Up to 40 countries could boycott the next Olympic Games, making the whole event pointless, said Poland’s sport and tourism minister Kamil Bortniczuk.His comments came after Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia jointly rejected an International Olympic Committee (IOC) plan to allow Russians and Belarusians to compete in 2024. Ukraine has threatened to boycott the Paris […]
Cassandra has stopped watching news at night for the sake of her wellbeing and peace of mind. Watching English news at 9.00 p m on a local channel caused her to toss and turn or wake up at the ungodly hour of 2.00 am to again toss and turn, but this time mentally with suppressed […]
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in his first game in Saudi Arabia and Lionel Messi was also on the scoresheet as Paris St-Germain edged a Riyadh All-Star XI 5-4 in a thrilling contest.The exhibition match in the Saudi capital saw two of the greatest players of all time sharing a pitch together for possibly the final […]
The Chinese Embassy in Colombo has slammed US Ambassador here Julie Chung over her comments in an interview with the BBC. The Chinese Embassy has questioned the US policy vis-a-vis Sri Lanka struggling to overcome an unprecedented economic crisis. The following is the text of the Chinese Embassy
The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka today slammed the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, calling her a hypocrite for the comments she had made in a recent interview. The embassy was angered over her view that China was the “spoiler” in Sri Lanka’s efforts to reach a deal with the International Monetary Fund […]
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) bank has urged China and India to agree a write-down of their loans as soon as possible.The post Central Bank Governor urges China and India to reduce Sri Lanka’s debts soon appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Sri Lanka’s central bank has urged China and India to agree a write-down of their loans as soon as possible. The crisis-hit Indian Ocean state defaulted on its debt repayments and negotiated a $2.9bn (£2.4bn) bailout. But the International Monetary Fund will not release the cash until China and India first agree to reduce Sri […]
The New Year 2023 is definitely going to be a significant year for India’s leadership ambitions. India’s presidency of the G20 forum as well as the Shanghai Corporation Organization (SCO), brings with itself the rare opportunity to present to the world that India is well-prepared and well-equipped to clinch its position as an emerging power. […]
BBC reported that a looted ancient Egyptian sarcophagus that was on display at a US museum has been returned to Egypt. The 2.9m (9.5ft) long “Green Coffin” dates back to the Late Dynastic Period, which spanned 664BC to 332BC, and belonged to a priest called Ankhenmaat. It was looted
Sri Lanka today mourned the death of the mother of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. President Ranl Wickremesinghe said that he was deeply saddened by the passing away of Modi’s mother and expressed his condolences to the Indian Prime Minister. The Government of Sri Lanka and the opposition also expressed their condolences. Modi’s mother Heeraben […]
Pakistan captain Babar Azam broke a 16 year record as he became his country’s highest run scorer in a calendar year. He was 161 not out at the end of the first day of the two-Test series with New Zealand in Karachi to take his 2022 tally to 2,485 runs across all formats. In doing […]
England pulled off another sensational victory in Pakistan, winning the second Test by 26 runs to seal a historic series triumph. Mark Wood took three crucial wickets on the fourth day in Multan just as Pakistan were closing in on what would have been a superb chase of 355. His efforts secured victory for England […]
Cassandra’s ole head is spinning like a carousel after reading Don Manu’s column in the Sunday Times of December 4, titled Mahinda gorged on foreign cake while people struggled for bread. He lists the millions spent on foreign trips of two brothers – then Prez and PM – and in a separate box deals with […]
The three-year-old is losing weight and complains of leg pains and weakness. The doctor's diagnosis is clear - Nitisha is underfed and malnourished.The post Sri Lanka’s children go hungry as food prices soar appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Sandya Ekneligoda, a human rights activist and wife of missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda has made it to BBC’s 100 women of 2022.The post Human rights activist Sandya Eknaligoda named among world’s 100 top influential women 2022 appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
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 […]