Monthly Archives: June 2017

OIC expresses solidarity with Muslims in Sri Lanka

OIC expresses solidarity with Muslims in Sri Lanka

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen stressed the OIC’s full solidarity with and support for the Muslim community of Sri Lanka against the apparent rising trend of violence instigated by extremists which is spreading fear and mistrust among …

A Fragile Recovery

A Fragile Recovery

The World Bank says economic reforms, International Monetary Fund programs and resumption of European Union’s Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) will help Sri Lanka’s economy to accelerate to 5.1 percent by 2019. The global lender says Sri Lanka’s growth is expected to pick up …

Laws to ensure buffer zones are not violated

Laws to ensure buffer zones are not violated

Sri Lankan will introduce laws to strictly enforce “buffer zones” in disaster-prone areas so that permission cannot be given for construction activities there, a top minister said today, as the death toll in the country’s worst flooding in over a decade rose to 224. Disaster …

Tharanga suspended for two games

Tharanga suspended for two games

Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Upul Tharanga has been suspended for two matches due to his team’s slow over rate in Saturday’s Champions Trophy game against South Africa, the International Cricket Council said. Sri Lanka completed their 50 overs more than half an hour behind schedule …

Shares fall on profit-taking

Shares fall on profit-taking

Sri Lankan shares snapped two straight sessions of gains on Friday on profit-booking in telecom stocks such as Dialog Axiata Plc, while investors assessed the impact of deadly floods that hit rubber and tea plantations last week on exchange rate and inflation. Analysts said it …

Diplomats urge action against anti-Muslim attacks

Diplomats urge action against anti-Muslim attacks

Diplomats on Thursday condemned violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka and urged the government to uphold minority rights and freedom of religion. More than 20 attacks on Muslims have been recorded since April 17, including arson at Muslim-owned businesses and petrol-bomb attacks on mosques. Muslims …