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...

Tamils submit petition to UN, HRC

A group of Tamils from the north submitted a petition to the UN office in Colombo as well as the Human Rights Commission regarding...

UNP seeks deal with the government (Audio)

The opposition United National Party (UNP) has sought an agreement with the government to counter any attempt by the UN to censure Sri Lanka over human...

Japan, Sri Lanka to beef up maritime security alliance

Japan plans to strengthen its maritime security alliance with Sri Lanka to curb China's growing influence on countries with Indian Ocean coastlines, The Asahi Shimbun...

UK tells Lanka to respect human rights

The British government says it continues to look to Sri Lanka to demonstrate its commitment to upholding the Commonwealth values of good governance and...

Marawila police arrest 45 asylum seekers

The police in Marawila arrested 45 asylum seekers preparing to leave for Australia by boat illegally today. Of those arrested are 42 Tamils and 3...

Canada returned over 500 Sri Lankans

Canada has returned over 500 Sri Lankans under a 'Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration' program, the Canadian media reported today. The Montreal Gazette reported that...

No new Pope after first ballot

The 115 voting cardinals will need at least one more day to decide the new leader of the Catholic Church. The conclave cast its...

Government insists CJ impeachment constitutional

The government today insisted that the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was constitutional. Addressing the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)...

Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka freed

Sixteen fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel for allegedly fishing in the island nation's international maritime boundary on March 3, have been released...

BBS not happy, makes more demands

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today called for a complete ban on Halal products instead of just removing the logo from products sold locally. Addressing...

Two killed, two injured in Hambantota accident

Two people were killed and two others injured following an accident along the Colombo - Kataragama main road in Hambantota today, the police media...