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Rajapaksa warns India and Sri Lanka will break up if Provincial Governors’ powers are nullified

“During my govt I was a ‘super president’ so I did not need any ‘super ministers’,” says MR

Colombo, Dec 20 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's former President, Mahinda Rajapakse, on Tuesday, mocked the government over its plans to appoint a 'super minister' stating that if all the ministers did their respective jobs well, then the country would not need any 'super minister'. Speaking to local journalists, Rajapakse said that during his regime he did not appoint any ministers of...

NewsIn.Asia links up with ONEm to share news through SMS and audio through Mobile Operators globally

NewsIn.Asia links up with ONEm to share news through SMS and audio through Mobile Operators globally

Dec. 15 - London-based company, ONEm, has partnered with leading South Asian website NewsIn.Asia to share comprehensive coverage of South Asian news to millions of mobile users. The user is able to engage with the content through text and audio, which means that they can interact with NewsIn.Asia without the need for mobile data plans and regardless of the mobile...

Sri Lanka to implement national policy to eliminate child labour

Sri Lanka to implement national policy to eliminate child labour

Colombo, Dec 14 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's cabinet, on Wednesday, agreed to implement a national policy to eliminate child labour in the island country. Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilleke told a weekly media briefing here that Sri Lanka had agreed to eliminate child labour at the Global Child Labour Conference held in 2010 at the Hague, and there has been a...

Chennai battles to recover after Cyclone Vardah, 12 killed

Chennai battles to recover after Cyclone Vardah, 12 killed

Tamil Nadu, Dec. 13 (NIA) - Atleast 12 people were killed when a severe cyclone hit southern India on Monday evening, flattening hundreds of houses, uprooting trees and overturning vehicles, the police said. Indi'a southern city of Chennai was the worst hit with seven deaths including that of a three year old child. Some areas recorded rainfall up to 10...

Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikalaa requested to lead party

Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikalaa requested to lead party

Chennai, Dec 11 - AIADMK propaganda secretary and deputy speaker in the Lok Sabha M Thambidurai on Sunday requested late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's close aide V.K. Sasikalaa to lead the party. On Saturday, several senior party leaders, including chief minister O Panneerselvam, pleaded with Sasikalaa to lead the party. In a press statement on Sunday, Thambidurai said Chinnamma (Sasikalaa)...

Sri Lanka looks forward to ‘fantastic’ ties with China in 2017, says govt

Sri Lanka looks forward to ‘fantastic’ ties with China in 2017, says govt

Colombo, Dec 11 (NIA) - Sri Lanka is looking forward to 'fantastic relations' with China next year as the island country hopes to attract Chinese investments worth 8 billion dollars, Deputy Foreign Minister, Harsha De Silva said. China is one Sri Lanka's largest development partners, and has completed infrastructure construction projects worth 15.5 billion dollars by the end of 2015. Now the...

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