A court in India has granted bail to Sri Lankan born Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez in a case of money laundering. The 37-year-old actress is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Indian government agency that investigates financial crimes. It has accused her of financial misdemeanour and wants her in custody. Fernandez’ lawyer Prashant […]
Tamil Guardian asks: The UK policy, regarding mainly Sri Lankan Tamils held in Diego Garcia, is likely to remain unchanged. Some of those who reached Diego Garcia, home for the strategic US military base, over a year ago, have already been sent back “voluntarily” to Sri Lanka. They returned in the wake of the UK […]
Booker Prize 2022: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka, a supernatural satire has won the Booker Prize. Shehan’s novel is about a photographer who wakes up dead with a week to ask his friends to find his photos and expose the brutality of war. Camilla, the Queen Consort, presented the prize, and the […]
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka, a supernatural satire set amid a murderous Sri Lankan civil war, has won the Booker Prize. The Sri Lankan writer’s novel is about a photographer who wakes up dead, with a week to ask his friends to find his photos and expose the brutality of war. Camilla, the […]
Two Australian men have been charged with bribing Sri Lankan officials to secure infrastructure contracts worth millions of dollars.The post Two Australians arrested for bribing Sri Lankan officials for lucrative contracts appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Two Australian men have been charged with bribing Sri Lankan officials to secure infrastructure contracts worth millions of dollars. Australian police arrested the pair last month after a decade-long investigation spanning several countries. The men, aged 67 and 71, worked for a company which has been accused of misconduct in South Asian countries. They are […]
Wartime Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is one of those who strongly believed that the LTTE could be defeated. The Gajaba Regiment veteran didn’t mince his words when he met Norwegian officials on April 06, 2006 in the run-up to the closure of the Mavil-aru sluice gates in the third week of July 2006. According to […]
By Anushka Kahandagamage Protesters defeated the dictatorial Rajapaksa regime, making the Rajapaksas resign from their positions, premiership and presidency, of the government. After the collapse of the dynasty, Ranil Wickremesinghe, a Rajapaksa puppet, came to power with the support of a distorted majority in Parliament. Having got himself appointed as President, without a people’s mandate, [R...
Indian media had reported that India had raised the issue of the Chinese research vessel that is scheduled to arrive at the Hambantota Port, with President Ranil Wickremesinghe. India had raised concerns after the Ministry of Defence in Colombo confirmed the ship’s arrival, despite New Delhi clearly outlining its concerns regarding the arrival of this […]
A leading human rights group has accused the new Sri Lanka Government of cracking down on dissent. The Sri Lankan Government is using emergency regulations to harass and arbitrarily detain activists seeking political reform and accountability for the country’s economic crisis, Human Rights Watch said today. Since Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as President on July […]
by Sean GLEESON and Amal JAYASINGHE (AFP) Lankan security forces demolished the main anti-government protest camp in the capital Friday, evicting activists in a pre-dawn assault that raised international concern for dissent under the crisis-wracked country’s new pro-Western president. Troops and police Special Task Force commandos wielding batons and armed with automatic assault rifles charged on ...
By Michael Rowand As Sri Lankan protesters stormed the presidential residence in Colombo, the Chinese Embassy released no statements and did not tweet. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered no comment until Monday afternoon, well behind others such as India, the European Union, and the United States. The French Embassy even retweeted a tweet […]
COLOMBO (News 1st); The Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe says that the progress on getting an international bailout package depends on political stability in the country. Speaking to the BBC Sinhala Service, Dr. Weerasinghe stated that it is also impossible
The Governor of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank, Nandalal Weerasinghe, has warned that the country may shut down if no stable government is formed soon.The post Sri Lanka faces shutdown without stable Government – Central Bank Governor warns appeared first on ONLANKA News - Sri Lanka News - Sri Lanka News Live and Breaking News Today.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left the Maldives on a Saudi airlines flight bound for Singapore, sources have told the BBC. The president had fled to the Maldives a day earlier amid mass protests over Sri Lanka’s economic crisis. It is not clear if Mr Rajapaksa will stay
BBC; Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left the country on a military jet, amid mass protests over its economic crisis, reported the BBC. The 73-year-old President arrived in the capital of the Maldives, Male, at around 03:00 local time (22:00 GMT). Rajapaksa’s departure