Day: February 13, 2018

China Wants To Turn The Indian Ocean Into The China Ocean

China wants to turn the vast Indian Ocean into the China Ocean. When it comes to investment and commerce that is.

How a Sri Lankan hero became a taxi driver in UAE

When Suresh Pattali of the Khaleej Times flagged down a cab in the mad morning rush to keep a medical appointment, little did he know it would be a journey into the plebeian life of a forgotten national hero.

Backbenchers urge PM to form UNP government

The United National Party (UNP) backbenchers, who met with party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today, had urged the Premier to form an independent UNP government.

Australia issues deportation order for Lankan asylum seeker despite UN request

A Sri Lankan asylum seeker has been ordered for deportation next week, despite the United Nations committee against torture requesting Australia not move him while it investigates whether he will be tortured if he is returned against his will.

Gota returns to Sri Lanka Says not eligible to be PM

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday (12) said he is not eligible to be the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka because he is a US citizen.

President, PM not taken any decision on future political course

Presidential Media Division sources yesterday said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have neither taken any decision nor reached any agreement over governing the Local Government institutions or future political activities of the government.

Sri Lanka’s ex-leader seeks fresh elections after council vote boost

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on Monday for parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections to be held after a party backed by him won local council polls in the strongest rebuff yet to the unity government.