The United Kingdom (UK) is to enforce a Sri Lankan-style crackdown on illegal protests. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was quoted by the BBC as saying it is “completely unacceptable” that people were having their lives disrupted by a “selfish minority” who join illegal
Sri Lanka’s Colombo city is among the world's least expensive cities to live in according to the annual Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey.The post Sri Lanka’s Colombo city among world’s least expensive cities to live appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Twitter has told employees that the company's office buildings will be temporarily closed, effective immediately.The post Elon Musk: Twitter closes offices until next week appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
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 […]
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it is working closely with the relevant parties for the early release of 08 Sri Lankan nationals who are parts of the 26-member crew of the oil tanker MT Heroic Idun, which was detained by Equatorial Guinea in early August.The post Sri Lankans among oil tanker crew detained by Equatorial Guinea appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lank...
The woman allegedly sexually assaulted by Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka said she feared for her life as she was choked so hard she required a brain scan to check for injury. Gunathilaka is accused of engaging in “forceful” sexual intercourse with the woman, allegedly choking her three times – once for up to 30 […]
Tourism Minister Harin Fernando appealed to international travellers to add Sri Lanka to their travel wish list, assuring tourists are cushioned from the economic shocks the country is undergoing, and that they will be well looked after.The post Hospitality doesn’t die just because inflation is high – Harin appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA ...
The British Parliament is scheduled to debate human rights violations in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, according to a BBC dispatch. The official website of British parliament, commonslibrary.parliament.uk on Friday posted the following: A Backbench Business Committee debate on the UK response
England survived a scare to reach the semi-finals of Men’s T20 World Cup with a nerve-jangling four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Sydney. Chasing 142 in the win-or-bust match, England were cruising at 75-0 in the eighth over before a collapse of 5-36 put them in peril. They needed 13 from 12 balls with four […]
Jaffna-based BBC correspondent’s killing: By Shamindra Ferdinando A Sri Lankan arrested in the UK in February this year in connection with the killing of Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, who contributed to the BBC’s Tamil and Sinhala services, is under investigation, though released from custody
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 […]
Australia have released a collective statement against Qatar’s human rights record, becoming the first 2022 World Cup team to do so. The video message criticises the World Cup hosts’ treatment of migrant workers and LGBTQ+ people. Football Australia also released a statement saying the “suffering” felt by workers and their families caused by the tournament […]
England suffered a major upset in the Men’s T20 World Cup as an inspired Ireland and rain seriously dented their title hopes in Melbourne. After a surprisingly meek performance in pursuit of 158, England, one of the tournament favourites, were 105-5 in the 15th over when rain arrived. With England behind the required rate, Ireland […]
Brilliant Ireland advanced in the T20 World Cup by dumping out two-time champions West Indies with a nine-wicket victory in Hobart. In a winner-take-all final match of the group stage, Ireland coasted a pursuit of 147 with 15 balls to spare. Paul Stirling added a whirlwind 73 with captain Andy Balbirnie for the first wicket […]
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 […]
Uber’s computer network has been hacked, the global ride-hailing company said. The ride-hailing company said it was investigating after several internal communications and engineering systems had been compromised. Uber Sri Lanka has yet to make any statement on the hacking. The New York Times first reported the breach after the hacker sent images of email, cloud storage […]
Virat Kohli scored his first century in 1,021 days in India’s Asia Cup match against Afghanistan in Dubai. The 33-year-old, who last hit a century in a Test against Bangladesh on 23 November 2019, made an unbeaten 122 off 61 balls as already-eliminated India made 212-2 from their 20 overs. He hit 12 fours and […]
Hardik Pandya led India to a dramatic final-over win over Pakistan in the sides’ opening match of the Asia Cup. With India chasing 148 from 20 overs, Hardik hit the fourth ball of the final over for six to seal a five-wicket win. The all-rounder struck three fours in the 19th over to reduce the […]
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...