Senior referee and former head of the Sri Lanka Rugby Referees Association, Dilory Fernando has decided to quit the game completely due to the increased political interferences in the game.
First Son and parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has set up a rugby team for Hambantota called the Hambantota Sharks to play A Division rugby.
The mother of a student who died after being gang-raped on a bus in Delhi came face to face with her alleged attackers for the first time and broke down in tears, pleading: “Please bring justice for my daughter.”
India has told Sri Lanka not to dilute the autonomous powers granted to its Tamil-majority northern province ahead of provincial elections, official sources said Friday.
Thousands of unregistered Rohingya refugees living in the Kutupalong makeshift camp, Bangladesh, are being forcibly displaced from their homes, in an act of intimidation and abuse by the local authorities.
Politicization, loss of academic freedom and autonomy are grave threats faced by the university community currently. The latest victim of this malaise is Mr Anuruddha Pradeep, Probationary Lecturer from the Department of Political Science, Sri Jayawardenapura University. Mr Anuruddha Pradeep has been an outspoken critique of current government policy on education.
May 19 will mark the 4th anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s three decade long civil war, but with absence of a joint commemoration to remember all who lost their lives in it as recommended by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
Canada says it will boycott this year's CHOGM in Sri Lanka due to the government's human rights failures, but Bob Carr has adopted a serendipitous attitude to Sri Lanka. The reason, writes Bruce Haigh, is boats.
Many powerful photographs have been made in the aftermath of the devastating collapse of a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. But one photo, by Bangladeshi photographer Taslima Akhter, has emerged as the most heart wrenching, capturing an entire country’s grief in a single image.
A series of incidents has created anxiety among the country’s minority Muslims that they are being targeted by a resurgent Buddhist nationalism
The British Tamils Forum is coordinating a rally and a meeting on Saturday 18 May 2013 (the 4th Year Remembrance of Mullivaikkal Genocidal Massacre) Saturday commencing from North Carriage Drive, Hyde Park at 1pm (Closest Station: Marble Arch) and terminating in Waterloo Place at 5pm (Closest station: Piccadilly Circus).
Police vandalized the shelter tents of the internally displaced Rohingyas at Thay Chaung, Sittwe. The tents were used by the displaced Rohingyas came from Kyauk Phyu Township. Police destroyed the tents as the displaced Rohingyas evacuated them ahead of the Mahasen Cyclone.
Nigel Farage has been barricaded by police in a pub before being whisked away in a riot van after his visit to Scotland was hijacked by hard-Left independence supporters.
Speaking in the Senate, Foreign Minister Bob Carr today said the lead-up to CHOGM offers an opportunity for the Commonwealth to highlight areas that require progress in Sri Lanka, and offer practical assistance where appropriate.
Britain said on Wednesday there would be "consequences" for Sri Lanka if its leaders did not address international concerns over human rights abuses, ahead of a Commonwealth summit scheduled to be held in Colombo in November.