U.S. calls for Sri Lanka to investigate attacks on press

JKR  Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The United States Tuesday said it remains extremely concerned about threats to freedom of expression in Sri Lanka and urged the Sri Lankan authorities to conduct thorough investigations into all attacks and killings of journalists and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Union leader of Sri Lanka Marxist party calls on public to join the struggle to win rights


Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says the people in the country have a responsibility to join a broad struggle to win rights.

The 20th death anniversary of former Sri Lankan President tomorrow


The 20th death anniversary of former Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa who was killed in a Tamil Tiger suicide attack, falls tomorrow. A commemoration ceremony will take place in front of his statue at Hulftsdorp in Colombo, tomorrow morning.

Hezbollah hints at possible Syria intervention


The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group said on Tuesday that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad's regime militarily, warning that Syria's "real friends," including his Iranian-backed militant group, were ready to intervene on the government's side.

Sarabjit Singh slips into non-reversible coma: Official sources


Indian national Sarabjit Singh, severely injured in a brutal assault last week, has slipped into a "non-reversible" coma and doctors in a hospital here are struggling to save his life, official sources said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka gets busy making arrangements to hold Commonwealth meeting

JKR  Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Arrangements to hold the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo in November this year are well under way by a special task committee, Director of the Public Information Unit of the Ministry of External Affairs Sarath Dissanayake says.

Three police officers arrested in Sri Lanka for a killing attributed to LTTE in 2008


Sri Lanka police have arrested three police officers under suspicion of killing three people in a former conflict area in 2008.