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Sri Lanka hit by severe drought

Severe dry weather affects over 500,000 in Sri Lanka

Colombo, April 11 (newsin.asia) -- Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC), on Thursday said the number of people affected by the prevailing severe dry weather across the island country had risen to 500,000. In a statement, the DMC said that as of Thursday noon, 529,420 people belonging to 136,329 families had been affected by the dry weather and drought and...

Murdered Lankan editor’s daughter files case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in US court

Murdered Lankan editor’s daughter files case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in US court

Colombo, April 8 (Daily Mirror/newsin.asia) Ahimsa Wickrematunge, the daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, has filed a case in the California Court against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in connection with the assassination of her father in January 2009. She had reportedly stated that Mr. Rajapaksa, who is currently holidaying in California, should be held responsible for the murder of...

Sri Lanka opens China funded southern railway line

Sri Lanka opens China funded southern railway line

Colombo, April 8 (newsin.asia) -- The Sri Lankan government, on Monday, declared open a railway line constructed between Matara and Beliatta in the south of the island country which will boost passenger traffic into the deep south. The 26.75 km long Matara-Beliatta railway extension was declared open for the public by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga in the presence...

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