Sri Lanka to discuss new war crimes probe with UN

Sri Lanka`s newly-elected government will next month look to win United Nations backing for a domestic probe into alleged war crimes under former leader Mahinda Rajapakse, an official said Saturday.

BJP govt openly aiding Colombo, alleges Vaiko

Slamming BJP government's policy vis-a-vis Sri Lanka, party's Tamil Nadu ally MDMK on Saturday said that it was acting against the minority Tamils and warned that this may have its repercussions in the future.

Reconsider Rajapakse invite: BJP allies MDMK, PMK; DMK backs

Narendra Modi`s invitation to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in as Prime Minister drew more criticism on Friday from Tamil parties with BJP allies MDMK and PMK and also DMK urging him to reconsider it.

Vaiko to go ahead with stir against Lankan prez Rajapakse

Vaiko, a strong critic of Rajapakse, holding him responsible for the killing of civilian Tamils in the war against LTTE in 2009, will leave for Sanchi this afternoon, an MDMK spokesperson here said monday.

Man attempts self-immolation protesting Rajapakse`s visit

Shouting slogans against Rajapakse, Vijayaraj, an auto driver, doused himself with petrol and set himself a fire at the old bus stand early this morning, shocking waiting passengers.

Rajapakse`s son dismisses speculation over President`s health

President Mahinda Rajapakse`s
son on Friday dismissed reports that his father was "ill", amid
speculation that the Sri Lankan strongman had undergone cancer
treatment in the US last month.

Fonseka faces conspiracy charges in civilian court

Sri Lanka`s former Army chief was charged Monday in a civilian court with conspiring against the state with the support of 10 military officers, a court official said.

Sri Lanka moves to allow President to run again

The Sri Lankan government has
approved lifting the two-term limit for Presidents in a move
that would allow incumbent Mahinda Rajapakse to run for office