The British Government told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today to give Sri Lanka time to fully implement the October 2015 resolution. British Minister for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alok Sharma, told the Council
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the SAITM university, Dr Sameera Senaratne was today temporarily relieved of his duties. The move followed reports he may have staged an attack on his vehicle recently. Dr. Sameera Senaratne has also later informed the
A protest was staged in Hunnasgiriya today against moves to privatise a tea estate in the area. Plantation families protested against moves to privatise the Hairpark Estate in Hunnasgiriya. The estate is currently operating under the Sri Lanka State Plantations Corporation.
President Maithripala Sirisena today asserted that priority will be given to underprivileged people despite the economical challenges it faces. He made these remarks while addressing the inaugural session of the Workshop on “Sustainable Finance” organized by the Central Bank of Sri
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) seized 42,100 kilos of hoarded rice in the Pettah market during the 48 hours ending at midnight on February 27, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said today. The rice volumes were stacked in 25 kg
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Sri Lanka is determined to address concerns on human rights. He said this while addressing the high-level segment of the 34th session of the UNHRC in Geneva today. The
Former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva has been ordered to be presented to court. The order was given to prison officials by the Colombo Additional Magistrate today. The order was given in relation to a case filed against Silva by the Bribery Commission.
Discover beautiful landscapes and exotic wildlife in the Indian countryside. See the towering Himalayas. Visit the south bank of the mighty Brahmaputra river and prepare to be enchanted by the Kaziranga National Park and its famous inhabitants – the endangered
Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne has ordered the immediate transfer of all doctors at the prison hospital. Senaratne said the transfer was ordered as there was an allegation a doctor at the hospital is involved in having some politicians arrested on
Investigations have revealed that the recent shooting incident targeting the vehicle of SAITM CEO Dr. Sameera Senaratne, was staged. The police said a suspect was arrested over the incident and he is being questioned further. According to the police a
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and presented a memorandum on 23 crucial issues related to the state, including a proposal to grant of dual citizenship for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees. In his
A white coloured van used by the suspects involved in the prison bus attack in Kalutara yesterday has been found, the police said. The police said the van was found in the Horana area today. The prison bus was shot at
A university student who faced being deported from the UK to Sri Lanka has had the order halted hours before she was due to board a plane, the Guardian reported. Shiromini Satkunarajah, who is studying electrical engineering at Bangor University,
The Constitutional Council which met last evening has nominated Priyasath Dep as the new Chief Justice. He will replace K. Sripavan who will retire from service today upon reaching the retirement age of 65.
New Zealand need back-to-back wins to extend a run of eight home series victories in a row – a ninth would put them alone in second place, behind South Africa’s gargantuan 17-series streak which stretched from 2002-2009. Speaking of South
China is considering introducing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage people to have a second child, after surveys showed that economic constraints were making many reluctant to expand families, the state-owned China Daily newspaper reported. The potential move was revealed
The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Tuesday on a bid by Western powers to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks, despite a
Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic State’s remaining stronghold in the west of the city.
Lebanon has agreed to extend a general amnesty for the illegal Sri Lankan migrant workers in the country following discussions held between the two governments. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Lebanon Mrs. R.K. Wijerathne Mendis under the direction of the Sri
A Sri Lankan woman jailed in Australia last year for killing her husband will walk free within days after she was granted parole, the Daily Mail reported. Dr Chamari Liyanage was sentenced to four years in prison last year after