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 […]

Buddhist high priests’ stand could thwart Lankan constitution making process

Buddhist high priests’ stand could thwart Lankan constitution making process

Colombo, October 19 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan constitution making process is likely to come to a grinding halt as the representatives of the Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters of the Buddhist Maha Sangha, have opposed any change in the constitution, whether piecemeal or wholesale. The Karaka Maha Sangha Sabha, of the Malwatu & Asgiriya Chapters which […]

Pakistan’s foreign direct investment records growth, China leading investor

Pakistan’s foreign direct investment records growth, China leading investor

Karachi, Oct 19 –  Foreign direct investment (FDI) increased 56 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017-18, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Wednesday. This is in contrast to the overall trend as inflows remained largely poor during the last four years. FDI in July-September rose to $662 million from $423m […]

Sri Lanka to attract $1 bln of investments in 2018 through Port City

Sri Lanka to attract $1 bln of investments in 2018 through Port City

Colombo, Oct 19 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lankan government says that a Chinese funded mega Port City constructed close to the Colombo Harbour will bring in 1 billion dollars worth of foreign investments next year and will be the best piece of real estate in the South East Asian region. Minister of Law and Order, Sagala […]

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