Solomon Islands police told to probe Lankan over accident

Solomon Islands police told to probe Lankan over accident

🕔23:11, 1.Feb 2017

Solomon Island Police have been urged to investigate a Sri Lankan, who was allegedly involved in an accident at the Mendana Avenue in Honiara on the night of Saturday October 29, 2016. The Sri Lankan Yugan Kulasekera who was in

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Central Expressway Project to be given top priority

Central Expressway Project to be given top priority

🕔16:08, 1.Feb 2017

The Government has identified the Central Expressway Project as one of its priority projects for promoting economic affairs in the country through improving connectivity among various regions. Accordingly, a proposal made by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake to obtain funds of Rs.

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Hirunika questioned by bribery commission on Duminda

Hirunika questioned by bribery commission on Duminda

🕔14:41, 1.Feb 2017

Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra has been questioned by the bribery commission on claims she had made on former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva. Premachandra had recently claimed that several malpractices were taking place in the Prison Hospital where Duminda Silva was receiving treatment while serving

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Tear gas and water cannons used to disperse Fort demo

Tear gas and water cannons used to disperse Fort demo

🕔14:11, 1.Feb 2017

The police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a protest march in Fort. The protest was staged by employees of the Colombo port.

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Astrologer Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni granted bail

Astrologer Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni granted bail

🕔12:43, 1.Feb 2017

Astrologer Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday, was granted bail today. He was arrested over defamatory claims made about President Maithripala Sirisena using social media.

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French President notes positive developments in Sri Lanka

French President notes positive developments in Sri Lanka

🕔12:33, 1.Feb 2017

French President François Hollande has noted the positive developments in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to France Tilak Ranaviraja presented New Year greetings to President François Hollande at a reception hosted by the President to exchange greetings with the Diplomatic corps

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Missing trade union member found in Ingiriya

Missing trade union member found in Ingiriya

🕔12:10, 1.Feb 2017

A trade union member attached to the manpower workforce, who was reported missing, has been found in Ingiriya. The worker claims he had been abducted in a van and was dropped off in the Ingiriya area.

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Four plead not guilty to smuggling Lankans to Canada

Four plead not guilty to smuggling Lankans to Canada

🕔07:37, 1.Feb 2017

Less than a week after four men accused in a human smuggling case involving Tamil migrants walked free, four more men charged in a similar case saw their trial open in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. Last Wednesday, a jury

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New faces in Australia T20 squad for Sri Lanka

New faces in Australia T20 squad for Sri Lanka

🕔07:32, 1.Feb 2017

Big-hitting Chris Lynn was named Wednesday in Australia’s squad for their Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka despite injury worries, with four uncapped players also included. Lynn was a dominant force for Brisbane Heat in the just-finished Big Bash League (BBL)

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UN expresses ‘grave concern’ over Ukraine

UN expresses ‘grave concern’ over Ukraine

🕔07:27, 1.Feb 2017

The UN Security Council expressed its “grave concern” on Tuesday over the “dangerous deterioration” in eastern Ukraine and called for a halt to the violence. “The members of the Security Council expressed their full support of sovereignty and territorial integrity

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U.S. to apply ‘extreme vetting’ in refugee deal with Australia

U.S. to apply ‘extreme vetting’ in refugee deal with Australia

🕔07:24, 1.Feb 2017

The United States will apply “extreme vetting” to up to 1,250 asylum seekers it has agreed to resettle as part of an agreement with Australia, a spokesman for President Trump said in the United States on Tuesday. Washington agreed a

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GTF condemns attempt to assassinate Sumanthiran

GTF condemns attempt to assassinate Sumanthiran

🕔07:18, 1.Feb 2017

The Global Tamil Forum, a London based leading Tamil diaspora group, has unreservedly condemned the recent alleged attempt to harm Parliamentarian M A Sumanthiran. GTF said it is deeply shocked and horrified to hear the news of a plan to

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