The USS Hopper (DDG 70) concluded its five-day port call to Colombo today as part of a visit to strengthen growing U.S.-Sri Lankan ties and express appreciation to the Sri Lankan Navy for its assistance during an emergency medical evacuation of a USS Hopper crew-member in September 2016.
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, has been further remanded until February 06.
Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.
Farmers in the North are experiencing severe drought, as it had adversely affected the Maha paddy cultivation for the year 2016 – 17. More than 3000 to 4000 farmer families are very badly caught up in the drought and so far drought reliefs have not reached the Northern farmers.