The airline said Flight MH370 disappeared Saturday at 2:40 am local time (1840 GMT Friday), about two hours after leaving Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It had been due to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 am local time (2230 GMT Friday).
The Indian Ocean-centred maritime security trilateral between India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be expanded to include two more island countries. Seychelles and Mauritius attended the third meeting of the trilateral held here on Thursday and both said they were very interested and would like to participate in future interactions, National Security Adviser (NSA) Shiv Shankar Menon told newspersons…
Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to use this year's sessions to pass a resolution that will "include a commitment to an independent international investigation in the form of a commission of inquiry in Sri Lanka."
Almost 1500 Indian fishing boats encroach into Sri Lankan waters daily, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh when they met for bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Myanmar.
The Ministry of External Affairs has clarified the situation of 13 Sri Lankan students in the Crimea, Ukraine.
Thirteen Sri Lankan university students who are currently located in the Crimean region of Ukraine, have appealed to the Sri Lankan Government to make arrangements to evacuate them, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
(Myanmar) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC (Bay Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit in Myanmar today.
Operations of Yal Devi will be extended to Palai from March 5, Railways Superintendent, L.M.A. Ratnayake said. Yal Devi was operational only up to Kilinochchi so far. Speaking to The Nation, Ratnayake said the ceremony to launch the service will be held in Kilinochchi tomorrow at 9.20am.
The 25th sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) commences today in Geneva and will go on till March 28. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and UN Human Rights Commissioner Navaneethan Pillay will make their initial statements together with the US, UK and Canada.
Russia’s Federation Council has unanimously approved President Vladimir Putin’s request to use Russian military forces in Ukraine. The move is aimed to settle the turmoil in the split country.
Nawaloka Hospital, one of Sri Lanka’s largest private hospitals, lied to The Nation on Saturday, February 22 when the newspaper questioned the hospital regarding the death of a 73-year-old patient due to alleged medical negligence on the part of hospital authorities.
A delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is scheduled to visit India next month before the UN Human Rights Council sessions to be held in Geneva. However, a specific date for the visit has not been decided.In addition, the party will also discuss with countries supportive of Sri Lanka to back the resolution to be tabled at the
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to establish an independent and international inquiry into alleged war crimes and past violations of human rights law in Sri Lanka as called for by the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in a recently published report.
The Hearts and Lungs Locators Association said that the strike launched today would continue indefinitely after discussions with hospital officials failed, Vice President, Mangala Jayasinghe said. "Discussions with the hospital authorities were not successful therefore we have no choice other than continue our strike," he said.
Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana today denied the allegation by the United National Party (UNP) that he issued statements favoring the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the Government had no intention of banning social media network sites. In his official Twitter account, the President pointed out that the Government was working towards promoting safe use of Facebook and other social networking sites, especially among children.