Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan urges those seeking the return of their lands from the military to come up with alternative solutions to help reach a compromise.
Colombo, Feb 5 (newsin.asia) - Six people were arrested in Sri Lanka on Tuesday after a ferris wheel bucket collapsed at an amusement park in Veyangoda, in the western province, killing a mother and her six year old daughter, police said. The tragedy occurred on Monday morning as the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day holiday. Police said the bucket...
Colombo, Feb 5 (newsin.asia) - The remains of the two Sri Lankan army personnel who were killed in an attack while serving the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali were brought to Sri Lanka on Monday evening and officially handed over to the Sri Lanka Army by the UN Peacekeeping forces, the army said in a statement. The remains of Major...
"We need an independent international mechanism to investigate the war crimes committed by Sri Lanka. It is time to take this matter before the Secretary-General of the UN," the radical Tamil leader C.V.Wigneswaran said.
According to the Jaffna University Students Union, which led the Black Day observances, with the independence of Sri Lanka in 1948, colonialism was replaced by (Sinhala) chauvinism, And therefore the Tamils have not attained real freedom.
World War II and Indian political developments offered the island nation an opportunity to pursue political freedom.
The time has come to build the economy of Sri Lanka on the foundation of agriculture, Sirisena said addressing the nation on Sri Lanka's 71 st. Independence Day. He also opposed the formation of a National Government with only one party as an ally.
In a message sent to Sirisena, Queen Elizabeth also sent her best wishes for the good fortune and happiness of the people of Sri Lanka in the coming year.
Prison Department Commissioner H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya said that 545 prisoners serving jail terms for minor offenses were released under the pardon based on their behavior during the detention period.
Research shows that the productivity of a tea estate worker living in an improved house goes up by 150%, as a worker living in a traditional line room is vulnerable to health issues.