Suspected suicide bombers kill 3 police officers in Jakarta

Suspected suicide bombers kill 3 police officers in Jakarta

🕔07:25, 25.May 2017

Two suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and injured 10 people on Wednesday night in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, police said. The blasts went off five minutes apart at

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UK police hunt Manchester bomber’s network

UK police hunt Manchester bomber’s network

🕔07:22, 25.May 2017

Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. British-born

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Vaiko granted bail in case over India-Sri Lanka comments

Vaiko granted bail in case over India-Sri Lanka comments

🕔23:31, 24.May 2017

Senior Tamil Nadu politician and leader of the MDMK party Vaiko has been granted bail in a sedition case. A sessions court in Chennai granted bail to the leader after he moved an application seeking bail on Wednesday, One India

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Fishermen reported missing off Batticaloa return home

Fishermen reported missing off Batticaloa return home

🕔22:57, 24.May 2017

A group of fishermen who had been reported missing off Batticaloa returned home late this evening. The Navy had earlier launched an operation to locate 19 fishing boats after a Police complaint was filed. The fishermen had later returned home safely in

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Law and Order Minister slams Police over threat to peace

Law and Order Minister slams Police over threat to peace

🕔16:09, 24.May 2017

Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake today slammed the Police over a spate of incidents which have posed a threat to peace in the country. Speaking in Parliament today, the Minister said the Police have a responsibility to safeguard the

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Tear-gas, water fired on anti-SAITM protest in Fort

Tear-gas, water fired on anti-SAITM protest in Fort

🕔14:35, 24.May 2017

Tear-gas and water cannons were used to disperse an anti-SAITM protest in Fort today, the Police said.

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Cabinet decides to allow private sector to import rice

Cabinet decides to allow private sector to import rice

🕔13:53, 24.May 2017

The cabinet has decided to allow the private sector to import rice, the Government information department said today. Cabinet had discussed the rapid increase in the price of rice in the domestic market and decided to permit the private sector to

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Trump’s “America First” agenda includes funding for Sri Lanka

Trump’s “America First” agenda includes funding for Sri Lanka

🕔13:32, 24.May 2017

US President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda includes funding for Sri Lanka in 2018, US State Department documents said. However Trump has proposed a massive budgetary cut in US financial assistance to Sri Lanka which has come down from USD 42.5 million

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Port City and Megapolis discusses light rail transit plans

Port City and Megapolis discusses light rail transit plans

🕔12:12, 24.May 2017

A group of senior officials from the Colombo Port City Development project met the transport master plan team of the Western Region Megapolis Project to discuss the ongoing study on Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines and its connectivity to the

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Rate of suicides reducing but number of attempts same

Rate of suicides reducing but number of attempts same

🕔12:02, 24.May 2017

Sri Lanka had the world’s highest rate of suicides in 1995 but the number is reducing gradually although the number of attempts has not changed, Sumithrayo announced. Sumithrayo says this indicates that there is still an acute national need to

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Navy arrests six Tamil Nadu fishermen for poaching

Navy arrests six Tamil Nadu fishermen for poaching

🕔09:27, 24.May 2017

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested six Tamil Nadu fishermen for allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu in the island nation. The president of the fishermen association in Tamil Nadu, M Emerit, said the arrested fishermen have been taken to Kangesanthurai port,

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CBK says SAARC, BIMSTEC inactive and ineffective

CBK says SAARC, BIMSTEC inactive and ineffective

🕔09:21, 24.May 2017

Former President Chandrika Bandarnaike Kumaratunga has slammed the SAARC and BIMSTEC for not doing anything to solve the regional crises, BD News 24 reported. “Both regional organisations failed to resolve any political problems,” she said, delivering a lecture in Dhaka

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Sri Lanka cruise to win over Scotland

Sri Lanka cruise to win over Scotland

🕔09:19, 24.May 2017

Sri Lanka gained emphatic revenge against Scotland with a nine-wicket win in their second one-day tour match at Beckenham in Kent. Scotland had secured an historic victory when the sides met at the County Ground on Sunday, but there was

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China urges North Korea talks

China urges North Korea talks

🕔09:16, 24.May 2017

China on Tuesday pushed for dialogue with North Korea and the full implementation of United Nations sanctions over Pyongyang’s ballistic missile and nuclear tests, skirting questions about Beijing’s talks with the United States on possible new measures. Almost a month

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Two men publicly caned in Indonesia for having gay sex

Two men publicly caned in Indonesia for having gay sex

🕔09:10, 24.May 2017

Religious police in Indonesia caned two men for gay sex on Tuesday, with hooded men inflicting 82 lashes on each of them as hundreds of people watched the punishment ordered by an Islamic court. Cheers and applause went up from

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British police name suicide bomber

British police name suicide bomber

🕔09:01, 24.May 2017

British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from

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Allianz Lanka Registers Impressive Q1 2017

Allianz Lanka Registers Impressive Q1 2017

🕔08:57, 24.May 2017

Allianz Lanka continued to maintain its growth momentum across its life and general insurance businesses through Q1 2017. The Non-Life company, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd., recorded 33%YoY growth in Gross Written Premium (GWP) at Rs.1.493 billion during the period under

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Two people shot dead near Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretariat

Two people shot dead near Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretariat

🕔22:23, 23.May 2017

Two people were shot dead near the Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretariat office this evening, the Police said. According to the Police the gunmen arrived on a motorcycle and opened fire on the two individuals near the Divisional Secretariat office in Hikkaduwa. The

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007 actor Roger Moore dies aged 89

007 actor Roger Moore dies aged 89

🕔22:05, 23.May 2017

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill. Sir Roger’s

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UN Committee on Social and Cultural Rights to review Sri Lanka

UN Committee on Social and Cultural Rights to review Sri Lanka

🕔16:17, 23.May 2017

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which monitors implementation by States of one of the main international human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ICESCR), is meeting in Geneva from 29 May

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