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Lanka rights body recommends abolition of capital punishment

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:54

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

Lanka coexists peacefully with people of all faiths: Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:24

Sri Lanka, a nation inspired by Buddhism for well over 2,500 years, have co-existed peacefully with communities of other faiths despite attempts to create communal tensions from time to time, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.

Sri Lankan President orders crackdown on extremists

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 01:02

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the police to take action against any individual or organisation attempting to spread hatred among religions or races.

Sri Lankan Buddhist monk to challenge Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 15:38

Reformist monk Maduluwawe Sobhitha said given an opportunity, he is ready to fight Rajapaksa as the common opposition candidate.

Sri Lanka war was not against Tamils: Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 18:28

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

Mahinda Rajapaksa heads to Bolivia for G77 summit

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 19:53

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today headed towards Bolivia to attend a G77 summit, at a time when the parliament is set to discuss the impending international probe on alleged human rights violations during the last phase of the conflict with the LTTE.

Hope India extends goodwill gesture too and release our fishermen: SL envoy

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 14:18

A day after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the release of 78 Indian fishermen, SL envoy P Kariyawasam on Tuesday said that they hope that Indian government will reciprocate in the same manner.

Sri Lankan Prez Mahinda Rajapaksa orders release of 78 Indian fishermen

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 20:30

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday ordered the release of 78 Indian fishermen held by the navy for allegedly poaching into Sri Lankan waters as a goodwill gesture to mark the joint session of the Indian Parliament.

33 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 20:55

Sri Lanka Thursday freed 33 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly poaching in the country`s waters, days after President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered their release as a goodwill gesture.

Jayalalithaa to meet `friend` Narendra Modi on June 3

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:26

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who skipped Narendra Modi`s swearing-in ceremony will meet the newly elected Prime Minister on June 03, reports said on Friday.

Rajapaksa briefed Modi on Lanka`s reconciliation process

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 20:26

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sri Lanka`s initiatives to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community.

Rajapaksa orders quickening of India power plant project

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:19

Fresh from his visit to New Delhi for Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s swearing-in, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today ordered officials to quicken the progress of a coal-fired power plant being built jointly with India.