Today, roughly one-quarter of the world's population lives in conflict-affected and fragile states.
Sri Lanka's Petroleum Industries Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa yesterday said that if PV Oil Singapore came up with a fresh satisfactory proposal the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation would purchase gas oil from the same company in the future.
While over 10,000 Tamils participated in a mass rally in London, the remembrance event in Sydney had an innovative performance of 'forum theatre' to encourage the audience to frame their political discourse with conceptual clarity.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, wearing a scarf, rides on a jeep with commanders of security forces as he inspects a guard of honor during a war victory parade in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, May 18, 2013.
The six women held in detention were relased earlier around 8:30 p.m. The TNPF politicians were arrested by the Sri Lankan Police at Mannaar Saturday afternoon while they were attending a Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance Day function.
Sri Lanka's opposition parties' plan for a one-day strike, to pressure the government to do away with the new electricity pricing formula, has suffered a major setback due to the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya , affiliated to the United National Party , not throwing its weight behind the campaign.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the Tamil minority now wants to live peacefully in one country and slammed the Tamil diaspora for the lack of support in his reconciliation and rebuilding efforts in the former conflict zones.
May 18, Colombo: The Saudi Arabian government Kingdom has offered a grace period for the overstaying Sri Lankan migrant workers, Sri Lankan embassy of Riyadh said.
U.N. estimates say between 70,000 and 100,000 people died in this tear-shaped island, as the ethno-political conflict came to a bloody end four years ago.
May 18, Colombo: A major infrastructure project currently in progress to expand Sri Lanka's main port of Colombo will make the island the biggest transshipment hub in the region, According to the Asian Development Bank.
May 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was on a four-day official visit to Uganda to participate in the 7th Commonwealth Local Governments Conference returned to the island Friday morning.
May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka this morning staged an extravagant military parade at the Galle Face Green in Colombo to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the monumental victory over the terrorist war waged by the Tamil Tiger rebels for three decades.
May 18, Colombo: Today we have the fourth opportunity to celebrate with dignity the great victory of our Motherland.
May 18, Colombo: A medium-sized Sri Lankan Navy vessel taking part in the Victory Day celebrations today capsized in the sea off the coast of Bambalapitiya.
Sri Lanka on Saturday celebrated the fourth anniversary of the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels after 30 years of war and the government is expecting economic boom in the post-war country in the next few years, reports China's Xinhua news agency.