EU referendum: UK’s EU commissioner Lord Hill to resign

EU referendum: UK’s EU commissioner Lord Hill to resign

The UK’s European Commissioner Lord Hill is to stand down, saying “what is done cannot be undone” after the UK voted to leave the European Union. In a statement, he said he did not believe it was right for him to carry on with his work as the…

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 group of asylum seekers includes a pregnant woman and children and is in dire need of medical care to restore their physical condition after a sea voyage of more than…

Indonesia lets aid groups assist stranded Sri Lankan Tamil refugees

Indonesia lets aid groups assist stranded Sri Lankan Tamil refugees

Indonesia has allowed international humanitarian organisations to assist Sri Lankan Tamil refugees stranded in Aceh after bad weather foiled much-criticised plans to tow the group’s boat back into international waters. The boat came ashore more than a week ago after its engine broke down off the northernmost Province…

Women take charge as populist surge sweeps Italy

Women take charge as populist surge sweeps Italy

Virginia Raggi was elected Sunday as Rome’s first female mayor in a triumph for the populist Five Star…

Savant’s statues to be shipped to Sri Lanka

Savant’s statues to be shipped to Sri Lanka

There is a memorable gift for the fellow Tamils of Sri Lanka from a city Tamil sangam.  Sixteen…

Flow of investments from Oman to Sri Lanka on the upswing

Flow of investments from Oman to Sri Lanka on the upswing

A large number of Omanis are turning to Sri Lanka to invest in property, infrastructure development and the…

Indonesia lets migrants come ashore

Indonesia lets migrants come ashore

Dozens of Sri Lankan migrants stranded on a boat off Indonesia were finally allowed to come ashore on…

Govt to establish maritime policy in July

Govt to establish maritime policy in July

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has said the government is set to establish a maritime policy as a reference…

Indonesia intercepts, releases Australia-bound boat carrying asylum seekers

Indonesia intercepts, releases Australia-bound boat carrying asylum seekers

Authorities in Aceh intercepted a boat carrying at least 35 Sri Lankan asylum seekers bound for Australia on…

Andhra Pradesh allots 1,700 acres to Singapore-based firms

Andhra Pradesh allots 1,700 acres to Singapore-based firms

A high-powered committee comprising ministers and IAS officers formed by the state government has decided to allot 1,700 acres…

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