The visiting Chinese special envoy and Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin has told the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena that the island-state should make use of his country’s Maritime Silk Road plan.
The former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa would have faced the fate of Muammar Gaddafi had he won the elections, his former associate S.B.Dissanayake has claimed.
The International Council of Eelam Tamils (ICET) has denounced the US resolution, claiming it has been passed on the graves of justice and humanity.
The EU today released a statement hailing Sri Lanka’s decision to halt the death penalty.
The international medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has announced that it will be launching an international fact-finding inquiry on the US airstrike on its hospital in Afghanistan.
The parliamentary group leader of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R.Sampanthan has called for the immediate release of Tamil political prisoners, the party’s unofficial organ Uthayan has reported.
Teaching interns from Vanni today held a sit-in protest before the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Jaffna demanding permanent appointments.
Wild elephants brought in by the Sri Lankan state to roam in the forests of Batticaloa district in Southern Tamil Eelam are causing havoc for thousands of local villagers, the Oslo-based Tamil website Tamilnet.com has reported.
A Tamil woman was injured in a knife attack in Killinochi district today.
The attack happened close to the tenth mile post of Poonakari – Paranthan Road.
The victim was identified as Jeeva Subashini (22) of Mudkompan. She is believed to be staff member of the Children Unit of Sri Lankan Civil Defence Force, a paramilitary unit.
The Indian consulate has held a conference in Jaffna today to explore investment opportunities in the district.