Recent News Headlines : Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka

'I JUST WANT MY FAMILY': WOMAN SAYS INNOCENT PAPERWORK ERROR DASHES IMMIGRATION DREAMS


'Please help me to bring my family' But Raju and her family don't want to go through the process again... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 443

7 DEAD AS GUNMEN SHOOT AT SRI LANKA PRISON BUS


There have been several incidents in the past in Sri Lanka in which rival criminal gangs have targeted each other on court premises or inside prison vehicles... READ MORE

27th February, 2017 0

ARMY SPIES ARRESTED OVER LASANTHA WICKREMATUNGE MURDER


Five arrested military intelligence officers are suspected of killing prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 379

11 DEAD AFTER BOAT CAPSIZES OFF SRI LANKA'S SOUTHWEST COAST


Fishing families in Beruwala travel by boat every year to the Roman Catholic church feast in the town of Kalutara... READ MORE

19th February, 2017 23

SRI LANKA MUST HAVE FOREIGN JUDGES IN WAR CRIME INVESTIGATION


Sri Lanka has made progress towards the national component of the resolution, Human Rights Watch's Elaine Pearson said... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 68

CHINA 'SILK ROAD' PROJECT IN SRI LANKA DELAYED AS BEIJING TOUGHENS STANCE


A source familiar with China's thinking said it may wait until May, when Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visits Beijing, to sign both deals... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 448

'DEFINITELY NOT SAFE': TAMIL ASYLUM SEEKERS STILL RISK TORTURE ON RETURN TO SRI LANKA


In 2009, the Sri Lankan army declared victory over the Tamil separatist. The UN has accused both sides of gross human rights violations... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 621

SRI LANKA EYES CHINA FREE-TRADE DEAL, PM TO VISIT BEIJING


Kodituwakku said Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would attend a major summit on the initiative in Beijing in May... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 49

BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE BOOSTS SRI LANKA-CHINA TIES


Besides the Chinese language, many Sri Lankan students are learning Chinese medicine and business courses in China, as Chinese medicine is emerging in South Asia... READ MORE

4th February, 2017 1149

NOTORIOUS PEOPLE SMUGGLER 'CAPTAIN BRAM' FACES COURT IN INDONESIA


Abraham Louhenapessy, aka Captain Bram, was on Wednesday indicted in the Rote Ndao Court on people smuggling charges... READ MORE

2nd February, 2017 144

ASTROLOGER WHO PREDICTED PRESIDENTA??S DEATH ARRESTED


Sri Lanka Astrologer who predicted presidenta??s death arrested... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 74

BAY OF BENGAL: DEPLETED FISH STOCKS AND HUGE DEAD ZONE SIGNAL TIPPING POINT


Approximately 200 million people live along the Bay of Bengal's coasts and of these a major proportion are partially or wholly dependent on its fisheries2... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 10392

DENGUE FEVER SIDELINES MALINGA FROM SOUTH AFRICAN LIMITED OVER SERIES


CAPE TOWN Reuters Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the Twenty and One Day series against South Africa as he has... READ MORE

10th January, 2017 0

SRI LANKA PROTEST OVER CHINESE INVESTMENT TURNS UGLY


Several people have been injured in southern Sri Lanka during a protest against allowing China to build a port and industrial zone... READ MORE

9th January, 2017 8911

21 INJURED IN CLASHES IN SRI LANKA OVER CHINA PORT DEAL


The government also has proposed to lease 15,000 acres 6,070 hectares in Hambantota district and adjoining Moneragala district for the industrial zone... READ MORE

7th January, 2017 0

OM PURI, CELEBRATED INDIAN ACTOR, DIES AGED 66


Om Puri, one of India's most critically acclaimed actors, who starred in films across Hollywood, Bollywood and the UK, had died in Mumbai... READ MORE

