Canada’s public safety minister said Thursday he was “shocked and appalled” after a New Democratic Party MP rose in the House of Commons to commemorate Tamil Heroes Day, which honours fallen Tamil Tigers rebels.
Veteran journalist and former editor of the 'Dinamina' newspaper, Mahinda Abeysundara has passed away this evening. He was 75 years of age at the time of his death. Funeral arrangements are to be notified later.
Sri Lanka born London based writer Romesh Gunesekera has been shortlisted for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, a prestigious literary award for South Asian fiction.
United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) National List MP A.H.M. Azwer has resigned from parliament today. Reports said Azwer has already handed his resignation letter to the secretary general of parliament.
The Colombo Magistrate’s Court released Malaka Silva, son of Minister Mervyn Silva, and six other suspects who were arrested on charges of assaulting a foreign couple at a nightclub in Colombo. The Court has also prohibited Silva from entering any nightclubs during the case.
French lawmakers will debate a proposal on Friday to recognise Palestine as a state in a move aimed at pushing for "a definitive resolution of the conflict". The non-binding motion is expected to pass a lower house vote December 2.
Indonesia has ordered officials to eat local street food at meetings instead of fancy foreign fare and stop holding lavish parties, the latest moves by the new government to crack down on bureaucratic excess.
The national event of distribution of school textbooks for the year 2015 will be held on December 1, 2014, at Sangamitta Balika Vidyalaya, Galle, with the participation of the Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena.
Defending its submarine’s docking at Colombo port as common practice, Chinese military yesterday termed “utterly groundless” reports that it is setting up 18 naval bases in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and several other places in the western and southern Indian Ocean.
Common candidate of the opposition Maithripala Sirisena said that he will not allow anyone to be tried for war crimes after his presidential election victory.
Suspected ISI agent Sakir Hussain has admitted to his involvement in spying and terror activities, said special public prosecutor C S S Pillai. Hussain, a Sri Lankan national, was produced before the special court for bomb blast cases in Poonamallee on Thursday for framing of charges.
The main Opposition United National Party yesterday cleared its position over the abolishment of the Executive Presidency. When former Minister and common Opposition candidate Polonnaruwa district MP Maithripala Sirisena stated that he will abolish the post within 100 days, the most sections of the society were not ready to accept it and said “impossible”.
General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya Patali Champika Ranawaka stated that the JHU was awaiting a constructive feedback from the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena on the set of proposals put forward by the party.
The 2015 budget of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) controlled Mihantale Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated by one vote today. Two PS members had voted for the budget while three others had voted against it.