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UN Committee lists missing Lankan among cases for urgent action »

A UN Committee has listed a missing Sri Lankan among cases which require urgent action. The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has listed Gopalakrishan Kugachelvam in a list of 500…

June 16, 2018 - 15:08 / 3 Comments / Read More »

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Gunmen kill man accused of being involved in murders »


Unidentified gunmen shot dead a man in Hikkaduwa accused of being involved in several murders. The Police said the 29 year old man was shot dead by the gunmen who arrived on a motorcycle in Wewala in Hikkaduwa.…

June 22, 2018 - 10:11 / No Comment / Read More »

Gazette issued listing 14 individuals with links to the LTTE »


An extraordinary gazette notification has been issued listing 14 individuals over their alleged links to the LTTE and refusing them entry into Sri Lanka. The 14 individuals have been included in an amended list of designated persons under United Nations Regulations No. 01 of 2012. The gazette…

June 22, 2018 - 10:04 / No Comment / Read More »

Painting in honour of Lakshman Kadirgamar unveiled in Geneva »

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At the initiative of Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva, a painting in honour of the Late Lakshman Kadirgamer, the former Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, was unveiled at the WIPO premises by Dr. Liam Fox, the British…

June 22, 2018 - 00:13 / No Comment / Read More »

President asserts he will not back a dictatorial regime »


President Maithripala Sirisena today asserted that he will never support the formation of a dictatorial regime. The President noted that the public voted for change in 2015 when the administration at the time was heading towards dictatorship. A leading Buddhist monk had recently said that Sri…

June 22, 2018 - 00:04 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Postal workers on strike to lose part of their June salary »


Postal workers on strike will lose part of their June salary, Post Master General D.L.P. Rohana Abhayaratne said today. The Post Master General said that Postal Department employees who report for duties will be paid the full salary for June while those who continue to strike will…

June 21, 2018 - 23:57 / No Comment / Read More »

Villagers in Kilinochchi kill leopard after it attacks 10 people »


  Villagers in Kilinochchi captured and killed a leopard after it attacked 10 people in the area. The villagers hunted down the animal after accusing wildlife officers of failing to do their duty. Wildlife officers had arrived at Ambalkulam in Kilinochchi to capture the animal…

June 21, 2018 - 23:51 / No Comment / Read More »

Arjun Aloysius’s father issued notice to appear in court »


Geoffrey Aloysius, father of Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius, was issued notice today by the Fort Magistrate to appear in court on July 5th. Meanwhile Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palisena were further remanded until July 5th. Aloysius and…

June 21, 2018 - 16:28 / No Comment / Read More »

Body of Saudi Arabian student recovered from Mahaweli River »

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The body of a Saudi Arabian student was recovered from the Mahaweli River, the Police said. The Saudi Arabian university student was reported missing yesterday after an inflatable boat toppled in the Mahaweli River. One Saudi Arabian went missing and six others were rescued after the…

June 21, 2018 - 15:51 / No Comment / Read More »

Sri Lanka assures will address issue of bottom trawling »


Sri Lanka today assured it will address the issue of bottom trawling and other fishing methods which have a negative impact on marine resources. Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that it is important to control Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported (IUU) fishing. He said that fishing methods…

June 21, 2018 - 11:47 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Australia rejects Sri Lankan asylum seeker family’s deportation appeal »


A Tamil asylum seeker family living in the small Queensland town of Biloela have had their appeal to stay in Australia rejected by the Federal Circuit Court, SBS news in Australia reported. Earlier in the year Nadesalingam, Priya and their two Australian-born daughters were pulled from a plane…

June 21, 2018 - 10:00 / No Comment / Read More »

US Congress holds discussion on Sri Lanka’s human rights situation »

Congressman Chris Smith

The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the US Committee on Foreign Affairs heard evidence on “Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka.” The session was chaired by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on…

June 21, 2018 - 09:52 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Pakistan reaches out to uplift Sri Lankan youth through scholarships »

Group Photo - Students with the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour

In order to enhance younger generation’s capacity building for better educational opportunities, the Government of Pakistan through its High Commission awarded scholarships to 308 Sri Lankan students under the prestigious Jinnah Scholarships Scheme at a local hotel in Kandy, the Pakistan High Commission said in…

June 21, 2018 - 00:20 / No Comment / Read More »

Keshap assures Sri Lanka after US withdraws from UNHRC »


The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap met with senior Sri Lankan officials to convey the assurance of the United States Government that the US will remain fully engaged with the Sri Lankan Government to help it meet its continuing and standing commitments to…

June 20, 2018 - 23:39 / No Comment / Read More »

Bill to absorb SAITM students to KDU approved by Parliament »


The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Special Provisions) Bill, to absorb students of the SAITM private medical university into the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), was approved by Parliament today. The Bill was passed with amendments without a vote. (Colombo Gazette)…

June 20, 2018 - 23:32 / No Comment / Read More »
Editor's Pick

Australian family mourn death of mother and daughter in Sri Lanka »

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A family is mourning the loss of Brisbane mother Louise Collins and her four-year-old daughter Poppy who tragically died in a car accident in Sri…

June 22, 2018 - 10:35 / No Comment / Read More »

Did Chandimal use Murray Mint? »


By Samantha Hewabandula The concern or allegation against Sri Lanka cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal is that he may have used Murray Mint to change the condition…

June 22, 2018 - 02:18 / No Comment / Read More »

Group of 16 feels Mahinda must be made PM – Dayasiri »


By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The split from the Government by 16 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members, including some Ministers, created ripples in the political arena. Now…

June 16, 2018 - 14:32 / 6 Comments / Read More »

‘Perpetually’ yours or what? »


By N Sathiya Moorthy Chennai, 15 June 2018 Now that two constitutional authorities, first Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and then President’s Secretary Austin Fernando have…

June 16, 2018 - 13:46 / No Comment / Read More »

Why Trump ‘bent’ before Kim? »


By Vidyadharan MP This Tuesday, people from across the world were hooked to news from a tiny nation – Singapore. Hundreds of journalists had gathered…

June 16, 2018 - 13:43 / 5 Comments / Read More »

Newly appointed NOC wants time to show results »


By Samantha Hewabandula The newly appointed National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Sri Lanka is confident of taking Sri Lanka to the next level. However the…

June 16, 2018 - 13:22 / No Comment / Read More »

Guns and grouses »


JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: After her release from a rehabilitation camp for former Tamil Tigers fighters in 2011, one former member of the women-only Malathi Brigade was…

June 16, 2018 - 12:33 / No Comment / Read More »

Boyzone to perform in Sri Lanka as part of farewell tour »


Irish band Boyzone will be performing in Sri Lanka in August as part of their farewell tour. The band is scheduled to perform at the CR&FC…

June 16, 2018 - 11:01 / No Comment / Read More »

Do cooking oils produce trans-fat on repeated usage? »


By Harold Gunatillake   Dr Chris Pulle of BWFF forum states, “My guess is that Virgin or not, coconut oil must not be re-used, since it might…

June 16, 2018 - 08:52 / No Comment / Read More »

120th Independence Day of Philippines »


The Flag Hoisting Ceremony to celebrate the 120th Independence Day of Philippines hosted by the Honorary Consul of Philippines Hugh Sriyal Dissanayake was held at…

June 15, 2018 - 14:43 / No Comment / Read More »

Fear of the abaya »

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By Meera Srinivasan   The arch above the school gate sits like a crown over the pillars that support it on either side. It bears…

June 9, 2018 - 01:01 / 1 Comment / Read More »