The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns pose a threat to Sri Lanka and could reduce GDP and living standards, a new World Bank report says

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna ( JVP )  yesterday charged in Parliament that there was a surreptitious move to hand over the Trincomalee oil tanks to India.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - There is a magic engine that produces one of the rarest substances in the known universe, free molecular Oxygen. Free molecular Oxygen or O2 is found in abundance only on one known planet, ours and it is produced by the engine that supports all life photosynthesis.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - World market oil prices were expected to drop after December and the benefit would be passed on to the people, the government said yesterday.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - In keeping with SriLankan's strategy of optimizing and rationalizing market opportunities throughout its route network, the Airline said yestrday that it would  be introducing a range of significant changes to its winter schedule.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - However, the reality is that for no fault of theirs, the ‘ordinary’ Afghan people are continuing to suffer indefinitely in interminable war and destruction. Besides making reference time and again in the above-mentioned book to the need for unity among the Afghan people, the author, at the end of his account, singles out as factors of great importance in Afghanistan’s agony, ‘political instability, absence of trusted leaders, open interference of neighbours, global terrorism, and the gradual weakening and relative withering away of international interest for Afghanistan.’

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka and Seychelles would celebrate thirty years of diplomatic ties next month.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The government said that it would await the outcome of ongoing investigation into the alleged plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, as the Police Commission had directed the IGP to dend DIG Nalaka de Silva on compulsory leave yesterday.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - A Sri Lankan arrested at Malpensa Airport in Milan recently, for allegedly trying to smuggle four youth into Italy, has been identified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an ex-contracted diplomat whose term had terminated in 2015.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday declared that it was ready to work with India in spite of misconceptions that may have led to New Delhi’s backing for the change of the Rajapaksa government in January 2015.