Sri Lanka criticises UN rights chief visit

2013-09-03 13:10

Sri Lanka's powerful Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has complained that a visit of the UN human rights chief to the island nation was influenced by propaganda from Tamil rebels.

Sri Lankan officials impeach chief judge

2013-01-11 22:27

Sri Lanka's Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to impeach the chief justice, deepening a standoff between the judiciary and the government.

Sri Lanka scraps emergency laws

2011-08-25 19:16

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared an end to strict wartime emergency laws that have drawn criticism from the West and India.

Sri Lanka's president to start 2nd term

2010-11-18 15:48

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa is due to be sworn in for his second term at a ceremony in Colombo.

Sri Lanka's coalition splits

2010-02-19 17:03

Sri Lanka's opposition coalition says it has split after its defeated presidential candidate was detained on allegations of sedition.

Journalist abducted in S Lanka

2009-06-01 21:21

A senior journalist and media rights activist has been abducted and assaulted in Sri Lankan capital Colombo, in another attack on media workers in the country.


Sri Lanka to hold polls in ex-war zone

2013-07-05 15:01

Sri Lanka will hold provincial elections in the former northern war zone for the first time in 25 years, officials say.

Sri Lanka chief justice's verdict quashed

2013-01-07 22:03

A Sri Lankan appeal court has quashed a guilty verdict reached by lawmakers against the country's chief justice in a much-criticised impeachment hearing.

Sri Lanka's president sworn in

2010-11-19 11:39

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn in for a second six-year term, but political opponents who accuse him of manipulating the vote have boycotted the ceremony.

Ex-Sri Lankan army boss going to jail

2010-09-30 16:00

Sri Lanka's president has approved a lengthy jail term for his former army chief, confirming a military court verdict that he was guilty of fraud.

Astrologer ends up in jail

2009-06-26 11:28

Sri Lankan police have arrested a popular astrologer for predicting President Mahinda Rajapaksa's imminent ouster.

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