address parliament tomorrow (Friday) on the repercussions of the UN Human Rights Council vote on Sri Lanka, government...

Hillary to meet G.L soon

U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she will meet External Affairs Minister .L Peiris soon to discuss the outcome of today’s vote at...

Lanka defiant after vote

The Sri Lankan government remained defiant despite losing a key vote at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris said...

Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at UNHRC

The resolution on Sri Lanka was passed at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) a short while ago with  24 countries voting for it...

Sri Lanka rejects U.S resolution

Sri Lanka’s special human rights envoy Minister Mahinda Samarsinghe, speaking at the UN Human Rights Council a short while ago, said Sri Lanka rejects...

US refuses to postpone vote

US Ambassador to Geneva Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, rejected a call from Cuba to postpone the vote on the resolution on Sri Lanka when it...

Sri Lanka submits 14 point document

Pushed to the wall on the US sponsored resolution against it at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Sri Lankan government is...

Government MPs protest against resolution

Government parliamentarians staged a protest outside parliament today against the U.S sponsored resolution which will be taken for a vote at the UN Human...

Concerns over hate campaign

Concerns have been raised over a hate campaign launched by the state media against some journalists in the private media as well as human...

Canada to independently evaluate situ

A Canadian Parliamentary delegation on a visit to Sri Lanka will stop in various parts of the country and seek to independently evaluate the...

D-Day for Sri Lanka today

Sri Lanka will brace itself for the vote on the U.S sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today. The vote is to...

Lanka will inform UNHRC on progress

Sri Lanka informed the UN Human Rights Council today that it will brief the Council during the latter part of this year during the...