The Emirati president of the United Nations Climate conference in Dubai has denied reports that he has used his role at the negotiations to pursue fossil fuel deals. A day before the talks are due to begin, Sultan al-Jaber, who also is the CEO of the state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc), rejected allegations […]
Second death anniversary by Tisaranee Gunasekara “Who has known the ocean.” Rachel Carson (Undersea) Weddings require invitations. Funerals are open spaces. None are barred; anyone can turn up, even sworn enemies. Lankan politicians make use of this openness as a political tool, thus only so far as they remain in active politics. Sirisena Cooray never […]
A blackmail scam is using instant loan apps to entrap and humiliate people across India and other countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. At least 60 Indians have killed themselves after being abused and threatened. A BBC undercover investigation has exposed those profiting from this deadly scam in India and China. Astha Sinhaa woke […]
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) thas urged the government to revise the recently gazetted Online Safety Bill. It has made seven recommendations. In a letter addressed to the Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles, the HRCSL has revealed its preliminary observations and recommendations on the controversial Bill. The HRCSL has said the general observations […]
Some of Sri Lanka’s official creditors are advocating for a debt restructuring agreement that excludes China, Bloomberg reported on Thursday (28.) This move, if successful, could have implications for how wealthier nations handle financial stress in developing economies. The proposal involves major creditors, including the US, Japan, and India, signing a memorandum of understanding with [...
A veteran US senator has temporarily stepped down as head of the chamber’s powerful foreign relations committee as he battles bribery charges. Justice department prosecutors allege Robert Menendez and his wife accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in exchange for aid to Egypt’s government. The couple have denied the charges. The embattled senator has rejected […]
The president of Stanford University has stepped down in the wake of an independent investigation that found “substandard practices” in research papers he was involved in. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the leader of the prestigious California university, issued a statement on Wednesday (19 July) saying he would leave his post, effective August 31. Media reports in the […]
A Dutch court has banned a man from donating any more of his sperm after he fathered at least 550 children in the Netherlands and other countries and misled prospective parents about the number of offspring he helped to conceive. A judge at The Hague District Court ordered the halt in an injunction on Friday […]
A Uyghur refugee from China’s Xinjiang region died of alleged police neglect this month at the Bangkok Immigration Detention Center, raising concerns about the treatment of the more than 50 Uyghur refugees who have been held at the center since 2014. The victim was Abdulaziz Abdullah, 49. His son, Muhammad Abdullah, who lives in […]
Sri Lanka’s indigenous Vedda community have accepted an invitation to attend the 75th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo. The invitation had been extended by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on behalf of President Ranil Wickremesinghe. Vedda Chief Uruwarige Wannila Aththo met Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Parliament premises and confirmed that his community will attend [...
Police fired teargas as they clashed with Kurdish protesters after a racially-motivated shooting in Paris on Friday. The scene of a triple murder in the 10th arrondissement descended into confrontations between officers in riot gear and Kurdish demonstrators. Emmanuel Macron, the French president, condemned the shooting, which left three people dead outside a Kurdish community […]
Hayleys Plantations set yet another benchmark in the local and regional industry when another subsidiary Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (KVPL), was ranked as a Great Place to Work (GPTW) in Asia and Sri Lanka, in addition to being recognised as one of the Best Workplaces for Women. Notably, Hayleys Plantations subsidiary Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC […]
(UCAN) Religious leaders in Sri Lanka have urged the government not to promote the cultivation of cannabis for the sake of making income from export to ease the economic woes of the nation. Ven Omalpe Sobitha Thera, an acclaimed scholar, researcher and philanthropist, said that everyone should oppose the government’s effort to legalize cannabis. “An attempt to […]
Gareth Bale rode to Wales’ rescue once again as the captain’s late penalty salvaged a draw against the United States in his country’s first World Cup game for 64 years. Wales were listless and overrun in a first half dominated by a vibrant USA team, who led as Tim Weah finished smartly after a surging […]
Twitter has told employees that the company’s office buildings will be temporarily closed, effective immediately. In a message seen by the BBC, workers were told that the offices would reopen on Monday 21 November. It did not give a reason for the move. The announcement comes amid reports that large numbers of staff were quitting […]
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The violent attack on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s husband comes with just over a week to go before the US midterm elections – a moment when political tensions are coming to the boil. As if to emphasise this point, just a few hours after news of the assault on Paul Pelosi on Friday, […]
Tens of thousands of civilians and Russian-appointed officials are being moved out of Ukraine’s southern Kherson region ahead of a Ukrainian offensive, says the Russia-installed local leader. Vladimir Saldo said all Russian-appointed departments and ministries would cross the Dnieper river. Some 50-60,000 civilians would also leave in an “organised, gradual displacement”, he said...
By Chamathka Ratnayake The use of social media is proliferating at an unthinkable speed in an age where young people actively choose to learn and connect virtually over connecting physically. With the world now at their finger-tips, young people now choose to consume a variety of information through social media, so much so that a […]
Kamahl Santamaria, a veteran television journalist, was just 32 days into his job at New Zealand’s top broadcaster TVNZ when he resigned. Surprise gave way to shock as allegations about his inappropriate behaviour in the newsroom surfaced. Soon Mr Santamaria’s former colleagues at Al Jazeera, where he had worked for 16 years, began speaking out. A BBC investigation […]
Let no man posture as an advocate of peace if he proposes or supports any social system that initiates the use of force against individual men in any form. Ayn Rand. Does that apply to our President minus the common man’s vote? When he accepted the invitation to be President by poised-to-flee Prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa, […]