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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:43
By Manjari Peiris
The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus as the new Director-General of WHO, on 23rd May, 2017. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Prior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs,.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:31
More subjects have been brought under the newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake that do not fall under the purview of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Accordingly, there are moves to bring the Development Lotteries Board and the National Lotteries Board that fall under the Finance Ministry and the Mahapola Scholarship Fund that falls under the International Trade Ministry under.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:11
National Coastguard personnel attached to a Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command has arrested near Neduntheevu island, last night, six Indian fishermen who had illegally crossed international maritime boundaries. The incident occurred in the area under the surveillance of the Northern Naval command, where speed boats were deployed and arrests were made in the area north of.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 22:48
President Maithripala Sirisena left for Australia today (23) commencing a three-day state visit on the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. During this visit, President Sirisena is scheduled to meet with the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and will also hold several other high level bilateral meetings. The two leaders will explore the possibilities of promoting.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:15
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
President Trump, who kicked off the first leg of his maiden foreign tour in Saudi Arabia, delivered a strong message to the host and leaders of the 55 Sunni-Muslim-majority countries on Sunday, while adopting a proverbial carrot-and-stick approach for the core purpose. Mr Trump admired the cultural heritage of Egypt, Iraq and even Iran, handed down by ancient rulers over the centuries, before the.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:10
By Ranjit J Perera
His vision is to establish a Global Recycling Village in Sri Lanka utilizing state-of-theart technology from around the world. The idea might seem far-fetched to many, but for Indhra Kaushal Rajapaksa it is a very vivid dream that has slowly but surely become clearer and more attainable. Rajapaksa, a product of Ananda College qualified in Polymer Science Technology at the Katubedda Campus and.....Read More...
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 09:43
Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia warned today that Thailand is moving in the wrong direction three years after the country’s military overthrew the last democratically elected government. On the third anniversary of the 2014 coup, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) reiterated concerns over arbitrary arrests, persecution of government critics, and restrictions on fundamental.....Read More...
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 10:21
By Habib Siddiqui
Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, is approaching fast. Through fasting from dawn to dusk a Muslim experiences hunger and thirst, and sympathizes with those in the world who have little to eat or drink every day. It teaches him/her to be charitable. Through increased charity, Muslims develop feelings of generosity and good-will toward fellow human beings. Fasting is an obligation for most.....Read More...
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 09:32
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague today stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Ten days after India approached The Hague-based International Court of Justice demanding an immediate suspension of the death sentence given to former Indian Navy officer by a Pakistani military court, UN's top court pronounced its verdict yesterday staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav.....Read More...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 09:39
Chennai HC rejects the request by lifetime imprisonment accuse Murugan to meet his mother at jail. According to a report, the life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Murugan alias Sriharan, thought nothing of breaking law and hiding two mobile phones in his prison cell, but when he was caught and his visitor interviews got suspended for three months as punishment, now he rushed to.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:59
These observations were made at the inauguration ceremony of the first ever Vesak Pandal in New Delhi yesterday, as the final phase of the celebrations organized to mark the Vesak 2017 by the High Commission of Sri Lanka. The ceremony was attended by the clergy, political dignitaries, city officials, diplomats, members of the academia and a cross section of the general public, to mark the.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:51
Four asylum seekers who harbored NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as he hid out in Hong Kong in 2013 have had their claims rejected. The group now face deportation, their lawyer said Monday. The four – three of whom hail from Sri Lanka and one from the Philippines – provided shelter to Snowden during his monthlong stay in the semiautonomous Chinese territory in May 2013. At the time, Snowden was.....Read More...
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 22:50
The Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi has made arrangements to display a Vesak Pandal, “Thorana” in the city of New Delhi from 15th – 21st May 2017. The inauguration of this Vesak Pandal will take place on 15th May 2017 at 1930 hrs with the presence of Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education from Sri Lanka and Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs as the Chief.....Read More...
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 09:03
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
There seems to be no better public official in the US than James Comey, the former boss of the FBI, who could explain what it was like to be between a rock and a hard place during a crucial phase of one’s career. Mr Comey, who was unceremoniously fired by President Trump this week, used to physically stand out in any crowd of VIPs due to his sheer height – 6’8’’ - and metaphorically among the.....Read More...
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