Colombo, April 17 (newsin.asia) -- Several Sri Lankan Airlines flights arriving at Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport on Wednesday, were diverted to a southern airport due to adverse weather, local media reports said. Some of the flights included UL 315, which was arriving from Malaysia, UL 365 arriving from Jakarta and UL 303 arriving from Singapore. The flights were diverted...
Colombo, April 17 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lankan Police, on Wednesday said that 30 people had been killed in road accidents during the island's local new year while at least 200 people had been injured in accidents reported across the country. Head of the Police Motor Traffic Division, DIG Ajith Rohana told journalists that over 8000 police officers had been deployed to...
“Ten years ago, 40% of Bangladesh’s population was living below the poverty line. Today it has come down to 20%, " Bangladesh Information Minister Dr.Hasan Mahmud said
The Pakistani bid to obliterate Bengali language and Bengali culture in the 1950s and 1960s revived the Bengali New Year celebrations in East Pakistan which in 1971 became independent Bangladesh. Today Pohela Boishak brings Hindu and Muslim Bengalis together.
Sri Lankan Presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that he has successfully completed the formalities for renouncing US citizenship and that the two cases filed against him in the US were meant to prevent him from contesting the Lankan Presidential election.
It is also stated that no government in Sri Lanka can take away his Sri Lankan citizenship. He is a dual citizen and if he renounces one he retains the other automatically.
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, April 12 (Daily Express): Earlier this week, the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Dayasiri Jayasekara, told the media that the chairman of his party and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, intends to seek the opinion of the Supreme Court on the plea that his term of office should be deemed to have begun...
12% face serious criminal charges, 5.2% are illiterate but nearly 50% are graduates
Hindu right-wing domination, political interference, top-down approach and lack of consultation with experts have made working for Modi difficult, says Reuters.
In 2914 Modi promised "Achche Din" or Good Times. India claims 7% growth but without jobs, making economist Raghuram Rajan ask if India is really growing at 7%