The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN ) - Government sources said that reparation could increase, after a final assessment of the loss to life and church property.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The St Sebastian’s Church at Katuwapitiya, to reopen on July 21, three months after being attacked by Islamic terrorists on the Easter Sunday.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Pope Francis appoints Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodituwakku from Uva Wellassa, Badulla diocese, as Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - EU Heads of Mission restates strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and cases. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, in a Facebook live chat to counter misinformation propagated about US-Sri Lanka cooperation, says that the United States Government will not buy, sell, or own any land under Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Prime Minister endorses the proposal on amendments to the Muslim Marriages and Divorces Act forwarded by Muslim MPs, amidst opposition from community. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Concerns related to the Easter bombings raised at a US State Department conference on religious freedom in Washington recently, attended by over 1,000 participants from 100 countries. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule to visit Sri Lanka to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly in the country. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka-China Friendship Association urges the government to beware of pro-western loyalists within its ranks who are attempting to influence the signing of agreements favourable to the West and detrimental to the sovereignty of Sri Lanka.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The writ application challenges the decision of the President to sentence to death those in death row.