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North Korea ‘executed 15 people’

North Korea ‘executed 15 people’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of 15 people this year, including several top officials, South Korean intelligence says. The agency told a parliamentary meeting on Wednesday…

36,865 boats crossed IMBL illegally: CG

36,865 boats crossed IMBL illegally: CG

Coast Guard on Monday informed the Madras High Court Bench here that 36,865 Indian fishing boats reportedly crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the Palk Bay region and…

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry to travel to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry to travel to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations…

El Nino to impact monsoon in South Asia, says climate forum

El Nino to impact monsoon in South Asia, says climate forum

El Nino is not only expected to affect monsoon in India but also in neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and some parts of Myanmar. The 6th session of…

Anurag Kashyap recreates Bombay in Sri Lanka

Anurag Kashyap recreates Bombay in Sri Lanka

Anurag Kashyap’s period drama Bombay Velvet may have recreated the Mumbai or Bombay of the 1960’s, but the film wasn’t shot in the city. In fact, it wasn’t even shot…

Sri Lanka journalists in exile in Nepal to return

Sri Lanka journalists in exile in Nepal to return

Sri Lankan journalists who fled the country for safety reasons and now living in exile in Nepal will be allowed to return, foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera told the parliament on…

Reports of new Fiji Airways CEO denied

Reports of new Fiji Airways CEO denied

Fiji Airways has denied reports that the former head of Sri Lankan airlines has been appointed as the chief executive of Fiji’s national carrier. Peter Hill was the CEO of…

Kazakh leader gains crushing election victory

Kazakh leader gains crushing election victory

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a widely expected crushing election victory, with early results showing he has won 97.7% of the vote. The country’s Central Election Commission said that…

Chinese Chamber fo Commerce rejects high interest rates allegation for Chinese loans to Sri Lanka

Chinese Chamber fo Commerce rejects high interest rates allegation for Chinese loans to Sri Lanka

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (CCCSL) on Sunday rejected Sri Lankan Financial Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s allegation of the so-called high interest rates of Chinese loan. Spokesperson of…

Aircraft carrying Sri Lankan contingent reaches Kathmandu

Aircraft carrying Sri Lankan contingent reaches Kathmandu

The Prime Minister”s Office informed that the aircraft carrying emergency rescue and relief contingent comprising of 44 Army personnel and 4 Civil Medical Consultants that left for earthquake-struck Nepal has…

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