Taliban go on bombing spree in Afghanistan, killing over 100 troops

Taliban go on bombing spree in Afghanistan, killing over 100 troops

Kabul, October 20 (Agencies): In the past three days, three deadly attacks carried out by the Taliban against Afghan security forces – in Paktia, Ghazni and Kandahar provinces – have claimed the lives of well over 100 security force members and wounded dozens more. On Wednesday (October 18) night, the Taliban carried out a massive […]…

Criminals and sexual predators scour Rohingya camps for women and kids

Criminals and sexual predators scour Rohingya camps for women and kids

By Liam Cochrane/ABC In the Rohingya refugee camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, criminal gangs and sexual predators scour for orphans and destitute women, who are  forced into “survival sex”, aid groups say. “We’ve heard stories of people coming in and offering people, looking for orphans and saying, ‘We’ll take you to a safe place’,” Zia […]…

Moves to abolish Executive Presidency failed due to greed for power

Moves to abolish Executive Presidency failed due to greed for power

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/Daily Express It was interesting to read the peculiar reason given by former President Mahinda Rajapkasa for his decision to hold the Presidential election in January 2015, two years ahead of schedule Talking to the media last Sunday outside the Tangalla Remand Prison where his eldest son and parliamentarian, Namal Rajapaksa, was being […]…

Sri Lanka kicks off international shopping festival weekend

Sri Lanka kicks off international shopping festival weekend

Colombo, Oct 20 (newsin.asia) – A three day mega international shopping weekend kicked off in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday aimed at promoting Sri Lanka’s local products, tea and spices, globally. The Colombo International Shopping Festival which is organised by the Sri Lanka Retailers Association in collaboration with the Tourism Ministry was declared […]…

Sri Lanka to attract more FDIs under ‘Vision 2025’

Sri Lanka to attract more FDIs under ‘Vision 2025’

Colombo, Oct 20 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday said his government aimed to transform Sri Lanka into a hub of the Indian Ocean under the ‘Vision 2025’ programme. In a speech, outlining the government’s economic policy, delivered in Parliament, Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka had to join hands with the […]…

Bangladesh to sign 15-year deal to buy Indian gasoil on October 22

Bangladesh to sign 15-year deal to buy Indian gasoil on October 22

Numaligarh (Assam) October 19 (Reuters) :Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) is set to sign on October 22, a 15-year deal with Indian oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL)  to import gasoil to meet the country’s energy demand. The sales and purchase agreement is expected to be signed during Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to […]…

Maldives has highest percentage of women police in South and S.E Asia

Maldives has highest percentage of women police in South and S.E Asia

Male, October 19, (newsin.asia): With 7.4% of its police force being women, the 100% Islamic Maldives has the highest percentage of female police officers in South and South-East Asia. The South Asian average is a dismal 5%, according to “Rough Roads To Equality:. Women in Police Force”, a study done by the New Delhi-based Commonwealth Human […]…

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Colombo to set up over 100 free wi-fi zones soon

Colombo to set up over 100 free wi-fi zones soon

Colombo, Oct 12 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka will soon launch 100 wi-fi zones in capital Colombo as an initial step to provide free internet throughout the country, a statement by the Prime Minister’s office said here Thursday. Presently, the Colombo Municipal…

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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