Sri Lanka denied Wednesday plans to roll back power sharing mechanisms with the Tamil minority despite attempts to stop long overdue elections in the former war-torn north. Technology and Research Minister Champika Ranawaka announced Tuesday plans to present an act in parliament next week to abolish provincial councils and the India-backed 13th constitutional amendment, reports Xinhua. The ...
(2 mins ago) Europol said 18 people, mostly Sri Lankans, were arrested in joint police raids in Britain and France on suspicion of being part of a human trafficking ring that smuggled South Asian immigrants into Britain. ';During the joint operation, 11 suspects were arrested in the UK and seven in France. All persons arrested, except [for] one Dutch national, were of Sri Lankan ...
The Fundamental Rights case of Ganeshan Nimalaruban was taken before the Supreme Court yesterday.The Bench consisted of: Mohan Peiris CJ, P. A Ratnayake PC J and S Hettige J.In the course of submissions by the petitioner's lawyers, Chief Justice Mohan Peiris made the following remarks:"When the prison is under siege do you want the prisons commissioner have to read to them the ...
Emirates will increase capacity on its services to Colombo from June 30, with the addition of three more flights per week from Dubai.The additional three services, which will operate between Dubai and Colombo on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, will increase the number of flights between the two cities to four each day on those days, and take the total number of weekly Emirates flights ...
Nadira Gunatilleke A delegation from Uganda is in Sri Lanka to obtain first hand experience and for consultations with Sri Lankan health authorities to establish a free health service in Uganda, a Health Ministry spokesman said. The spokesman said the seven member Ugandan team will study how Sri ...
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The Gold Rush [Blu-Ray]
Among all of his films, The Gold Rush was Charles Chaplins personal favorite and the film by which he always wanted to be remembered. It was the fourth feature-length film he had written and directed, but the first since The Kid (1921) four years earlier to feature his most ... ...
The French Naval Ship Jacques Cartier arrived at the Colombo Port on May 22. The ship carries a complement of 53 naval personnel on board and will be docked at the port of Colombo during Vesak celebrations. The ...
Sri Lanka's rugby authorities are investigating President Mahinda Rajapaksa's rugby-playing son after claims that he assaulted a referee. One report says Rohitha Rajapaksa has been suspended from the game but the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) denies this. Witnesses said they saw Mr Rajapaksa, 22, physically attack the referee after his side lost a match this month. Rugby is ...
Europol on Wednesday said 18 people, mostly Sri Lankans, were arrested in joint police raids in Britain and France on suspicion of being part of a human trafficking ring that smuggled South Asian immigrants into Britain."During the joint operation, 11 suspects were arrested in the UK and seven in France. All persons arrested, except (for) one Dutch national, were of Sri Lankan origin," ...
"I’m drawn to cinema because I have absolute faith in its transformative power, in its ability to raise human awareness," says Nandana ...
COLOMBO | Wed May 22, 2013 12:11pm EDT COLOMBO May 22 (Reuters) - China Development Bank Corporation will lend $580 million to Sri Lanka to help implement key infrastructure projects, a government document released on Wednesday showed. The loan will bring CDB's total lending to Sri Lanka to more than $1.4 billion. China's increasing influence in the island nation has stoked ...
Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I'm starting a new adventure and I'm genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I'm fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it's my time to give back.
The world's best known footballer was speaking after formally announcing his retirement.
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WHITE HOUSE The Obama administration on Wednesday formally acknowledged the killing of four Americans in drone strikes. This came on the eve of a speech by President Barack Obama about the legal principles supporting use of drones against terrorist suspects, and about detention policies.
The use of drone warfare and targeted killings, including of Americans helping al-Qaida or affiliates, stirred major controversy during President Obama's first term and continues in his second.
After an intense review he ordered, Obama has been moving toward a major speech to provide a fuller explanation of his policies, and demonstrate he is fulfilling pledges for more transparency.
In his State of the Union address, he said the United States will continue to use "a range of capabilities" against terrorists, as a way to avoid sending tens of thousands of troops to confront al-Qaida and affiliates.
He signaled that Americans and Congress would hear more about, what he called, a "durable and legal policy framework."
"In the months ahead, I will continue to engage Congress to ensure not only that our targeting, detention, and prosecution of terrorists remains consistent with our laws and system of checks and balances, but that our efforts are even more transparent to the American people and to the world," said President Obama." ...
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