Sri Lanka's rugby authorities are investigating President Mahinda Rajapaksa's rugby-playing son after claims that he assaulted a referee.
The decision to release Tamil widow, Manokala, and her six-year-old son, Ragavan, from indefinite detention was a welcome move, and opens up many questions about ASIO’s adverse security assessments, the Tamil Refugee Council said today.
Four young British Sri Lankan doctors explore a neutral platform for challenging deep-rooted ethnic tensions.
A new database launched Wednesday lets Britons curious about their family history uncover some potentially uncomfortable information – whether their ancestors owned slaves.
Bora Bora Resources (ASX: BBR) has strengthened its graphite portfolio in Sri Lanka adding two exploration licences granted covering 11 square kilometres in Sri Lanka.
'The Last Phase', a documentary film depicting the true life story of a former female LTTE cadre during the final stages of the humanitarian operation was screened at a glittering function held at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel in Colombo this evening (20th May).
Marches were organised around the world by ethnic Tamil Sri Lankans on Saturday the 18th March to mark the 4th anniversary of an attack that killed over 40,000 people in northern Sri Lanka. In Paris, several hundred Tamils took to the streets demanding an independent investigation into what they view as a genocide.
UNP communications division head MP Mangala Samaraweera, in a speech delivered at the Parliament today (21), said that the current Govt is gradually walking towards its doom and the oncoming Commonwealth heads of state meeting will prove that the tyrants always has to face the truth ultimately.
Despite government plans to call for a Presidential election next March after amending the Constitution to reduce the President’s term of office from five to four years and the time to call for elections from four to three years, the problem of finding the two thirds majority to get the legislation passed in parliament has now posed a problem to the government.
The government is to sign the agreement with India to set up a 500MW coal power plant in Sampur sooner than initially expected.
Seven factories around Labour Minister Gamini Lokuge’s house were shut down during the nation wide strike action that was held yesterday demanding the withdrawal of the electricity tariff hike.
A letter was sent by the CMU to the President Mahinda Rajapakse informing the strike on 21st May and resolutions were taken by CMU on 32nd delegation conference mentioned below.
Four years have passed since the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan authorities continue to deny mounting evidence of crimes under international law committed by its forces during Sri Lanka’s protracted armed conflict. They also attempt to stop their own citizens from communicating with the UN and other international bodies about serious violations they have witnessed.
Serious doubts have emerged regarding the future investigations into the mass grave at Matale where the remains of 156 persons have been found. In today's press it was reported that the Judicial Medical Officer in charge of the investigation has been transferred (JMO in charge of Matale mass grave also to be transferred -- Sri Lanka Mirror, May 20, 2013). Furthermore, it is also reported that the magistrate conducting the inquiries is also to be transferred.
'Buddhist monks were under the protection of the ruling coalition government. Some monks, particularly outside the capital of Colombo, operated with impunity in trying to eliminate Christian and Muslim places of worship. At least 50 incidents of violence against Christians were recorded by Christian groups during the year.. ''