Colombo/UNI: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday appointed both his brothers to interim Cabinet which is aimed to run the government until the next parliamentary election.
Colombo/UNI/IBNS: A day after he scripted victory in the polls, Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka on Monday.
Colombo/IBNS: Almost seven months after a series of bomb-blasts shook Sri Lanka, the island nation on Sunday elected former war-time defence chief Gotabaya Rajpaksa as its President. He will be sworn in as the seventh executive President of Sri Lanka on Monday.
Colombo/ Xinhua/UNI: Sri Lanka's parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said on Saturday that the country was dedicated to addressing climate change and taking all steps necessary to mitigate the crisis brought about by it.
Colombo (Xinhua/UNI) A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal case challenging presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Sri Lankan citizenship, thereby allowing him to contest the upcoming presidential polls.
New York, Aug 27 (IBNS): A United Nations human rights expert warned on Monday that Sri Lankan authorities must take urgent action to strengthen respect for freedom of religion or belief and address simmering ethno-religious tensions.
New York, Aug 20 (IBNS):The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement released on Monday, adding that the military leader had been given the role despite “serious allegations of gross violations of international human rights and humanitarian law against him and his troops during the war”.
Colombo, Jun 26 (Xinhua): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday that he was satisfied with the security situation in the island country as all leading suspects involved in the Easter Sunday terror attacks had been apprehended or killed.
Kathmandu, June 17 (Xinhua/UNI) Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokhrel said that the bombing attacks in Sri Lanka in April had sent a clear and strong message that a new type of terrorism threat has arrived in South Asia.
Colombo, June 14 (IBNS): Sri Lankan security forces have brought back five suspects linked to the Easter Sunday attacks who were deported from Saudi Arabia, media reports said.
New York, June 1 (IBNS): Since the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21, there have been concerns for the safety of refugees and asylum seekers living in the country: in the immediate aftermath, there were reports of refugees being targeted and forced from their homes by angry mobs threatening reprisals for the Easter Sunday attacks which targeted Christian churches, as well as upscale hotels.
Colombo, May 21 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 89 suspects have been arrested over their alleged links to the Easter Sunday terror explosions which killed over 250 people and injured over 500 in Sri Lanka on April 21, the police said here Tuesday.
Colombo, May 20 (Xinhua/UNI) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called on countries to join hands in sharing intelligence to deal with international terror threats, local media reported on Monday.
Colombo, May 18 (IBNS): The Sri Lankan police have arrested a school principal and a teacher for their alleged links to the local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), media reports said on Saturday.
New York, May 15 (IBNS): Growing instances of religious-based violence in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka have prompted two United Nations Special Advisers to call for an end to “hateful attacks” directed towards the country’s Muslim minority.