NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State announced on Sunday night that its investigation into Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes’ program regarding the handling of domestic violence accusations against Zach Smith would be completed within two weeks.So, there is still a lot of time to go until we likely learn anything definitive regarding what exactly happened and what is to come for Meyer’s future in Columbus.However, interesting details regarding the investigation are starting to leak out.USA TODAY is reporting that Smith, who was fired by Ohio State in July, has not yet been contacted.From the report:Investigators the Ohio State Board of Trustees leading the inquiry into Urban Meyer’s handling of domestic violence allegations made against Zach Smith have yet to reach out to the since-fired assistant coach, Smith’s attorney told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.The same investigators, however, have had “very preliminary communications” with Powell, Ohio, police officials, a city spokesperson told USA TODAY Sports.ESPN reported on Wednesday night that Powell Police, by law, was not releasing sealed documents regarding the allegations against Smith since he was never arrested.Stay tuned for more updates.
The External Affairs Ministry today appointed Ravinatha Aryasinha as the new ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva.Aryasinha, who is now the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union will replace the current Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam who had earlier strongly objected to her transfer. Kunanayakam had last week said that her transfer may get misinterpreted as an attempt to censure her over the vote at the UN Human Rights Council which Sri Lanka lost in March.The UN Human Rights Council had in March passed a resolution calling on Sri Lanka to investigate alleged human rights violations. It was reported last week that Kunanayakam is to be appointed as an Ambassador to a Latin American country. Aryasinha confirmed to the Colombo Gazette that the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had sent him a letter today (Tuesday) regarding his appointment to Geneva. The resolution, sponsored by the US and co-sponsored by 40 other nations, was passed by 24 votes to 15, with 8 abstentions. (Report by Easwaran Rutnam for Colombo Gazette)