Tag: Sri Lanka

  • Pakistan in ‘critically water insecure’ category: UN report

    Pakistan in ‘critically water insecure’ category: UN report

    Islamabad [Pakistan]March 25 (ANI): A report published in the United Nations Institute for Water, Environment and Health has placed Pakistan and 22 other countries in the ‘critically water insecure’ category, Dawn reported. The United Nations University on Thursday released the Global Water Security 2023 Assessment, which determined that 33 countries from three different geographic regions […]

  • FMs from Bhutan, Croatia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Sweden reach Delhi to participate in Raisina Dialogue

    FMs from Bhutan, Croatia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Sweden reach Delhi to participate in Raisina Dialogue

    New Delhi [India]March 2 (ANI): India on Thursday welcomed the foreign ministers of Bhutan, Croatia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Sweden to New Delhi, who will participate in the eighth edition of the Raisina Dialogue. “Delighted to welcome guests from around the world for RaisinaDialogue2023! Foreign ministers from Bhutan, Croatia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Sweden are in […]

  • Freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean is a must: Maldives Foreign Minister

    Freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean is a must: Maldives Foreign Minister

    New Delhi [India]March 3 (ANI): Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid said that “freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean is a must” that the country will do everything to maintain peace and stability in the region. Speaking exclusively to ANI, Abdulla Shahid said, “Freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean is a must because it […]

  • When life is so good, who needs the Metaverse, chorus the Danes in their condemnation of virtual worlds

    When life is so good, who needs the Metaverse, chorus the Danes in their condemnation of virtual worlds

    Putting on a pair of virtual reality (VR) glasses and experiencing augmented reality (AR), investing in NFT art and building virtual worlds – it hardly beats the joy of cozying up, framing your three-year-old’s latest masterpiece, and to make the roof of your summer house, does it? Well, according to extensive research carried out by […]

  • Danish News Round-Up: Historic increase in economic inequality

    Danish News Round-Up: Historic increase in economic inequality

    The gap between rich and poor has never been greater in Denmark – or at least it was the case last year, when the economy boomed, reports Denmark’s statistics. The results are based on the increase in the Gini coefficient – a measure of income inequality in a country. In a country where everyone is […]

  • Första sändningen av ukrainsk spannmål når turkiska vatten

    Första sändningen av ukrainsk spannmål når turkiska vatten

    Den första transporten av ukrainskt spannmål sedan Rysslands invasion nådde turkiskt territorialvatten på tisdagen nära inloppet till Bosporen. Antalet gränsövergångar från Ukraina har passerat 10 miljoner, rapporterade FN:s flyktingorgan. Läs om dagens händelser när de utvecklades på vår liveblogg. Alla tider är Paris-tid (GMT+2). Den här livesidan uppdateras inte längre. För mer av våra bevakning […]

  • Time to talk about my adoption, Dad

    Time to talk about my adoption, Dad

    Robin is adopted from Sri Lanka. When his adoptive mother dies of cancer, he finds a folder full of pictures, yellowed application forms and worn certificates. Since his mother has passed away and he has no siblings, he decides to talk to his adoptive father. The problem is that his parents divorced when he was […]

  • Ukraine’s summary: why Turkey wants to block Sweden and Finland from joining NATO

    Ukraine’s summary: why Turkey wants to block Sweden and Finland from joining NATO

    During the past week, further details emerged about Finland’s and Sweden’s intention to join NATO, until the nations formally submitted the paperwork on Tuesday. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called it “a historic moment” and it really marks a significant transition from neutrality for these two countries. One implication of the war in Ukraine is […]

  • After clashes – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister resigns

    After clashes – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister resigns

    Sri Lanka reports that at least 78 people were injured in clashes with security forces in connection with government-critical demonstrations. Sri Lanka is experiencing a severe economic crisis, with power outages and shortages of food, fuel and medicine, which has caused the population to react. A state of emergency prevails, which, among other things, gives […]

  • Ukraine’s attack causes Russia’s foreign tourism to collapse

    Ukraine’s attack causes Russia’s foreign tourism to collapse

    Due to war-related civil aviation sanctions, Russians are unable to book flights to many of their favorite destinations in the West; so they book trips to the Middle East and Asia instead. An analysis of flight bookings made between February 24, the start of the attack, and the latest data, April 27, reveals that the […]

