Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Type: City
Name: Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Country: Sri Lanka
Latitude: 6.93
Longitude: 79.849998
population: 648,119
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 3 reports

Sri Lanka Offers India Assistance To Probe Kidney Racket

COLOMBO, April 25 (Bernama) Sri Lankan police on Thursday offered to assist India to investigate an alleged kidney racket involving both countries, Xinhua news agency reported.Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said while there were reports that the Indian ... [Published Bernama - 3 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

World conference on youth to cost Rs. 500 mn

by Maheesha MudugamuwaThe World Conference on Youth (WCY) 2014, scheduled to be held in Colombo this month would cost an estimated Rs. 500 million, according to Education Deputy Minister and Monitoring MP of the Youth Affairs and Skills Development ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 5 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 5 reports

Tattoo Brit says she was abused in Sri Lanka

25 Apr 2014COLOMBO — A British nurse jailed in Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo left the country yesterday after suffering what she says was sexual and other harassment by prison officers.Naomi Coleman said she was exhausted but relieved to be heading ... [Published The Witness - 7 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 5 reports

Sri Lanka opposition protests against government's casino legislation

* Apr 24, Colombo: Activists of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) today held a protest against the government's attempt to get parliamentary approval for legislation that would grant tax concessions for two projects to set up casinos ... [Published Colombo Page - 11 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

Colombo’s ‘no’ to gay marriages

The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said there was no move to legalise gay marriages in the country.According to an official, the comment was made by Sri Lanka's Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at a meeting that President Mahinda Rajapaksa ... [Published The Hindu - 12 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 6 reports

Sri Lankan officials apologise to British nurse arrested over Buddha tattoo

Naomi Coleman flies back the Britain on a ticket paid for by the government as it emerges a row with a taxi driver sparked arrest Sri Lankan authorities have apologised to a British nurse jailed over her Buddha tattoo and paid for her flight back to the ... [Published Telegraph - 17 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

SEP meeting in Colombo to campaign for International May Day online rally

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in Sri Lanka will hold a public meeting in Colombo on May 1, as part of its campaign for the ... ... [Published Big News Network - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 4 reports

Sri Lankan president ready for snap poll

Colombo, April 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Thursday he is ready for a snap poll next year if the opposition formally requests this.Speaking to local newspaper editors, Rajapaksa said he has no plans for a snap poll next year ... [Published News Track India - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 2 reports

Why Jesse Colombo is wrong, but right

Eventually he'll be right.But in the meantime, has he really told us anything we couldn't deduce for ourselves and, more to the point, how much does he really know about New Zealand?He extrapolates inaccurately from the United States housing crisis of ... [Published Sunday Star-Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 7 reports

S. Lanka detains UK tourist over Buddha tattoo

COLOMBO Sri Lanka has detained a female British tourist for having a Buddha tattoo on her right arm and ordered her deportation, police said on Tuesday.The unidentified woman was arrested at the country’s main international airport on Monday and appeared ... [Published Oman Tribune - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 2 reports

JICA supports launch of monorail service to overcome traffic congestion

Plans are afoot to launch a Monorail Service to overcome traffic congestion in Colombo.It is expected to be undertaken with assistance from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency.The Transport Ministry said that several projects have been planned ... [Published Independent Television Network - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 2 reports

South Asia Summit on Youth & Human Rights opens in Colombo on Friday

The South Asia Summit on Youth and Human Rights 2014 will open in Colombo on Friday.The three-day conference is a part of the 11th World Educational Tour 2014 organized by Youth for Human Rights. The inauguration of the conference will take place at the ... [Published Independent Television Network - Apr 23 2014]

Quotes

"I understand there will be that disappointment but as I went back to explain to them on Monday, the opportunity to work with my own team, my own country, and be working from home was an offer I couldn't really refuse."
"The Sri Lanka police is ready to offer its fullest corporation" Ajith said
"The Government of Sri Lanka will be sponsoring all young people attending the conference" he added
"We have to be responsible about how we spend ratepayers money and we'll carefully consider what people have told us in their submissions."

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Sri Lanka deports British tourist for her Buddh... [Published FaithWorld - 10 hours ago]
(A worker paints a statue of Buddha during renovations at Gangaramaya temple in Colombo September 22, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds) Sri Lanka on Thursday deported a British tourist for having a tattoo of Buddha on her arm which a court ...
Yet another fleeting opportunity [Published groundviews - Apr 23 2014]
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Sir John Stanley, chairman of the arms export control committee. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian David Cameron must explain why the government has allowed machine guns and assault rifles to be exported to Sri Lanka despite his recent ...
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