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Indian envoy to Geneva called for consultations

Indian envoy to Geneva called for consultations

      India on Monday(18) asked its envoy in Geneva to return for consultations on the US resolution on Sri Lanka.The issue has gained urgency with political parties and activists in Tamil Nadu urging the government to back the resolution — like last year …

GoSL rejects joint resolution, stage set for Geneva vote

GoSL rejects joint resolution, stage set for Geneva vote

       By Shamindra Ferdinando  (Island.lk) Sri Lanka’s refusal to move a joint resolution on accountability issues, at the ongoing United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions, has set the stage for a vote on the second US motion, targeting the country, since the …

SL envoy compares TN protests to terrorism

SL envoy compares TN protests to terrorism

        Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam on Monday compared the protests in Tamil Nadu against war crimes in Sri Lanka to terrorism and said the country will oppose any resolution against its army. Talking to CNN-IBN, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner …

Over 500 Students Arrested in Chennai

Over 500 Students Arrested in Chennai

      Students from different regions including Coimbatore, Salem and Tirunelvel resorted to a wide range of protests from fasting to agitation to boycotting their classes. They demanded India   move amendments to  the US-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council and insisted on …

Envy, driving the anti-Muslim campaign?

Envy, driving the anti-Muslim campaign?

       The brutal civil war that ended nearly four years ago is now the subject of intense scrutiny and criticism from abroad. The ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Commission at Geneva is about to vote on a resolution initiated by the …

Sri Lanka one of Asia’s most promising economies

Sri Lanka one of Asia’s most promising economies

   Sri Lanka has become one of Asia’s most promising economies in recent times, yet the potential of it’s gambling sector is only starting to gain recognition amongst international operators looking to expand their presence in Asia. While the big Las Vegas operators struggle to …

Bodu Bala Sena will continue its struggle

Bodu Bala Sena will continue its struggle

     The Bodu Bala Sena says some politicians are scared of the public support the organisation, made up of mostly Buddhist monks, has got in recent times. Speaking at the Bodu Bala Sena convention in Kandy this evening, the executive Committee Member of the …

HSBC, Citi, Barclays to handle $1 bln Sri Lanka NSB bond sale

HSBC, Citi, Barclays to handle $1 bln Sri Lanka NSB bond sale

      (Reuters)  Citibank and Barclays will be the lead managers for an international bond sale of up to $1 billion for Sri Lanka’s state-owned National Savings Bank (NSB), sources said on Wednesday. One of four sources with knowledge of the deal said the …

Lanka on Alert for Coronovirus

Lanka on Alert for Coronovirus

        Sri Lanka is on alert for the new virus that could lead to serious illness but there is no cause for panic, assured a top health official.All hospitals have been alerted to be vigilant for any severe respiratory infections as well …

Sri Lankan Students Attacked

Sri Lankan Students Attacked

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–          A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, Pathberiye Gnanaloka Thero, was assaulted by members of Tamil outfits at the Big Temple in Thanjavur on Saturday. He was part of a team of students of the Institute of Archaeology of …