Day: March 2, 2018

India was not interested in building ports or highways in Sri Lanka – MR

Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that India was not interested in building ports and highway projects in his country when it was first offered.

OIC voices concern over attacks against Muslims in Sri Lanka

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed deep concern over the tense situation in Sri Lanka after a mosque, several hotels and vehicles owned by Muslims were vandalized by mobs in the town of Ampara, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Contentious issue: National Payment Platform not discussed at Cabinet meeting

In spite of major discussion at the last meeting of cabinet of ministers whether to continue with the Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM), the controversial move made by the outfit to establish a hybrid company to facilitate ‘single button transactions’ in accordance with proposed National Payment Platform (NPP) hadn’t been taken up.

With pumps and canals, Sri Lanka’s capital moves to cut worsening flood risk

When heavy rain falls in the hills and plains west of Colombo – and in the city itself at the same time – Sri Lanka’s capital drowns.