The Muslim groups had pointed out that since mid-April, over 20 incidents of violence, hate, intimidation and threats have been reported against Muslims and their places of worship. No arrests have been made so far.
Ravi Karunanayake has served as Minister of Finance from January 2015 until today.
The most recent government-appointed panel the Paranagama Commission in 2013 said nearly 19,000 people have disappeared.
The capital has a population of over 7,50,000 people, while another half a million travel to it daily for work.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka underlined civilisational ties, avoided contentious issues
The trade concessions were pulled by the EU in 2010 due to Sri Lanka’s poor human rights record.
Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka: “You speak one of the oldest-surviving classical languages in the world. It is a matter of pride that many of you also speak Sinhala,” he said.
PM Modi in Sri Lanka: PM took part in the traditional lamp lighting ceremony in Sri Lanka’s oldest Seema Malaka Buddhist temple on Thursday
PM Narendra Modi’s Sri Lanka visit is said to be an apolitical one.
The military has been deployed to rescue people who might be trapped, police said
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted a picture of PM Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena.
Kaushal Silva made an unbeaten 79 and Dimuth Karunaratne 50 for the touring side after Jonny Bairstow’s 167 not out.
The fishermen, all of whom are from this coastal village, had put out to sea last night, he said.
England head into the third Test against Sri Lanka with an unassailable 2-0 series lead, and Joe Root said he hoped to target a big score.
Sirisena has ordered a probe with the police’s Crime Investigation Department carrying out investigations.