Exiled Centrafrican former general and representative of the Seleka opposition coalition Mohamed Moussa Dhaffane (L) and Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, former Central African Youth and Sports Minister and self-declared political coordinator for the Anti-Balaka Christian militia sign a cease-fire agreement during a forum gathering key players in the Central African conflict, on July 23, 2014, in Brazzaville
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seen commissioning the last phase of the Norochcholai Lakvijaya Power Plant last evening at a joint event that linked the Presidential Secretariat with Norochcholai via a fibre optic network. Picture by Sudath Silva
South Africa’s Deputy President, Special Envoy to Sri Lanka and the Deputy President of the African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees last evening. Picture by Sudath Silva
One of the survivors of assault who spoke, Wagatwe Wanjuki, said her university refused to help her after multiple sexual assaults in an abusive relationship and then expelled her when she began campaigning for better sexual assault policies. "Tufts' refusal to support me has left significant marks in the years since," said Ms Wanjuki, who said she will be graduating from university in August, six years after she originally planned to do so because of the expulsion.
The seventh day alms giving of Sam Wijesinha, a former Secretary General of Parliament, took place at his residence in Mount Lavinia yesterday. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe were among those present. The President also offered alms to the Maha Sanga. Here President Rajapaksa in conversation with the Opposition Leader with members of the Wijesinha family in the background. Picture by Nishanka de Silva