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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...

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes many parts of Bangladesh

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes many parts of Bangladesh

Aug 24 (NIA) - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck many parts of Bangladesh on Wednesday shaking high rise buildings and spreading panic amongst citizens. The powerful tremor, with its epicentre in central Myanmar's Chauk, was felt in different regions of Bangladesh, including the port city of Chittagong and capital Dhaka. Local media reports said that there were no immediate reports...

Rights Group Seeks Repeal Of Art 16 of Sri Lankan Constitution As It Hurts Muslim Women

Rights Group Seeks Repeal Of Art 16 of Sri Lankan Constitution As It Hurts Muslim Women

Colombo, August 23 (NIA): The Women’s Action Network (WAN), a collective of activists and human rights organizations from across Sri Lanka, is seeking either the annulment of Article 16 of the Sri Lankan constitution or its amendment because it allows the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) of 1951 to continue to sanction discriminatory practices against Muslim women. According to...

Four baby elephants killed by speeding train in Sri Lanka

Four baby elephants killed by speeding train in Sri Lanka

August 17 (NIA): In a tragic incident early in the morning on Wednesday, four baby elephants, were killed when they got in the way of a speeding train near Madu in North West Sri Lanka. The elephants were crossing the track when the Colombo bound night mail train dashed against them, police said. The accident occurred between Madu and Chettikulam...

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