World | Associated Press | Thursday January 15, 2015
Sri Lanka's new president has replaced an ex-military with a civilian governor in the Tamil-controlled north in a sign of improving ties with the ethnic minority following the end of the civil war.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 13, 2015
Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapakse on Tuesday denied government allegations that he attempted a coup to remain in office after it became clear that he had lost last week's election.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 11, 2015
Sri Lanka's new government on Sunday accused toppled strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa of having tried to stage a coup to cling to power after losing last week's presidential election.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 12, 2014
A Sri Lankan military transport aircraft crashed near the capital Colombo on Friday killing four people on board and injuring another crew member, police said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 12, 2014
A Sri Lankan military plane crashed near the capital Colombo on Friday killing at least two people, residents and police said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 17, 2014
Sri Lanka announced on Thursday an investigation into its military over allegations of rights abuses, following intense international pressure for a war-crimes probe into the island's decades-long ethnic conflict.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 1, 2014
Sri Lanka will clamp down on Internet hate speech following deadly anti-Muslim riots said to have been fuelled by social media sites, the military said today.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday June 17, 2014
Human Rights Watch has said Nigeria's military should not use the example of Sri Lanka's defeat of Tamil separatists in its war against Boko Haram.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 11, 2014
Sri Lanka has banned public commemorations of Tamil Tiger rebels ahead of the fifth anniversary of rebel supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran's killing which marked the end of the war, a military spokesman said Sunday.
World | Agence-France Presse | Saturday May 10, 2014
Sri Lanka's military said on Saturday it had unearthed the biggest cache of pistol ammunition buried in the former war zone amid government claims that Tiger rebels are trying regroup.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 11, 2014
Sri Lanka's military on Friday shot dead three men during an operation against suspected Tamil separatist rebels, in the first major confrontation since the end of the island's war nearly five years ago, a spokesman said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 22, 2014
Sri Lanka's military admitted on Saturday soldiers had abused and tortured female recruits, a rare admission of guilt after years of allegations over its personnel's treatment of Tamil rebels during an uprising.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 28, 2013
An Indian journalist, who was arrested in Sri Lanka while filming a military installation in a former LTTE stronghold, is set to be deported.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 26, 2013
An Indian national has been arrested in Sri Lanka on charges of filming a military installation in Kilinochchi, the former LTTE stronghold, police said today.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 21, 2013
Expressing dismay over reports of Indian Coast Guard participating in naval exercises with Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to recall the two ships and Coast Guard personnel participa...
World | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 17, 2013
A defiant President Mahinda Rajapaksa today once again rejected demands for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes during the military campaign against the LTTE.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 13, 2013
Sri Lanka's military on Wednesday stopped scores of ethnic Tamils from entering Colombo before a Commonwealth summit as a British TV crew also faced problems traveling around the island.
India | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 15, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles will tour India for nine days next month ahead of the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka, his office said today.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday September 29, 2013
India should show "greater firmness" to force Sri Lanka to stop attacking and arresting Tamil Nadu fishermen on the sea, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has said.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 28, 2013
United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has assured the relatives of Tamil people who disappeared during Sri Lanka's 25-year-long civil war that he would take up their grievances with President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday August 27, 2013
Survivors of Sri Lanka's civil war have complained to the United Nations' human rights chief about missing relatives, military land grabs and a life without basic facilities more than four years after the end of the quarter-century war.
World | Associated Press | Thursday July 25, 2013
Sri Lanka's military says it has decided to remove a dozen army camps in the former northern war zone where key elections are scheduled in less than two months.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 16, 2013
Sri Lanka has halted a French cultural festival after it screened an internationally-acclaimed local film that the military considered insulting, authorities said on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 1, 2013
Sri Lanka's military has released a woman leader of the Tamil Tiger militant group from four years of detention after she completed training in "bridal dressing", the president's office said on Friday.