Karunanidhi condemns US support to Sri Lankan domestic probe

DMK chief Karunanidhi today condemned the US government’s reported proposal for support to a domestic probe by Sri Lanka into alleged war crimes rather than going in for an international investigation.

Sri Lanka Rupee vs US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee falls after state-run bank raises dollar peg

The Sri Lankan rupee fell on Friday as a state-run bank, through which the central bank usually directs the market, raised the currency’s peg against the dollar by 15 cents, allowing the exchange rate to depreciate to 134.30.

Susil Premajayantha and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa

Cases against Anura Yapa and Susil withdrawn

Two lawsuits filed by Duminda Dissanayake and professor Vishwa Warnapala who obtained an enjoining order restricting Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Susil Premajayantha functioning as SLFP and UPFA general secretaries respectively were today withdrawn by the plaintiffs.

Northern provincial council

TNA does not support resolution calling for international war probe

A resolution calling for international intervention to probe alleged war crimes, moved by a Tamil National Alliance member at a meeting of the Northern Provincial Council, fell through.

Upul Tharanga

Sri Lanka name Tharanga as replacement for retired Sangakkara

Left-handed batsman Upul Tharanga will replace retired Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara for the third and final test against India, captain Angelo Mathews said on Thursday.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Court lifts travel ban on Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The Galle Magistrate on Thursday (27) lifted the foreign travel ban imposed on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa over allegations he used a commercial floating armoury.

Ranil Wickremasinghe with Maithripala Sirisena

CLINCHED : 30 ministers from UNP, 15 from SLFP

Breaking what seemed to be a ‘deadlock’ in the national government formation, UNP Chairman and MP elect Malik Samarawickrema said yesterday that an agreement was reached with the SLFP over its mechanism after extensive discussions.

Nisha Biswal meets Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Biswal meets President Sirisena

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswalcalled on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday (25) evening. She was accompanied by the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski.

Sarana Gunawardena

Sarana Gunawardena further remanded

Former UPFA MP Sarana Gunawardane was further remanded till September 9 by the Gampha Chief Magistrate Tikiria K Jayatilake today for allegedly assaulting a man in Gampaha during the election campaign period.

Nisha Biswal

US, Sri Lanka Discuss Measures to Address Abuse Allegations

Sri Lanka’s foreign minister told visiting American diplomats on Tuesday about steps the island nation is taking to address allegations of human rights violations during its brutal, quarter century-long civil war.

Susil Premajayantha

Susil resigns as UPFA General Secretary

Susil Premajayantha, in a letter to president Maithripala Sirisena, says he will resign from his post as general secretary of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance.

Tony Blair and Maithripala Sirisena

Former British PM Blair to assist eliminate misconceptions on Sri Lanka

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has assured to appear on behalf of Sri Lanka in eliminating misconceptions in the world. He gave this assurance during a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena.

Prageeth Eknaligoda

Sri Lanka arrests army personnel over missing journalist

Sri Lanka’s police Monday arrested four army personnel, including two senior officers, in connection with the disappearance of a dissident cartoonist that triggered international condemnation of the island’s rights record.

Kumar Sangakkara - Cricket World Cup 2015

President offers UK envoy post to Sangakkara

President Maithripala Sirisena offered the position of High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom a short while ago. President made the offer speaking at the farewell ceremony held at the end of the second test match for the cricketing legend.

Wijeyadasa - Maithripala - Mangala and DM Swaminathan

Three ministers sworn in

Former ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and D.M. Swaminathan were today sworn in as ministers of the new government by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary has arrived at the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Large Scale Corruption and Fraud, a short while ago.