6th January, 2017 29577

COMMENT: DISENTANGLING AID, TRADE, DIPLOMACY AND POVERTY


The M4DI promotes mining as a vehicle for 'sustainable' development and provides an opportunity for Australian mining companies to showcase themselves as best practice companies... READ MORE

2nd January, 2017 166

SRI LANKA CLAIMS WORLD'S TALLEST ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE


He said Sri Lanka still is still grappling with issues regarding religion, caste and race... READ MORE

25th December, 2016 77

SRI LANKANS RUSH TO BUILD 'WORLD'S TALLEST' CHRISTMAS TREE ON TIME


A bid to erect the world's tallest artificial Christmas tree is looking unlikely to be up in time for Christmas Day, organisers in Sri Lanka say... READ MORE

20th December, 2016 0

CLIMATE REFUGEES IN SOUTH ASIA NEED PROTECTION, ADVOCATES SAY


More than 46 million people in South Asia fled their homes due to natural disasters between 2008 and 2013, the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Center has estimated... READ MORE

9th December, 2016 16

YORKSHIRE TEA JUST HAD A VERY BIZARRE TWITTER ARGUMENT WITH THIS ANNOYED MANA


A??All tea comes from one type of bush, called Camellia Sinensis,a?? Yorkshire Teaa??s website explains... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 2248

Trending News Headlines : Sri Lanka

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION DECLARES SRI LANKA MALARIA-FREE


The World Health Organisation has certified that Sri Lanka is a malaria-free nation, in what it called a truly remarkable achievement... READ MORE

6th September, 2016 6269

HERE ARE THE 50 DEMOCRACIES THAT HAVE DONE WHAT THE U.S. HAS FAILED TO DO


Indira Gandhi, for example, was the daughter of India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru... READ MORE

14th November, 2016 2761

SRI LANKA PLEDGES WAR CRIMES INQUIRY


Channel 4 is sri lanka changing under president sirisena? 30 hrs ago... READ MORE

11th March, 2015 1565

CHARLIE HEBDO CARTOON ON DEAD SYRIAN CHILD SPARKS ANGER


French satirical magazine rejects Kremlin's criticism of cartoons that have been widely discussed on social media... READ MORE

14th January, 2016 1334

SRI LANKA WAR CRIMES REPORT DELAYED


Un agrees to delay sri lanka un war crimes report... READ MORE

16th February, 2015 1136

UN URGES SRI LANKA TO INVESTIGATE WAR ABUSES


The United Nations Human Rights Council should give full support to the recommendations in a resolution it is expected to adopt this month, he said... READ MORE

16th September, 2015 1082

ASYLUM GROUP 'LEGALLY HELD AT SEA'


Australia asylum sea detention of sri lankans legal court rules... READ MORE

28th January, 2015 965

INDIA AND SRI LANKA MUST BE GOOD NEIGHBOURS


Botched peace plan Mr Modi also urged the new Sri Lankan government to push forward with post-war reconciliation... READ MORE

13th March, 2015 872

INDIA TO SPEND A?10BILLION ON NEW WARSHIPS AND SUBMARINES


The decision came after India's finance minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Indian parliament We do not require the aid... READ MORE

21st February, 2015 687

SAUDI ARABIA TO 'REOPEN' SRI LANKAN MAID ADULTERY CASE


Saudi Arabia has agreed to reopen the case of a Sri Lankan maid sentenced to death for adultery, Sri Lanka's deputy foreign minister said... READ MORE

8th December, 2015 640

JAFFNA JOURNAL SRI LANKAS TAMIL MINORITY GROWS IMPATIENT WITH JUST PROMISES


Since last August, personnel assigned to the French counterterrorism operations, working with African security forces, have killed or captured about 100 militants, French officials said... READ MORE

16th March, 2015 634

TENS OF THOUSANDS DESCEND ON DUBLIN TO PROTEST AGAINST WATER CHARGES


For instance, research has shown that India's air pollution problems may cut agricultural production by a third... READ MORE

21st February, 2015 596

HOPES FADE FOR S LANKA MUDSLIP VICTIMS


In June, monsoon rains triggered landslides in Sri Lanka that killed at least 22 people and forced thousands from their homes... READ MORE

30th October, 2014 590

SCORES MISSING AFTER SRI LANKA MUDSLIDE


At least 280 people died in a month of heavy rains and floods in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu last year... READ MORE

18th May, 2016 583

WHO IN THE WORLD REALLY WANTS DONALD TRUMP TO WIN?


