Sri Lanka will send its largest ever contingent to the 18th Asian Games with 185 athletes participating in 28 sports for the multi-sport extravaganza in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18-September 2.
I was alarmed by recent attacks on two Sri Lankan journalists who contributed to the New York Times report on massive financial misappropriation linked to the former regime in Sri Lanka.
Business tycoon and Vallibel One Chairman Dhammika Perera yesterday expressed confidence that the 5% population living in the city of Colombo will surpass $12,650 per capita income within the next three years, falling into the brackets of a ‘developed city.’
The total number of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during June reached 146,828, latest data released by the Government said yesterday, posting a growth of 19% and pushing cumulative arrivals to 1.16 million.
Cabinet this week gave approval to seek a Japanese loan of 100 billion yen to construct the third section of the Central High Way from Pothuhera to Galagedara, Cabinet Co-spokesperson Gayantha Karunathilaka said.
Six more people have died in Montreal due to a heat wave, bringing to 12 the city’s total death toll from the extreme weather conditions that have gripped central and eastern Canada, health officials said on Wednesday.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein reports thousands of Rohingya refugees continue to flee violence and persecution in Myanmar. Speaking Wednesday before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, he presented a grim assessment of the situation of the Muslim minority in the country’s Rakhine state.