Sri Lanka's troops on alert amid communal riots

The army and navy were deployed to reinforce local police as the situation spiralled over the weekend with at least five people hospitalised after riot.

Nov 19, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

7 years after war's end, Sri Lanka on cautious path to peace

Tamil rebels demanding self-rule fought the government from 1983 to 2009 before being crushed by Sri Lanka's army.

Jun 05, 2016, 05:20 AM IST

US think tank urges continued human rights pressure on Sri Lanka

There is little hope of post-war reconciliation in Sri Lanka unless the new government acts to end the oppression of minority Tamils and ensure reconciliation, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday, urging continued pressure on the country.

May 29, 2015, 00:16 AM IST

Sri Lanka`s new premier promises Tamils more autonomy

Sri Lanka`s new government pledged Tuesday to devolve power to the country`s Tamil minority, in a step towards national reconciliation six years after a controversial military offensive crushed a s

Jan 20, 2015, 22:09 PM IST

Sri Lanka`s win in Twenty20 WC final due to hard work, not luck: Malinga

Sri Lanka`s Twenty20 captain Lasith Malinga said Sunday night that his team`s victory in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup was due to hard work and not luck. He also said that the win was a fitting farewell for the team`s two veteran gentlemen stalwarts Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.

Apr 07, 2014, 09:37 AM IST

India should move UN for economic sanctions against Lanka: Jayalalithaa

Accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of "weakening" UN resolution against Sri Lankan human rights abuse, J Jayalalithaa urged Centre to move economic sanctions till minority Tamils got equal rights.

Feb 08, 2013, 20:47 PM IST

Lankan Muslims need understanding from Sinhalese: Social group

An Islamic civil society group has called for better understanding of the minority`s cultural and religious practises.

Feb 03, 2013, 23:16 PM IST

Sinhalese moving into Tamil areas, India told

Three Tamil politicians accused the Sri Lankan of trying to pit one ethnic group against another.

Oct 10, 2011, 15:30 PM IST