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Militant Buddhist extremism resurfaces in Lanka

After a lull following the election of the new Maithripala Sirisena-Ranil Wickremesinghe regime in 2015, the months of April and May this year has...

Heads roll and re-fixed in Lanka

In a move that has disgruntled some, and in the immediate aftermath of frantic eleventh hour overnight lobbying, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on...

Lankan Buddhist delegation leaves for Pakistan to attend 2nd Vesak Festival

A thirty four member delegation led by Lankan Buddhist monks and scholars left for Pakistan Sunday on the invitation of the Pakistani government, to...

Don’t use North resources for new industries in region, says CM

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has placed a rather unusual barricade on development in the region by blocking the...

Modi woos Lanka, promises India Lanka connectivity

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday glorified in the teachings of the Buddha and Buddhist based links between the two countries in...

EU restores GSP+ concessions to Sri Lanka

The European Union has formally restored the Generalized Scheme of Preference Plus GSP+ trade concessions to Sri Lanka seven years after it was suspended...

Lanka’s wins GSP plus vote in EU parliament

A crippling Hartal unleashed Thursday in the Tamil majority North of the country, protesting against lack of action by the government to trace Lankan...

Prez Sirisena look to war winning general to ‘discipline’ country, Fonseka...

Following Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena asking the war winning Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, to take the post of Army Commander or Overall Security Forces...

India and Sri Lanka sign MoUs for economic projects

India and Sri Lanka Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Cooperation in Economic Projects” during the current visit of the Sri Lankan...

Modi to be chief guest at UN Vesak Day festival in...

  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will  renew his links with Buddhism when he visits Sri Lanka as Chief Guest at the United Nations Vesak...

Japan grants Lanka 45 billion yen

Following the six day official visit of Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Japan which ended Sunday, April 16, the  Japanese Government has decided...

Sri Lanka woos Japan

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is currently on a visit to Japan, in an obvious reference to China, assured that ‘foreign forces’ will not...

China and Lanka conclude two day discussions

During his two-day visit to Sri Lanka which ended on Saturday, Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the fourth most important...

India – Lanka fishing delegation to meet this week

A Sri Lanka fisheries delegation will seek to find out from their Indian counterparts this week  the progress  on  commitments made at a joint...

Lankan Prez asserts no “war hero” will be war crime suspect

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday was emphatic that that he will not make any “war hero” a suspect in cases of alleged war...

Zeid insists “foreign judges” Lanka says “foreign expertise”

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights cast doubt on the impartiality of the Sri Lankan judicial system on Wednesday...

Lanka eyes more agreements with China

Initial discussions between Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and visiting Chinese Defence Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan on Monday has  indicated possible defence related pacts...

Wary about US & India, China sends Defence Min to SL

China’s Defence Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan will engage in high level defence related discussions with military and political leaders in Colombo on Monday after...

India – Lanka fishing tryst continue

In the midst of Tamil Nadu fishermen putting pressure on the Indian Central government to find a permanent solution to the problem of fishing...

India, Sri Lanka agree to release arrested fishermen

India and Sri Lanka Thursday jointly agreed to release all fishermen held in custody in the two countries in the wake of growing agitation...

UN insists on hybrid courts, Sirisena says no foreign judges, Rajapaksa...

Even as the UNHRC last Friday reiterated the need for foreign judges to try alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena, sounding...