The Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thera who is wanted in connection with the Mount Lavinia attack on 31 Rohingya refugees was arrested on Friday (October 20) at Nittambuwa by a special team of police personnel.
Security forces, as part of the continuing Operation Raddul Fasaad, killed one and apprehended seven other terrorists in raids carried out in Balochistan on Friday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
“FC Balochistan conducted IBOs... More
Undergraduates at the Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove the Myanmar leader’s name from the title of their junior common room because of her response to the Rohingya... More
India and Russia on Friday kick-started 10-day military exercises engaging their armies, navies and air forces for the first time, said the Defence Ministry. The war games began in the eastern military district of... More
While the penetration of social media has enhanced communication and transformed the information sharing culture in rural Bhutan, users are now seeing the ugly side of technology.
Recently, an unclothed image of man in Trongsa... More
Jordanian Queen Rania Al Abdullah will visit Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar on October 23 to see for herself the Rohingya situation on the ground.
Queen Rania is scheduled to arrive here on Monday morning, an official... More
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be hosting a two-day meeting between Afghan politicians and Taliban representatives next month, an official said.
Organized by the Canadian organization Pugwash, the event will take place on November... More
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has expressed concern over human rights violation against opposition lawmakers in the Maldives.
In a press statement Wednesday (October 18), the global organisation of national parliaments called for a fact-finding mission... More
The international community in Nepal has sought 'firm commitment' and 'sincerity' on the part of the CPN (Maoist Center) in providing transitional justice to conflict-era victims.
During a meeting between Kathmandu-based ambassadors of almost all... More
Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to... More
India’s monetary policy-makers disagreed sharply over whether the economy needed another dose of stimulus, underlining their dilemma as growth slowed with inflation forecast to accelerate.
Data released after the RBI’s decision showed inflation unexpectedly... More
Russia’s forces in the Pacific continue their ongoing courtship of foreign militaries, launching a joint drill with India off the coast of its border with North Korea, according to state news agency Itar-Tass.
Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday (Oct 20), killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said.
One bomber walked into a Shi‘ite Muslim mosque in the capital Kabul... More
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang said the relations between Bangladesh and China reached such a height which will help expedite development efforts benefiting people of the two countries.
He also said China follows... More
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered a speech "Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington on Wednesday, calling... More
In its anti-Pakistan rhetoric following Islamabad’s recent diplomatic effort to highlight the Kashmir issue, the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been whipping up ideas to scrap... More
Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More
At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More
Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More
Elections to the Sri Lankan local bodies and Provincial Councils are due in 2018. But President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe heading the Yahapalanaya or Good Governance regime in Colombo, not prepared for it.
The lack... More
Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More