The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - During UK PM Boris Johnson's Brexit deal debate, Conservative Peer Lord Naseby highlights opportunity to strengthen economic and trade relations between Sri Lanka and the UK.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Parliamentary Select Committee on the Easter attacks under a cloud following shocking disclosure that one of its members, Minister Rauff Hakeem, had held discussions with Easter bombing mastermind Zahran Hashim in 2015.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - SLMC Leader and member of Parliamentary Select Committee on the Easter attacks, Minister Rauff Hakeem admits to meeting Easter bombing mastermind Zahran Hashim, but vehemently denies ties to bombings alleging it is a calculated attempt to mislead the public for political leverage during election campaigning.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Special Task Force raids National Zoological Gardens, on a tip off, to find 600 grams of heroin. A 9 mm pistol and USD 11,005 had been recovered from four suspects including a zoo employee.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Tamil political group demands full-fledged international probe into alleged war crimes and abolition of unitary state in return for supporting either New Democratic Front leader Sajith Premadasa or SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the presidential election.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka expresses approval of bilateral relations between the two countries at the inauguration of Jaffna International Airport, with a flight of Indian dignitaries from Chennai to mark the historic occasion.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - One-time defence attaché in the UK Brigadier Priyankara Fernando faces fresh trial at the Westerminister Magistrate’s Court. Brigadier Fernando, in uniform, was filmed gesturing at UK based protesters carrying LTTE flags outside the Sri Lankan mission in the UK on Sri Lanka’s Independence Day on February 4, 2018.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Finance Minister warns of dire consequences if accountability allegations against Sri Lankan military are not probed, in line with Geneva Resolution.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN ) - Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says that he is not supporting any candidate in the Presidential Election, scheduled for November 16.

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka ( The Island / ANN ) - Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India would operate seven weekly flights to Jaffna and Batticaloa, aviation sources said yesterday.