Day: August 12, 2018

India hands over 1st lot of newly-built houses to Indian-origin people in Sri Lanka

India today handed over the first lot of houses built under a USD 350 million project for Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils, in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas.



Railway strike called off

The trade unions of the Railways Department had decided to call off their strike following a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena, a top TU official said.



MR: “I told Prabhakaran: Don’t shoot, let’s talk; he didn’t listen”

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he had offered to hold talks with Velupillai Prabhakaran to find a peaceful solution to the Tamil Question.