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Sri Lanka's ambassador to the United States Prasad Kariyawasam is treading the most difficult path of diplomacy since January 20 this year when a multi-faceted Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. ... The ...
In addition, Pakistan has been providing educational and technical scholarships to Sri Lankan students over the last many decades, he added.

While recalling a meeting a with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe on the sidelines of World Economic Forum early this year, the Pakistani PM Pakistan and Sri Lanka could collaborate for the achievement of objectives of SAARC.
Accordingly, President Mahipala Sirisena, who is on three days official visit to Russia, signed the special Gazette notification in Moscow, today (24), declaring Mavillu, Weppal, Karadikkuli, Marichchikadi and Vilaththikulam forests as Mawillu forest ...
Colombo (Reuters) - Sri Lanka must make more progress toward meeting commitments to establishing a credible investigation into alleged war crimes during the country's civil war and enacting reforms, the U.N.
Chennai: Following stiff opposition from Tamil outfits, megastar Rajinikanth on Saturday announced he has cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme. He had also sought an appointment with the Sri Lankan president to ...

Mar 24, Colombo: The President of the German Bundestag, Prof. Norbert Lammert accompanied by a parliamentary delegation is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in ...
The squad also included Ron Chandragupta, the opener who made 48 and 91 for Sri Lanka Board President's XI against the Lions in a three-day game in front of Sanath Jayasuriya, the head of the senior selection committee.
The President of the German Bundestag, Professor Dr Norbert Lammert accompanied by a Parliamentary delegation is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in April 2017 on an invitation by Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Sri Lanka Parliament. ... of Sri Lanka and ...
MR. IFTIKHAR AZIZ, president of Pakistan-Sri Lanka FRIENDSHIP TRADE AND INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION GIFTING 10 HUMAN CORNEAS TO PRIME MINISTER MUHAMMAD Nawaz Sharif AT PM HOUSE Islamabad ON 24TH MARCH, 2017.
... "slow progress" of reforms in Sri Lanka. The United Nations and rights groups have accused the Sri Lankan military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, during the final weeks of the war and have pressed for justice for the families of ...
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of fraud, corruption as Abuse of Power, State Resources, and Privileges (PRECIFAC) this morning to give a statement over ...
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak returned home a free man after being freed from detention, six years after being overthrown.
They had alleged that the proprietor of Lyca Productions, Allirajah Subaskaran, had close business ties with then Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse, often criticised in Tamil Nadu for the death of civilian Tamils during the final assault on rebel ...
President to take crucial decisions soon: Yapa, President Maithripala Sirisena is to take several crucial politically and economically important decisions over the ...
Mr President, Russia and Sri Lanka have developed excellent ties over these 60 years. Of course, we need to reflect on what more we can do to develop our trade and economic ties, and, for my part, I urge you to appoint a co-chair of the ...
The multimillion-dollar deal between Asheboro textile giant Acme-McCrary and MAS Holdings of Sri Lanka is expected to not only triple the local firm's revenues to $250 million by 2022 but also help the local firm grow with new talent and technology.

