Sri Lanka Sees Relations With China Growing Under Xi’s Leadership

Sri Lanka on Friday said it sees the relationship with China growing under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Asia Pacific Daily reported. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a message to President Xi Jinping, congratulated him on his re-election for a second term as the General-Secretary of the Communist Party of China and [...]

Special Project To Improve Quality Of Beauty Culture Sector As a part of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s concept of uplifting the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), a special project has been initiated with the objective of improving quality of the beauty culture sector, Hairdressers and Beauticians around the country. The project is named as “SED [...]

Applications Called To Appoint Members To OMP

The Constitutional Council has called for applications to appoint members to the newly appointed Office of Missing Persons (OMP). The Acting Secretary General of the Constitutional Council said that the applicants must have previous experience in fact finding or investigations, human rights law, international human rights law and humanitarian response. Applications must be sent before [...]

India And Sri Lanka Begin Phase II Of Oceanographic Survey

The Indian Navy and Sri Lanka Navy began Phase II of the joint oceanographic survey off the Southern and Western Coasts of Sri Lanka last week. The survey is being undertaken by Indian Naval ship INS Sutlej, which is an indigenously designed and constructed vessel that is fitted with the latest state of the art [...]

Nilanga Dela Back In The Spotlight

Minister Orders Probe  by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Minister of Buddha Sasana, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, has ordered a report on allegations raised against the Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Nilanga Dela Bandara. The report was sought following allegations raised that Nilanga Dela Bandara had signed deeds to sell historic land in the [...]

Attempt To Derail Uma Oya Relief Mechanism

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya An attempt is being made to derail the Uma Oya relief measures. The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) organisation has written to the President and the Home Affairs Ministry Secretary regarding the actions of the Badulla Government Agent (GA) Nimal Abeysiri. In the letter to the Home Affairs Ministry Secretary [...]

Government Will Continue To Honour UN

The government said it will continue to honour the United Nations Organisation and its work and also engage with the United Nations, and its systems and procedures. Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam, speaking at the 72nd United Nations Day held at the UN compound in Colombo last week, said that Sri Lanka’s relationship with the UN [...]

New Legal And Tax System For Port City

by Easwaran Rutnam A new legal and tax system is being drafted by the Prime Minister’s office for the Port City (Financial City) to be enacted once the project is completed. A new company will also be formed to manage the Port City once it is completed, along with  the Colombo Municipal Council while another [...]

Qatar And Government In Crucial Talks This Week On SriLankan

by Indika Sri Aravinda Crucial talks will be held this week between the government and Qatar with regards to SriLankan Airlines. Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera told The Sunday Leader that Qatar was ready to consider a proposal from Sri Lanka to reach an agreement on SriLankan Airlines. He said that a delegation from Qatar [...]

The Rohingya In Our Midst: Learning From The Vulnerable

by Bishop Duleep De Chickera A Reflection The Rohingya in our midst brought out the worst in some of us. The aggression of a mob that sought to intimidate and deny these vulnerable humans of compassion and security, shockingly incited by some who carry religious responsibility in the community, will go down as a sad [...]

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