Monthly Archives: October 2017

Waqar, Amir Khan laud Sri Lanka

Waqar, Amir Khan laud Sri Lanka

Former Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has lauded Sri Lankan team’s visit to Lahore to play a T20 international as a good sign for the return of international cricket to Pakistan. “I am very happy to see that the Sri Lankan team is in Lahore …

Agreeing to Constitutional proposals historic

Agreeing to Constitutional proposals historic

Tamil political representatives’ acceptance of proposals in the interim report of the Constitutional Assembly represents a “historic” moment for Sri Lanka, a senior TNA legislator told parliament here today. The Tamil National Alliance’s M A Sumanthiran was addressing the House when it met as the …

EP delegation to visit Sri Lanka

EP delegation to visit Sri Lanka

Progress on national reconciliation and ways to empower Sri Lankan women politically and economically will be the focus of the visit from 31 October to 3 November 2016 by a four member delegation from the European Parliament. They will also look at the groundwork laid …

SAITM abolished, to function as non-profit Medical College

SAITM abolished, to function as non-profit Medical College

Sri Lanka’s Government yesterday said that the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), a privately-owned medical faculty would be abolished and converted into a non-profit college. A committee established by President Maithripala Sirisena has recommended several proposals to arrive at a permanent solution which …

Mobilising Monks against constitutional reform

Mobilising Monks against constitutional reform

The main sects of Sri Lanka’s Maha Sangha have once again demonstrated their strident opposition to constitutional reforms, this time going one step further and claiming that neither a new constitution nor amendments to the existing constitution are necessary. They have also deemed the existing …

A political order for Sri Lanka

A political order for Sri Lanka

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA.                                              This is the reality today: Anything and everything within this Constitution, but nothing outside this Constitution. A two-thirds majority …

US, India, Japan and Australia to counter China

US, India, Japan and Australia to counter China

There is a developmental model – and money – beyond the example of China and its financing for Asian countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, and perhaps beyond that in Africa. The United States, Japan, India and Australia could provide the alternative option. …

Pakistan welcomes end of isolation

Pakistan welcomes end of isolation

Even Pakistan’s prime minister did not believe it could happen but when Sri Lanka visit the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday for a T20 match, the hosts will celebrate the end of eight years of isolation from international cricket. Less than a year ago, …

Sri Lanka looks forward to stronger ties

Sri Lanka looks forward to stronger ties

Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Friday congratulated China’s President Xi Jinping on his re-election as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and Chairman of the Military Commission at the recently held 19th National Congress. In a letter sent to Xi, …

India-Sri Lanka military exercise

India-Sri Lanka military exercise

During the last few days of Mitra Shakti, the two-week long joint military exercise between India and Sri Lanka being held in Pune, discussions were held on possible terrorist scenarios and operational drills were conducted. These drills focussed on coordination and joint battle procedures, said …