Hundreds of hardline nationalists gathered outside the United Nations' office in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Saturday to protest against a visit by the U.
(AFP) - The United Nations' human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein began his first visit to Sri Lanka Saturday to gauge the island's progress in investigating allegations troops committed atrocities during a prolonged civil war.
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that the government of India will back Sri Lanka for its policies behind the reconciliation and the development, President Media Unit said.
Three persons were taken into custody yesterday in connection with at least eight house breakings in the Dehiwala-Galkissa area over a period of time, police said.
Two persons committed suicide after plunging into deep waterways in separate incidents at Talawakelle and Kitulgala yesterday (Friday, 05, February), police said.
Rain has been forecasted over several places in the Eastern and Uva Provinces and in the Hambantota district, later today, an official with the Department of Meteorology said a short while ago.
A fifty-five-year-old Pakistan national was picked up along with a Kilogram of Heroin in a sting operation at a location on the Galle Road shortly before dusk yesterday, police said The man was arrested after several days of surveillance by undercover sleuths from the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB), police added.
The largest ever passenger cruise liner with 1176 persons on board and with a crew of 600, is scheduled to enter the Hambantota Port tomorrow (Sunday, February, 07, officials said.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka this morning on a four day official visit today is scheduled to visit Jaffna and Trincomalee.