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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena at Moscow Airport

Warm welcome to President at Moscow Airport

President Maithripala Sirisena received a warm welcome at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow yesterday (22nd March). He was received by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov, Chief of Protocol and other high officials of the Russian Federation.



Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Zeid highlights need for international participation in judicial mechanism

While welcoming Sri Lanka’s ‘promising progress’ in constitutional reforms, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today urged the government to set up mechanisms to implement the resolution adopted at the UNHRC in 2015.



UK Parliament terrorist attack

Five dead, around 40 injured in UK parliament ‘terrorist’ attack

Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament.



India donates water bowsers to Sri Lanka

India donates water bowsers to help drought affected people

Government of India donated eight water bowsers to supply water to the people in drought affected areas. Donations were officially handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat



Sushma Swaraj

Indian fishermen urge Swaraj to take legal action against Sri Lanka

India should initiate legal proceedings against Sri Lanka in connection with the alleged killing of an Indian fisherman in that country, a delegation of Tamil Nadu fishermen demanded today during a meeting with External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.



Ravi Karunanayake

Ravi to receive best Finance Minister of the Year award

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was selected as the Finance Minister of the Year for Asia-Pacific – 2017 by a prestigious London based ‘The Banker’ magazine



Sri Lanka cricket team attack

U.S. drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan

A U.S. drone airstrike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka’s cricket team in 2009



Handcuffs - Arrest by Police

Assault on Keith Noyahr: CID arrests Army Corporal

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested a Corporal attached to the Army Intelligence Directorate, in connection with the assault on journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008.



Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka ex-leader’s brother ‘led death squad’: court

Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse’s brother Gotabhaya directed a top-secret death squad which targeted journalists and dissidents, a court was told Monday.



Sri Lanka Rupee vs US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee falls on importer dollar demand; stocks edge up

The Sri Lankan rupee edged down on Monday due to dollar demand from importers, while increased imports and foreign selling in rupee bonds weakened the outlook for the currency, dealers said.



General Chang Wanquan met Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Chinese Defense Minister called on President

The Minister of Defense and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China General Chang Wanquan who is on a official visit to Sri Lanka called on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (March 20)



Sarath Fonseka

Lasantha Killing: SF says special unit set up to attack journalists

The CID told court today that according to Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s statement on Lasantha Wickramatunga’s killing, a special unit had operated under the former head of the Intelligence Services, Kapila Henda Witharana to attack the Media.



Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Ranil refutes proposal for international intervention

Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe has stated that no external parties will be required to carry out the investigations pertaining to the allegations made by the Geneva proposal against the country.



President Maithripala Sirisena

President opens SLFP political academy

“The country needs not the politicians who say ‘yes’ for everything, but young politicians who say ‘that is not the way, this is the correct path”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.



Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan

Chinese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka, Nepal

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan left on Sunday for official visits to Sri Lanka and Nepal, the Defence Ministry said, trips that could unnerve neighboring India.



WM Mendis

Aloysius may get big tax concession for Kalkudah distillery

Under a budget proposal effective this year, Arjun Aloysius’ liquor manufacturing firm W M Mendis and Co. is likely to receive a 100 percent capital allowance for locating its proposed four billion-rupee alcohol distillery at Kalkudah in the Batticaloa district.