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Five months after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, a church in Sri Lanka picks up the pieces

October 13, 2019 5:28 am

The building wears new paint, the walls are redecorated, but amidst the new installations, there is a melancholy addition — a stone plaque in memory of the 54 killed.

Sri Lanka police chief had warned of suicide attack on Indian embassy 10 days ago

April 22, 2019 10:21 am

Police chief Pujuth Jayasundara had sent the intelligence warning to top officers on April 11 and said that a radical Muslim group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), was planning to carry out the suicide attacks.

Sri Lankans demand justice for slain, abducted journalists

January 25, 2019 1:03 pm

Freddie Gamage, an organiser of the vigil said that despite being in power for four years, the current government "has miserably failed to fulfil its promise to punish those responsible for attacks on journalists.''

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister resigns over alleged scandal

August 10, 2017 4:03 pm

"I am resigning not with any guilt but with pride," Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said and dismissed allegations of corruption.

India, Sri Lanka to release detained fishermen, vessels starting Thursday

January 15, 2014 8:37 pm

A six-member committee, comprising three Indian and Sri Lankan officials, has been constituted to resolve the problems.

Will seek international rights probe if Lanka fails: David Cameron

November 16, 2013 2:34 pm

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

David Cameron visits Jaffna,hears harrowing tales from Tamils

November 15, 2013 10:03 pm

Cameron's visit came against the backdrop of alleged rights violations in the war against LTTE.

Don't turn Commonwealth into 'punitive' grouping: Rajapaksa

November 15, 2013 6:15 pm

Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka has nothing to answer for on human rights.

PM tells Lanka he won't come,Colombo says it 'understands'

November 11, 2013 2:12 am

The letter is in response to Rajapaksa's invitation to Singh,which was hand-delivered on August 19.

Lanka slams UK's Channel 4 war video on killing of lady with LTTE links

November 02, 2013 3:19 pm

Sri Lanka dismissed the latest video documentary released by Britain's Channel 4 as "fake".