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UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet today expressed regret over the new Sri Lankan Government’s decision to withdraw from the UN Resolution 30/1 and said she was not convinced...
Saudi Arabia on Thursday (Feb 27) suspended arrivals by foreigners for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourists from two dozen countries where the new coronavirus has spread, as a growing number...
The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today decided to remove the ban on Namal Rajapaksa’s traveling ban and to release his passport.
Veteran dramatist M. Safeer brings the world famous Anne Frank Diary to the stage in both English and Sinhala languages. The second best read book in the world “Anne Frank’s...
Hutchison Telecommunication Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., which achieved huge success with its acquisition of Etisalat Lanka (Pvt) Ltd in 2018, has informed that they have successfully completed the merger of the...
The Foreign Ministry of Colombo has released a media release about the evacuation of the 2 Sri Lankan crew members who were on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in...
Twelve out of the sixteen arrested university students over the removal of CCTV cameras from the University of Kelaniya have been granted police bail. MORE..
This article is about the manner in which unscrupulous lawyers could manipulate delays in the law to their personal advantage. This type of behavior is now a permanent feature in...
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says that she regrets the Sri Lankan government s different approach to the commitments previously made in the resolution with regard to...
India’s Ministry of External Affairs said 119 Indian nationals, including 113 crew members and six passengers, who were onboard the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship, were brought back to New...
As a result of the spread of the covid 19 disease, the Saudi government has decided to make Mecca and Medina a holy territory for foreigners. Pilgrims from all over...
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) questioned former Minister of Trade and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife today over the 227 questionable deeds that were found during a raid at Bathiudeen’s private...
Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra says that Ranjan Ramanayake has not done anything wrong as he has not committed any offense when considering the financial and corruption scandals faced by the majority...
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today said she was not convinced with the appointment of yet another Commission of Inquiry to address Sri Lanka’s human rights...
The Frontline Socialist Party states that the Office of the Investigation into the Disappearances of the Disappeared Persons has done nothing during the last five years. He was speaking at...
The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has organized a protest yesterday 26th about distributed in the social media regarding the failure to take legal action against the man who sexually...
Sixteen university students have been arrested for allegedly removing CCTV cameras at the Kelaniya University premises, the Police said. The Police Spokesman added that a monk was among the arrested...
Siyapatha Finance, opened another one of their service branches in Kohuwala, making it the 36th branch in the company’s continuously expanding network.
Maternal, newborn and child malnutrition remains a major problem facing Sri Lanka, with many children experiencing acute malnutrition (wasting) and chronic malnutrition (stunting), says the United Nations International Children s...
Sixteen university students including a monk have been arrested over the removal of CCTV cameras from the University of Kelaniya premises, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..
Taking place a day before International Women’s Day, ‘Imperfect Courage’, bursts on the scene as a motivational and self-development #eachforequal event organized
The power failure occurred on February 03rd this year at several areas in Sri Lanka from 10.45 Hrs to 17.02 Hrs, could have been completed avoided, the Public Utilities Commission...
MP Vadivel Suresh says that the hike of the daily wage of estate workers to Rs 1000 cannot be just a campaign promise. MORE..
Former UPFA MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena has been remanded until March 12 by the Colombo High Court for allegedly intimidating witnesses in a court case. MORE..
Keeping true to its promise of uplifting the Esports industry in Sri Lanka, Mobitel, the premier connectivity provider, in partnership with Gamer.LK
EFL 3PL, the logistics and 3PL arm of Expolanka PLC, successfully expanded the capacity of its solar powered facility at Orugodawatta, in line with the company’s Global Goodness initiative
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As the cacophony of noise predicting economic implosion from the bloated fiscal deficit and public debt pile up is getting louder every day, it is important to put the things...
Sri Lanka’s largest private lender in terms of assets, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, yesterday said it is looking to further expand its global footprint and is in the midst...
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has clearly violated the Electricity Act for failing to secure the approval of the energy sector regulator, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL),...
Union Bank of Colombo PLC managed to pull off an impressive financial performance for the period ended December 31, 2019 (4Q19), as the bank’s strategy to churn out as many...
Colombo Port City (CPC) is projected to have around US $ 4.6 billion positive impact on the country’s balance of payments (BOP) per annum when it reaches the normal operational...
There are now more new cases of the coronavirus reported each day outside China than inside the hardest-hit country, the World Health Organisationsaid yesterday.
Minister of Sports Dullus Alahapperuma has directed Sri Lanka Cricket to probe into the assault incident that took place at the Sooriyawewa International Cricket Stadium yesterday. A large crowd of...
