Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka’s rich

Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka’s rich

Expensive and high-maintenance, baby elephants have become the ultimate status symbol for Sri Lanka’s wealthy elite — a trend that has horrified conservationists and prompted a government crackdown. Elephants are venerated in mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka and capturing them is illegal. Yet authorities say more than 40 have…

Sushma Swaraj assures solution on fishermen issue

Sushma Swaraj assures solution on fishermen issue

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday told a delegation of fishermen associations from Tamil Nadu that the Union government would try to find a solution to their problems, including harassment at the hands of Sri Lankan Navy. The delegation which was led by DMK MP Tiruchy Siva…

Suspicious vessel seized off seas in Galle

Suspicious vessel seized off seas in Galle

The Sri Lanka Navy, together with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard seized a suspicious cargo ship sailing 7.5 nautical miles from Galle. The Navy and Coast Guard were tipped off on the presence of the ship by Sri Lanka Customs officers, who reported that the ship had left…

Zeid wants use of cluster bombs by Lankan forces probed

Zeid wants use of cluster bombs by Lankan forces probed

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid, has called for a probe into allegations that cluster…

Tamil Nadu police holds 12 Lankan Tamils escaping to Australia

Tamil Nadu police holds 12 Lankan Tamils escaping to Australia

A new and scary dimension is now added to the long-standing problem of the trafficking of Sri Lankan…

Cluster bombs in war zones: Lanka rejects link with govt. forces

Cluster bombs in war zones: Lanka rejects link with govt. forces

The Sri Lankan Government has rejected that it used weapons in the former war-hit areas of the country…

Refugees should return, returnees are happy: SC Chandrahasan

Refugees should return, returnees are happy: SC Chandrahasan

There are about 65,000 refugees living these camps, almost half of them born here to parents who had…

Asylum seekers need public health assistance

Asylum seekers need public health assistance

More than 40 Sri Lankans were stranded in Indonesian waters following a failure of their boat’s engine. The…

Sri Lankan lawmakers approve right to info bill

Sri Lankan lawmakers approve right to info bill

Lawmakers in Sri Lanka unanimously passed the Right to Information bill, which is aimed at restoring transparency and…

Korea mulls mega infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka

Korea mulls mega infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka

A South Korean delegation has visited Sri Lanka to discuss cooperative methods for large-scale infrastructure projects including the…

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