Mahinda Rajapaksa heads to Bolivia for G77 summit

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.

Sri Lanka reiterates rejection of UN rights investigation

Sri Lanka today voiced its opposition to the impending UNHRC`s probe on alleged rights abuses during the final phase of the conflict with the LTTE, saying the investigation would set a "dangerous precedent".

Rajapaksa did not succumb to int`l pressure in 2009: Lanka Minister

President Mahinda Rajapaksa refused to succumb to pressures exerted by some countries to end the military campaign against the LTTE in 2009, a top Sri Lankan minister has said.

Sri Lanka justifies troops presence in former war zones

A day after three key operatives of the banned LTTE were killed in a major military operation in Sri Lanka`s north, the government today justified maintaining troops in the former war zones.

Rajapaksa says no racial and religious hatred in Sri Lanka

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday claimed that there was no racial or religious hatred in Sri Lanka.

`Progress in pol reconciliation in Lanka may check migration`

Canada said that repeated cases of illegal migration from Srilanka could be checked with progress in political reconciliation.

Lanka govt to go ahead with impeachment of woman CJ: Media

The Sri Lankan government will go ahead with the impeachment of the country`s first woman Chief Justice despite mounting global pressure.

Lankan top judge`s impeachment trial report presented to Parliament

A Sri Lankan committee looking into charges against the country`s first woman chief justice Saturday presented its report to the Parliament.

Rajapaksa accuses "vested interests" of misusing courts

Sri Lankan Prez Mahinda Rajapaksa accused elements with "vested interests" of trying to achieve their sinister moves through courts.

Lanka`s opposition to join impeachment probe against CJ

Sri Lankan opposition parties Monday announced that it would not boycott the parliament`s proposed impeachment of the country`s first woman CJ.

Boats of 4 fishermen damaged by Srilankan naval personnel

Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly damaged boats of four fishermen in mid sea off Dhanushodi on Sunday, officials said.