Day: July 14, 2018

Carrying out death sentence won’t stop crimes: Ajith P Perera

Carrying out the death sentence will not stop crimes, State Minister Ajith P. Perera told a media briefing yesterday and added that this is a reality he learned through his experience as a lawyer and a lecturer at the police training school.



Some members of civil society heroin dealers – Finance Minister

Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samarawweera yesterday alleged the major heroin dealers were key members of the civil society.



133 killed, over 125 injured in twin election-related blasts in Pakistan

At least 133 people, including a top nationalist leader, were killed and more than 125 others injured today in a powerful suicide blast and a targeted attack on separate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a series of assaults on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls.



Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker on importer dollar demand

The Sri Lankan rupee closed weaker on Friday as importer dollar demand surpassed mild selling of the U.S. currency by exporters, traders said.



India wants Sri Lanka to expedite joint projects

India has sought Sri Lanka’s cooperation in swift completion of joint ventures, amidst anxiety in South Block over apparent delays in taking India-assisted projects in the island forward.