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Sri Lanka's unity government will come up with a new plan to identify its weaknesses and find suitable remedies for them, a senior minister has said, amid the ongoing tussle between the country's president and the prime minister. A new programme and pact is being prepared by President ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Corruption in Sri Lanka's governments is partly due to the lack of an independent public service and permanent secretaries, but also due to the structure of administration where the Prime Minister of President holds key portfolios. Sri Lanka's current administration with Prime ...

"China never interferes in Sri Lanka's internal affairs and is willing to work with the Sri Lankan side to push forward the latter's economic and social development by promoting new type of ... China invested heavily in Sri Lanka's infrastructure during the 10-year tenure of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
President Maithripala Sirisena, who was in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), returned to the country a short while ago. He left for the United Kingdom on April 15 to attend the CHOGM held in London.(T.K.G. ...
Apr 22, Colombo: President's Media Division (PMD) issuing a statement said false information is being reported regarding the official delegation accompanying the President Maithripala Sirisena to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The President was accompanied by ...

... him for supporting Sri Lanka in the UK Parliament. On Thursday, the President attended a special banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in honour of leaders attending CHOGM. While in the UK, President Sirisena met with members of the Sri Lankan community in London. In his address to the ...
DUBAI: The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) confused Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi ... The blunder occurred when the BBC host said "the Prime Minister of India since May 2014 arriving at Buckingham Palace," while the Sri Lankan president ...
The BBC today apologised for mistakenly referring to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a live news broadcast of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) last night. The Sri Lankan President was seen disembarking from his car at ...
Maithripala Sirisena's move came on Thursday after the government promised a cabinet reshuffle following a no-confidence motion against Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's prime minister, was defeated last week. "The president has prorogued parliament until May 8," Austin Fernando, ...
When a Sri Lankan Facebook user complained in March of a post that said, “Kill all Muslims, don't let even one child of the dogs escape,” it took the ... Over a two-hour meeting at the seafront presidential offices, company officials pledged to act more swiftly to remove hate speech in Sri Lanka's native ...
Mar 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that irrespective of political differences social justice should be delivered to all when considering issues related to the land rights of the people in the country. The President further said that if the priority was given to money when ...
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has had a lengthy discussion on the political developments on Thursday night, sources close to the Prime Minister said yesterday. The meeting has taken place at Minister Rajitha Senaratne's residence in Colombo. The meeting had ...
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (R) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (L) attend the Victory Day parade in the southern coastal town of ... Even before the Cambridge Analytica fiasco came to light, Sri Lanka had enough reasons to worry about social media, particularly after last month's ...
Mar 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP), led by President Maithripala Sirisena today requested the leader of its coalition partner in the unity government, Prime Minister and United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to resign before the debate on the no-confidence motion ...
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has reduced the responsibilities of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a power struggle worsened within their uneasy coalition. Sirisena took away the central bank, the policy-making National Operations Room and several other institutions from the ...
Mar 30, Polonnaruwa: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today emphasized the need for the line ministries and local government to work together in consensus for the benefit of the people and the country. The President said the disputes between the ministries and the local government bodies ...

