Former Sri Lankan President issuing a statement on the recent restoration of the GSP+ facility to Sri Lanka by the EU warned on Saturday that it could cause permanent damage to... More
Chinese investment in Sri Lanka is reviving a “3,000-5,000-year-old shipping route”, said visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, defending his Government’s decision to join the Belt and Road Initiative.
“The fact is that... More
The situation which developed in Qatar has no impact on the Sri Lankans living and working in Qatar.
Therefore, there is no need to panic, Qatar Ambassador to Sri Lanka Rashid Bin... More
A special report on the situation in Qatar will be presented to the Cabinet by freshly-minted Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake next week as Sri Lanka adopts a wait-and-see policy on possible... More
A cheerless domestic situation, both political and economic, has put the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena at crossroads. Its members are wondering whether they should stick... More
Former President, prior to his departure to Japan, spoke to Kelum Bandara of Daily Mirror about the current situation of the country in the aftermath of the Cabinet reshuffle and his... More
Sri Lanka and China, on Tuesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to construct a hospital for kidney patients in Polonnaruwa, in North Central Sri Lanka, the Government Information Department said... More
The Colombo Port City Company and the Chinese owned Zhongtian Construction Group have delivered relief items to families affected by the major floods and landslides which hit Sri Lanka last week.
The Chinese Chartered flight carrying disaster relief goods landed at the Bandaranaike International Airport at 2 p.m. on 3 June, Saturday.
The hand-over ceremony of relief goods took place with the presence... More
Sri Lankan Major civil society organisations that campaigned for Maithripala Sirisena and the UNP at presidential and parliamentary polls in 2015, have looked askance at the government’s first cabinet reshuffle.
The National... More
Disasters and the subsequent suffering as a result of both man-made and natural calamities are nothing new to Sri Lankans. The island nation has seen two bloody Marxist insurgencies in the... More
Two rival factions of SLFP are attempting to organise powvow between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to bring an end to the crisis brewing in the party.
The two... More
The Heads of Mission of the European Union, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland, on Thursday strongly condemned incidents of hate crimes in Sri Lanka and called for... More
Four State Ministers and four Deputy Ministers appointed under the new Cabinet reshuffle took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo yesterday. They are Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena,(State... More
The death toll of Sri Lanka’s flashfloods and landslides has increased to over 193, while 94 still remain missing and a total of 575,000 individuals and 142,811 families affected, the Disaster... More
Newly-appointed Sri Lankan Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said negotiations for a Public Private Partnership to salvage the debt-ridden Hambantota Port will resume this week under his leadership.
“I will take... More
Thousands of troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island’s worst flooding for 14 years, which has killed 180 people.
The military said... More
The Chinese Embassy in a statement released on Sunday said Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang sent messages of condolence to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister... More
The Government has come under fire from civil society groups and Muslims for its failure to act fast in checking attacks on mosques and shops owned by Muslims in recent weeks.... More
India and Pakistan were among the first countries to respond in the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s flash flood disaster which has killed at least 103 persons with another 100 categorized as... More
While participating in last week’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum in Beijing, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe walked a tight rope: seeking economic and other benefits from China while... More