Pompeo says China has brought bad deals and lawlessness to Sri Lanka

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the Chinese Communist Party was operating as a “predator” in Sri Lanka, as the top U.S. diplomat kept up tough criticism of China on a tour of Asia.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 28 October 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 28 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Sri Lanka has not fallen into a debt trap, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa tells Mike Pompeo

China has helped Sri Lanka to develop infrastructure after the civil war and Sri Lanka has not fallen into a debt trap, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has told United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Michael Richard Pompeo).

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US wants supremacy in Indian Ocean – JVP

Leader of the JVP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka says the visit by the United States Secretary of State to Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries is focused on acquiring supremacy in the Indian Ocean.

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Curfew in Western Province from midnight tomorrow

A quarantine curfew will be imposed within the Western Province from 12 midnight tomorrow (October 29), stated the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Sri Lanka President

United States Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo (Mike Pompeo) has called on Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa a short while ago.

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COVID-19 ‘Slightly Out of Control’ – President of PHIA

President of the Public Health Inspectors’ Association of Sri Lanka (PHIA), Upul Rohana, said the spread of COVID-19 in the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) area was ‘slightly out of control.’

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Government will not hide if COVID-19 has reached community spread stage – Pathirana

With the rapid rise of COVID-19 patients and limited hospital beds fresh treatment measures were being adapted by the Government, a top official said yesterday, assuring that the Government would not hide announcing if the virus has reached community spread stage.

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Curfew in Panadura, Moratuwa & Homagama police areas

Quarantine curfew has been imposed in three police areas of Colombo and Kalutara districts with immediate effect, says the Commander of Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Sri Lanka

Secretary of State of United States, Michael Richard Pompeo (Mike Pompeo) has arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago (27) for two-day bilateral discussions, says the U.S. Embassy in Colombo.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 27 October 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 27 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka – Total rises to 19

The Health Ministry has said that two more COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Sri Lanka, increasing the death toll to 19.

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17th COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

Another patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus has died today, marking the 17th death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.

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China tells US not to bully Sri Lanka ahead of Pompeo’s visit

China has raised objections to what it called US bullying of Sri Lanka after Washington said the Indian Ocean island must make “difficult but necessary choices” regarding its ties with China.

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JVP protests against Mike Pompeo’s visit

The JVP is currently staging a protest opposite the United States Embassy in Colombo against the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Pompeo in India for talks on China ‘threats’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened talks in India on Monday, kicking off a four-country Asia tour that he has said will focus on the “threats” posed by China.

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