Day: August 16, 2018

Atal Behari Vajpayee: Former India PM dies at 93

Former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has died aged 93.



Door still open for Malinga, insists Hathurusingha

Sri Lanka’s National Coach Chandika Hathurusingha yesterday reiterated that there was still a place in the National Team for Lasith Malinga, if the fast bowler did his part and met selection criteria.



Certain media funded by bond scam funds – MP Gammanpila

A heated exchange of words took place during a Joint Opposition (JO) media briefing held on Wednesday (Aug 15th). The situation occurred over the JO’s refusal to allow a particular media institution to cover the media briefing.



NO ROOM FOR RACISM, RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE – PM

Racism and religious intolerance will not be accommodated again, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said.PM Wickremesinghe observed that some people are unfortunately spreading racism and religious animosity without nurturing empathy and kindness.



Fifty gang members in Jaffna arrested

Fifty persons have been arrested in connection with recent gang fights in Jaffna, stated the Jaffna Police.



Private Bus Workers Association strike today

The All Ceylon Private Bus Workers Association were expected to launch a strike as of midnight yesterday to express their opposition against the new fines imposed for violating road rules.



Sri Lanka to ink agreement with China’s Alibaba to attract more tourists

The Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will ink an agreement with China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba’s travel arm, Fliggy, to bring down 1,000 travelers weekly to Sri Lanka for expanding the island’s growing tourism sector, local media quoted Tourism Minister John Amaratunga as saying on Tuesday.