Colombo HC grants bail to former minister in financial fraud case

The Colombo High Court has granted bail to former economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa, who was arrested in connection with an alleged financial fraud at the Divi Neguma Department.

Rajapaksa's brother arrested for misappropriation of funds

 The youngest brother of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was on Wednesday arrested on a charge of misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds, a day after he returned from the US.

Sri Lanka probes deals by ex-president, brothers amid graft concerns

Sri Lanka`s new government will investigate all financial deals sealed by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers during his term as head of state and will take legal action if they involved any corruption, a minister said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka won’t relent on 13A amendment: Basil Rajapaksa

Overruling India`s concerns, Sri Lanka may go ahead with its proposed plans to amend the 13th amendment ahead of the provincial polls in Tamil-dominated northern areas in September, a top minister has hinted.

Indo-Lanka ties at high pedestal: Peiris

Sri Lanka on Saturday said its ties with India are at a high pedestal and are moving forward smoothly.

Lanka govt invites Tamil Nadu fishermen for talks

The Sri Lankan government on Friday reached out to fishermen community of Tamil Nadu.

Lanka President Rajapaksa`s senior envoy departs for India

Sri Lanka sent President Mahinda Rajapaksa`s younger brother Basil to Delhi to hold talks with Indian leadership over its controversial plan to tinker with the India-moved thirteenth amendment (13A).

Sri Lanka to resettle displaced before polls

Sri Lanka denied attempts by the government to settle outsiders in the northern province to change its true demography.

Rajapaksa`s brother to contest Lankan Parliamentary Election

Basil Rajapaksa, the powerful adviser to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, on Friday signed his nomination papers to contest the April 8 Parliamentary Election.

Fonseka shouldn`t leave Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa`s brother

Defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka should not leave Sri Lanka as he needs to answer "a lot of allegations against him", President Mahinda Rajapaksa`s brother said on Thursday.