  • Sri Lanka closes embassies in Norway, Iraq, Consulate General in Australia from April 30 as economic crisis continues

    Colombo [Sri Lanka]April 5 (ANI): In the midst of the ongoing economic crisis in the country, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday decided to close its embassies in Norway and Iraq together with the Consulate General in Sydney, Australia with effect from April 30. “Following a recent decision by the Cabinet of […]

  • New curfew in Sri Lanka – state of emergency announced

    New curfew in Sri Lanka – state of emergency announced

    The president has imposed a curfew on the entire island with two hours’ notice. It extends to Monday morning at 6 and this to avoid more protests. Yesterday also came the news that the country had declared a state of emergency as a result of the protests. Hear our South Asian correspondent Naila Saleem about […]

  • The Russian attack will cause spikes in flight cancellations

    The Russian attack will cause spikes in flight cancellations

    The attack also triggered a collapse in the Russian outbound market. Destinations suffering the most from immediate cancellations 24-26. Cyprus (300%), Egypt (234%), Turkey (153%), the United Kingdom (153%), Armenia (200%) and the Maldives (165%). Prior to the outbreak of war, bookings for flights departing from Russia in March, April and May had returned to […]

  • Taliban, Afghan civil society leaders meet in Norway

    Taliban, Afghan civil society leaders meet in Norway

    ISLAMABAD – Taliban delegates, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, and representatives of Afghan civil society, held day-long discussions, focusing on the deepening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, on Sunday in Oslo. The participants “listened patiently to each other’s opinions” and exchanged views on the current situation in the country, said a brief Taliban […]

  • Talks with the Taliban begin in Norway

    Talks with the Taliban begin in Norway

    OSLO – A Taliban delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday began a three-day talks in Oslo with Western government officials and representatives of Afghan civil society in the midst of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The meetings behind closed doors take place at a hotel in the snow-capped mountains […]

  • Educational body: The number of applications for English-language degrees increased dramatically

    Educational body: The number of applications for English-language degrees increased dramatically

    The number of students applying to English-language degree programs at universities and polytechnics has increased significantly this year compared to 2021, according to a report published by the National Board of Education on Thursday. In total, more than 33,000 people applied for the courses, which start in the autumn. Last year, the figure was just […]

  • Negotiations for a global agreement to deal with future pandemics: WHO Chief Scientist

    Negotiations for a global agreement to deal with future pandemics: WHO Chief Scientist

    A few weeks ago, the World Health Assembly (WHA) met in its special session to draw up and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement or international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. Speaking at the opening of the Panex-21 seminar, a WHO chief scientist said: “Some of the discussions that are now taking place at […]

  • Singapore reports 1,090 new cases of covid-19

    SINGAPORE, November 26 (Xinhua) – Singapore registered 1,090 new confirmed cases of covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total to 259,875, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement. Of the new cases, 1,064 were reported in the community and 22 in the dormitories of migrant workers, while four were imported cases. A total of […]

  • How Russia competes for its share of the global arms market

    How Russia competes for its share of the global arms market

    Russia has signed military procurement contracts to a record $ 53 billion in recent years. What is the country’s strategy for reaching new customers and conquering new markets? In the summer of 2021, Russia managed to sign arms contracts worth three billion euros. The deal was made at several international arms exhibitions in Russia: the […]

  • OPINION: How Russia competes for its share of the global arms market

    OPINION: How Russia competes for its share of the global arms market

    Russia has signed military procurement contracts to a record $ 53 billion in recent years. What is the country’s strategy for reaching new customers and conquering new markets? In the summer of 2021, Russia managed to sign arms contracts worth three billion euros. The deal was made at several international arms exhibitions in Russia: the […]

  • Kurt Beier executives acquitted of exploitation

    Kurt Beier executives acquitted of exploitation

    On Wednesday morning – almost three years after the revelation – a verdict was handed down in the case at the Court in Sønderborg. Director Karsten Beier, Chairman of the Board Gitte Beier and two senior executives sat on the dock. They shrugged and a small smile spread on the director’s lip as the presiding […]

