Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcoming Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Japan yesterday. Lankan and Japanese Premiers met in Kyoto on the sidelines of an International Science and Technology Conference and the two leaders will meet on Tuesday for bilateral talks.

Sampanthan tells Tamils not to fear investigations based on UNHRC resolution

Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan on Saturday said that Tamils should not harbour any doubts or fears as regards the proposed investigations into alleged war crimes.

Addressing a press conference in Jaffna after meeting people there on Saturday, Opposition Leader Sampanthan said that various opinions had been expressed in the media following the release of the UNHRC report and the adoption of a US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka, but Tamil people should not take any of them seriously. Those probes would not threaten the interests of the Tamils, he stressed.

If there were any threats to the interests of Tamil people by such investigations, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) would counter them without letting the aspirations of Tamils be undermined, the Opposition Leader said.

The TNA Leader said his party would remain vigilant in respect of...



MR: Geneva resolution no victory for Sri Lanka


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday he was unable to share the government’s view that the recently adopted UNHRC resolution was a victory for Sri Lanka.Rajapaksa said in a statement issued to the media:"Operative paragraph 6 ...

AIS and Lyceum win International Schools basketball championships


Asian International School signed off a memorable season when they added another championship to this year’s silverware as they beat Gateway International School, Rajagiriya 68 points to 62 in the final of the Under-19 Inter-International Scho...

Private Medical Education in SL:Pros and Cons


The award of bachelor’s degrees by private universities has become an accepted practice in Sri Lanka. The only exception appears to be medical degrees. In an interview with The Sunday Island (September 27, 2015) Dr. Neville Fernando, founder of S...

Tapping emerging markets key to boosting exports: Hayleys Chairman/CEO


Identifying the reason why Sri Lanka's exports are contributing less to GDP and what can be done to reverse this trend are two of the issues explored by Mohan Pandithage, the Chairman and CEO of the multinational conglomerate Hayleys, in an interview g...



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