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Lasantha Wickrematunge, an anti-establishment newspaper editor of the Sunday Leader in Sri Lanka was one such journalist. A fierce critic of former president Mahinda Rajapakse, Wickrematunge was assassinated in January 2009 - during the final months ...
The PM's recent visit to Japan was aimed, partly, at bringing that country - for years Sri Lanka's main donor, into this equation.
Exercising powers vested in the Head of State under Section 17 of the Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40), President Maithripala Sirisena has declared waste disposal an essential service.
In a note presented by President Maithripala Sirisena and approved by the Cabinet recently, the President has informed all Ministers that all Cabinet decisions and Memoranda not falling within excepted categories under the Right to Information (RTI ...
In March 2017, Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena became the first Sri Lankan Head of State to visit Russia in several decades.

"Our hotels are strategically located in the heart of key tourist destinations of Kandy, Yala, Kosgoda, Nuwara-Eliya, Colombo and Negombo, allowing them to reap the full benefits of the burgeoning growth in tourism in Sri Lanka," senior vice president, ...
President Maithripala Sirisena today handed over deeds of ownership to 30 families whose houses were destroyed in the Meethotamulla catastrophe.
The Sri Lanka Institute of marketing (SLIM has elected Elangovan Karthik as its 39th president at the 47th AGM held on the 29th of March at the Kingsbury hotel, with a new council along with the ten-member executive committee of SLIM for the year 2017/18.
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has condemned the gazette notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena making solid waste disposal an essential service. In a press release the JVP yesterday said ...
Apr 20, Colombo: A Tamil political leader in Sri Lanka has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to take immediate measures to release all the private lands in the North and East that are still being held by the security forces.
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President said the government is committed to improve the country's economy although there is no serious economic crisis in the island nation at present.
Apr 20, 2017 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena says country's foreign reserves have already exceeded five billion US dollars and is expected to improve further in the coming months.
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to expedite the resettlement process for the people who are affected by the section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse.
The reports on the investigations carried out by the PRECIFAC into three petitions including the the misappropriation of government funds at the opening ceremony of the Hambantota Port would be handed over to the President this week, sources said ...
Apr 18, Polonnaruwa: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena today urged the district officials to complete development projects in their district on time and vest with the people.
In Sri Lanka, search teams have now recovered at least 29 bodies from a massive garbage slide that buried dozens of homes Friday night.

That said, Sri Lanka's new government, led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, is obviously floundering.
President of the socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang while praising positive initiatives taken by the unity government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena aiming at national development and reconciliation assured their fullest cooperation ...
President advised officials to give fullest assistance to the people affected by the landslide of Meethotamulla garbage dump without any worries about fund ...
Mahinda Rajapaksa was president of Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2015. He is a human rights lawyer by profession, but has been the butt of widespread outrage and ...
Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena said the unparalleled supreme sacrifice made by Jesus Christ to save the human beings who are born in sadness and experience sadness throughout life, will be remembered forever.
The Asgiriya Mahanayake Ven. Panditha Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera anointed oil on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday at the auspicious time at the historic Natha Devale.
At the 4th Annual General Meeting of the market Research Society of Sri Lanka (MRSSL) held recently, current President of MRSSL, Ms. Himalee Madurasinghe was re-elected for another term. In her acceptance speech, Ms. Madurasinghe thanked the ...
by N.S.Venkataraman. ( April 16, 2017, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) Within a few weeks of being sworn in as US president, Trump has revealed his style and approach as far as the other countries are concerned. Obviously, this approach is no different ...
Politicians and civil society groups have urged in the past many months that the mountain of garbage be shifted for the safety and well being of residents of the area.
Lyca's village inaugurated without Rajinikanth, Vigneswaran , Days after Rajinikanth cancelled his trip to Sri Lanka to inaugurate a village following protests in ...
In an interview with Ceylon Today, General Secretary of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya and member of the Joint Opposition Udaya Gammanpila said, the economy ...
Apr 14, Colombo: Calling for people to join hands to build a country where reconciliation and coexistence are given pride of place, Sri Lankan president ...
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena faces criticism from Opposition leaders over the government's alleged plans to sell state assets.
Kathmandu: Indian and Sri Lankan ambassadors to Nepal separately called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the latter's office in Sheetal Niwas on Wednesday.
Apr 11, Kandy: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena says the government's program to create an alcohol and tobacco free nation has been successful as the revenues from the tobacco and alcohol had gone down.
Apr 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has handed over the appointment letters to organizers for four constituency organizers and three district organizers for the Kurunegala District today (April 11) at the President's Official ...
Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa (The document containing the auspicious times for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year) was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena this morning at the President's Official Residence in Colombo. In keeping with the tradition ...
He pointed out that Japan and Sri Lanka will look to further boost the bilateral relationship. Meanwhile, the Premier stated that as the Sri Lankan Parliament celebrates 70 years, these talks are of paramount importance. Meanwhile, the Premier and the ...
Sri Lanka President push reconciliation in New Year. By Our Political ... ECONOMYNEXT - President Maithripala Sirisena has urged Sri Lankans to use the traditional New Year as a turning point to usher ethnic reconciliation and ensure peaceful coexistence.
sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera was appointed as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Organiser for the Panduwasnuwara electorate by party Chairman President Maithripala Sirisena at his Official Residence today. Meanwhile, Dharmasiri Dasanayake ...
Apr 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena says spiritual leaders are the real messengers who connect the hearts of the people and strengthen reconciliation as wished by every religion.
Apr 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's youth have been empowered to get connected with the export trade using mobile phones and internet at present, instead of mere traditional agriculture, President Maithripala Sirisena says. A number of organizations are in ...
These views are aimed at addressing public interest issues affecting the socio-economic development of Sri Lanka. Becoming an hub for education in South Asia -although belatedly- can help Sri Lanka earn billions of dollars in foreign exchange, through ...
Picture this, you just finished working a 12-hour shift in Sri Lanka. You're walking home when your stomach ... Thanks to the students of the Sri Lankan Student Association at Southeast Missouri State University, those in attendance at Sihanada Night ...
The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in retaliation for their chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier in the week.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Florida for a high-stakes summit with US President Donald Trump. His plane landed at West Palm Beach where he was greeted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Apr 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena says the current methods of tax collections should be more efficient and systematic for the development of a strong national economy.
Let me begin by congratulating you on your election last month as the new President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka. It represents a fulfillment of a life long career dedicated to the advancement of the Bar Association (BASL). I take this ...
The on-going court case in Sri Lanka challenging President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to gift a baby elephant to New Zealand has brought back focus on the protection of the Sri Lankan elephant - Elephas maximus maximus - an endangered species as ...
Apr 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena expressed his "heartfelt condolences" to the loved ones of the victims of Monday's deadly attack on Russia's St. Petersburg metro by a suicide bomber that killed 14 people and injured dozens.
Sri Lanka Cricket Team and a few members of Sri Lanka Cricket Board met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's residence in Colombo on 2nd April. At the meeting the President assured to extend the maximum support for the improvement of ...
Ravi Jayawardene, the son of late Sri Lankan president, J. R. Jayawardene, has passed away aged 80. Ravi Jayawardene who was the founder of the police Special Task Force, was also a specialist in defence.
But the Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said that an initial probe report has ruled out its navy's involvement in the shooting of an Indian fisherman, an issue raised by India with Sri Lanka's prime minister. Indian fisherman ... Former Sri Lankan ...


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