The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Transparency International inquires from Serious Fraud Office, UK about Sri Lanka’s entitlement to compensation in the US$ 4 billion Airbus bribery settlement.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The All Share Price Index of Colombo Stock Exchange drops by 221.24, the second biggest drop in a single day, in history. International stock markets also affected by coronavirus outbreak.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Indian Air Force to send C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft to bring back its citizens stuck in Iran amid coronavirus outbreak. Among countries worst-hit by the outbreak, Iran has 7,161 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Two Sri Lankans in the UEA diagnosed with COVID-19 raising the total number of cases in the UEA to 74.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Indian Intelligence Bureau and Delhi Police uncover plot to replicate Sri Lankan Easter Bombings-style Jihadist attacks in Delhi by a module of Islamic-State Khorasan Province.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Legal action to be taken against 26 former ministers for failure to vacate their official residences despite lapse of four months since the change of government, according to Public Administration Ministry.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Jammu and Kashmir administration removes restrictions on social media use across Union Territory almost seven months after a communication clampdown since the Centre’s announcement to scrap the special status of the erstwhile state under Article 370 and its bifurcation into two Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Close to 60% of the 104,000 Sri Lankans in Italy, with a death toll over 230, live in areas under quarantine due to the spread of coronavirus.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka ranked 56th out of 100 countries, and the second best in South Asian region after India, on the inclusive internet index 2020.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Terrorist organisation National Thawheed Jamaat had considered attacking the Independence Day celebration or the Esala Perahera, a major Buddhist procession, before deciding to attack churches and tourist hotels on Easter Sunday 2019.