British Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to investigate why the Tory Party took over £420,000 from the telecoms group Lycamobile, which has close links to Sri Lanka's controversial President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said today she did not want to comment on the foreign policy of the present government and insisted that there were no allegations of human rights abuses “when my government was in office”
Three people were killed in a collision between a three-wheeler and a tipper lorry at Uragasmanghandiya in Elpitiya on the Aluthgama Road this evening, police said
Kenyan Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Amina Mohamed said Saturday that no country can import stability from outside, and there will be nothing better than homegrown solutions to a country's own problems
In a surprise move, China today asked Sri Lanka to "make efforts to protect and promote human rights", backing calls by India, Britain and other countries at the CHOGM summit in Colombo to address allegations of rights abuses against the country's minority Tamils.
The main opposition United National Party (UNP) said today it opposed the British Prime Minister’s call for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan Army.
Immigration and Emigration Department Chief Chulananda Perera today admitted that he ordered six officials of the department to visit the hotel where the Channel 4 crew were staying and warn them against acting beyond the conditions laid down in their visas.
The Law and Order Ministry said the branch handling police transfers was not aware of the raid carried out on a Colombo 7 Casino Den and insisted that the recent transfer of the 23 police personnel attached to the Organised Crime Division was not based on political influence.
A demonstration is currently underway on the Kalmunai- Akkaraipathu Road by residents of Nindavur after a showdown late last night between the residents of the village and the Police Special Task Force.Pictures
The Ministry of Education said that 34 schools which were closed due to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) would re-open on Wednesday, 20th November.
Inspector General Police, N. K. Illangakoon has granted special leave of three days to all police officers who carried out special duties during CHOGM, summit.
While the Sri Lankan government has so far given the impression that it does not take offence to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh skipping the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said on Sunday that he was disappointed with Dr. Singh’s absence.
The average occupancy rates of the hotels in Colombo remained far below expectations during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013, according to the Colombo City Hotels Association Chairman M. Shanthi kumar.
Commenting on British PM David Cameron’s ‘hard talk’ with Mahinda Rajapaksa asking him to ensure credible, transparent and independent inquiry into alleged war crimes by March 2014 or face a UN investigation, the Dal Khalsa said what applies to Sri Lanka, applies to India too.
The Harper government says Sri Lanka's Tamil minority continues to be fearful of the country's leadership, as a controversial Commonwealth summit wrapped there Sunday.
Animals being held captive at the mini-zoo created in Battaramulla as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) pageantry are reportedly being harmed and subjected to stressful conditions that are adverse to their health
While denouncing the British Prime Minister’s call for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan Army during the civil war that ended in 2009, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) today said the British were responsible for creating the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.
Commonwealth leaders signed agreements Sunday on issues such as poverty and development as they staged a show of unity after a summit in Sri Lanka dominated by a bitter dispute over war crimes.
The DMK-backed Tamil Eelam Supporters Organization (TESO) on Sunday demanded the Center move a resolution in the Parliament seeking an international probe into the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa directly responding to the British Prime Minister David Cameron warned the latter against “dictating” to him.
Malta is to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2015 following a unanimous decision this morning by the Commonwealth heads of government.
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