UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Sri Lanka today and had talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. At the invitation of the Government, the Secretary-General accompanied by Mrs Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Sri Lanka today for a three-day visit, where
The police fired tear-gas and water cannons on university students who protested in Colpetty this evening. Heavy traffic was reported in the area as a result of the protest and the police used water cannons and tear-gas to clear the road.
Rameswaram fishermen today announced a series of agitations from September 2 pressing their charter of demands, including release of four of their colleagues and boats detained in Sri Lanka, the Press Trust of India reported. A resolution to this effect
The police fired tear-gas to disperse a group of protesting cricket fans near the Dambulla cricket stadium today. The fans blocked the streets and protested after not being able to enter the stadium to watch the match between Sri Lanka
The Government says it has no concerns over the activities of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed in Sri Lanka. There have been reports that Nasheed was working from Sri Lanka to topple the current Maldives Government. Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne
A case was filed against Former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa today by the bribery and corruption commission. The case was filed over the floating armory operated by Avant-Garde security services. The case was also filed against the chairman of the company Nissanka Senadhipathi.
The Government today announced that it has decided to establish a secretariat with Japan to expand cooperation in several areas. The Government information department said that during the official visit of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Japan in October 2015, the
The military officer who was arrested over an attack on his wife recently has been remanded till September 9 by the Kaduwela Magistrate. Lieutenant Colonel Pradeep Kumara Nettasinghe was arrested over the incident where his wife was shot at in Athurugiriya by an
The Government has declared 2017 as the year of alleviating poverty, the Government information department said today. The Government says it has paid its attention on alleviating poverty according to the pledge given in the manifesto of the 2015 Presidential
Nepal has sought Sri Lanka’s help to stop the human trafficking of women from Nepal, the myrepublica website reported. Nepal’s Senior Superintendent of Police Sarbendra Khanal said that the police have beefed up vigilance after several cases came to light and they have
Former Norwegian peace negotiator Erik Solheim says he gained valuable lessons through his role in Sri Lanka. As a negotiator of the peace process in Sri Lanka between 1998 to 2005, Solheim said he had gained valuable lessons, including the importance
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon may discuss the issue of having foreign judges in Sri Lanka’s domestic accountability process on the war, a UN spokesman said. Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said that the UN chief will address a number of issues
While Sustainable Environment Conservation is on the spotlight in today’s economic platform; sustainable commercial forestry has made a remarkable impact on our local eco system for over a decade. In a recent interview with Sadaharitha Plantation Ltd Chairman Sathis Nawarathna,
Alex Hales’s stunning 171 provided the platform for England to post the highest ever one-day international total of 444 for three as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Victory in this day/night clash gave England
Islamic State said on Tuesday one of its most prominent and longest-serving leaders was killed in what appeared to be an American air strike in Syria, depriving the militant group of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas. A
The United Nations defended its aid funding in Syria on Tuesday after an investigation revealed lucrative contracts were awarded to people close to the nation’s President Bashar al-Assad. The U.N.’s Syrian contracts came under fire in British newspaper The Guardian
A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said. Officials from both countries described the assault as a
Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa today asserted that Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members in the joint opposition will form a new political alliance. He said that the new alliance will have a symbol under which it will contest future elections.
The controversial Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran says the Tamils need not praise the Sri Lankan armed forces for their post-war development work in the North because these are only “reparations” for what they did during the
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be leading a delegation of the Joint Opposition to the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) meeting to be held in Malaysia from 01 to 04 September 2016. Parliamentarians Dinesh Gunawardana, Jonston Fernando and Lohan Ratwatte, former