Bureau Chief, Sri Lanka / Maldives, Agence France - Presse (AFP)
Christian groups attacked Muslim-owned shops in the northwestern town of Chilaw on Sunday in anger at a Facebook post by a shopkeeper, police said
Investigators believe the group also used social media private messenges to keep in touch without being noticed by the authorities
The Church had planned to resume Sunday public services for the first time since the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 257 people
All public services by Sri Lanka's Christian minority were cancelled after the April 21 suicide attacks
The revelation came as the death toll in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and high-end hotels rose to 321
The 69-year-old leader was sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena, who sacked him on October 26
Suspected Tiger rebels set off two more mines and fought a gun battle with troops on Tuesday as the United Nations urged talks and Norway made a fresh bid to pull Sri Lanka back from the brink of war. Military officials said members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ambushed a navy bus by setting off a landmine in the restive northeast port district of Trincomalee.
Sri Lanka's presidential election this week has turned into a vote on the country's distressed economy and the troubled peace process, with the two main contenders diverging sharply on the major issues. About 13,3-million eligible voters will effectively be choosing on Thursday between the current and former prime ministers, who have radically different views on how to save the nation from economic and ethnic implosion.
An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow
Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date
The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities
SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector