The United States Tuesday said it remains extremely concerned about threats to freedom of expression in Sri Lanka and urged the Sri Lankan authorities to conduct thorough investigations into all attacks and killings of journalists and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The 20th death anniversary of former Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa who was killed in a Tamil Tiger suicide attack, falls tomorrow.
A commemoration ceremony will take place in front of his statue at Hulftsdorp in Colombo, tomorrow morning.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group said on Tuesday that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad's regime militarily, warning that Syria's "real friends," including his Iranian-backed militant group, were ready to intervene on the government's side.
Indian national Sarabjit Singh, severely injured in a brutal assault last week, has slipped into a "non-reversible" coma and doctors in a hospital here are struggling to save his life, official sources said on Wednesday.
Arrangements to hold the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo in November this year are well under way by a special task committee, Director of the Public Information Unit of the Ministry of External Affairs Sarath Dissanayake says.