Guangxi cultural festival in Sri Lanka gets off to a colorful start

Guangxi cultural festival in Sri Lanka gets off to a colorful start

Colombo, September 25 (newsin.asia) The Guangxi Cultural Week being held  in Sri Lanka to mark the 60 th. anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Sri Lanka, got off to a colorful start here on Monday, with a program of songs, dances and acrobatics which kept the audience spell bound. The items […]…

Once World’s Heaviest Woman, Dies In Abu Dhabi

Once World’s Heaviest Woman, Dies In Abu Dhabi

UAE, Sept 25 – World’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed, who came to India for weight-loss surgery and then flew to Abu Dhabi for further treatment amid controversy, has died at 37. Doctors said she died today of complications including heart disease and kidney dysfunction. Eman Ahmed had been in Abu Dhabi since May. Reports in the […]…

Sri Lankan President returns after briefing UN General Assembley

Sri Lankan President returns after briefing UN General Assembley

Colombo, Sept 25 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Monday returned back to the island country after concluding his visit to New York, where he attended the 72nd sessions of the UN General Assembly. A statement by his office said this was the third time that President Sirisena addressed the UN General Assembly since […]…

Factors protecting Myanmar from R2P action on Rohingya issue

Factors protecting Myanmar from R2P action on Rohingya issue

While there is a genuine outcry all over world against the atrocities being committed against the Rohingyas of Myanmar by the military-backed Aung San Suu Kyi government in that country, no international punitive action is expected, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. The reasons for the reserve or caution are in Myanmar’s economic, geo-political and […]…

Lankan Peace Council asks government to lift ban on Rohingyas

Lankan Peace Council asks government to lift ban on Rohingyas

Colombo, September 24 (newsin.asia): The National Peace Council (NPC) of Sri Lanka has appealed to the Sri Lankan government to lift the ban on the entry of Rohingya refugees, taking into account the “intensity of atrocities against men, women and children at unprecedented scale in their native Myanmar.” “We regret that they have been sent […]…

Indian High Commission awards Mahatma Gandhi scholarships to Sri Lankan students

Indian High Commission awards Mahatma Gandhi scholarships to Sri Lankan students

Colombo, September 24 (newsin.asia): The prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships for 2016-17 were awarded to 150 Advanced Level school students from all 25 districts across Sri Lanka, by Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education, V. Radhakrishnan, State Minister of Education and  Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India, at a special ceremony held at the Ministry of Education […]…

ICC launches match fixing probe in Sri Lanka

ICC launches match fixing probe in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sept 28 (newsin.asia) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an investigation in Sri Lanka following accusations that some of the country’s national cricket players were involved in match fixing, local media reported Sunday. Three members of the ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit have arrived in the country to meet senior cricket officials and speak […]…

UN chief asked to brief Security Council on Myanmar situation

UN chief asked to brief Security Council on Myanmar situation

New York, September 23 (Reuters): Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, on Friday asked UN chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic cleansing. Sweden, the United States, Britain, France, Egypt, Senegal, and […]…

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India dubs Pakistan “Terroristan”

India dubs Pakistan “Terroristan”

New York, September 23: Pakistan, which means “Land of the Pure” has now become “Terroristan” – Land of Pure Terror – said Indian diplomat Eenam Gambhir at the UN General Assembly on Thursday while replying to the Pakistan Prime Minister…

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India dubs Pakistan “Terroristan”

India dubs Pakistan “Terroristan”

A pessimist re-assesses Rahul Gandhi

A pessimist re-assesses Rahul Gandhi

Pakistani TV anchor detained at Myanmar airport

Pakistani TV anchor detained at Myanmar airport

Business

India and Maldives leave their bitter past behind

India and Maldives leave their bitter past behind

Colombo, September 15: India and the Maldives, which have had strained relations since the overthrow of President Mohamed Nasheeed in 2012, are now reaching out to each other driven by realpolitik, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. India and the Maldives…

Sports

ICC launches match fixing probe in Sri Lanka

ICC launches match fixing probe in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sept 28 (newsin.asia) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an investigation in Sri Lanka following accusations that some of the country’s national cricket players were involved in match fixing, local media reported Sunday.…

What Sri Lankan cricket needs right now: nurture, patience and a rear-view mirror

India, Sri Lanka 4th ODI to be played amidst tight security