Day: February 1, 2018

President emphasized that under any circumstances he would not divide the coutry and will not allow anyone to do so

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that even though allegations leveled against him that he is attempting to divide the country, under any circumstances he would not allow anyone to divide the country.

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports grow 3.06 pct in 2017

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports grew by 3.06 percent last year compared with that of 2016, the Industry and Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.

Indian Defence Minister wary of China’s Sri Lanka plans

Hinting at security concerns over Sri Lanka handing over its strategic southern port of Hambantota to China, India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has raised doubts whether that country would confine itself only to port activities.

Rajitha announces arrest of GR soon after Feb. 10 polls

Health Minister and Cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne alleges that Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) candidate for the next presidential election, former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has fled the country fearing arrest in the wake of ongoing judicial investigations into acquisition of MiGs from Ukraine under controversial circumstances.