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`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 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 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`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 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`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.
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 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'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 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.
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.
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 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.