  • OVERVIEW: Pictures of driver camp made criminal case roll

    * Subsequently, the case was reported to the police, and up to 30 drivers from Sri Lanka and the Philippines came under the protection of the Center Against Human Trafficking. * The case was investigated as a possible violation of the section of the Penal Code on human trafficking. * But when charges were brought […]

  • Kurt Beier director dismissed for exploiting foreign drivers

    It also costs the company a fine of 100,000 kroner. Three other senior executives were charged in the case. They are acquitted of all charges. The four senior employees were charged with aggravated exploitation of 30 Filipino and Sri Lankan drivers and for housing them in cramped and miserable conditions in a driver’s camp in […]

  • OVERBLIK: Billeder af chaufførlejr fik straffesag til at rulle

    * Efterfølgende blev sagen politianmeldt, og op mod 30 chauffører fra Sri Lanka og Filippinerne kom under beskyttelse af Center Mod Menneskehandel. * Sagen blev efterforsket som en mulig overtrædelse af paragraffen i straffeloven om menneskehandel. * Men da der i juli 2020 blev rejst tiltale, havde anklagemyndigheden droppet anklagen om menneskehandel. * I stedet […]

  • Anklager kræver fængsel og millionbøde for udnyttelse af chauffører

    Det er kravet fra anklager Mads Bjerg Olesen tirsdag formiddag i Retten i Sønderborg, hvor straffesagen, som begyndte i maj, nærmer sig sin afslutning. De tiltalte er direktør Karsten Beier, bestyrelsesformand Gitte Beier og to ledende medarbejdere. De anklages for åger af særlig grov beskaffenhed. Det kan oversættes til grov økonomisk udnyttelse. Det var ifølge […]

  • APN podcast: Prime breakfast and international students at rest

    APN podcast: Prime breakfast and international students at rest

    prime minister Sanna MarinMeals have immersed Finland in an internationally changing small election drama known as breakfastgate titles. You can listen to the entire podcast on the embedded player here or through Yle Areena, Spotify, Apple Podcasts or a standard podcast player via an RSS feed. The article continues after the sound. Yle’s political journalist […]

  • Transport company can get millions in fines for driver exploitation

    They all deny guilt. Prosecutor Mads Bjerg Olesen demands that almost DKK 4.2 million be confiscated from Kurt Beier Transport A / S. That is the amount he believes the transport company has unreasonably earned on the utilization. He points out that the company in the period when the exploitation should have taken place, should […]

  • The UN demands that Sri Lanka collect evidence of war crimes

    The UN demands that Sri Lanka collect evidence of war crimes

    Sri Lanka has been ordered by the United Nations to collect and preserve evidence of war crimes committed during the country’s civil war that ended in 2009. In a resolution, the UN demands that Sri Lanka collect evidence of war crimes committed during the long civil war. The UN decision is a setback for the […]

  • Earlier envoys praised India’s decision to allow Pak aircraft

    Earlier envoys praised India’s decision to allow Pak aircraft

    New Delhi [India]February 23 (ANI): Former Indian Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Sweden and Latvia, Ashok Sajjanhar praised India’s decision to allow Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s plane to use its airspace to travel to Sri Lanka and added that tense relations between the two countries should not stand. in the way of opinions, opinions and cooperation. […]

  • Fire on container ship from Maersk – everyone is safe

    Three of them are Danes, and everyone is fine, Maersk informs Ritzau. The ship is now at anchor south of the Portuguese coast. According to the website Maritime Danmark, this is the 366 meter long container ship “Maersk Elba”. The ship has room for 13,100 containers. According to the media, it was on its way […]

  • Many foreign sleep students struggle when they arrive in Finland at the beginning of the season

    Many foreign sleep students struggle when they arrive in Finland at the beginning of the season

    Many international and exchange students have difficulty arriving in Finland at the beginning of the autumn semester. Students with places in Finnish universities outside the EU have experienced serious delays in obtaining residence permits, as the pandemic has closed many Finnish consulates. In some cases, students have to travel to another country to visit a […]

  • Our pacifier, our favorite chocolate-covered cliché

    Do you want an unequivocal Icelandic way to achieve a rapidly declining balance in a bank and even a rapidly growing waistline? Look no further than the humble bun (literally ‘turn’), native species of cinnamon roll. All right, so we strongly admit that the cinnamon roll may not be a special Icelandic delicacy – there […]