Behind the crackdown on Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka
Pak Sri Lanka friendship is strong and remains unchanged. It was Pakistan which helped Sri Lanka to win their war against separatist Tamil tigers.
Sri Lankan minister not pleased with government's decision to broaden ...
July 23, Colombo: The Leader of National Freedom Front , a coalition party of the Sri Lankan government, Minister Wimal Weerawansa has expressed his opposition to President Mahinda Rajapaksa's recent decision to broaden the scope of the Missing Persons Commission and allow investigations into alleged human rights abuses by the security forces ... (more)
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Tanzania looks forward to further strengthening bilateral ties with Sri Lanka
July 22, Colombo: Tanzania was extremely satisfied with the bilateral relations with Sri Lanka and looks forward to further strengthening those ties, Tanzanian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Bernard K. Membe has said.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Sri Lanka welcomes BRICS initiative to establish a development bank
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today welcomed the formation of the New Development Bank by the five BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Portugal interested in further improving relations with Sri Lanka
July 20, Colombo: Portugal is interested in improving relationships with Sri Lanka further, Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka, said when he met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for discussions at Temple Trees today.
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress to vie for the Chief Minister position of the Eastern PC
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Muslim party Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has decided to demand the Chief Minister position of the Eastern Provincial Council.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Sri Lanka launches National Nutrition Walk to improve nutrition
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today launched a National Nutrition Walk and Exhibition to raise awareness among the general public on improving nutrition for better health.
Portugal Prime Minister to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow
July 19, Colombo: Prime Minister of Portugal, Pedro Passos Coelho will be arriving in Sri Lanka on Sunday for a two day official visit, the government announced.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
India's Air Staff Chief Calls on Sri Lankan President
July 18, Colombo: India's Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening.
Politician jailed for killing British holidaymaker and gang raping girlfriend
Khuram Shaikh was shot and stabbed in the early hours of Christmas Day after after trying to help a man being beaten by a vicious gang A ruling party politician in Sri Lanka has been jailed for 20 years for killing a British tourist and taking part in a gang rape on his girlfriend.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Sri Lankan politician jailed for killing Briton
A Sri Lankan court has sentenced a ruling party politician to 20 years in prison for killing a British tourist and raping his Russian girlfriend more than two years ago.
Sri Lanka President appoints international expert panel to advise Missing Persons Commission
July 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has broadened the scope of the mandate of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons and appointed a three-member international panel of experts to advise the Commission.
The Baltimore Sun
Sri Lanka to investigate war crimes; appoints foreign experts
Sri Lanka's president has extended the terms of a commission investigating missing people and possible war crimes in the country's 26-year civil war, bringing in foreign experts for the first time to advise on the inquiry, the government said on Thursday.
Sri Lanka tells foreign experts to aid war probe
Sri Lanka Thursday named three internationally acclaimed experts to advice a local commission tasked to probe civilian deaths during the war between the Tamil Tigers and the military.
Sri Lanka's first-ever Medical Reference Laboratory opened
July 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday opened the country's first-ever medical reference laboratory at the Lanka Hospitals, in Colombo.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Sri Lanka Urges U.S. to Reduce Human Rights Focus as China Gains
Sri Lanka is urging the U.S. to avoid letting human rights concerns dominate the relationship between the countries five years after the end of a civil war that killed as many as 40,000 civilians.
Sri Lanka: Scotland inviting genocide-accused Rajapaksa is hypocritical
'We believe it is hypocritical of Scotland to advocate the right for independence through a referendum yet invite President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Commonwealth Games, an alleged war criminal and perpetrator of genocide, who governs a country that denies human rights to the Tamil people and denies the right for the self-determination of the Tamil ... (more)
Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League to visit Sri Lanka
July 15, Colombo: The members of Japan-Sri Lanka, Parliamentary League is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka by the end of July, 2014 after a lapse of 12 years.
Sri Lanka Buddhist extremists urge the President to sack Muslim leader from cabinet
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Buddhist extremist Bodu Bala Sena today urged the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to sack Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader and Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem from the cabinet.
Opinion: International engagement key to halting Sri Lanka's downward spiral
The U.S. Congressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka held a hearing on July 9 in Washington, D.C. Good intentions notwithstanding, it's unclear how powerful this caucus will be.