Sri Lanka shakes up intelligence agency after Easter attacks Dec 10, 2019 0 202 12345 Colombo: Sri Lanka has for the first time named a military officer to head the country’s main intelligence agency, which was blamed for failing to prevent Islamist extremist bombings in April that killed 259 people.The head of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) was replaced by brigadier Suresh Sallay, a former head of military intelligence, official sources said on Monday.It is the first time that a military officer has filled the position, and the appointment comes three weeks after Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected president promising better security.Rajapaksa effectively ran the security forces when the military crushed Tamil separatist militants in 2009 to end Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war. At the time his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa was president. (Afp) RELATED ARTICLES Miss South Africa wins 2019 Miss Universe crown Dec 10, 2019 0 2936 North Korea renews verbal attack on Trump despite US military action threats Dec 10, 2019 0 665 Protests over Indian nationality bill Dec 10, 2019 0 859 Pakistan FM boycotts Indian minister’s speech at regional summit in Istanbul tribune.com.pk ISTANBUL Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday boycotted the speech of the Indian delegate at a regional conference in the Turkish city of Istanbul. The 8th Ministerial Conference of Heart of .. Four-way Ukraine peace talks in Paris DPA Paris Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday joined French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for peace talks in Paris. The talks, .. China says it will continue ‘training’ Xinjiang people Beijing: China on Monday defended its vast network of re-education camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue “training” residents, following explosive government document leaks detailing surveillance and .. 5 dead, many hurt after New Zealand volcano eruption Wellington: Five people were killed, 18 were injured and several more were left stranded after an island volcano popular with tourists erupted unexpectedly in New Zealand on Monday. Police said some 50 people were .. Ten killed as truck bombing hits army outpost in southern Afghanistan Kabul: At least ten people were killed after a Taliban truck bomb hit an army outpost in southern Helmand province on Monday, officials said. The attack took place at around 10 am [0530 GMT] in Nad Ali district. A Taliban .. Democrats lay out case for impeachment against Trump AFP Washington Democrats laid out the case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Monday as they prepared to issue formal charges against the US leader. Four months after an anonymous whistleblower sparked the ..