News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka's stolen babies
The Sri Lankan government has confirmed that babies were traded illegally for adoption in the 1980s. The country's health minister confirmed the existence of this practice in an interview with Dutch current affairs programme Zembla. Norbert Reintjens, a ...
News Sri Lanka: India drubbing boosted our morale, claims Sri Lanka coach - The Express Tribune
The Express TribuneIndia drubbing boosted our morale, claims Sri Lanka coachThe Express TribuneCOLOMBO: Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas said on Thursday that a series of thumping defeats by India had strengthened resolve and even boosted morale as the squad seeks redemption against Pakistan later this month. The islanders were handed a drubbing ...and more »
News Sri Lanka: Twenty20 match in Lahore subject to security: Sri Lanka Cricket
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket will send its team to Pakistan for a Twenty20 international match next month only after more security assessments. Cricket board chief executive Ashley de Silva said Thursday that officials will continue to monitor security in ...
News Sri Lanka: No provable evidence filed against Jayasuriya: Marapana - Daily Mirror
Daily MirrorNo provable evidence filed against Jayasuriya: MarapanaDaily MirrorResponding to a question raised by joint opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane, the minister said this was not a new thing and added that two similar cases had been filed against Sri Lankan security forces by NGOs in the United States and Switzerland in ...and more »
News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka babies 'were traded illegally'
Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s. Some were reportedly born into "baby farms" that sold children to the west. Sri Lanka's health minister ...
News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka parties, including TNA agree to accept country as unitary state: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe - Firstpost
FirstpostSri Lanka parties, including TNA agree to accept country as unitary state: PM Ranil WickremesingheFirstpostColombo: All political groups in Sri Lanka, including the main Tamil party, have agreed to accept the country as an indivisible state in the new Constitution, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Thursday. Wickremesinghe's remarks came as he ...and more »
News Sri Lanka: Angelo out as Sri Lanka add three new faces for Pakistan test
(Reuters) - Sri Lanka all-rounder and former skipper Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the first test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi next week with a calf injury, but the uncapped Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva and Lahiru Gamage are in the squad.
News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka recognises existence of children's farms for foreign adoptive parents - Pravda
Sri Lanka recognises existence of children's farms for foreign adoptive parentsPravdaThe Government of Sri Lanka has recognised the existence of so-called children's farms in the country that sell children to meet foreign demand for adoption. The farms appeared in the country during the 1980s. Numerous facts of illegal activities were ...
News Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan baby trade: Minister admits illegal adoption trade
Some were reportedly born into "baby farms" that sold children to the West. Sri Lanka's health minister told the Dutch current affairs programme Zembla he would set up a DNA database to help children find their birth mothers. About 4,000 children are ...
News Sri Lanka: Dusheni Silva crowned Miss World Sri Lanka 2017 - Times of India
Times of IndiaDusheni Silva crowned Miss World Sri Lanka 2017Times of IndiaThe grand finale of Siyatha Miss World Sri Lanka 2017 took place and a fresh beauty was crowned. Dusheni Miyurangi De Silva, the winner of this year's pageant walked away with a Rs. 19 million worth coloured-stone crown designed by Raja Jewellers.
News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka considers listing of major state firms-sources
COLOMBO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is considering listing two state-owned banks and an insurance company next year, by selling stakes of at least 10 percent in each, government, regulatory and exchange officials told Reuters on Wednesday. Bank of ...
News Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan rupee gains as exporters sell dollars - Reuters
Sri Lankan rupee gains as exporters sell dollarsReutersCOLOMBO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan rupee ended firmer on Thursday as dollar selling by exporters surpassed mild demand for the greenback from importers, dealers said. The spot rupee ended at 152.65/75 per dollar, compared with Wednesday's ...and more »
News Sri Lanka: Journalist killed by crocodile in Sri Lanka
A “talented and dedicated” journalist with the Financial Times is being mourned by friends and colleagues after he was pulled underwater and killed by a crocodile in Sri Lanka on Thursday. Paul McClean, 24, had wandered away from his friends to locate ...
News Sri Lanka: TNA stance during debate stage: Sampanthan - Daily Mirror
Daily MirrorTNA stance during debate stage: SampanthanDaily Mirror"We will talk about the report later and what I would like to stress now is the need to build a peaceful and united Sri Lanka," he said. Speaking at the constitutional assembly, the opposition leader said what is needed is to ensure that country ...and more »
News Sri Lanka: CHINDIA – The Big Picture For Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka even after almost 70 years of Independence is still in the “Tea and Sympathy” Time Capsule. Even the ‘Vision 2025’ declared recently by our two “Yahapalanaya” Leaders are hoping to Double Exports and increase FDI to US$5000 a Year but ...
News Sri Lanka: Meet Sri Lanka's hottest new hotel in Weligama - Condé Nast Traveller India
Condé Nast Traveller IndiaMeet Sri Lanka's hottest new hotel in WeligamaCondé Nast Traveller IndiaNestled in Weligama, a three-hour drive away from Colombo in Sri Lanka's Southern Province, Weligama Bay Marriot Resort & Spa epitomises ingenuity in every way. It has stepped in at a time when the bay is at the cusp of change, and of course, comes ...
News Sri Lanka: Tharanga relief as Windies loss sees Sri Lanka into World Cup
Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga backed his side to uphold the island's proud World Cup record after their automatic qualification for the 2019 edition in Britain was assured by West Indies' seven-wicket loss to England on Tuesday. With September 30 set as ...
News Sri Lanka: Aravinda de Silva seeks assistance of CERT - Hiru News
Hiru NewsAravinda de Silva seeks assistance of CERTHiru NewsFormer cricketer Aravinda de Silva has lodged a complaint with Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team, alleging that a fake Face Book page is found under his name. He said that a wrong news item has been published about him through this fake ...
News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka gains at expense of Windies
London: Sri Lanka have secured an automatic berth at the 2019 Cricket World Cup at the expense of West Indies after the two-time champions lost to England in the opener of their one-day series on Tuesday. West Indies, who have 78 points in the ODI team ...
News Sri Lanka: EU puts up Rs5.4bn for Sri Lanka's poor provinces - EconomyNext
EU puts up Rs5.4bn for Sri Lanka's poor provincesEconomyNextECONOMYNEXT - The European Union said it was pledging 5.4 billion rupees (29.7 million Euros) to improve living conditions in Sri Lanka's Uva and Central Provinces which are among the poorest in the country. The money will benefit poor, rural ...and more »