Sri Lanka Board President's XI beat touring Bangladesh by two runs in a one-day practice game in Colombo Cricket Club Ground on Wednesday.
Mar 23, Moscow: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena received a Guard of Honor during the official welcoming ceremony at Kremlin in the national capital of Russia today.
Moscow (Sputnik) - The presidents will discuss the possibility of strengthening Russian-Sri Lankan interaction, particularly in the spheres of trade, economy and culture, and exchange opinions on current regional and international agenda, according to ...
Several decades on, a Sri Lankan president was bold enough to remember the country's national heroes who had sacrificed their lives for an independent Sri Lanka. Many countries still remember the gross human rights violations and plunder of national ...
The government of India donated eight water bowsers to supply water to the people in drought affected areas. Donations were officially handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (21). The High Commissioner of ...
But earlier this month, Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena rejected the appeal, saying he would not "allow non-governmental organisations to dictate how to run my government", nor heed calls to "to prosecute my troops".
In all honesty, Bangladesh must be high on confidence after beating Sri Lankan in their own den in the second Test and drawing the series 1-1.
Mar 22, Moscow: Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena, who left the country Wednesday for a three-day state visit to Russia arrived in Moscow, marking the first state visit by a Sri Lankan head of the state in four decades. Deputy Minister of ...
Lahore - A delegation of Sri Lankan donors who donated 10 corneas for blinds in Punjab called on Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Colombo: The brother of Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapakse denied on Tuesday involvement in war-era death squads, blaming the then army chief for an alleged secretive campaign of extra-judicial murders.
The Colombo High Court today re-issued summons on the President and the Prime Minister to appear in court in the case against the United National Party's former Secretary Tissa Attanayake for displaying a letter with forged signatures of the then ...
The Sri Lanka Ranjana which is awarded to non-nationals for distinguished service of a highly meritorious nature to Sri Lanka in particular and / or humanity in general was awarded to Sri Lankan born NASA scientist Dr. Sarath D. Gunapala and Siddhartha ...
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has told the visiting Chinese Defence Minister and State Councillor, Gen Chang Wanquan, that the pacts which Sri Lanka is to sign with China "will not do any harm to the pride, independence and national ...
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena will confer National Honors on 90 distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to the country and its advancement at a ceremony tomorrow.
Mar 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, while calling for state officials and politicians to improve their interactions today, promised to take necessary measures to strengthen the state service and make it more efficient under the ...
Mar 16, Hambantota: The Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena says the present government's development program is not according to any political agenda and aims to develop the entire country.
HAMBANTOTA - This city in southern Sri Lanka has a port, a cricket stadium, and an airport. But with only about 11,000 residents, Hambantota feels ... It's named after Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was president of Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2015, and is a ...
I am perturbed over your decision to dismiss a respectable gentleman and a leading lawyer of the Batticaloa bar from the office of a Judge of the High Court of Sri Lanka, to which he was appointed recently and had already assumed office. The word ...
Mar 15, Colombo: Udaya Rohan De Silva, a senior criminal practitioner, has been elected President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka. Educated at Ananda College, Colombo, Mr. De Silva was called to the Bar in 1983. He has previously served as BASL ...
"Nepal's peace process is exemplary to the rest of the world and Nepal has also learned from Sri Lanka," said the prime minister.
Mar 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera today in a hard-hitting statement slammed the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa for misleading the public with "inaccurate, inflammatory and erroneous" statements. ... punishing ...
During the President's visit, several agreements between Sri Lanka and Russia on Cooperation in fisheries Sector, Cooperation in science, technology and Innovation, Cooperation in Combating crimes and Fostering police Assistance, and the Protocol on ...
Pointing out that Sri Lanka is a country based on agriculture, the President said only through strengthening the agricultural economy as well as through a proper state management a better future could be built for the farming community and the ...
When Donald Trump was taking oaths in Wahington DC on January 20, 2017 as the 45th President of the USA, in London, an award winning John Pilgers documentary 'The Coming War on China' was screened in cinemas.
The Ministry's attention has been drawn to a misleading report carried in The Island newspaper of 8 March 2017, titled 'UN resolutions not binding on Sovereign Nations - Govt.
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, a member of the majority Sinhalese community, received the support of the Tamil minority after promising accountability for excesses carried out by the largely Sinhalese military.
Former central bank governor Arjuna Mahendran arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) appointed to look into the controversial Bond Sale issue, a short while ago to give evidence for the second day.
... The former LTTE leader turned deputy minister of the former Sri Lankan government Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman today declared open the headquarters for his new political party in Batticaloa.
As proof President Sirisena, stiffening his backbone as he would have done his upper lip had he belonged to that class of so-called elitists from the other school, said his peremptory dismissal of UN human rights Chief Zeid Al-Hussein's call for a ...
The Sri Lankan president's presence at the IORA Leaders' Summit, in Jakarta, indicated that the island nation was keen on tapping into the potential of the region.
Mar 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena Friday launched a program for the youth to develop skills necessary for the development of the country.
Hettiarachchi had caused serious embarrassment to the President when he announced a military boycott of the eastern province chief minister Naseer Ahamed over a spat with a navy officer in Trincomalee.
New Delhi: Members from AIADMK and DMK on Friday raised the issue of killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Sri Lankan navy in Parliament and asked the government to give a strong message to Sri Lanka. In the Rajya Sabha, the issue was raised ...


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