Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian ceasefire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war, agency reports from Gaza City and Gaza Strip said.
Arrangements have been made to hold an international research symposium by the Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP) of the Ministry of Agriculture at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Independence Square in Colombo on August 11 and 12.
The number of dead in the conflict in Gaza reached more than 200, agency reports said quoting a Palestinian official said on Wednesday, as cross-border attacks continued with rockets from militants in the Gaza Strip and airstrikes from the Israeli military.
Sri Lanka’s new High Commissioner to India, Prof Sudharshan Seneviratne said that there was a need to redefine diplomacy to include shared histories, culture and heritage of countries, in addition to economic and political ties. Rather than trying to resolve issues by using a “drab, dry language of diplomacy,” it was important to look at Read More
The 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group celebrated the Centenary celebrations with a Guinness World-Record by creating the world largest neckerchief and the world largest woggle.
The Election Department will receive nominations for Uva Provincial Council polls from July 30 to August 6. The government dissolved the Uva PC on July 11. The Election Department spokesperson said: “Deposits will be accepted from the date of notice of nomination until, 1200 noon on 05.08.2014, the day before the last date of nominations. Read More
An agreement was reached to establish a gunpowder factory in 25 acre plot of land in the site where Deyata Kirula 2012 had been held at Oyamaduwa in Anuradhapura during a meeting presided by North Central Province (NCP) Chief Minister S.M.Ranjith Samarakoon today (16).