The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Protesters demand closure of the Office of Missing Persons and compensation increased.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka reiterates the necessity to reduce supply and demand, while combating trafficking in narcotics and psychotropic substances as well as treatment and rehabilitation of addicts.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Civil Society and Trade Unions’ Collective, National Movement for Social Justice declares Sajith Premadasa the best person to lead the country.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - A raid on a safe house in Ambalamkulam, Kilinochchi, operated by prominent LTTE member leads to a cache of explosives and firearms.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - SLPP spokesman claims attempt to undermine Gotabaya Rajapaksa's presidential election campaign is being made by alleging that Muslim extremist sympathisers are supporting the former Defence Secretary's campaign.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - There is a perception that what constitutes Pali is a ‘translation’, or a ‘normalisation’ of a common language in the early history of Buddhism, but post-Canonically, and was "created by monks", and "normalised for religious purposes".

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Committee Protecting the Rights of the Prisoners files mandamus application claiming voting rights for prisoners at the upcoming election.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - SLMC Leader and Higher Education Minister, Rauff Hakeem meets Maldivian Parliament Speaker and former President Mohammed Nasheed on the side lines of SAARC Higher Education Ministers’ Meeting in Male.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Chennai for the second informal summit-level confabulations with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Environmental group Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform warn rain forest cover of 1.9 per cent of the total land area, vital for the southwestern monsoons, is fast disappearing.