Sri Lanka's new government plans fresh war crimes probe

 Sri Lanka is planning an investigation into accusations of human rights abuses in the final stages of a 26-year civil war amid international frustration at the failure to look into numerous civilian deaths, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Sri Lanka to probe hidden foreign assets after Rajapaksa defeat

Sri Lanka`s new government is to investigate "black money" transferred overseas by powerful figures in the administration of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, a cabinet spokesman said on Thursday.

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.

Rajapaksa tells govt to stop 'political revenge'

Sri Lanka's beleaguered former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday asked the new government to stop "political revenge", a day after his country home in the southern province was raided by police.

Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan counterpart to hold bilateral talks

External Affairs MinisterSushma Swaraj met her Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera to hold bilateral talks here on Sunday.

Indian spy's role alleged in Sri Lankan President's election defeat: Report
Indian spy's role alleged in Sri Lankan President's election defeat: Report

 Sri Lanka expelled the Colombo station chief of India`s spy agency in the run-up to this month`s presidential election, political and intelligence sources said, accusing him of helping the opposition oust President Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

Sri Lankan flag carrier cancels flights from Rajapaksa airport

Sri Lanka's heavily-drained flag carrier on Saturday said it will scrap all flights via the country's newest international airport named after former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in his home constituency for "rationalising" its operations.

Sri Lanka flag-carrier ditches ex-president`s `vanity` airport

Sri Lanka`s national airline on Saturday announced it will stop all flights to the country`s second international airport built and named after Mahinda Rajapaksa, after he was defeated in last week`s presidential elections.

Sri Lanka police seeks Attorney General's advice in coup probe

Sri Lankan police has sought the Attorney General's advice as part of its probe into the alleged coup attempt by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his close aides following his shocking defeat in the presidential polls.

Sri Lanka names ex-diplomat as governor of northern former war zone

Sri Lanka`s new leader, Maithripala Sirisena, has named a former diplomat as governor of the northern province, replacing a retired military officer in a bid to forge reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils after the end of a 26-year war.

Mahinda Rajapaksa steps down, hands over party leadership to Maithripala ​Sirisena

Days after his shocking electoral defeat, embattled former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday handed over Sri Lanka Freedom Party's reins to the country's new leader Maithripala Sirisena, saying he does not want to see his party divided.

Sri Lanka`s ex-leader to step down as party boss

Sri Lanka`s former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has agreed to step down as head of his party, clearing the way for the country`s new president to take full control, an aide said on Thursday.

Police probe initiated into Rajapaksa's coup bid

 Sri Lankan government today initiated a police probe into allegations that former president Mahinda Rajapaksa made an attempt to stage a coup to remain in power after losing last week's election to his friend-turned foe Maithripala Sirisena.

Sri Lanka ruling coalition forms govt in Uva province

Sri Lanka's new ruling coalition on Wednesday formed the government in a southeastern province after five members of Mahinda Rajapaksa's alliance switched their allegiance to the new dispensation, in yet another blow to the besieged former president.

Sri Lankan opposition files graft complaint against former president

Sri Lanka`s Marxist opposition filed a corruption complaint on Tuesday against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his relatives and asked the anti-graft body to prevent them from leaving the country.

Rajapaksa, family may face anti-corruption probe in Sri Lanka

A complaint was on Tuesday lodged against Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family members over graft claims by a key partner of the new ruling coalition, days after President Maithripala Sirisena took over.

Sri Lanka has healthy tradition of democratic change: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has welcomed the completion of peaceful transfer of power in Sri Lanka following its recently held Presidential Elections, adding that the island country has a healthy tradition of democratic change.

UN Chief Ban talks Lanka's post-war agenda with Prez Sirisena

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon discussed Sri Lanka's post-war agenda with newly- elected President Maithripala Sirisena who recorded a stunning victory in the bitterly-contested presidential election that ended the 10-year rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka to hold parliamentary elections in 100 days: President

Sri Lanka`s new president Monday announced fresh parliamentary elections two years ahead of schedule and told his new cabinet that the vote would be conducted in 100 days.

US offers to engage with Lanka on human rights, inclusivity

The US on Monday offered to immediately engage with the new Sri Lankan government to address issues of human rights and inclusivity but cautioned that there are still "real challenges" in the country.