Day: March 13, 2018

Sri Lanka President Sirisena meets Japanese Emperor Akihito

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Japan to further strengthening the long standing bilateral relations between the two countries, met with Emperor Akihito today (13).



Social media back by Friday, FB team here on Thursday: Harin

Social media platforms, including the Facebook, which were blocked last week, would be accessible by Friday morning, Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando said today.



Sri Lankan maid shot dead in Saudi, killer commits suicide

JEDDAH – A Sri Lankan woman was killed by gunfire in Saudi Arabia Saturday morning. A Saudi man who was accused of opening fire on the woman later committed suicide by shooting himself.



Voices grow against social media ban

The State-imposed thorny ban on social media looks set to drag on till at least Thursday (15 March), after a high-level meeting yesterday failed to agree on a timeline for restrictions, despite numerous pleas from the private sector, rights activists and top diplomats.