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Rajinikanth cancels trip to Sri Lanka; asks Tamil leaders not to prevent his next visit

VCK chief T. Thirumavalavan had said that Rajinikanth's visit might prove to the world that things are back to normal in Sri Lanka.

Published on 25th March 2017

War crimes: Zeid calls for 'foreign judges' but Sri Lanka says it will avail of 'foreign expertise'

Deputy Foreign Minister Dr.Harsha de Silva, avoided using the term foreign judges in his reply, and instead said that SL will take foreign expertise.

Published on 22nd March 2017

Sri Lankan cabinet forms committee to go into deal with China on Hambantota port

The Sri Lankan cabinet has formed a committee to go into the government’s latest proposal on the distribution of shares in the Sino-Sri Lankan joint venture.

Published on 22nd March 2017

Sirisena tells Chinese defense minister pacts with China will not harm independence and security of Sri Lanka

Sirisena’s assertive remark assumes significance in the context of the raging controversy over the 80 % stake to be given to a Chinese state-owned company in the Hambantota port.

Published on 20th March 2017

Sri Lanka proposes to cut Chinese stake in Hambantota port from 80 to 60 per cent

The proposal comes in the wake of the Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga campaigning against the existing agreement on the port.

Published on 18th March 2017

Sri Lanka seeks two more years from UN to deliver war crimes probe

According to the UN figures, up to 40,000 civilians were killed by the security forces during former president Rajapaksa's regime that brought an end to the conflict with the defeat of LTTE in 2009. 

Published on 13th March 2017

Sri Lanka seeks two more years to deliver war probe

The delay fuels international concerns of a worryingly slow probe.

Published on 13th March 2017

Kachchativu pilgrimage coordinator in TN had asked for postponement of St.Anthony’s festival

Sri Lanka is yet to set up a court of inquiry or say how the matter will be investigated.

Published on 11th March 2017

Tamil Nadu fishermen fail to turn up at Kachchativu St. Anthony’s Feast

The 5,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were to attend the annual St.Anthony’s Feast in Kachchativu island on Saturday and Sunday failed to turn up today.

Published on 11th March 2017

Sri Lanka and India to release all fishermen, but boats will still be in custody

As part of defusing the fishermen agitation, Sri Lanka will release 85 Indian fishermen, India will release 19 Sri Lankan fishermen.

Published on 9th March 2017

Ansari takes up fisherman killing issue with Lankan president

Ansari raised the issue during a bilateral meeting with Srisena in Jakarta yesterday on the sidelines of the Summit of Indian Ocean Rim Association.     

Published on 8th March 2017

US navy establishes presence in Hambantota beating China to it

Pacific Partnership is the largest multinational humanitarian exercise, the embassy says.

Published on 6th March 2017

UNHRC resolution will not force Sri Lanka to accept adjudication by foreigners in war crimes cases

In its latest report to UNHRC, the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights  had demanded a hybrid court comprising Sri Lankan and foreign judges to try war crimes cases.

Published on 4th March 2017

Had guts to dismiss UN demand for foreign judges: Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

His comments are being seen as a response to criticism by his own SLFP party.

Published on 3rd March 2017

UN concerned at serious abuses, torture in Sri Lanka

Such abuses are continuing even as Sri Lanka's worryingly slow progress addressing its wartime past risks derailing the move toward lasting peace, the rights office warned.

Published on 3rd March 2017

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