Sri Lankan President’s website hacked by unknown group making demands

Sri Lankan President’s website hacked by unknown group making demands

Aug 26 (NIA) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s official website was hacked late on Thursday night with the hackers making several demands, which appeared on the site. A group calling itself the “Sri Lankan Youth” posted a statement in Sinhala on the web page of the President’s official site, sources from the President’s office told NIA. […]

UN Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka

UN Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka

Aug 26 (NIA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will arrive in Sri Lanka on Aug 31 on a three day official tour, officials from the Foreign Ministry told NIA on Friday. Moon is expected to begin his tour late on Wednesday and hold discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and deliver […]

At least seven killed in militant attack on American University in Kabul.

At least seven killed in militant attack on American University in Kabul.

Kabul, August 25 (AP): At least seven persons were killed and more than 30 injured in an Afghan militant attack on The American University of Afghanistan here Wednesday evening. But the victims have not been publicly identified. The U.S. State Department this morning acknowledged reports of the attack on an official Twitter account, posting, “Reports of […]

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes many parts of Bangladesh

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes many parts of Bangladesh

Aug 24 (NIA) – A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck many parts of Bangladesh on Wednesday shaking high rise buildings and spreading panic amongst citizens. The powerful tremor, with its epicentre in central Myanmar’s Chauk, was felt in different regions of Bangladesh, including the port city of Chittagong and capital Dhaka. Local media reports said that […]

Sri Lanka records highest number of tourist arrivals since 60’s

Sri Lanka records highest number of tourist arrivals since 60’s

Aug 18 (NIA) – The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said that tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka had hit an all-time high in July with the number of tourist arrivals exceeding 200,000 in one month alone. In a statement, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Ministry said that with the arrival of 209,351 tourists, it was the highest […]

Four baby elephants killed by speeding train in Sri Lanka

Four baby elephants killed by speeding train in Sri Lanka

August 17 (NIA): In a tragic incident early in the morning on Wednesday, four baby elephants, were killed when they got in the way of a speeding train near Madu in North West Sri Lanka. The elephants were crossing the track when the Colombo bound night mail train dashed against them, police said. The accident […]

Sri Lanka Navy apprehends 18 Australia bound illegal migrants

Sri Lanka Navy apprehends 18 Australia bound illegal migrants

Aug 16 (NIA) – The Sri Lanka Navy, on Tuesday, apprehended 18 Sri Lankans, who were attempting to flee to Australia illegally by boat, in the seas off Batticaloa, in the eastern part of the island nation. The navy media unit said that naval officers managed to seize the migrants on a tip off received by […]