The Sunday Leader

Amnesty takes to the streets in Sri Lanka, demands answers

Amnesty International with the support of civil society kicked off a campaign in Colombo today to raise awareness, build solidarity and demand answers and action for the disappeared in South Asia. Three containers bearing banners reading “More than 60,000 Disappeared. Still No Answers. Why, Mr. President?,” will make their way around Colombo and it’s suburbs [...]

President leads Sri Lanka delegation to 4th BIMSTEC Summit

President Maithripala Sirisena will lead the Sri Lanka Delegation to the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), which will be held from 30-31 August 2018 in Kathmandu. At the conclusion of the Summit, the Chairmanship of BIMSTEC will be handed over to Sri Lanka by the [...]

Minneriya National Park reopens after closing following clash

The Minneriya National Park which was temporarily closed yesterday following a clash between wildlife officers and another group was reopened today. The clash yesterday took place after a suspect was arrested over illegal fishing within the park premises. A group of men had attacked officers of the Wildlife Conservation Department following the arrest. Six officers of [...]

Tamil asylum seeker dies in Australia after suicide attempt

A Tamil asylum seeker from Sri Lanka has died at Logan Hospital south of Brisbane after his life support was switched off, News.com.au reported. The 45-year-old was admitted to hospital last week after attempting to take his own life. He reportedly fell into a deep depression several weeks ago after his asylum application was initially [...]

Police deployed after tense situation erupts outside Galaha Hospital

The Police had to be deployed after a tense situation arose outside the Galaha Hospital today. The situation arose following the death of an infant who had been admitted to the hospital for treatment. An angry mob attacked the hospital forcing the Police to be deployed to provide security to the premises and the staff. It was [...]

Speaker appoints committee to review delimitation report on polls

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has appointed a committee to review the delimitation report on the Provincial Council elections. The five member committee will be headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and includes R. M. A. L. Ratnayake, Periyasamy Muthulingam, Prof. Balasundaram Pillai and Dr. A. S. M. Nawfal. (Colombo Gazette)

Ranil briefs top US official on developments in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had talks with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the US State Department, Alice G. Wells, and briefed her on the developments in Sri Lanka. The meeting took place in Hanoi, Vietnam on the sidelines of the Indian Ocean Conference. The Prime Minister’s office [...]

Japan names Sugiyama as new Ambassador to Sri Lanka

The Japanese Government decided at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday on the appointments of new ambassadors to Sri Lanka, Cameroon, the Marshall Islands and Ethiopia, effective Thursday, Jiji Press reported. Akira Sugiyama, 57, will be Ambassador to Sri Lanka. He has served as minister at the permanent mission to the United Nations in New York, as [...]

Stalin elected as President of Tamil Nadu’s powerful DMK party

M K Stalin on Tuesday was elected as the DMK President unopposed at the party’s General Council meeting held in Chennai, the IANS news service reported. Stalin, 65, becomes the second President of one of the oldest political party in the country, a post held by his late father and five times Tamil Nadu Chief [...]

Chinese delegation in Sri Lanka to explore investment opportunities

A Chinese business delegation is in Sri Lanka to explore investment opportunities between both countries. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said that an 18 member business delegation from China organized by the “Belt & Road International Production Capacity Cooperation Promotion Centre”, Beijing is in Sri Lanka to promote business and investment between Sri Lanka and China. [...]

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