Items filtered by date: Saturday, 04 August 2018
A little-known dispute over 3D-printed guns has morphed into a national legal debate in the last week, drawing attention to a technology that seems a bit of sci-fi fantasy and — to gun-control advocates — a dangerous way for criminals to get their hands on firearms that are easy to conceal and tough to detect.
The U.S. space agency NASA on Friday introduced the nine astronauts who will ride the first commercial space capsules into orbit next year.
The identical twins who melted hearts as Ross and Rachel's baby Emma in Friends are about to hit Hollywood - as teenagers.
President Maithripala Sirisena says the present government will not allow anyone to divide the country nor will it allow any force to subjugate the people.
Representing Sri Lanka at the Conference to Advance Religious Freedom, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam remarked that Sri Lanka remains committed to advancing and upholding the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; including freedom to change ones religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest ones religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. Stating that Sri Lankans believe in the ability of religions to contribute to building peace and stability around the world, he acknowledged challenges to inter-religious understanding and harmony in Sri Lanka, and outlined steps being taken to overcome challenges and advance religious freedom. He also stressed that Sri Lanka will join the international community to foster what the world needs most today to progress – peace, compassion, mindfulness, and justice, and recognition of our common humanity.
The corruption case filed against former Minister and Kalutara District Parliamentarian Rohitha Abeygunawardena for the alleged unlawful acquisition of assets estimated at Rs.41.1 million was yesterday fixed for further trial on October 10 by Colombo High Court.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is to consult with the Party leaders and then seek the position of Parliament on whether there should be an increase in MPs salaries, the Speaker’s Office said yesterday.
Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said that the Government has designed a multi-pronged strategy, as a short-term economic activity, in order to avoid short-term loan consumption booms through artificial fiscal and monetary stimulus.