Sri Lankan Muslim leader hurt by extremism charges on community

Sri Lankan Justice Minister criticised Defence Secretary, who blamed the Muslim community for being "breeding grounds" for extremism in nation.

Lanka`s Gotabhaya Rajapaksa criticises visit of Navi Pillay

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday claimed that UN human rights chief Navi Pillay`s visit to Sri Lanka was influenced by propaganda from elements of the LTTE that was defeated in a civil war in 2009.

Intelligence sharing key to regional security: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Enhanced cooperation between Intelligence agencies is essential for maintaining national and regional security, Sri Lanka`s top defence official said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka military probe blames LTTE for civilian killings

A Sri Lankan military court of inquiry has given a clean chit to the Army and ruled that civilian casualties in the last stage of the military operations "might have occurred due to unlawful acts of the LTTE".

Sri Lanka: `No political patronage for criminals`

Sri Lanka has been rocked in recent months by a spate of criminal incidents, including the murder of an aged mother by her son.

Menon to visit SL with `tough messages`: Report

India is expected to convey in its concerns to SL on issues like demilitarisation of the north and east and anti-Indian stance by some SL ministers.

Sri Lanka wary of pro-LTTE elements overseas

The government forces wrested back the control of Kilinochchi from LTTE in January 2009.

‘India`s help during LTTE war reduced world pressure’

Terming India its "closest ally", Sri Lanka has said its support during the war with the LTTE helped "reduce the pressure" mounted by the world community.

LTTE network shattered forever: Sri Lanka

The possibility of the Tamil Tigers regrouping again has been "thwarted completely" with the arrest of their new leader Kumaran Pathmanathan, Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said in remarks published on Sunday.

‘LTTE attempting to reorganise, rescue hardcore cadres’

The LTTE could be attempting to revive the organisation amid efforts by the defeated terror group to rescue hardcore cadres housed in govt-run refugees camps.