Sri Lanka says 32 “elite” Muslims have joined IS in Syria

Sri Lanka says 32 “elite” Muslims have joined IS in Syria

Thirty-two Sri Lankan Muslims from “well-educated and elite” families have joined Islamic State in Syria, the justice minister said on Friday, adding that the government would not allow the spread of extremism in the island nation. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s statement to parliament came as President Maithripala Sirisena has been…

China, Nigeria pledge to further promote strategic relations

China, Nigeria pledge to further promote strategic relations

China and Nigeria has pledged to further promote their strategic partnership during the state visit of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. To further deepen the two countries’ friendship and reciprocal cooperation is in the long-term interests of the two countries and peoples, and conducive to the peace, stability and…

Indonesia grants visa-free facility to Sri Lanka, other countries

Indonesia grants visa-free facility to Sri Lanka, other countries

Indonesia has granted visa-free facility to 169 countries including Sri Lanka under a new visa regulation. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed Presidential Regulation concerning Visit Visa Exemption early last month adding 79 countries to the list. Indonesian immigration office said passport holders of these countries are exempt…

Impact of El Niño could be worst in 18 years in southern Africa, warns UN ‘special alert’

Impact of El Niño could be worst in 18 years in southern Africa, warns UN ‘special alert’

Crop and livestock production prospects in southern Africa have been weakened by this year’s powerful El Niño, while…

Deadly attacks hit Egypt’s Sinai

Deadly attacks hit Egypt’s Sinai

At least 26 people have been killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in the north…

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…

Tanzanian foreign minister meets Basil

Tanzanian foreign minister meets Basil

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania Bernard K. Membe who is on…

Solomon Islands greatly values Sri Lanka’s support

Solomon Islands greatly values Sri Lanka’s support

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has sanctioned a cash donation of US $ 50,000/- from the Government and the people…

Namibia assures full support for Lanka at UNHRC

Namibia assures full support for Lanka at UNHRC

Namibia, a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2014-2016 tenure, has assured Sri…

Sri-Lanka First Lady visits

Sri-Lanka First Lady visits

The First Lady of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri-Lanka, Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa is in Uganda for a…

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