Agreeing to enhance cooperation in the field of regional security, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan signed agreements in several sectors, including economy and tourism.
The agreements were signed following the bilateral... More
Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has urged the government to rectify shortcomings in the Indo-Lanka Free Trade Agreement (FTA) before finalising controversial Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement... More
Srilankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on the Opposition not to propagate misinformation about the new constitution to instigate people and grab power. Such action would have an adverse impact... More
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Moneday apologised for the
destruction of the Jaffna library when the UNP was in power in 1981.
Participating in the third reading stage debate on budget 2017... More
Discarding ongoing difficulties in bilateral relations over ‘the high interest rate’ against loan, China and Sri Lanka held a business meeting in Colombo on Wednesday. Yi Xianliang, the ‘disputed’... More
The government plans on summoning Chinese Ambassador, Yi Xianliang, for criticizing the government, over its 'inconsistent' policies on China's involvement in the country, says the Foreign Ministry.
Sources in the... More
President Maithripala Sirisena left the country, for India 0n 7 November, to participate in a global anti-tobacco conference hosted in New Delhi.
During his two-day visit, President Sirisena will participate... More
Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More
At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More
Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More
Elections to the Sri Lankan local bodies and Provincial Councils are due in 2018. But President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe heading the Yahapalanaya or Good Governance regime in Colombo, not prepared for it.
The lack... More
Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More