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Items filtered by date: Thursday, 05 July 2018

SL to send record number of athletes to Asian Games

  • Published in Sports

Sri Lanka will send its largest ever contingent to the 18th Asian Games with 185 athletes participating in 28 sports for the multi-sport extravaganza in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18-September 2.

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June tourist arrivals grow 19%

The total number of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during June reached 146,828, latest data released by the Government said yesterday, posting a growth of 19% and pushing cumulative arrivals to 1.16 million.

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Thousands of Rohingya Continue to Flee Violence in Myanmar

  • Published in World

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein reports thousands of Rohingya refugees continue to flee violence and persecution in Myanmar. Speaking Wednesday before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, he presented a grim assessment of the situation of the Muslim minority in the country’s Rakhine state.

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