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Sri Lanka frees 20 Indian fishermen

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 20:53

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

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 22:35

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

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 14:52

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 15:06

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.

Situation in northern Lanka has improved: FM GL Peiris

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 22:52

Situation in northern Sri Lanka, which bore the brunt of decade-long war, has improved, its Foreign Minister GL Peiris said while asking "cynics" not to be guided by propaganda.

UN officials visit not connected to Lanka resolution: Peiris

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 17:25

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

Last Updated: Monday, September 03, 2012, 00:00

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

Last Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 10:11

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 13:41

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 14:22

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 19:00

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 18:02

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