Lanka one of the biggest challenges faced by the UN

Sri Lanka has been one of the biggest challenges faced by the UN, Vijay Nambiar, the former Chef de Cabinet to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Nambiar currently serves as...

Stir over Kamal Hassan, Prabakaran pic

A picture showing Indian Tamil actor Kamal Hassan shaking hands with slain LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran has created a stir in Tamil Nadu. The picture...

Government condemns, Parliament mourns Rizana’s death

Parliament today mourned and the government, including President Mahinda Rajapaksa deplored the execution of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia. A statement by...

Rizana Nafeek executed

Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek has been executed in Saudi Arabia, the External Affairs Ministry said. Meanwhile sources in Trincomalee said that the news was...

Lanka to offer dual citizenship this year

The government is to offer dual citizenships for Sri Lankan expatriates from this year, a statement by the Presidential media unit said today. The statement...

Death toll from weather goes up

The death toll from the bad weather rose to 45 by today, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today while 8 people are missing. According...

Lankan refugees arrested in Kerala

A group of 51 Sri Lankan refugees were arrested today from Thekkadi near Theni bordering Kerala for attempting to travel illegally to Australia. Two persons,...

Saudi Arabia orders Rizana’s execution

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry under Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz has issued instructions for Rizana Nafeek's execution, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. HRW...

UK parliament debates Lanka, Burt to visit island (VIDEO)

The British parliament, both the House of Commons and House of Lords, today (Tuesday) discussed the post war situation in Sri Lanka. The debate on Sri...

GPS gadgets on boats to help Tamil fishermen

Against the backdrop of the recent attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, GPS equipment is being fitted on their...

Divi Neguma bill passed

The Divi Neguma Bill was passed in Parliament this evening with 160 votes in favour and 53 against it. The opposition UNP, TNA and DNA...

HRW, AI demand Justice on Trinco murder

Two leading human rights groups Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) are calling for the perpetrators of the assassination of the five youth in...

Five arrested over Kelaniya shooting

The police have arrested five people in connection with the assassination of  Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha member Hasitha Madawala. According to the police media unit, the arrest was made following...

FMM says ‘unidentified gunman’ still free

Four years since the assassination of The Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, the so called “unidentified gunmen” are still free in society, the Free...

Maithripala writes to IGP on assasination

SLFP General Secretary, Minister Maithripala Sirisena has written to the Inspector General of Police stating the public were awaiting the outcome of the probe...

MR appoints committee to review impeachment probe

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed an independent committee to review a parliamentary committee's highly criticized impeachment probe of the country's chief justice. The parliamentary committee...

Seven still missing as rains return

Seven people are still missing from the inclement weather over two weeks ago as heavy rain continued to lash parts of the country once again today. The Disaster Management...

Bahrain briefs Sri Lanka on reforms

The Bahrain has briefed Sri Lanka on the reforms achieved by King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa in the political, economic, social, and legislative...

Vote on CJ impeachment on Friday

The vote on the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Banadaranayake will be taken on Friday evening in parliament, the government information department said today. Party...

Canada warns Lanka on human rights issue

The Canadian government today urged Sri Lanka to address human rights concerns, until which Prime Minister Stephen Harper will not reconsider his decision to boycott...