The US and UK must work with Bashar Assad’s Syrian regime if they are to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the chairman of Britain’s intelligence and security committee warns.
Malimbada Pradeshiya Sabha Member Wasantha Munasinghe and three others, who were arrested by Akuressa police on charges of assaulting a couple, were remanded till September 3 after being produced before the Matara Magistrate's Court today.
A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which rules Jaffna Province of Sri Lanka, called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday and said India can play a major role in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem in the island nation.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are running “Madrassa type” indoctrination schools in European Union countries in which there is a substantial population of Tamils from Sri Lanka, a top Lankan diplomat has revealed.
A SriLankan Airlines flight from Colombo to Kuala Lumpur had to turn back and return to Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) after experiencing a technical fault midair.
US Defense Secretary said on Thursday that Islamic State militants could possibly pose an even bigger threat to the United States than Al-Qaeda, and pledged efforts to weaken the group would continue.
The External Affairs Ministry has temporarily suspended visa on-arrival facility for citizens of four Western African countries due to Ebola fears. According to Ministry officials Sri Lanka has suspended the facility to nationals of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Outgoing U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities and grave breaches of global peace and security.
A 19-year-old student on her way to sit for the GCE Advanced Level examination has been killed after she was hit by a train in Thalawakale this morning. Police said the victim, a student of Dimbula Pathana Tamil Medium School, had been walking along the rail track on her way to her examination center at Thalawakale College when she was struck by the train traveling from Kandy to Badulla.
A 13-year-old girl has been taken into police custody after she allegedly stabbed her 6-year-old sister to death in Badalkumbura.
Two Malaysian nationals aged 30 and 23 have been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for purchasing liquor using fake credit cards. They were arrested on a tip-off. The CID have found five bottles of Whisky worth Rs.4.86 million and 25 fake credit cards in their possession.
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States, Prasad Kariyawasam says that the country does not have anti-Sri Lankan sentiments but only has concerns pertaining to issues regarding human rights. “I wouldn’t say that the US has anti-Sri Lankan sentiments. They only have concerns on issues pertaining to human rights. We continue to have cordial relationship with the US,” he said.
The United Nations may become involved in the case of the Tamil asylum seekers who were detained on an Australian customs boat, with a court hearing to take place in Canberra in October.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki-Moon fully supports the war crimes inquiry initiated by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, his spokesman said, adding that the Secretary-General encourages Sri Lanka to work with the investigation panel.
The Defence Seminar which commenced on August 18 with the participation of several dignitaries from several countries concluded today. Stalwart of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Dr. Subramanian Swamy spoke during the closing sessions of the seminar. He was presented a memento by Army Commander, Lt. gen. Daya Ratnayake following his speech.