The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Top retired General warns of dire consequences unless Sri Lanka government acknowledges growing threat of US and its allies.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – The new president, to be elected in the November 16 election, has to work with the incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, unless the Prime Minister resigns or a two-thirds of MPs request the President to dissolve Parliament.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Release of forensic audit report on treasury bond scams stalled pending full examination of report and related documents, preventing the releasing of the documents ahead of the November 16 presidential election.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Human Rights Watch warns that the next Sri Lankan president, to be elected after the November 16 election, will face enormous challenges in delivering justice for past crimes and preventing future abuses.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa vows to protect media freedom, says a Journalism Centre for research and training in the pipeline.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna presidential campaign spokesman argues that UNP cannot downplay the gravity of the Treasury bond scams, betrayal of the armed forces in Geneva and negligence resulting in the Easter bombings.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Lata Mangeshkar, aka the ‘Nightingale of India’, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a Mumbai hospital early Monday morning due to a chest infection, is in fast track to recovery.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna requests the Election Commission to prevent personal staff of the President and the cabinet of minister from being absorbed into the state service ahead of the election.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - National People’s Power presidential candidate opposes reformation of land laws proposed in the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Air India subsidiary Alliance Air to commence commercial flights between Jaffna International Airport and Chennai International Airport today. The flights connect Jaffna to India after a lapse of 41 years.