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Aug 27, Rome: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris has met with several of the country's Ambassadors in Europe at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Rome for a comprehensive review of their work.
Title: Noon Tide Toll; Author: Romesh Gunesekera; Publisher: Penguin Books: Pages: 237; Price: Rs.299 How does Sri Lanka fare after the end of a quarter century of ethnic conflict? Vasantha ferries visitors all around the island in a van bought with savings after retiring early.
Two upcoming Tamil films, Kaththi and Puli Paarvai, are facing troubles from Tamil fringe groups for alleged Sri Lankan connections.
In this Sunday Review editorial, The New York Times applauds China's announcement that it will ban coal burning in the Beijing region by 2020, but warns that some solutions to air pollution will exacerbate climate change.
Aug 26, New Delhi: India's Supreme Court today has observed that the issue of Tamil Nadu fishermen getting arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy needs to be resolved politically and diplomatically and the court cannot intervene in such matters.
Aug 26, Chennai: Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation , the Tamil Nadu pro-Eelam organization led by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi plans to hold a demonstration on September 3 in Chennai to urge the United Nations not to allow Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to address the General Assembly next month.
Aug 26, Colombo: Main opposition United National Party parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera today slammed the Sri Lankan politicians converting the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to a publicity stunt by blindly following whatever originated in the West.
ISLAMABAD Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit on Wednesday on the invitation of Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal KA Gunatilleke.
Aug 26, Colombo: While Information and Communications Technologies in Sri Lanka is expanding and currently has reached over 50 percent of the population, the government is keen to see this rise with speed to 75 percent and beyond, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.
Aug 25, Lahore: Sri Lanka and Pakistan have lot to offer to each other to strengthen the agriculture sectors of the two countries, a Sri Lankan Provincial Minister visiting Lahore said.
Facing growth headwinds following regulatory tightening, leading pure-play gold financier Muthoot Finance today announced branching out to neighbouring Sri Lanka by acquiring a 30 per cent stake in Asia Asset Finance for $ 2.1 million.
Aug 25, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted permission to a panel of computer experts to inspect the bank accounts of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.
More than 70% of the Earth's surface is covered in water, but only 0.01% of that water is fit to drink.
Aug 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank says that a comprehensive overseas campaign to provide an accurate account of the Sri Lankan political and economic environment to the United States is needed in order to counter the extraordinary and vicious campaigns carried out by sections of the Tamil Diaspora in the US.
Aug 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has rejected a proposal put forward by an Indian political leader to provide a temporary license for Indian fishermen to fish in Sri Lankan waters for 3 years.
COLOMBO: Avdhash Kaushal, the Indian social worker, who has been appointed as one of the five advisors to the Sri Lankan Presidential commission on missing persons and war crimes, has said that India should respect Sri Lanka's sovereignty while trying to help the latter resolve the Tamil question.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 07:13 am
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