Colombo (News1st): 49 Sri Lankan refugees who were living in South India arrived in the country yesterday (Septemeber 11). The refugees hailing from Kilinochchi, Jaffna and Mannar districts had traveled to India 30 years ago. The refugees returned to the country with the assistance of the Office of the...
Colombo (News1st): The second phase of marking of the A/L examination paper began yesterday. The Ministry of Education said the marking is scheduled to end on the 24th of this month. 24 schools have been selected as marking centres and 4 schools will be closed during the process. Thereby...
A protest was launched by residents of Kanagarayankulam, Vavuniya against police assault on two individuals suspected of attacking a businessman. It is reported that the police had assaulted the two individuals who were suspected to have assaulted the... Read More
A student who had attended the National Inter-school Volleyball tournament had gone missing after he had gone to bathe in the Kelani river. It is reported that the 18-year-old student had gone to bathe in the river in the Kerwanalla area yesterday. The... Read More
SEVENTEEN years later, more than 1100 victims of the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Centre have yet to be identified. But in a New York lab, a team is still avidly working to identify the remains, with technological progress on its side. Day... Read More
At least a dozen Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been forcibly deported back to Sri Lanka, having been put on a specially chartered jet that left Perth at 2am on Tuesday. Some of the men deported had been in detention for more than six years in Australia,... Read More
Local Raja Waidyasekera Tissamaharama Special Corr. Attention should be drawn by officials towards an immediate ban on the import of food crops which can be grown locally without trying to submit consumer reports made according to the needs of various racketeers, President Maithripala Sirisena said. The President made this observation addressing the National...
Colombo (News1st) – The 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) began in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday (Sept 10th). Michelle Bachelet, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights addressing her first regular session reaffirmed her commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In its official...
Colombo (News1st) – The Marine Environment Protection Authority reports that the operation to clean up the coast of Muthurajawela following a major oil spill will take up to a week to complete. The oil spill was caused by a leak in the pipeline transporting fuel from a buoy in Muthurajawela...
A plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan, killing nineteen people. There were four survivors. According to a regional minister, the plane was attempting to land in foggy weather. A small plane crashed into a lake in the center of South Sudan... Read More
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