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Source: Open Democracy

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2014-04-16 02:11:43 -0700 | travel-news

Casualty recording has redefined efforts to protect civilians in conflict, and provide aid and accountability to victims of violence. But with an absence of political will to respond to conflict, what good are the numbers?  The comprehensive and systematic recording...
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Source: Asian Tribune

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2014-04-15 18:12:14 -0700 | political-news

57 — editor Pesident Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa along with their sons MP Namal Rajapaksa, Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa and Rohitha Rajapaksa and other relatives observed Sinhala and Tamil New Year traditions at their ancestral home, Carlton House...
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Source: The Hindu

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2014-04-16 03:08:52 -0700 | business-news

City police are investigating into allegations of a Colombo-based kidney racket in which a youngster from Hyderabad lost a life. A criminal case under Information Technology Act was registered after Ganesh, brother of Dileep Maaru, approached the Hyderabad Central Crime...
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Source: Tamil Net

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2014-04-16 03:48:00 -0700 | travel-news

Alarming trend of hostage taking by Colombos TID investigators: Lawyers [TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 09:54 GMT] The military intelligence of occupying Colombo is keeping the family members of alleged suspects as hostages in detention camps irrespective of their age,...
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Source: Tamil Net

Jaffna :: Sri Lanka | updated 2014-04-15 23:29:22 -0700 | political-news

The latest design is to choke Jaffna by turning the narrow strip of Chundikkulam sandbar, which links the peninsula with Vanni mainland, into a Sinhala colony with new resorts, prawn farming industry and state of the art houses to tolerate...
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Source: Tamil Net

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2010-11-20 07:40:10 -0800 | political-news

Rajapaksa leaves for US via London [TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 13:35 GMT] Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday left via London to United States of America (USA). Mr. Rajapaksa left few days in advance for personal reasons, informed sources...
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Source: Daily News & Analysis

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2010-09-09 17:11:01 -0700 | allnews

Where we lack is in marketing that fact, he said, speaking at a felicitation ceremony, to mark the 50th year of the formation of the state. Chavan's words set the tone for the spectacular event, peppered with a laser show...
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Source: UAE News

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2012-11-02 08:49:28 -0700 | allnews

A Sri Lankan man bit off part of his flatmates ear after he refused to turn off the television, a court has been told. The 28-year-old man, identified as SW, pleaded guilty yesterday to an assault charge at the Dubai...
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Source: Open Democracy

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2010-08-17 09:40:35 -0700 | allnews

India's exaltation of progress has led it to disregard violence perpetrated against its own people, argues Gautam Das A few weeks back, the home ministry of the government of India issued a press release that threatened individuals and groups who...
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Source: Scoop

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2014-04-15 16:27:41 -0700 | political-news

The abuse of Presidential Pardon is an abdication of the state responsibility to control crime The Panadura High Court judge, Kusala Sarojani Weerawardana, found ten Presidential Security Division (PSD) officers who were accused of assaulting two famous songsters Rookantha Gunathilike...
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Source: CricInfo

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2014-04-15 12:11:55 -0700 | sports-news

Paul Collingwood is faced with picking the right moment to declare 12 months on from a decision that almost had a significant bearing on the title. He may have been unlucky in seeing his side lose to Yorkshire last April...
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Source: IRIN

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2014-04-15 08:33:40 -0700 | travel-news

Human rights activists and academics in Sri Lanka remain divided over how best to proceed in the investigation of alleged war crimes committed during the final days of the country's decades-long civil war...The US-backed resolution passed with 23 votes for,...
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Source: CricInfo

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2014-04-15 09:57:54 -0700 | sports-news

Kumar Sangakkara has confirmed he will represent Durham for two to three Division One matches of the County Championship in preparation for Sri Lanka's tour of England. He will likely miss Sri Lanka's two ODIs in Ireland, but will join...
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Source: Asian Tribune

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2014-04-15 07:28:01 -0700 | political-news

It was followed by a three-day orientation programme in Colombo. Sri Lankan youth with a passion for myriad aspects of development work...Working with and for youth is a priority for the United Nations both globally and in Sri Lanka. Addressing...
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