22 Jan 2015
Colombo: The newly-elected Sri Lankan government on Thursday refuted allegations of political revenge made by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Media Minister Gayantha Karunathillake said the allegations were baseless and that the present government was committed to charging all those involved in corruption.
22 Jan 2015
Colombo: The new Sri Lankan government plans to seek assistance from the Reserve Bank of India along with other international institutions to trace billions of dollars plundered by unscrupulous individuals during the regime of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
20 Jan 2015
Colombo: Embattled former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's country home in the southern province has been raided by police who were looking for a luxury sports car but the search drew a blank.
05 Jan 2015
Colombo: Sri Lankan opposition unity candidate Maithripala Sirisena on Monday made it clear that he would not go soft on Tamil hardliners or withdraw the army from the north in exchange for their support in Thursday's crucial Presidential election.
19 Jan 2015
Beijing: China on Monday played down assertions by top officials of Sri Lanka's new government that all infrastructure projects awarded by former Rajapaksa government to the communist nation would be reviewed, hoping the bilateral cooperation can go ahead in a "sound fashion".
18 Jan 2015
Colombo: Sri Lanka expelled the Colombo station chief of India's spy agency in the run-up to this month's presidential election, political and intelligence sources said, accusing him of helping the opposition oust President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
17 Jan 2015
Colombo: On the eve of its Foreign Minister's visit to India, Sri Lanka on Saturday said good relations with India were a priority and it hopes to take bilateral ties forward.
24 Jan 2015
New Delhi/Bangalore: Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have declined any Padma award for them reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day.
12 Jan 2015
Colombo: Hundreds of lawyers in Sri Lanka on Monday took to street, demanding resignation of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, who was appointed by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa after the impeachment of the country's first woman top judge allegedly out of personal vendetta.
09 Jan 2015
Colombo: In the biggest political shake-up in Sri Lanka in over a decade, Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena on Friday trounced President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the tightest-ever presidential race, ending his 10-year-rule.