Sports Minister Dullas Alahapperuma has instructed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to investigate the assault on spectators near the entrance to the Sooriyawewa Stadium during the second ODI between Sri Lanka...
The travel ban imposed on Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has been temporarily lifted until 23 July 2020. The order was delivered when the money laundering case against Namal Rajapaksa...
Military and former ruling party MPs have rejected NLD attempts to limit the armed forces’ extensive political powers during three days of constitutional debates.
The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company dominated river trade during the colonial period from its headquarters on Strand Road, which is the Myanma Port Authority building today.
Following in the footsteps of some of Myanmar’s most powerful leaders, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing has placed the ornamental umbrella, or ‘Hti’, at an ancient Bagan pagoda.
The Kachin State parliament has approved the US$22.4-million Kanpiketi Business Park on the China-Myanmar border as part of Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative.
A high-ranking official with the former ruling party has donated an apartment, expenses paid, for a group of Myanmar nationalists to use as an office.
Facebook user Yex Nang Song Nyi Nyi offers a glimpse into a mysterious park in Wa Special Region, where children can explore retired aircraft.
India’s engagement with Myanmar should be aimed at fostering democracy, building a federal union and achieving peace—not merely chasing geopolitical goals.
Pakistani health authorities said the country’s first two confirmed cases of coronavirus are being kept in isolation in a hospital in Karachi.
Human rights lawyer will represent Maldives, which is joining the Gambia in taking Myanmar to court for alleged genocide Amal Clooney will represent the Maldives in seeking justice for Rohingya...
Paramilitary forces have been deployed to streets of New Delhi as fears grow that religious violence in India over a controversial new law could be hard to contain.
Eleven of the global cities most at risk from rising sea levels are in Asia, according to a new study, whose authors say more resources should be put into flood...
Ethnic parties say the Election Commission has ignored their concerns over a proposed legal change that would make it easier for Burmese workers to vote in ethnic states.
The Yangon Photo Festival awards have honored photographers who brought attention to the poor and forgotten across Myanmar.
The United Wa State Army’s new chopper is strictly for ‘personal and leisure’ use, the rebel group’s spokesman told The Irrawaddy.
The Prisons Department says it is working to educate inmates about COVID-19 and prevent the virus from spreading inside prisons.
The new Myanmar Project Bank is a publicly-accessible online database to provide key data and transparent information on sustainable development projects.
Exclusive: Australia accused of giving legitimacy and credibility to a military accused of mass atrocities The commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s defence forces – recommended by the UN for investigation and prosecution...
The subsistence farmers of the Gongwang Bonyo tribe are among the most isolated people in Myanmar. Living near the Indian border, they gather each year to bless the harvest Continue...
Kirin has stakes in two breweries and donated directly to the military, which the UN says is ‘indefensible’ Japanese beverages giant Kirin – parent brewer of a suite of Australian...
Italian couple’s footage against backdrop of Myanmar’s ‘holy land’ provokes outrage Outrage is growing in Myanmar after the emergence of a 12-minute pornographic video shot in Bagan, the country’s best-known...
At least 15 dead and many missing after overloaded vessel allegedly trafficking refugees to Malaysia sank An overcrowded boat carrying about 138 Rohingya refugees from Bangladeshi camps has sunk in...
Refugees in Cox’s Bazar complain the international aid community does not utilise their experience and say the lack of education risks creating a ‘lost generation’ In a tea room just...
Nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria affectedSeparate move will stop ‘diversity visas’ for Sudan and TanzaniaThe Trump administration is expanding the reach of its controversial travel ban to six...
I still wonder whether he would have survived with access to treatments we would have used in the UK The boy’s hands were very cold. He was about 13 or...
The year has been dominated by repression but also by resistance, says the human rights organisation in its annual review The year across the Asia-Pacific has been dominated by repression,...
Children aged 11-13 will be first to benefit as government eases long-standing restrictions in effort to avoid ‘lost generation’ Bangladesh has confirmed it will lift restrictions on education for young...
The ICJ ruling on Myanmar is a rare bright point in a woeful international response. Unfortunately its powers are limited On Thursday the internet in Kutupalong, a city-sized refugee camp...
Momentous pronouncement at Hague rejects Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence of her country’s military Myanmar has been ordered by the United Nations’ highest court to prevent genocidal violence against its...
Government-appointed investigators failed to meet alleged rape victims living in Bangladesh A Myanmar government-backed inquiry that dismissed allegations of genocide against the Rohingya has been condemned as a deeply flawed...
Using the frontiers of technology to tell one of the most urgent stories of our time, Omni immerses you in a jungle full of lost elephants and a refugee camp...