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Running into chaos

Running into chaos

Last Monday, 23 July 2018,  Senior Colonel Xu  Jianwei, Military, Naval & Air Attaché of Embassy of China in Sri Lanka, hosted a reception at the Shangri-la Hotel to celebrate the 91st founding anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Altogether, 600 invitees including the …

Sri Lanka committed to religious freedom

Sri Lanka committed to religious freedom

Representing Sri Lanka at the Conference to Advance Religious Freedom, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam remarked that Sri Lanka remains committed to advance and uphold the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to change ones religion or …

Sri Lanka a key component of maritime silk road

Sri Lanka a key component of maritime silk road

China says Sri Lanka is a key component of the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”, with the Hambantota Port and Colombo Port City as the two flagship projects of the pragmatic cooperation between China and Sri Lanka under the Belt and Road Initiative. China’s Ambassador …

Northern Provincial Council in deadlock

Northern Provincial Council in deadlock

The tug of war between the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran and Governor Reginald Cooray, which continued unabated for quite some, reached its climax when the Court ruled that the Chief Minister’s move to sack a minister and appoint a new minister …

India has much to gain from Sri Lanka

India has much to gain from Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka have enjoyed time-tested and friendly ties since the establishment of diplomatic relations 70 years ago. India’s historical and extensive relations with  Sri Lanka   attained  new heights  with the state visit of Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi to  Colombo on May  11 …

Sri Lanka India’s special, trusted partner

Sri Lanka India’s special, trusted partner

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described Sri Lanka as India’s special and trusted friend in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region while assuring New Delhi’s continued development aid cooperation with the island nation. “When I look at Sri Lanka, I see not only …

For the country to move forward adopt a new Constitution

For the country to move forward adopt a new Constitution

The Visiting Belgium-Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Group met with the Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance on 19 July at the office of the Leader of the opposition in parliament.MrSampanthan highlighted that the people are not happy as they do not receive …

Ian Paisley Jr suspended from Parliament

Ian Paisley Jr suspended from Parliament

Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons for seven weeks after breaking Westminster rules over luxury trips worth up to £100,000. The “severe” punishment has been imposed on the senior Democratic Unionist Party MP after he took his family on all-expenses-paid …

Shifting of Southern Naval Area from Galle to Hambantota is being monitored

Shifting of Southern Naval Area from Galle to Hambantota is being monitored

The proposed shifting of Sri Lanka’s Southern Naval Area from Galle to the strategic port of Hambantota, run by the Chinese, is being monitored by India, but the government is not perturbed by Colombo’s June 30 announcement. Enhanced Sri Lankan naval presence in Hambantota, “if …

Selective application to order execution of a person could be problematical

Selective application to order execution of a person could be problematical

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to order execution of drug dealers who continue to do their business even while being on the death row, will give rise to a legal question besides being ineffective in controlling the drug menace, an expert said. V.T.Thamilmaran, Senior …