Sri Lanka might have used cluster bombs during the three-decade-long civil war against LTTE rebels, a report citing a top UN demining expert has claimed.
The Sri Lankan navy stopped a fishing trawler that was carrying 109 people trying to make the perilous and illegal migration to Australia.
Sri Lankan police are still hunting for five prisoners who escaped last week during a prison riot in which 27 inmates died, officials said Tuesday.
A top Sri Lankan Army commander has warned the Tamil people in the country's north to be wary of elements attempting to undermine the hard-earned peace.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he did not want lessons on human rights from outside, days after the UN Human Rights Council adopted a US-sponsored resolution censuring Colombo.
A spokesman says a Sri Lankan air force fighter jet has crashed during a training exercise. The pilot ejected before impact today and is safe.
Sri Lankan Minister Mervyn Silva has threatened to "break the bones" of three rights activists who campaigned for a US resolution at Geneva that was deemed to be anti-Colombo.
Despite India's backing for a US resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, the country must continue to be friends with its neighbour, a senior minister said on Saturday.
Prison guards opened fire on rioting inmates at Sri Lanka's main remand prison in the capital Colombo today, wounding nearly 20 inmates, officials said.
A presidential aide and a bodyguard were shot dead during Saturday's local council elections in Sri Lanka's capital in a contest seen as a mid-term test for President Mahinda Rajapakse, police said.
A Sri Lankan Air Force plane on Sunday landed under emergency conditions at the Anna International Airport here following a technical fault, airport officials said.
The debate over the actual line of work of a slain woman journalist shown in the Channel 4 documentary might continue but a media rights' organisation has urged an international investigation into the killing, saying that her murder could constitute a war crime.
Sri Lankan government on Sunday said it will continue with the Visa-on-Arrival policy despite its decision to implement the new online-visa system for visitors.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to visit Sri Lanka, the Sunday Times reported.
A government commission examining the last years of the Sri Lankan civil war will look into the Channel 4 documentary that shows footage of alleged war crimes including military personnel executing unarmed men and women and dumping bodies in trucks.