18 Oct 2017Sri Lanka to Play Pakistan again
Sri Lanka have decided to play in Pakistan for the first tim...Sri Lanka to Play Pakistan again 18 Oct 2017
Sri Lanka have decided to play in Pakistan for the first time since their team bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009 after being left “fully satisfied” with “stringent security measures”.
The two teams will meet in a Twenty20 international at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on the 29th of October after what Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) described as “a thorough evaluation”.
Teams stopped visiting Pakistan after the attack, in which gunmen killed six policemen and two civilians and injured several Sri Lanka players and coaches.
18 Oct 2017No phones in Bangladeshi classrooms
In Bangladesh – students and teachers in schools and colle...No phones in Bangladeshi classrooms 18 Oct 2017
In Bangladesh – students and teachers in schools and colleges have been asked not to enter in classrooms with mobile phones.
With even the nations prime minister Sheeka Haseena saying It hampers lessons in class – the students can’t concentrate on their studies.
Last year mobile phones were used to send question papers outside the exam halls to cheat in competitive examinations.
18 Oct 2017Tamil Hunger strike continues.
staff of Jaffna University rallied in support of three Tamil...Tamil Hunger strike continues. 18 Oct 2017
staff of Jaffna University rallied in support of three Tamil prisoners who are on hunger strike.
The prisoners are accused of having been members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which fought for an independent Tamil homeland in the north and east of the island of Sri Lanka, until defeated in May 2009.
Opposition leader S Thavarajan says They began a hunger strike on September 25 demanding that their case be heard in a Tamil court.
16 Oct 2017Rail Strike in Sri Lanka
Thousands of commuters were left stranded in Sri Lanka this ...Rail Strike in Sri Lanka 16 Oct 2017
Thousands of commuters were left stranded in Sri Lanka this morning as railway unions launched an indefinite strike urging the government to fulfil their demands.
The unexpected strike was launched this morning, at a peak rush hour, leading to the cancellation of all trains throughout the island nation, Xinhua news agency reported.
The unions who called the one day strike have urged the government to look into better recruitment procedure of trainees.
16 Oct 2017India to build airport in Sri Lanaka
India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airp...India to build airport in Sri Lanaka 16 Oct 2017
India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airport on the southern tip of the island, where China has invested heavily as part of its Belt and Road initiative,
Sri Lanka’s civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been looking for alternative investors in the Hambantota area, where China has built a seaport and is in discussions to build an investment zone and a refinery.
India and Sri Lanka have centuries-old ethnic and cultural bonds, but these frayed amid New Delhi’s support for Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority during the island’s 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009.
16 Oct 2017Sadiq Khan to visit India and Pakistan
London mayor Sadiq Khan will visit India and Pakistan later ...Sadiq Khan to visit India and Pakistan 16 Oct 2017
London mayor Sadiq Khan will visit India and Pakistan later this year to promote business and cultural ties between the two countries and the capital.
Mr Khan has announced a six-day tour, visiting Mumbai, Delhi and Amritsar in India before heading to Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi in Pakistan.
He is expected to tell business leaders that London remains open to investment and international students despite the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
13 Oct 2017Sri Lanka is to start regulating ‘Toddy’
Sri Lanka is to start regulating the traditional home-brewed...Sri Lanka is to start regulating ‘Toddy’ 13 Oct 2017
Sri Lanka is to start regulating the traditional home-brewed alcohol known locally as toddy in an effort to increase its tax revenues, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
Toddy, a popular alcoholic drink made from the fermented sap of the coconut flower, is not subject to taxes.
But it is also used to manufacture a stronger drink known as arrack, which is about 35 percent alcohol by volume and which is taxed.
13 Oct 2017Brexit good for Britain – Rami Ranger CBE
A LEADING Asian businessman has said that a prolonged transi...Brexit good for Britain – Rami Ranger CBE 13 Oct 2017
A LEADING Asian businessman has said that a prolonged transitional period following Brexit would be ‘damaging in the long-run’ but he was optimistic businesses will thrive once Britain has left the EU.
Sunmark founder and chairman Dr Rami Ranger CBE said after Brexit it would be easier for the UK to forge links with other countries without the lengthy bureaucratic process of dealing with the 28-member states of the European Union.
Dr Ranger told Eastern Eye: “We have to go back to our ally members of the Commonwealth.
13 Oct 2017No 3 way deal – Pakistan Afghanistan India
The Afghanistan government has called off a meeting with a P...No 3 way deal – Pakistan Afghanistan India 13 Oct 2017
The Afghanistan government has called off a meeting with a Pakistan delegation which deals with a treaty on trade as the Kabul government wants India to be included in the deal as well.
The Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authorityis a crucial trade body whose responsibility is to ensure smooth trade between the two countries.
The agreement was signed in 1950 to allow Afghanistan to import duty-free goods through Karachi and allow it access to Lahore and Karachi harbour. There are no plans to residual the talks.
12 Oct 2017Acid survivors in Bangladesh shine on fashion runway
Acid attack victims from Bangladesh have travelled to London...Acid survivors in Bangladesh shine on fashion runway 12 Oct 2017
Acid attack victims from Bangladesh have travelled to London to take part in a fashion show.
In the UK, more than 400 acid attacks were reported in just six months of this year.
The victims from Bangladesh want to raise awareness and tell their stories to people in the UK.