Colombo News

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in western coastal town after communal clashes

In his address to the nation after the Easter Sunday blasts, President Maithripala Sirisena called on the public to refrain from looking at the Muslim community with a suspicious eye following the attacks.

Wrong step

Colombo’s ban on the niqab is against a woman’s right to choose — and is just the thing extremists feed on.


Top Sri Lankan officials deliberately withheld intelligence on attacks: minister

"Somebody is controlling these top intelligence officials," the minister said. "The Security Council is doing politics. We need to investigate this."

Colombo's decision to free Indian fishermen smart diplomacy

The release of Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka is a moment for both countries to build on.

Will seek international rights probe if Lanka fails: David Cameron

Cameron said no one wants to return to days of LTTE when they did "dreadful and brutal things".

Distressed that I could not bring PM to Jaffna: Salman Khurshid

Khurshid said that India would help Tamil people in Sri Lanka in all ways it could.


CHOGM to begin amid allegations of rights violations by Sri Lanka

Lanka facses allegations of human rights violations against Tamils in war against LTTE.

PM skipping CHOGM may harm India's ties with neighbours: Chinese think-tank

India joined the UN Democracy Fund,turning itself into the second largest contributor after the US.

Sri Lanka denies refusing visas to rights delegation

Human rights groups have urged a boycott of the Commonwealth summit.

CHOGM decision pending,South Block quietly prepares for PM visit

As per the schedule,Singh is expected to leave on November 14 and return on November 15.