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In Jaffna
October 22, 2017 5:08 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the family of Vidya, the school girl who was raped and murdered in Jaffna. President Sirisena visited them responding to a request made by Vidya’s mother at the occasion the president was participating at the concluding ceremony of the Nila Mehewara – President’...
In Colombia
September 11, 2017 7:19 am gmt |
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Pope Francis, his eye bandaged and blackened after a minor accident in the popemobile, left Colombia on Sunday (September 10) after appealing to the country to “untie the knots of violence” after a 50-year civil war. His last day in the Andean country got off to a rocky start when he lost...
In India
September 7, 2017 7:01 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda, considered to be the pinnacle of Myanmar’s cultural heritage. Mr. Modi paid his respects at the pagoda on the last day of his three-day first bilateral visit to this Buddhist-majority country. He also planted a Bodh...
In World
September 5, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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Colombia and the Marxist ELN rebel group said on Monday (September 4) they have agreed a bilateral ceasefire that will run through mid-January 2018, just two days before Pope Francis arrives for a visit to the Andean country. The National Liberation Army (ELN) rebel group which regularly bombs oil in...
In Britain
September 1, 2017 11:42 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May met with Japanese emperor Akihito at the imperial palace on Friday (September 1) on the last day of her three-day visit to Japan. Akihito is expected to abdicate at the end of 2018 after he said last August he feared age would make it hard to fulfill his duties. May...
In World
August 31, 2017 12:31 pm gmt |
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Colombia’s vice president, General Oscar Naranjo said on Tuesday (August 29) his country was ready to welcome Pope Francis. Francis arrives to Bogota on September 6 and will take a four day tour through the country that will see him in the capital and Villavicencio, Medellin and Cartagena. Doze...
In India
March 26, 2017 5:16 am gmt |
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Heeding to the calls of political parties, superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday cancelled his scheduled visit to Jaffna in Sri Lanka to distribute houses to displaced Tamils and appealed to everyone concerned not to “politicise” the issue. In a statement here, Rajinikanth said though he was “not wholehe...
In India
September 18, 2016 10:50 am gmt |
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh today postponed his scheduled visit to Russia and the United States in the wake of the attack in Uri and the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and called an emergency meeting to review the situation arising out of the terror strike. Singh also spoke to the Jammu and Kashmir Gove...
In World
June 22, 2016 12:21 pm gmt |
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan toured the ancient city of Bukhara in central-southern Uzbekistan Tuesday in the company of Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoev. As a city-museum with a history of more than 2,500 years, Bukhara is located along the route of the ancient Silk Ro...
In Srilanka
June 20, 2016 11:23 am gmt |
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Tamil primary school children were taken around Sri Lanka’s air force camps at the military occupied Palaly airport, in what was described by the Ministry of Defence as an event to “boost goodwill and reconciliation.” Major General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Security Forces in Jaffna, facili...
In Srilanka
May 29, 2016 11:37 am gmt |
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Tore Hattrem, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on a three day official visit from 31 May to 2 June 2016, Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry said. The State Secretary will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, where discussions ar...
In Latest Stories
May 15, 2016 6:12 am gmt |
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Pictures of London’s first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan visiting city’s famous Shri Swaminarayan temple in Neasden, a few days before he was elected, have gone viral. At the temple, Mr Khan interacted with people and also participated in some of the rituals. In one of the pictures, a Hindu pr...
In Canada
May 10, 2016 8:55 am gmt |
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Residents of the areas affected by aggressive wildfires had no timetable on Monday (May 9) as to when they might be able to return to their homes as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trued said he intended to visit the affected region to survey the damage first-hand. “I am in close contact with th...
In Latest Stories
May 10, 2016 4:56 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena will be leaving for London today (May 10) to attend an International Anti Corruption Summit organized by the British Government. British Prime Minister David Cameron had extended an invitation to President Sirisena when the two leaders met at the Commonwealth Heads of G...
In World
April 29, 2016 7:51 am gmt |
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The White House on Thursday (April 28) said Vice President Joe Biden’s unannounced visit to Iraq to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was a “good indication” of U.S. support of the prime minister’s efforts to unify that country. “This is a good indication of...
In Europe
April 19, 2016 5:09 am gmt |
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Pope Francis arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday (April 16), turning the world’s attention to the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis which has claimed hundreds of lives in the past year. Francis, leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, was scheduled to spe...
In Europe
April 18, 2016 10:46 am gmt |
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French President Francois Hollande on Sunday (April 17) urged Lebanon’s politicians to elect a president as soon as possible, saying it was in the country’s and the region’s interests to ensure the post was filled. Political rivalries exacerbated by tensions in the wider region have...
In Europe
April 18, 2016 7:21 am gmt |
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Pope Francis appealed to the world on Saturday (April 16) to take urgent action to resolve the “tragic and desperate” refugee crisis during his visit to a migrant centre on the Greek island of Lesbos. Migrants chanted “freedom, freedom” as Francis walked through the hillside f...
In Britain
April 17, 2016 10:05 am gmt |
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Where Princess Diana went alone, her son Prince William visited the Taj Mahal with his wife Kate on Saturday (April 16), bringing the British royal couple’s week-long South Asian tour to a poignant close. William and Kate sat side by side on the same bench where his late mother was photographed...