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Sri Lanka’s ex defence sec. indicted over arms scandal

Sri Lanka’s ex defence sec. indicted over arms scandal

Aug 31 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's anti-graft commission, on Wednesday, charged former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and seven others, including three former navy commanders, for illegally allowing a private floating armoury during the previous regime. The Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption filed action against Rajapaksa and seven others for allowing private Avant Garde Maritime Services to operate the armory and...

Three Pakistani terrorists who had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009 killed in an encounter on Saturday

Three Pakistani terrorists who had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009 killed in an encounter on Saturday

Lahore, August 28 (Dawn): Four accused terrorists ─ three of whom had been charged with involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3,2009 in Lahore ─ were killed Saturday night, Punjab's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said in a statement early Sunday. "On Aug 27 at about 11pm, a CTD team was taking accused terrorists involved in...

Sri Lanka’s President says Indo-Lanka connectivity bridge not in the making

Sri Lankan President’s website hacked by unknown group making demands

Aug 26 (NIA) - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's official website was hacked late on Thursday night with the hackers making several demands, which appeared on the site. A group calling itself the "Sri Lankan Youth" posted a statement in Sinhala on the web page of the President's official site, sources from the President's office told NIA. "The site was down for...

UN Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka

UN Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka

Aug 26 (NIA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will arrive in Sri Lanka on Aug 31 on a three day official tour, officials from the Foreign Ministry told NIA on Friday. Moon is expected to begin his tour late on Wednesday and hold discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and deliver a keynote speech in Colombo...

At least seven killed in militant attack on American University in Kabul.

At least seven killed in militant attack on American University in Kabul.

Kabul, August 25 (AP): At least seven persons were killed and more than 30 injured in an Afghan militant attack on The American University of Afghanistan here Wednesday evening. But the victims have not been publicly identified. The U.S. State Department this morning acknowledged reports of the attack on an official Twitter account, posting, "Reports of attack on American University in...

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