The Sunday Leader

India delivers most advanced patrol vessel to Sri Lankan Navy

India’s state-owned shipbuilder Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has delivered the second advanced offshore patrol vessel to the Sri Lankan Navy, 25 days ahead of schedule. The vessel will be the largest and most advanced ship in the Sri Lankan Navy fleet. This is the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) delivered in the current financial year. [...]

Pakistan, Sri Lanka sign three MoUs to enhance mutual cooperation

Pakistan and Sri Lanka signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on Friday to enhance the bilateral cooperation in the fields of youth development and training of diplomats as well as civil servants, APP Pakistan reported. The MoUs were signed at the Pakistan Prime Minister’s House during Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit. Both Prime Minister [...]

Active Liability Management Bill passed with amendments

The Active Liability Management Bill was passed in Parliament with amendments on Friday. Parliament was adjourned for 10 minutes earlier when a technical failure during the vote saw the wrong results being given. When the vote was eventually taken the joint opposition walked out and the bill was passed.

TNA and GTF hold key discussions in the US

A joint delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) visited the United States of America at the time when Sri Lanka has been under scrutiny at the UN in Geneva, with appointments secured from the relevant highest levels of authority at the UN, US Administration and Government and the [...]

New system to submit documentation of Sri Lankans deceased abroad

The Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs, has introduced a new system through which relatives of Sri Lankans deceased abroad are allowed to submit identity documents, affidavits, and other documentation relating to the repatriation of human remains or conduct of last rites, through Divisional [...]

Former principal of Matale school jailed for accepting bribe

A former principal of a school in Matale has been jailed for accepting a bribe. The former principal of the school was sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court. The principal was convicted of accepted Rs 150,000 in 2014 to admit a student to Grade 1.

Suspect arrested with foreign liquor valued at over Rs 50 million

A suspect has been arrested with foreign liquor valued at over Rs 50 million, the Police media unit said. The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) made the arrest in the Kotahena area. The Police said that 15,431 bottles of imported champagne and wine had been seized. (Colombo Gazette)

SLFP members join flower bud to elect Negombo Mayor

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) joined the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to elect a new Mayor for Negombo. The SLFP and SLPP Local Government members elected Dayan Lansa of the SLPP (flower bud) as the new Mayor of Negombo. The Negombo Municipal Council was won by the United National Party at the recent Local Government [...]

SLPP member elected as Mayor in UNP controlled Galle MC

A member of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has been elected as the Mayor in the United National Party (UNP) controlled Galle Municipal Council. Priyantha Sahabandu Godagama was elected Mayor in a secret ballot. (Colombo Gazette)

Pakistan says it greatly values its relations with Sri Lanka

Pakistan says it greatly values its relations with Sri Lanka which are based on mutual trust and understanding. The High Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka celebrated the 78th National Day of Pakistan on Friday with traditional fervour and resolve to make Pakistan a strong, vibrant, progressive and democratic welfare state. [...]


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