The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Former President and Opposition Leader says the Presidential candidate of the Opposition would be a patriot who could defend the country and its people.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - JVP warns the government is planning to privatise a state bank.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - With the launch of the Emergency Ambulance Service in the Eastern Province, the service is now available in all nine Provinces of Sri Lanka.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - India vigilant over a possible conflict between United States and Iran, deploys two war ships in the Persian Gulf to reassure Indian vessels.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Prime Minister assures that all members of terror group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), responsible for the Easter bombings, had been arrested and legal action taken against them.

ATHENS (The Island/ANN ) -Ways of dealing with fake news, challenges for journalism, new models of journalism as well as the role of social media in journalism, took center stage at the ninth edition of the Global Editors Network Summit.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Ceylon Thowheed Jamaath President informs Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter bombings that they traded information on terrorist Zahran’s operations, with army intelligence one and a half months before the Easter carnage.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Atheist who received death threats from terrorist Zahran Hashim’s group reveals that Islamic school textbooks recommended death sentence for those offending Islam and books in Tamil and Sinhala languages were published by the Educational Publications Department of the Ministry of Education.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Justice Minister announces UNP Deputy Leader, Sajith Premadasa would be the next president and would get Premadasa to contest the 2019 presidential election with UNP leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's blessings.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - National Freedom Front spokesperson accuses All Ceylon Jamiathul Ullama of ignoring the growing threat posed by extremists and failing to take remedial measures months after the Easter bombings.