In her travels around the world, Frida Ghitis queried people on whether they wanted Donald Trump to become America's president. What she found was surprising... READ MORE

26th May, 2016 545

WHICH IS THE WORLD'S MOST GENEROUS COUNTRY?


Less affluent places like Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago featured in the top 10... READ MORE

10th November, 2015 530

LANDSLIDES IN SRI LANKA LEAVE DOZENS DEAD


The Sri Lanka Red Cross was managing one of at least four camps near the Aranayake landslide to provide relief to survivors, Mr. Johnney said... READ MORE

18th May, 2016 375

MODI VISITS TAMILS CULTURAL HEART IN TOUR OF SRI LANKA


Gandhi was the last prime minister to visit Sri Lanka, in 1987, but the trip was marred when a Sri Lankan sailor hit Mr... READ MORE

14th March, 2015 337

SRI LANKA: MUDSLIDES BURY HUNDREDS OF VILLAGERS


Some 220 families were reported missing, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said in a statement... READ MORE

18th May, 2016 327

INVESTIGATORS TO RELEASE RECORDER DATA FROM TRAIN CRASH ON THURSDAY


The inquiry is the outcome of a landmark resolution of the 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council last March... READ MORE

4th February, 2015 313

DUTCH HONEYMOONER FALLS OFF 4,000FT CLIFF AND SURVIVES


Mamitho Lendas was visiting the World's End mountain when he stepped back to take a picture of his bride, and plummeted off the edge... READ MORE

22nd February, 2015 302

COMEBACK HOPES DIM FOR SRI LANKAS EX-PRESIDENT AHEAD OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS


But all around him Mr. Rajapaksa's old power base was being assailed by opponents determined to bury his political hopes once and for all... READ MORE

17th August, 2015 293

SRI LANKAA??S PRESIDENT DISSOLVES PARLIAMENT, CLEARING WAY FOR EARLY ELECTION


One of Sri Lanka's key parties, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party SLFP, is split between Sirisena and Rajapaksa, who defeated the Tamil separatists in 2009... READ MORE

27th June, 2015 236

MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER CUTS VACATION SHORT OVER FLOODS


Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said he is cutting short his U.S vacation Friday to deal with his country's worst floods in years... READ MORE

26th December, 2014 235

MEET RANGAN SRIKHANTA, THE FORMER REFUGEE WHO WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD ONE LAPTOP AT A TIME


One Laptop Per Child goes modular as Rangan Srikhanta seeks to change the world... READ MORE

22nd February, 2015 227

CHINA INVITES INDIA TO JOIN SRI LANKA OFFSHORE CITY PROJECT


Already, we have quite a number of Indian companies who have made substantial investments in Sri Lanka... READ MORE

10th October, 2016 214

HISTORY INDIAS BREXIT TOOK MORE THAN A REFERENDUM


India's exit from the British Empire may offer lessons for the European Union on what to expect next, he said... READ MORE

26th June, 2016 212


Some used quite a lot of airbrushing (India and Sri Lanka, for instance) to create an overall softer, less angled feel... READ MORE

20th December, 2014 211

SRI LANKAN SCHOOL EMPTIES AMID AIDS RUMOURS


Meanwhile officials from the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission have been to the school and have also visited the boy's home... READ MORE

1st March, 2016 170

HOPES FADING FOR SRI LANKA'S LANDSLIDE SURVIVORS


About 220 families are reported missing, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said in a statement on Wednesday... READ MORE

20th May, 2016 155


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