Sri Lanka keen on home-grown solution to ethnic problem

Sri Lanka has sought India`s assistance to reach a consensus among political parties on a home-grown solution to the reconciliation process of all ethnic minorities, including Tamils.

India, Sri Lanka discuss fishermen`s issue, trade

Repatriation of Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka and ways to speed up trade dominated discussions between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris who called on her Friday.

Lankan Foreign Minister to visit India next week

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris will be visiting India next week to hold talks with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj during which key issues, including the welfare of Tamils in Lanka and fishermen, are expected to be discussed.

Sri Lanka frees 20 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka has freed at least 20 Indian fishermen, even as the foreign ministers from the two countries spoke over phone to resolve the issue.

US responsible for Lanka`s successive UNHRC defeat: Peiris

Some countries had to support the UN resolutions against Sri Lanka over its human rights records due to factors which affected their bilateral relationship with the US, External affairs minister GL Peiris said.

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.

UN resolutions not the way to help Sri Lanka: Peiris

Sri Lanka has slammed the US move to introduce a fresh UN resolution against the country over its alleged war crimes committed during the civil war.

UN officials visit not connected to Lanka resolution: Peiris

Sri Lanka o Tuesday said that the visit of a team of officials from the UN Human Rights Commissioner Navy Pillai`s office is not related to the March resolution adopted against the country on its rights record.

Lankan minister rushes to UK over travel advisory

The advisory stated there was an upsurge in nationalism and anti-Western rhetoric in Sri Lanka and cautioned Britons visiting, working or residing in the country to be extra vigilant at all times.

Will probe war abuses: Sri Lanka to US

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, GM Peiris, presented to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a detailed reconciliation plan.

SL cautions US against imposing external solution

Sri Lanka has cautioned the US against imposing any foreign solution to the issues concerning its people.

Sri Lanka to shut some embassies in Europe

The Sri Lankan government has decided to shut down some of its embassies in Europe, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.

Lanka war commission report to be made public

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to
make the LLRC findings into the three-decade ethnic conflict public.

CHOGM 2011 was a Lankan diplomacy triumph: Peiris

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister GL Peiris
claimed that the outcome of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting was "a Lankan triumph".

No country should depend on foreign Army: Lankan minister

Sri Lanka says country should depend on itself to succeed against terrorism.