As U.S. voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, the election will also be a referendum on Facebook.
For the first time an underwater robot is to be used to plant baby coral to parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef damaged by mass bleaching, as scientists plan to collect hundreds of millions of coral spawn off the Queensland city of Cairns in the coming weeks.
Musician Nick Cave has shared an emotional open letter about how he still feels the presence of his son, Arthur, who died in 2015 aged 15.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday decided to advance the date for the reconvening of Parliament by two days to 14 November but analysts said the move was unlikely to appease his detractors who have called for an immediate summoning of the Legislature.
Two Cabinet Ministers, one State Minister and a Deputy Minister were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. They are Dinesh Gunawardena – Megapolis and Western Development, Vasudeva Nanayakkara – Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation and Official Languages, Keheliya Rambukwella - State Minister of Mass Media and Digital Infrastructure and UNP National List MP Ashoka Priyantha - Deputy Minister of Cultural and Internal Affairs and Regional Development (North Western Province)
The new government has a short term of office and since the government needs to be strengthened, it has to go before the people soon, Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.
With the appointment of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena, the new composition of the Constitutional Council (CC) would be decided after Parliament convenes, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L Peiris said yesterday.
Parliamentarian Ven.Athuraliye Rathana Thera yesterday expressed his full support to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.