Day: June 15, 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa should select the Presidential candidate – Gota

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was in Kandy today, responded to questions posed by journalists.



Court verdict victory for human rights defenders

The conviction of a Buddhist monk who had threatened the well-known campaigner against enforced disappearances, Sandhya Eknaligoda, is a victory for human rights defenders in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said today.



Ramazan message of Sri Lanka President and Prime Minister

The most important thing in our life should be the purification of mind for the betterment as well as the protection of human beings. Any act, which is harmful to the society first germinates in a human mind. Consequently, the salvation and betterment of the human beings could only be attained in an environment of good thoughts where moral values are strengthened.



Sri Lankan held trying to ‘traffic’ three Bhutanese women to Iraq

A Sri Lankan travel agent was arrested in Mumbai on Wednesday for allegedly trying to fly to Sri Lanka with three Bhutanese women. The women told cops that the accused had promised them high paying jobs in a men’s spa in Iraq. Cops suspect he may have intended to force the women into the sex trade.



Import of milk cows to be stopped in future

Trade union action by dairy farmers and union leaders were temporarily suspended when Minister of Rural Economic Development Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa pledged to provide speedy solutions to several of their demands including putting a stop to importing cows.



Sri Lanka jails extremist Buddhist monk for six months over threats to woman

A Sri Lankan court on Thursday jailed for six months a Buddhist monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims after finding him guilty of intimidating the wife of a missing journalist, in a case seen as a test of the independence of the judiciary.