Day: February 15, 2017

PM says failed asylum seekers safe to return home

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday that failed asylum seekers held in Australian-run detention centres in the South Pacific will not face prosecution or harm if they return home.

Sri Lanka clearly committed to developing sustainable food systems: WFP chief

Sri Lanka is making efforts to achieve zero hunger and zero undernutrition, having launched a national review of food security and nutrition with the United Nations emergency food relief agency.

Differently abled War Heroes get service pension benefits

President Maithripala Sirisena presented service pension benefit letters to the retired differently abled War Heroes who volunteered to retire before completing their 12 year mandatory service period


The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is preparing to take into custody about ten officers of the Sri Lanka Navy who are believed to be having concrete evidence about the abduction and killing of a total of 11 individuals including five Tamil university students in Trincomalee in the years 2008 and 2009

SAITM admissions to be suspended

The Ministry of Higher Education and Highways yesterday decided to instruct the administration of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to suspend admission of medical students for a period of six months

Sri Lankan gang of jewelry robbers jailed for 5 years in Dubai

DUBAI: Six Sri Lankan men, who formed a gang that targeted villas and rob jewelry and valuables and cash, were each sentenced to five years in jail.