COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - TNA leader justifies party decision to help defeat the no-confidence motion against the government, for its failure to prevent the Easter attacks.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - War-time Army Commander, Field Marshal, Sarath Fonseka says it will take approximately eight years to eradicate the new form of terrorism, although some claim that it has already been eliminated.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lankan President speaks to Singaporean Prime Minister about extraditing former Central Bank Governor over Central Bank bond scams. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Young Zoologists’ Association deems the proposed Aquaculture Park at Wedithalathivu Nature Reserve, Mannar a threat to wildlife in the area. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India has rubbished Pakistan’s claim of Jadhav being a ‘terrorist’, asserting that the Indian national was abducted by Pakistani agencies from Iran where he was running a business.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Following global pressure, Pakistan had on July 3 booked Hafiz Saeed and his 12 accomplices for ‘terrorism financing’ in 23 cases.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - In a word, lakhs have been affected in east and north-eastern India. And the relief effort must match the enormity of the crisis.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Jobs ~ the most urgent problem facing the nation ~ also got much less focus than it deserved in the budget.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Only a knowledge empowered woman can demand ownership of lands and set right such circumstances as obtaining in Uttar Pradesh, where women own under 18 per cent of the agricultural land.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - In the face of harsh reality of “climate apartheid,” countries must find their own solutions besides the international efforts.