Day: October 6, 2018

Hambantota port could soon become a forward military base for China’s navy – Mike Pence

China is using “debt diplomacy” to expand its global influence, US Vice President Mike Pence alleged, citing example of a Sri Lankan port which he said could soon become a forward military base for Beijing’s growing blue-water navy.



Sri Lanka’s national air carrier named world’s most punctual airline

Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, SriLankan Airlines, was named the “World’s Most Punctual Airline” in September by global flight data analysis company Flightstats, a statement from the Airline said here Friday.



Johnston’s case of misappropriating Sathosa fund: Letter carries Minister’s signature

A part of the letter issued by the Sathosa Director Board had been tippexed except for the phrase. ‘on the request of the Minister’ and it carries the signature of the minister, Sathosa Yanthampalawa Branch Secretary Anne Roshani told the court on Wednesday.



Kandana shooting suspect commits suicide by jumping into Dandugama Oya

A suspect arrested over the recent shooting and killing of a woman in Kandana has committed suicide by jumping into the Dandugama Oya while being escorted by police.