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Sri Lanka initiates action against violations of local language laws at Chinese project sites

Sri Lanka initiates action against violations of local language laws at Chinese project sites

COLOMBO: has initiated action against Chinese projects that are flouting local language laws in the country. Several Chinese project sites in the South-Asian island nation were found to be using Mandarin and English language for the sign boards and ignoring the official languages — Sinhala and Tamil. The Minister of […]

Sri Lanka missing persons office to fund carbon dating to identify victims at mass grave

Sri Lanka missing persons office to fund carbon dating to identify victims at mass grave

COLOMBO: ‘s Office on Missing Persons (OMP) on Friday said that it will provide financial assistance to carry out Radiocarbon dating as part of its investigation of the human remains at a mass grave site found in north eastern Sri Lanka. In March this year, a suspected mass grave was […]

Gurgaon‘s fitness goals kept moving in 2018: When outstanding became ordinary

Gurgaon‘s fitness goals kept moving in 2018: When outstanding became ordinary

The Ironman Challenge is an endurance , the name of which almost all fitness enthusiasts in Gurgaon are quite familiar with. The race requires competitors to swim almost 4km in open waters, followed by a 180km bicycle ride, and a full run of 42km, all in a single day. Needless […]

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena appoints Cabinet after political crisis

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena appoints Cabinet after political crisis

COLOMBO: ‘s president on Thursday appointed 28 lawmakers and Prime Minister as Cabinet ministers after weeks of political crisis led to government dysfunction. President administered oaths in a private event. Wickremesinghe‘s reinstatement as prime minister earlier this week and the appointment of a new Cabinet will result in Sri Lanka‘s […]

Over 45,000 people hit by flash floods in northern Sri Lanka

Over 45,000 people hit by flash floods in northern Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Over 45,000 people from nearly 14,000 families have been hit by triggered by heavy rains in ‘s northern province. No deaths or disappearances have been reported so far, disaster management officials said on Sunday. The five affected districts are Mullaithivu, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Vavuniya and Jaffna. Some areas in the […]

Sri Lanka President names new cabinet to end political crisis

Sri Lanka President names new cabinet to end political crisis

Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena named a 30-member cabinet Thursday to end a crippling seven-week power struggle with his prime minister, but only after a final tussle over who should control the police. Sirisena reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister on Sunday after the Supreme Court threw out his […]

India hails resolution of Lanka crisis

India hails resolution of Lanka crisis

Relieved at the reinstatement of as Sri Lankan PM, India on Sunday welcomed resolution of the political situation and called it a reflection of the maturity of democratic forces in the island nation. Despite nursing serious reservations over the manner in which Sri Lankan President had sacked Wickremesinghe, India had […]

India hails resolution of Lanka crisis

India hails resolution of Lanka crisis

Relieved at the reinstatement of as Sri Lankan PM, India on Sunday welcomed resolution of the political situation and called it a reflection of the maturity of democratic forces in the island nation. Despite nursing serious reservations over the manner in which Sri Lankan President had sacked Wickremesinghe, India had […]

Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lanka‘s prime minister on Sunday: Spokesman

Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lanka‘s prime minister on Sunday: Spokesman

COLOMBO: will return as Sri Lankan prime minister on Sunday, a lawmaker from his party and an official at the president‘s office said, likely ending a political crisis that began in late October when he was surprisingly ousted. Wickremesinghe‘s comeback is an embarrassment for President , who replaced him with […]

Ranil Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka‘s prime minister as political crisis nears end

Ranil Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka‘s prime minister as political crisis nears end

COLOMBO: was sworn in as ‘s prime minister on Sunday, making a remarkable comeback weeks after being ousted by President under controversial circumstances. Wickremesinghe‘s reinstatement, which is expected to end a political crisis that began in late October when he was surprisingly sacked, is an embarrassment for the president. Sirisena […]