Mayor stands ground, Army denies

The Army says a group of soldiers who were arrested over claims they attempted to abduct Kollonawa Mayor Ravindra Udeshantha last night, had not...

Akashi says report must be implemented

Japanese special envoy to Sri Lanka, Yasushi Akashi, has said that the report of the Lesson Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) must be implemented. He...

Resolution presented after talks: US

The United States (US) says the draft resolution on Sri Lanka which was presented to the UN Human Rights Council this week, was done...

Alarming rise of sexual abuse in jaffna

Girls as young as seven have been sexually abused and sexual violence against women is on the increase in northern Sri Lanka, say health...

Sri Lanka facing external threats

Sri Lanka today (Friday) informed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that it continues to face external pressures, threats, and conditions that continue to...

Police insist no political pressure

The police have insisted that investigations into the Kahawatte double murder were not hampered by political influence or pressure. A statement from the police media...

Three soldiers found dead in Jaffna

The bodies of three soldiers with gun-shot wounds were found in Chavakacheri, Jaffna this morning, the army said. According to the military the soldiers were...

Australia to resettle Lankan refugees

Australia will resettle another 23 Tamil refugees from the group involved in a six-month stand-off on a cargo boat diverted to Indonesia in 2009...

India will carefully decide on Lanka: Krishna

India’s stand at the ongoing U.N. Human Rights Council meet in Geneva on the resolution against Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes would be...

Report sough on Mahamodera deaths

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena told parliament today that he has sought a report on the infant deaths at the Mahamodera hospital. Responding to a question...

China has confidence in MR

The Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry today quoted the Chinese Minister of Industrial and Information Technology Miao Wei as saying that it was confident...

Canada files charge on Sri Lankan man

Two years ago, Royal Thai Police raided a Bangkok apartment building and arrested Thayakaran Markandu and three others suspected of amassing supplies for a...

US submits resolution on Sri Lanka to UNHRC

The United States submitted a resolution on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today despite pressure mounted against the move by...

Nanthikadal opens 3 years after the war

The Nanthikadal lagoon, located near the final battle ground of Sri Lanka’s 30 year war, where the leader of the LTTE was killed, has...

Kahawatte tense following violence

Kahawatte was tense this evening after an angry mob had set fire to two houses belonging to a politician in the area. The police said...

Nine year old boy raped

A nine year old boy has been raped at a house in Raddolugama, the police media unit said today. The police said that the boy...

Jaya writes to Manmohan again

Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday termed India's support to Sri Lanka at the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) untenable and demanded...

UK tells Lanka to move quickly

Britain has urged the Sri Lanka government to move quickly on implementing the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). In a written...

Sri Lanka not happy with patronizing attitudes

The government says that while collaboration on the basis of equality and mutual respect is always welcome, it does not consider helpful patronizing attitudes...

Sri Lanka to deport visa violators

Sri Lankan authorities on Tuesday said that tourists and other foreigners who violate visa regulations will be deported. The Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and...