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President calls Pakistani PM; condemns terrorist attack, conveys condolences

President calls Pakistani PM; condemns terrorist attack, conveys condolences

President Mahinda Rajapaksa called Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday to express condolences to the families of those who were killed in the terrorist attack at a school in…

After Mauritius, India to export two warships to Sri Lanka

After Mauritius, India to export two warships to Sri Lanka

India will now export two warships to Sri Lanka after delivering a warship to Mauritius for the first time, Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh said here…

India’s Kerala state dilutes alcohol ban

India’s Kerala state dilutes alcohol ban

The government in the southern Indian state of Kerala has announced plans to dilute its earlier decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said…

Ambassador Amunugama meets German state secretary Stephan Steinlein

Ambassador Amunugama meets German state secretary Stephan Steinlein

 The Sri Lankan Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilaka Amunugama met State Secretary Stephan Steinlein of the Federal Foreign Office recently and discussed the enhancing of the long standing friendly relations between…

Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead. The Henan Airlines flight, carrying 96 people, caught…

Japan deports Sri Lankan, Vietnamese asylum seekers

Japan deports Sri Lankan, Vietnamese asylum seekers

In a move lawyers and activists denounced as “inhumane,” Japan deported 26 Sri Lankans and six Vietnamese on Thursday, including a “sizable” number of denied applicants. It was the third…

Sonia Gandhi in hospital after infection

Sonia Gandhi in hospital after infection

Leader of India’s main opposition Congress party Sonia Gandhi is in hospital for treatment of an infection. Mrs Gandhi was admitted to Delhi’s Ganga Ram Hospital on Friday evening, Press…

Stem cell scandal scientist Haruko Obokata resigns

Stem cell scandal scientist Haruko Obokata resigns

A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned. Dr Haruko Obokata published supposedly groundbreaking research showing stem cells could…

Jacqueline Fernandez organises trailer screening in Sri Lanka

Jacqueline Fernandez organises trailer screening in Sri Lanka

While Ranbir Kapoor is not keen on spreading the word on Roy, his co-star Jacqueline Fernandez’s enthusiasm can hardly be curbed. She has said multiple times how special the film…

Government asked to Reconsider Plea of Sri Lankan Tamil on Hubby’s Return

Government asked to Reconsider Plea of Sri Lankan Tamil on Hubby’s Return

Madras High Court has directed the State government to reconsider the plea of a Sri Lankan Tamil woman to permit her husband, alleged to be an LTTE cadre, to return…