Officials at the US Embassy today rejected an application by award-winning Phuketwan journalist Chutima Sidasathian for a tourist visa to visit America.
In a sun-deprived part of Washington state, the promise of nice spring weather prompted a small private school to give students a day off to enjoy the sunshine. Friday is a "sun day" of sorts for the 205 students at Bellingham Christian School, a small, private, nondenominational Christian school in Bellingham, Wash., about 90 miles north of Seattle.
PUTTALAM, Sri Lanka, May 8 2013 (IPS) - The camp should not have been difficult to find. We were told to drive straight on the road that leads north away from the town of Puttalam, 140 kilometres from Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, and we would come upon the settlement of internally displaced people.
Air Arabia has cancelled Sharjah – Mattala/Hambantota route, just 6 weeks after it became the first foreign carrier to operate the newest International airport in Sri Lanka. The airline previously operated twice weekly service.
RIGHTS activists have criticised Bahrain's justice system after a maid who was allegedly beaten up by her employer was ordered to pay BD590 for running away.
The fundamental role of a contemporary university is teaching and research based on the principle of the search for unbiased truth. This role is facilitated by intellectual freedom in carrying out teaching and research, autonomy of universities, evolution of various disciplines with inherent and independent standards/priorities and internationalism.
The Prime Minister (PM) David Cameron’s decision to attend the summit despite the continuing call by the Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper’s Government as well as Human Rights Organisations and the Tamils around the world to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lank sets the wrong precedence.
The Dalai Lama has implored Buddhist monks in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to put an end to a series of recent attacks on Muslims in their countries.
Governing UPFA member Milinda Moragoda it s learnt is currently engaged in discussions to purchase the Ravaya newspaper.
One of the younger Rajapaksa sons while on a visit to Nuwara Eliya some time ago with his girl friend had visited the Turf Club.
The cold war between Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and nephew Namal Rajapaksa has surfaced once again over the recruitment of persons to fill several vacancies at the Economic Development Ministry.
More than 1000 Jaffna landowners are to file petitions in courts against an alleged land grab by the military in Valligamam north that local MPs claim is causing severe concern among civilians.
Sri Lanka’s only ship, Sri Lanka Mahapola, that has been taken on lease by SSS Shipping Company owned by a member of the Board of Directors of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Sanjaya Senarath is stuck in Kenya. Sanjaya Senarath is a cousin of the President’s chief of staff, Gamini Senarath.
Sources from the CID say that about 45 persons from the Tangalle, Weeraketiya and Beliatte areas are to be assigned to the CID.
Finance Minister Dr. P.B. Jayasundera has vehemently objected to the reduction of the electricity bill announced by the President as part of a media circus without his knowledge, sources said.
- Aviation Minister forced to sign Sajin’s Cabinet paper
- Prince Charles confirmed to attend the CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka
- Australians say 'release Ranjini - release them all'
- Dalai Lama decries Buddhist attacks on Muslims in Myanmar
- Condemn the Unlawful Arrest and Detention of Azath Salley and Call for his Immediate Release