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 Priyankara Jayaratne was forced to sign the Cabinet paper approving US$ 2.5 billion (Rs. 315 billion) to purchase new aircraft for SriLankan Airlines, reliable sources said.
The Royal Household today confirmed that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Heir to the Throne, will represent Her Majesty the Queen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka this November. HRH Prince Charles has previously represented The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth in the past, including at the Commonwealth Games 2010.
Melbourne, Wednesday, -- Hundreds of Australians will hold rallies across the nation on Friday to demand the release of Ranjini and her three children, as well as the other 55 ASIOrejected refugees trapped in a legal black-hole in Australian detention centres.
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday decried Buddhist monks' attacks on Muslims in Myanmar, saying killing in the name of religion was "unthinkable."
Mr. Azath Salley's case is yet another case of grave injustice meted onto those who dare dissent against the State or State-backed extremist and racist groups in this country. Here is the statement issued by civil society in respect of the arrest of Mr. Azath Salley.
More than 800 people rallied in Thellippazhai on April 29, a town in the north of the island of Sri Lanka. They marched towards the entrance of a nearby military zone.