The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island /ANN ) - A high-profile delegation from the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is in Colombo to examine the progress made in respect of UN Resolutions adopted in 2015 and 2017, ahead of March sessions in Geneva.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The stubborn persistence of the undefined and hardly clarified subject of ‘terror’ ininternational ‘discourse’, could itself be dangerous for the world.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during last month was 244,239, the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) said yesterday.

COLOMBO (The Island /ANN ) - A Sri Lankan delegation has held talks with officials in Tamil Nadu, on the refugee issue.

COLOMBO ( The Island /ANN ) - The Russian Ambassador Yury B. Materiy says that the latest example of the ever growing partnership between Russia and Sri Lanka was the establishment of direct flights between Moscow and Colombo.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN ) - Describing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a statesman, Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu says that a politician’s concern is the next election, while a statesman thinks of the well-being of future generations.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - It would be tempting for some claiming to be Leftist-inclined to see in the Venezuela of today a ‘counter-revolution’. 

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The need to form another National Government has arisen, due to President Maithripala Sirisena’s continuing efforts to sabotage the efficient functioning of the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration, senior UNP-led United National Front (UNF) sources said yesterday.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The High Commission of Pakistan conducted a seminar entitled, ‘Prospects of Peace, Progress and Prosperity in South Asia’ at the  BMICH in  Colombo, earlier this week. Various aspects of progress, development and resolution of conflicts in the South Asian region were discussed during the Seminar.

KURUNEGALA, Sri Lanka ( The Island/ANN ) - While critics of the government have accused it of trying to divide the country by introducing a new Constitution, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that his administration was focused on achieving peace and reconciliation among the various communities and economic and social development within a United Sri Lanka.