A homeless person sleeps on a park bench at Victoria Park, Auckland ( Dean Purcell/Getty Images) New Zealand's government has vowed to shelter the country's homeless population by the time winter hits the southern hemisphere in around a month's time. Jacina Ardern, the prime minister, pledged to invest NZ$100m (£51m) to tackle the country's...
(MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia) By Prof.Sasanka Perera/The Island Ven. Endaruwe Upali, Deputy Chief Priest of the Asgiriya Chapter in the Buddhist ecclesiastical order, is in the news. But it is not for his knowledge of the Dhamma or for the erudite delivery of a sermon worthy of Buddhism's timeless appeal or...
Refugees face brutal miseries. When we talked to some of Rohingya refugees, they have revealed more painful truths about the refugee crisis and the atrocities encountered by them by their homeland rulers and their mango-twigs. by Anwar A. Khan “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I...
The total casualties due to the war could be between 50-60 thousand, although some say much more and some others say less. Apart from what number lost their lives, why and how did they die in such large numbers is the matter that causes grief to many. by V. Anandasangaree (...
“I am gravely concerned that such a large number of people have been killed, and that the Government reaction has been to assure the public that none of these individuals were ‘innocent’ but that mistakes can occur in an anti-narcotics drive” ( June 6, 2018, Geneva, Sri Lanka Guardian) UN...
The commissioning of Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Multi-Purpose Development Project will coincide with the completion of Mahaweli Development Programme, Secretary to the President Austin Fernando said. A national ceremony has been organised on January 8 to mark the landmark occasion with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Many houses were damaged due to strong winds that swept across Meerigama earlier today (April 17). According to our correspondent, about 20 houses in Meerigama, Wilwatta, Ambepussa, and Thawalampitiya were damaged along with buildings belonging to the Meerigama Pradeshiya Sabha. He added that officers of the Disaster...
Rainy conditions are expected to continue from today, the Meteorology Department said. Accordingly rains above 100mm are expected particularly in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, North-western and Southern provinces and Anuradhapura district. Temporary localized strong winds are also expected during thundershowers. The Met. Department urged the public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages...
The Electricity Board said that 60 percent o f country’s electricity is currently generated by hydro power plants due to the increased water levels in Castlereagh and Maussakele reservoirs. Taking advantage of this spontaneous supply of water the Electricity Board has decided to reduce power supply from Thermal Power stations...
Twenty-three people die daily due to road traffic accidents and nearly 9000 fatalities are reported annually due to the same, Non Communicable Diseases Unit Director Dr. Thilak Siriwardana said. Addressing a press conference held at the Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) in Colombo he said that majority of deaths are reported due to accidents. Providing a...
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