While welcoming Sri Lankan government's work to quickly resettle nearly 280,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) following the three-decade long conflict in May 2009, the United States said today that it remains concerned about the rushed resettlement of the final IDPs to close the Menik Farm camp.
Sri Lanka police announced today that a Rs. 500,000 cash award will be offered for correct information leading to the arrest of the suspects over the assault on the secretary of the Judiciary Services Commission (JSC) Manjula Tilakaratne.
Yielding to the pressure from Tamil Nadu political parties which vehemently oppose providing military assistance to Sri Lanka, the Indian government has asked its Navy to conduct joint naval exercises with Sri Lanka in the seas away from the four southern states.
A group of Sri Lankan Tamils who were rescued by Nagapattinam fishermen while they were stranded mid-sea, on Thursday staged a hunger strike at the Mandapam transit camp, urging the Indian government to release them at the earliest.
Sri Lankan police were hunting for a fishing trawler now believed to have been stolen by its crew in a bid to illegally transport asylum seekers to Australia.Police said three crewmen and the skipper of the trawler had staged a hijacking on Sunday night to try to cover up the theft of the boat and use it in the highly lucrative people-smuggling business.
A Chennai sessions court on Thursday refused to revoke a non-bailable arrest warrant issued against Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda and turned down his offer to face the murder trial he faces in India through video-conferencing.
One of the quintuplets born at the Kandy Hospital on October 15 died today, W.G.A. Dissanayaka the Director Kandy Hospital said. He added that the deceased was the male child born last and weighed 535g.