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Lanka’s Tamil party says govt agreed to foreign judges to try...

A senior member of Sri Lanka’s Tamil party, the Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) has contradicted Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, Tilak Marapana’s Wednesday’s speech...

UNHRC and Western nations go hammer and tong on Lanka

Despite Wednesday’s strong rebuttal by Sri Lanka against war crime charges leveled against it by the United Nations Human Rights Council, international pressure remains...

Lanka gets tough with UNHRC

Sri Lanka Wednesday delivered an unexpectedly stringent defence of itself in the face of war crimes allegations, at the 40th session of the UN...

Prez Sirisena’s SLFP onto next rounds of talks with Rakapaksa’s SLPP...

With the first round of talks between President Maithripala Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna...

President Sirisena blows hot and cold amidst talks to affiliate with...

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has abandoned his idea of sending a separate delegation to represent him at the United Nations Human Rights Council...

Lanka’s North demand war times accountability as ‘core group’ led by...

Coinciding with the Core Group on Sri Lanka, led by the United Kingdom on Monday tabling the Resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN...

UN report critical of Lanka head of it again co-sponsoring UNHRC...

As the Sri Lankan government plans to co-sponsor yet again a UNHCR resolution on Sri Lanka, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle...

President Sirisena and PM Wickremesinghe take opposite stances on Lanka war...

The Sri Lankan President and Prime Minister are following different ideologies with regard to pledges made by it to the UN Human Right s...

Lankan govt. unveils election year budget, but rival politicos unimpressed

Even as the ruling United National Party (UNP) Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera unveiled the overdue 2019 election year budget Tuesday themed ‘Empowering the People...

Sri Lanka’s pre-election 2019 budget: Great expectations or grand delusions?

Sri Lanka’s 2019 budget postponed by four months will finally see the light of day Tuesday, in the backdrop of the IMF declaring last...

Executive Presidency: The bane of Sri Lanka’s democracy

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is vehement that the party would not back the envisaged 20th Amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution, which is expected to

Rajapaksa’s SLPP protests against post war mechanisms influenced by foreign pressure

Amidst international pressure for a new Counter Terrorism Bill, prior to the ongoing UNHRC sessions in Geneva taking up Sri Lanka’s case of alleged war time accountability

Will rationality prevail in assessing Sri Lanka’s alleged ‘war crimes’?

Prior to Sri Lanka’s case to be taken up in the UN Human Rights Council sessions in the days to come, the United Kingdom told the 40th Session of the UNHRC in Geneva Monday that they

Sri Lankan military and Tamils apprehensive before UNHRC sessions in March

Sri Lanka is on the edge ahead of the UNHRC sessions in March. The country’s military is up in arms over being implicated in...

President Sirisena’s pledge to re-introduce the death penalty faces many hurdles

President Maithripala Sirisena’s most recent vow to resume execution of those convicted of “drug offences” came last week when he told the Sri Lankan...

Sirisena’s candidature as SLPP nominee for presidential ruled out as Gotabhaya...

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) appeared to be almost certain that the United States will agree to relieve former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa of American

Once bitten twice shy, India cultivates all political leaders in Lanka

Days after former president and current opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa seemed to be building bridges with India in his latest visit to the country...

On Sri Lankan independence day, Sirisena says he is opposed to...

As Sri Lanka commemorated 71 years of freedom from British rule on Monday, President Maithripala Sirisena admitted that the country had failed to find a long-term solution to restore

UNP keen to form national govt, as Mahinda Rajapksa looks at...

With just about eight months for the presidential election and amid Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leader Mahinda Rajapaksa turning the heat on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government, the

TNA leaders claims Sinhalese politics of denial could spur Tamil extremism

If the Sinhala South does not agree to a new constitution as a means to initiate a solution for an administrative power-sharing model with Sri Lanka’s North,

A Sri Lankan wedding, pre-presidential poll politics and an election commissioner’s...

It has been four days and social media has still not stopped talking about the wedding of Rohitha Rajapaksa, the son of opposition leader...