Foreign Affairs minister Mangala Samarweera today officially launched the website for public consultation for the design of reconciliation mechanisms at the District Secretariat office in Jaffna.
A Sri Lankan girl who made headlines after being refused a temporary visa because she has Down syndrome will be allowed to live in Australia, after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton intervened in her case.
A cache of arms believed to have been buried by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorists during the period of war was unearthed by the Madhu Police with the assistance of Air Force personnel at a place close to the Madhu Kirisuddhan jungle, National News Agency Lankapuvath said.
Two delegates of the European Parliament during a tour to the Jaffna peninsula called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna and had a brief exchange of views with the newly-appointed Commander, Major General Mahesh Senanayake, army said.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will on Friday offer prayers at the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple in Kerala amid tight security arrangements.
The US has decided to give a grant of USD 500,000 to organisations in Sri Lanka that will promote investigative journalism and build the capacity of journalists in the country.
Pablo de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, has said that Sri Lanka should not be hasty in trying to meet its commitments to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in regard to issues of transitional justice.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called upon the Sri Lankan public to unite and resist the attempt by the government to betray the country and the war heroes following the assurance given to the UN Human Rights Commissioner that last year’s UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka will be implemented.
A group of representatives of the Colombo Trade Association and the Federation of the coconut and Palmyrah products Co-operative Societies of the North and North West met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today, President Media Unit said.