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Sri Lanka strongly condemns terrorist attack at UK Parliament

Sri Lanka strongly condemns terrorist attack at UK Parliament

Colombo, March 23 (NIA) - Sri Lanka, on Thursday, strongly condemned the terrorist attack at the British Parliament a day earlier which left atleast 5 people dead and injured scores more. A statement by the Foreign Ministry said the Sri Lankan government and its people stood firmly in support and solidarity with the government and people of the United Kingdom and...

Man, presumably a terrorist, stabs officer outside British parliament: “Big news” says Trump

Man, presumably a terrorist, stabs officer outside British parliament: “Big news” says Trump

London, March 22 (AFP): British police shot a suspected attacker outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday after an officer was stabbed in what was described as a “terrorist” incident. According to witness reports, a car also ploughed into several bystanders on the nearby Westminster Bridge before crashing into railings outside parliament. The building in the heart of...

Prince Zeid calls for “foreign judges” in war crimes cases, but Sri Lanka opts for “foreign expertise”

Prince Zeid calls for “foreign judges” in war crimes cases, but Sri Lanka opts for “foreign expertise”

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 22: Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Wednesday, that Sri Lanka must appoint foreign judges to the judicial mechanism it is to set up to try war crimes cases. But the Sri Lankan Representative, Deputy Foreign Minister Dr.Harsha de Silva, avoided...

Late Pandith Amaradewa, Abbas Akberally among those conferred with top national awards

Late Pandith Amaradewa, Abbas Akberally among those conferred with top national awards

Colombo, March 22 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, earlier this week, conferred national honors to 89 distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to Sri Lanka and its advancement. These awards were bestowed on the most distinguished persons who have made outstanding contributions to the country and its advancement. Some of the personalities awarded included the late Pandith Amaradewa and the...

Roots of piracy are on land as well as the sea, says Sri Lankan Admiral

Roots of piracy are on land as well as the sea, says Sri Lankan Admiral

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 21 (newsin.asia): A former Sri Lankan navy chief, Dr. Jayanath Colombage, has said that the roots of piracy are on land as well as the sea, and called for a holistic approach to controlling piracy which will include political, economic and military measures. Speaking to this correspondent following the seizure of an oil tanker by Somali...

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