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‘Lanka violates minorities’ rights’

‘Lanka violates minorities’ rights’

Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities even six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat…

Sirisena govt. does not have will to help Tamils, says Wigneswaran

Sirisena govt. does not have will to help Tamils, says Wigneswaran

Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran, has accused the country’s Central government of not “having the will” to help Tamils or minorities. Pointing out that this had…

Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera presenting a booklet President Maithripala Sirisena

Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera presenting a booklet President Maithripala Sirisena

Convener of  the National  Movement for a Just Society and Chief Incumbent of Naga Viharaya  Kotte  Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera presenting a booklet with 10 proposals for the establishment of…

Myanmar picks up migrants as Asean agrees to tackle crisis

Myanmar picks up migrants as Asean agrees to tackle crisis

Asian countries have agreed to work together to try to stem the region’s migrant crisis, as Myanmar brought to shore another boat full of migrants. Countries agreed to intensify search-and-rescue…

Sri Lankan gov’t proposes for more minority, women representation in parliament

Sri Lankan gov’t proposes for more minority, women representation in parliament

The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said that it had proposed to increase the number of seats in parliament in order to have more minority and women representation, an official…

‘Japan partner in Colombo modernization programs’

‘Japan partner in Colombo modernization programs’

The Japanese government has been a great partner in modernizing and development programs implemented in the Colombo City of Sri Lanka, said Colombo Mayor A J M Muzammil. He made…

Australia’s Gina Rinehart loses control of family trust to daughter

Australia’s Gina Rinehart loses control of family trust to daughter

Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has lost control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long-running legal battle. The New South Wales Supreme Court gave Bianca…

India v. China in Sri Lanka—Lessons for rising powers

India v. China in Sri Lanka—Lessons for rising powers

(Kadira Pethiyagoda, visiting fellow in Asia-Middle East relations,   Brookings Doha Center) John Kerry’s visit to Sri Lanka, the first by a secretary of state in 11 years, recognizes the country’s…

Singapore arrests teenager ‘about to join Islamic State’

Singapore arrests teenager ‘about to join Islamic State’

The authorities in Singapore say they have detained a 19-year-old who was about to join Islamic State and was planning attacks on public targets. Arifil Azim Putra Norja’i is one…

Lankan remarks on our proposal on fishermen not helpful: India

Lankan remarks on our proposal on fishermen not helpful: India

A day after Sri Lanka rejected India’s proposal to allow Indian fishermen to catch fish in Sri Lankan waters, government today said such remarks were “not helpful” given that it…

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