Sri Lanka reported a trade deficit for June that was the smallest since February 2011, which officials attributed to tough monetary policies introduced this year. The June deficit was US$663.2 million, or 22 percent lower than a year earlier.
TORONTO — A war criminal from Bangladesh was placed on the Canada Border Services Agency’s wanted list on Thursday along with four other foreign nationals. Ali Imam, 59, who had been living in Montreal until his disappearance, is the subject of a Canada-wide warrant for removal due to his involvement in crimes against humanity.
A Sri Lankan court has given suspended jail terms to three French tourists for wounding the religious feelings of Buddhists by taking pictures deemed insulting. Two women and one man were detained in the southern town of Galle after a photographic laboratory alerted police.
Sri Lanka's government has closed down almost all universities for an indefinite period amid a row about the future of education in the island. Academics have been on strike for nearly two months, accusing the government of interference and demanding more be spent on the sector.
The politician knew something was amiss when a suspicious white van pulled alongside him at a Colombo park and four men got out, pretending to exercise. Ravindra Udayashanta alerted his supporters, and police. Soon, the gunbattle began.
Since 1945 when education in our country was made a free service Sri Lanka was able to proudly proclaim that it had one of the finest education systems East of the Suez canal. As a result , we posses one of the highest literary rates in Asia and many of the brightest and the best who have served our country in various fields have been products of this system - the envy of many South Asian countries.
India, it was reported stationed long range Agni type Missile system targeting Sri Lanka’s strategic institutions. Among these strategic institutions are, Colombo and Hambanthota Ports, Katunayaka, Ratmalana and Mattala Air Ports, Military Headquarters, Putlam Coal plant and Kerawalapitiya-Kelanithissa oil fired Power Plants etc.
The lawyer who appeared for the CID has told the Colombo Additional Magistrate that the news websites Srilanakxnews and Srilankamirror could not be considered as media institutions.
Several NGOs warn that the passage of the proposed Divineguma Bill would be a blow to Sri Lanka’s democracy, good governance and power devolution.
- Using the aggregate of raw marks of A’Level subjects for University Admission is an unreliable and obsolete method, not used by other countries or systems of education. This is because of the variance and discrepancies that exist between the variety of subject combinations offered at the A’level , and therefore the element of subjectivity between different examiners during marking.
The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice have today named two new members of their advisory council: Scott Sheeran and Yasmin Sooka.
The President has said his decision not to take UNP Kurunegala District parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera to the government was following advice from his astrologers.
Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is to register a new party called the Democratic Party and relevant documents are to be handed over to the Elections Commissioner for the registration, party sources said.
I am very thankful to the organizers of TESO, in particular to Mr. Radhakrishna for giving this opportunity to participate in this event and to explain the sufferings in my country.
Evans GunalalCooray (Former Press Secretary to late President Premadasa and Former Counsellor of the Sri Lanka High Commission in London) Son of late Felix and Gertrude, Brother of late Christy, late Frank, Eric, Roy, Merlin, Merril, Egerton and Douglas, Beloved Husband of Nanda and loving Father of Sam, Rasantha and Sadani, Father- in-law of Danushi, Niro and Gerard, Grandfather of Manisha, Ayani, Sophie, Helena and Gavin passed away peacefully after a prolonged illness in London on 16th August 2012.