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UN wants special court to investigate "horrific" war crimes in Sri Lanka

Wed, 16 September 2015 09:36 | Special

(NIDAHASA News) United National (UN) today (16) called Sri Lanka to setup a "hybrid" special court consist of international and local judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators to investigate what it called “horrific” abuses committed by both sides during and after the three-decade-long civil war.

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National unity govt sworn in; opposition leader from TNA

Fri, 04 September 2015 10:37 | Political

(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka's new cabinet sworn in today (04), forming the first ever national unity government in country's 67 year old parliamentary history. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) became the main opposition party, making an ethnic Tamil the opposition leader after 32 years.

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UNP wins election; Voters say no to Rajapaksa's comeback bid

Tue, 18 August 2015 11:51 | Political

(NIDAHASA News) Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) secured majority in yesterday's (17) parliament poll, ending former President Rajapaksa's comeback dream.

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President: Rajapaksa's not going to be the Prime Minister

Fri, 14 August 2015 00:43 | Political

(NIDAHASA News) President Maithripala Sirisena, in a hard-hitting letter, reaffirmed that he do not want his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa to become the next Prime Minister.

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