Shaan to perform in Colombo

Bollywood playback singer Shaan is set to perform in Colombo, the Indian High Commission has announced.

Pak official in Colombo moved out amid pressure from India

Amid mounting pressure from India, Pakistan is understood to have quietly withdrawn its official from its High Commission in Colombo following an allegation against him that he was involved in conspiracy to target the US and Israel consulates in south India at ISI`s behest.

Tamils issue an internal matter of Sri Lanka: Chari

Seshadri Chari, the National Convener of BJP`s Foreign Policy Cell, denied a report quoting him as saying that India has told Sri Lanka that the Tamils issue should be resolved for making progress on bilateral trade and commerce.

India to inform Lanka about terror cloud on Colombo by Pak Embassy official

India will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working with the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo who was allegedly playing a key role in planning terror strikes at the behest of ISI on the US and Israeli consulates in the southern part of this country.

Lanka rights body recommends abolition of capital punishment

Sri Lanka`s top rights body has recommended the government to abolish capital punishment.

Sri Lanka to charge asylum-seekers returned by Australia

Sri Lanka is set to charge the 41 asylum seekers, including four Tamils, who attempted to enter Australia illegally and were eventually returned in a controversial mid-sea transfer.

US urges Sri Lanka to take meaningful governance steps

The United States has urged Sri Lanka to take thoughtful steps regarding democratic governance, justice, reconciliation and accountability.

UN experts call on Sri Lanka to stop religious hatred

Three UN experts today asked Sri Lankan government to take urgent steps to stop frequent racial and faith-based hatred and violence against Muslim and Christian communities by hardline Buddhist groups.

Sri Lanka arrests moderate Buddhist monk for false complaint

A moderate Buddhist Monk has been arrested by Sri Lankan police for lodging a false complaint that he was abducted and assaulted.

Sri Lanka Muslims call off protest over deadly attacks

Sri Lankan Muslims called off a planned protest on Monday to denounce a series of attacks by Buddhist extremists after police warned their action could further inflame religious tensions.

Sri Lanka probes store fire after clashes

A fire today destroyed a clothing store in a Sri Lankan district that witnessed clashes between hardline Buddhists and the minority Muslims, prompting police to launch a probe.

Sri Lankan courts remand arrested Indian fishermen to custody

At least 46 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy this week for allegedly poaching into the country`s water have been sent to judicial custody by courts in the country`s north.

Sri Lanka probes Muslim store fire as tensions rise

Sri Lankan police were investigating a fire which Saturday destroyed a Muslim-owned clothing store in a district where religious tensions have been heightened after anti-Muslim riots killed four people and wounded 80.

Lankan parliament votes to not to allow UNHRC probe team

Sri Lankan parliament today overwhelmingly voted not to allow the UNHRC team into the country to investigate alleged human rights abuses during the last phase of the civil war against the LTTE.

Sri Lanka war was not against Tamils: Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday said the war in Sri Lanka was never against the Tamil community but against terrorism.

Sri Lanka-India fishing community talks end in deadlock

Sri Lanka on Thursday said the fishermen issue with India will be referred to a high-powered committee meeting in June after talks between the representatives of the two fishing communities ended in a deadlock.

Lanka`s TNA seeks public views to resolve ethnic impasse

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil political party TNA has sought suggestions from the public on ways to resolve the long-standing ethnic impasse in the country.

Sri Lanka frees Indian fishermen to ease tensions

Sri Lanka`s President Mahinda Rajapakse has ordered the release of 29 Indian fishermen held on poaching charges, officials said Tuesday, in a move to ease tensions over illegal fishing.

Rajapaksa orders release of all Indian fishermen

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody as a goodwill measure to mark the swearing-in of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.

`Will use international mechanisms, if India exploits our fishing resources`

Amid the deadlock in its talks with India over the fishermen issue, Sri Lanka on Monday cautioned against anyone "exploiting" its fisheries resources saying it could take the matter to international forums.