When a Sri Lankan Facebook user complained this month of a post that said, "Kill all Muslims, don't let even one child of the dogs escape," it took the ... Over a two-hour meeting at the seafront presidential offices, company officials pledged to act more swiftly to remove hate speech in Sri Lanka's native ...
In his note to the Russian president, Sirisena said the Sri Lankan people shared the sorrow of the Russian people and extended condolences on behalf of his government and the citizens of Sri Lanka. Sirisena also engaged in discussions with Russia's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yuri Materiy. A total of 64 ...
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday (Mar 28) reduced the responsibilities of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a power struggle worsened within their uneasy coalition. Sirisena took away the central bank, the policy-making National Operations Room and several ...
Making 109 million voters eligible for voting the Presidential Election of Russia began today (18th March). 2018 presidential election is expected to concrete President Vladimir Putin's power for another term of six years. The Russians would cast ballots today (18th March) in Russia across the 11 time zones, ...
This is the most important function of a Head of State, be it a Queen or President. In the United Kingdom, its exercise is regulated by convention. In Sri Lanka, Article 43 of the Constitution requires the President to appoint as Prime Minister “the Member of Parliament who in his opinion “is most likely to ...
( March 19, 2018, Moscow, Sri Lanka Guardian) Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory. Putin's thumping victory will extend his total ...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – A high-level Sri Lankan delegation is scheduled to depart for Geneva tomorrow (March 19) in order to attend the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council. According to the Government information department, the delegation will highlight actions Sri Lanka has taken since it ...
Hitting back at Gandhi over his attack on Amit Shah, Sitharaman said that it was astonishing that the Congress president chooses to make allegations against ... the BJP of imposing Hindi on Tamil Nadu, party state president Tamilisai Soundarajan asked Gandhi to 'recall the loss of Tamil lives in Sri Lanka'.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has removed the nationwide state of Emergency that was imposed on March 6 after communal clashes broke out in Kandy district."Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the State of Emergency from midnight yesterday," the President said ...
Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala lauded Jagmohan Dalmiya's role in strengthening the Asian Bloc in international cricket.(HT Photo). Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on the occasion of the 70th independence of the island nation, paid a glowing tribute to former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya ...
Mar 07, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed relevant authorities to immediately stop giving permission to fragment coconut lands in North Western Province. The President also advised Provincial Council, Urban Council and the Coconut Development Authority (CDA) to make ...
Colombo - Welcoming Sri Lanka's engagement towards achieving a country free of anti-personnel mines and inviting its Government to take a leadership role in fostering this humanitarian disarmament instrument in South Asia, the Special Envoy of the Convention expressed his gratitude to the President ...
Mar 07, Kandy: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday held a special meeting with religious leaders of all faiths at President's House in Kandy to discuss the current volatile situation in the central region. Maha Sangha led by Anunayaka Theros of Malwatta and Asgiriya chapters, Islamic ...
COLOMBO, March 8 (Xinhua) -- A statue of late South African President Nelson Mandela will be erected in Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka, where battles were fought between the Sri Lankan military and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) before 2009. Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray told ...
Sri Lankans walk past a vandalized Mosque in Diana, in central Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sri Lanka's president declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in several central hill towns could spread. (AP Photo/Rukmal Gamage). Rukmal Gamage. Buddhist mobs ...
Sri Lankan police officers stand out side a vandalized Buddhist Temple in Poojapitiya, in central Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sri Lanka's president declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in several central hill towns could spread. The emergency announcement ...
Mar 08, Colombo: The government has adapted legislation to strengthen women's participation in governance and the next objective is to develop the women entrepreneurship to increase their participation in industries and production, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says in his message to mark ...
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the law and order minister amidst fresh violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in the Kandy district despite imposition of nationwide emergency. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, a ...
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's president declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in several central hill towns could spread. Details of the emergency decree were not immediately announced, and it was unclear how it would affect life on the South Asian island ...
Sri Lankan police officers attempt to douse burning shops in Ambatenna, in central Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sri Lanka's president declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in several central hill towns could spread. (AP Photo/Rukmal Gamage) The Associated ...
President Maithripala Sirisena is to appoint a three-member commission to investigate attacks on Muslims by Buddhist mobs in Sri Lanka. A police curfew imposed in Kandy district on March 6 was lifted on March 10 but a 10-day nationwide state of emergency declared on March 6 remains in place.
Secretary to the President Austin Fernando told our correspondent that the Gazette is ready and will be signed by President on his return on Saturday or latest by Monday. Sri Lankan government has imposed a week emergency last Tuesday in wake of violence against minority Muslim community in Kandy ...
Emerging victorious was the newly-formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) whose de facto leader is the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The party is also backed by more than 50 of the SLFP or United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MPs who were elected at the August 2015 general ...
Months after Sri Lanka's Central Bank vowed action on mounting household debt in the war-affected north, thousands gathered in Jaffna on Tuesday, ... Speaking to The Hindu, Kanthiah Mahadevan, president of a Jaffna-based credit cooperative society and an organiser of Tuesday's protest, said while ...
The Sri Lankan leader had last visited the temple on December 10, 2014, a day after filing his nomination papers for the then presidential elections, seeking a third term. Tight security was put in place on the hills for Rajapaksa's visit, which comes amid a political crisis in Sri Lanka following the local council ...
According to political analysts, the landslide victory of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), backed by the former strongman Mahinda ... next 18 months before parliamentary elections and whether there will be changes to its policy agenda with President Maithripala Sirisena showing signs of getting ...
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe have promised to protect minorities, but attacks against Muslims have continued. Muslims comprise around 9 percent of Sri Lanka's population of 21 million. Buddhists make up about 70 percent and Hindus about 13 percent.
At yesterday's Cabinet meeting, President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have rebuffed the Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM) headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and stressed the need for centralized decision-making on economic matters. The CCEM takes decisions ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa bas slammed a law that allows Sri Lanka to borrow more money this year to repay large volumes of loans that are maturing later, and has also question comments by the auditor general on debt. Rajapaksa said the proposed law gives powers for the ...
“The bond scam that took place in the Central Bank of Sri Lanka is considered to be a massive fraud that ever occurred in South Asia. The master brain of such fraud is now being appointed as the Law and Order Minister by the President. Further, giving the portfolio of Youth Affairs to Sagala Ratnayake is ...
Amidst the prevailing political instability in Colombo, Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan met President Maithripala Sirsena on Friday evening and urged him to fulfil the peoples' mandate he received at the last Presidential election on January 8, 2015. “The Opposition Leader was of the view that the unity ...
Rajapaksa's campaign targeted the government's middling economic record, and its attempt to impose higher taxes, promising Sri Lankans a return to more confident, outward facing rule. Rajapaksa's supporters also criticized Sri lankan President Maithripala Sirisena for selling off national assets, including ...
The seven-year collaboration between Life Saving Victoria and Sri Lanka was forged to address the country's significant drowning rate. Sri Lanka Life Saving President Asanka Nanayakkara said developing class-based and practical water skills in the emerging leaders was seen as an important step. “We requested them to ...


 

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