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Singer Lynsey de Paul dies aged 64

Singer Lynsey de Paul dies aged 64

Singer and songwriter Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of 64, following a suspected brain haemorrhage. De Paul, who represented the UK in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest…

Hedge Fund Billionaire Raja Rajaratnam Accused of Funding LTTE; Trial Expected in 2015

Hedge Fund Billionaire Raja Rajaratnam Accused of Funding LTTE; Trial Expected in 2015

The trial, following Sri Lanka civil war survivors’ accusations that hedge fund billionaire and founder of Galleon Group Raja Rajaratnam funded terror group Tamil Tigers during the war, is expected to be heard as…

Foreign Reserve has shown Nine billion USD increase

Foreign Reserve has shown Nine billion USD increase

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka says the amount of foreign reserves in the country has shown an unprecedented increase up to nine billion US dollars. This is adequate for…

Tamil leader Anandasangaree wants Indian model of devolution in Sri Lanka

Tamil leader Anandasangaree wants Indian model of devolution in Sri Lanka

A veteran Sri Lankan Tamil politician has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi backing the Indian model of “devolution of power” to solve the ethnic impasse in…

Sri Lanka seeks help from the U.N. to resettle asylum seekers

Sri Lanka seeks help from the U.N. to resettle asylum seekers

Sri Lanka has asked the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, for help to resettle scores of mainly Pakistani asylum seekers in another country, saying many are economic migrants and a threat to…

Sri Lanka launches $100 million climate resilience effort

Sri Lanka launches $100 million climate resilience effort

The Sri Lankan Government has launched a $110 climate resilience programme that  government officials say  will allow it better adapt to changing climate patterns. The four-year programme, funded through a World…

Fowzie attends inauguration of Afghan new President

Fowzie attends inauguration of Afghan new President

Senior Minister for Urban Affairs,  A.H. M. Fowzie represented President Mahida Rajapaksa at the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf…

‘India infiltrating in automotive industry through Sri Lanka’

‘India infiltrating in automotive industry through Sri Lanka’

Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) has urged the government to tread carefully on trade agreement with Sri Lanka as it indirectly provides market access to India which using joint ventures…

Kenya to assume chairmanship of G-15

Kenya to assume chairmanship of G-15

Kenya has agreed to assume the chairmanship of the Group of 15 (G-15) — a forum that aims to foster co-operation among developing countries — and will take over after…

MR orders a high-profile investigation on Nonis assault

MR orders a high-profile investigation on Nonis assault

President Mahinda Rajapaksa  ordered today to conduct a high-profile investigation into the alleged assault on Sri Lankan High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, Dr. Chris Nonis ,reports Lankapuvath. Sri Lankan…