Sri Lanka Wednesday announced it was setting up an office to trace thousands of people still missing seven years after the end of its ethnic war, to try to bring closure for families.
President Maithripala Sirisena left for Japan today to participate in the G–7 Summit to be held on the 26th and 27 in Ise-Shima in Japan.
The Navy assisted the repatriation of 34 Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody yesterdy.
Sri Lanka appealed on Wednesday for foreign aid to recover from massive floods that caused an estimated $2 billion worth of damage and claimed more than 100 lives.
Propaganda Secretary of the Frontline Socialist Party (FLSP) Pubudu Jayagoda and Politburo member Sujith Kuruvita have been arrested by police over their alleged role regarding the attack on the Department of Immigration and Emigration in April.
A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Bell 206 helicopter sustained damage when it was taking off for a training flight at the Hingurakgoda Air Force Base this morning.
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier pledged financial support of one million euros to the Sri Lankan Government to help it deal with the aftermath of the severe storms of recent days, a statement from the Federal Foreign Office said.
Northern Province Chief Minister C.
Despite the difficulties brought on by the inclement weather, colorful pandols were still seen in many areas of Colombo and its suburbs during Vesak.