Day: April 16, 2019

Gota given three weeks to respond to US court summons

US-based Centre for Justice and Accountability has confirmed that it has filed a civil lawsuit against former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a US court.



Tamil asylum seekers released by counter-terrorism police

Four Tamil asylum-seekers have been released from police custody amid a terrorism investigation, writes Phil Miller.



Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire

The spire atop the iconic Notre Dame cathedral collapsed amid a devastating fire at the Paris cathedral on Monday, just days before Easter Sunday.



World’s largest airport ‘Starfish’ to open this year in China

The phoenix-shaped Beijing Daxing International Airport is due to open in September as the crews are putting the final touches on what will be one of the world’s largest and busiest airports. Designed by the late British architect Zaha Hadid.