President orders special probe

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered a special investigation into the shooting incident involving The Sunday Leader journalist Faraz Shauketaly, President's spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said. The IGP...

AI welcomes calls to probe Sri Lanka

Amnesty International (AI) says it welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ repeated call for an independent and credible international investigation into alleged violations...

Krishnamoorthy appointed to Saudi

Sri Lanka's Former Deputy High Commissioner to Chennai V. Krishnamoorthy has been appointed as the new Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He replaces the former Ambassador...

Sunday Leader journalist shot

Sunday Leader Journalist Faraz Shauketaly was shot at by a group of unidentified men in his house at hotel road in Mount Lavinia. Shauketaly received bullet injuries...

400 reportedly injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia

A meteor streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 400 people, many of...

Tamils stage hunger strike in Jaffna

Tamils, including war displaced people and politicians, staged a hunger strike in Jaffna today. The demonstrators were calling for the war displaced people to be...

Army Court submits report on war casualties

A Court of Inquiry, appointed by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya to inquire into the observations made by the Lessons...

Clash at Cinnamon Gardens club, 1 killed

One person was killed following a clash between two groups at a night club located at Cinnamon Gardens early this morning. The police said that the victim...

Pillay says no date for Lanka visit

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says a date for her visit to Sri Lanka has not yet been fixed, Inner City...

Pakistan CJ denies backing Shirani’s removal

The Supreme Court of Pakistan this week clarified that Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had not supported the International Council of Jurists’ (ICJ) position...

Swiss push for reconciliation plan in Sri Lanka

Almost four years after Sri Lankan government forces crushed Tamil rebels, Switzerland is backing a South African post-Apartheid reconciliation initiative to bring parties to...

UNP sees government hand in Bodu Bala Sena

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) today claimed that the government was funding the Bodu Bala Sena monks to carry out a campaign against...

Bill on Resettlement Authority to parliament

The draft bill prepared by the legal draftsman to extend the term of the Resettlement Authority, is to be submitted to parliament. Cabinet has approved...

Lanka accuses North Korea of violating UN resolution

The Sri Lankan government today raised concerns over the nuclear tests conducted by the Demoratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday. The External Affairs...

Lankan immigrant dies in Indonesia

A Sri Lankan immigrant has died in a camp in Indonesia, the Indonesian media reported today. The report said that Sithy Safeekaabdul Jabar died at the...

Iranian navy says it used Sri Lankan waters

The Iranian navy says it used Sri Lankan waters to anchor its ships, the Iranian media reported today. The US and it's allies have been...

Sri Lanka against internationalization of the reconciliation process

The government says it is against the internationalization of the post war reconciliation process. Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Palitha Kohona said...

Central Finance official missing

An official from Central Finance has been reported missing while returning from Anamaduwa last night. The official, who was returning to Colombo in a vehicle...

Atmospheric disturbance still over Sri Lanka

An atmospheric disturbance still persists in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the department of meteorology said today. The department said that this will result in cloudy skies...

TNA MP briefs Swiss delegation

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP E. Sarawanabawan today briefed a Swiss delegation on the post war situation, particularly in the north. At the meeting held at the...