Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, in an ambush the police blamed on the Shebab Islamic extremists. Al Shebab militants later accepted the responsibility for the attack.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MPs who formed a breakaway group to support the opposition's common candidate have been stripped of their ministerial portfolios and privileges on the orders of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The Department of Elections has now confirmed that the declared presidential election will be held on January 8, 2015. According to officials of the department nominations for the presidential race are to be called on December 8.
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge said that she had come back home to the SLFP through today's move to back Maithripala Sirisena's candidature as the common candidate. Addressing the special media briefing today said she was forced out of the SLFP on her birth day and no one stood up for her.
Parliamentarian Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has said that the Executive Presidency was the cause for the start and the end of the war. Speaking at a special media briefing, Dr. Senaratne stated that the Executive Presidency had also been the cause for several problems within the country including the the JVP insurrection.
Undergraduates of the University of Ruhuna staged a protest today in front of the university premises against the alleged unfair suspensions handed to a number of student activists of the university.
Two youths were arrested last night in Kiribathgoda by the Kelaniya Special Narcotics Investigation Unit for the possession of a 9MM automatic firearm. The arrests were made during a raid carried out by the special unit on a tip off received. Both suspects are residents of the Kelaniya area.
Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage’s “With You, Without You” was the closing night film at the 9th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival Nov. 9.
Five fishermen spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and freed on Wednesday arrived in Chennai to a big welcome and a political battle for credit over their release.
There should be inclusive participation in parliament in order to affect Constitutional reforms and shouting in the streets would not make that happen, the government said.
New Delhi, Nov. 20: The Congress on Thursday suggested that the release of five Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka happened because of the respect which India commands internationally, and therefore, refused to give credit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Gazatte notification announcing the Presidential poll early next year is expected to be released this afternoon, reports said. President Mahinda Rajapaksa received the unanimous approval of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday to declare a snap poll two years ahead of schedule. The SLFP also approved the candidature of President Rajapaksa at the polls.
BARWALA, India: Police discovered five bodies on Wednesday (Nov 19) after storming the ashram of a wanted guru in northern India and another of the man's followers died in hospital, an officer said.
Former Peradeniya University Chancellor and former Principal of the Law College R. K. W. (Raja) Goonesekere passed away. Mr. Goonesekere was one of acclaimed academics as well as the respectable law practitioner in the country.
NEW DELHI: Officials have quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Two soldiers were killed and three others injured after a three-wheeler plunged over a 90 foot precipice and onto the roof of a house in Matara this morning.