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Sri Lanka Navy apprehends 18 Australia bound illegal migrants

Sri Lanka Navy apprehends 18 Australia bound illegal migrants

Aug 16 (NIA) - The Sri Lanka Navy, on Tuesday, apprehended 18 Sri Lankans, who were attempting to flee to Australia illegally by boat, in the seas off Batticaloa, in the eastern part of the island nation. The navy media unit said that naval officers managed to seize the migrants on a tip off received by intelligence personnel and the suspects...

Sri Lanka ex president’s son arrested again over financial fraud

Sri Lanka ex president’s son arrested again over financial fraud

Aug 15 (NIA) - The son of former president and opposition parliament member, Namal Rajapakse, was arrested by Sri Lankan investigators on Monday over financial fraud. Rajapakse, was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division and was questioned by investigators for hours. He was alleged to have recorded a statement over the purchase of Hello Corp shares amounting to Rs....

Former Tamil Tiger combatant’s recipe for reconciliation

Former Tamil Tiger combatant’s recipe for reconciliation

Colombo, August 13 (NIA): Rathika Pathmanathan, a former combatant of the Tamil Tigers, has a recipe for ethnic reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The slim and small made Tamil girl in her 20s, says that Sri Lankans, whether Sinhalese or Tamils, have to stop the blame game and work shoulder to shoulder for reconciliation. And the surest way to bring it...

Olympics bus hit by gunfire in Rio

Olympics bus hit by gunfire in Rio

Aug 10 - A bus carrying journalists at the Rio Games was hit by gunfire on a highway between Olympic venues on Tuesday night, witnesses said. No one was seriously injured in the incident, according to a report from Reuters. The bus was making its way from the Games basketball venue to the main Olympic park when, according to passengers,...

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