Persuade Disgruntled Parties By Mid-August, Election Committee Tells Government
‘Wary’ Sri Lanka Refuses To Give Power To Provincial Chiefs
By Rohan Venkataramakrishnan
22 July 1960: Sri Lanka Elects World’s First Woman Prime Minister
As fresh water flow has tapered off on the upper stream of rivers over the last four decades, due to human intervention mainly in neighbouring India, salinity has intruded into 100 rivers and affected 15 percent of the country’s total cropland in the south-western coastal districts.
Pakistan Sends Envoy to Afghanistan, Pledging a Push for Regional Peace
Facing growing hostility in Kabul, the new government of Pakistan sent its top diplomat to Afghanistan on Sunday, and the envoy pledged that his country would do its best to help open peace talks with the Taliban.
By Matthew Rosenberg and Jawad Sukanyar
Maldives Bar Association Calls For Suspension of Supreme Court Justice Pending Sex Video Scandal
By Neil Merrett
Radical Myanmar Buddhist Monk Unhurt In Bomb Blast
A bomb exploded meters away from a radical Buddhist monk as he delivered a mass sermon in Myanmar, police said on Monday, the latest flare-up in tensions pitting Buddhists against minority Muslims.
US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in India on Monday on a trip that will focus on boosting trade and regional security ties and strengthening a strategic partnership that has languished in recent years.
The much-awaited National Energy Policy 2013-18 has been formulated by the government and would be presented in the Council of Common Interest (CCI) on Tuesday for final approval.
By Sohail Bhatti