Exiled Maldivian opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed in Colombo accused China of 'land grabbing' and undermining its sovereignty.
Professional groups in Sri Lanka, engaged as key stakeholders in discussions with the Government on proposed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with India, China and Singapore, on Monday urged the visiting Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong not to sign the FTA, as scheduled by the Sri Lanka Government.
Public officials and the Police have been directed by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRC) to ensure that the upcoming February 10 local council elections are conducted “fairly and freely” and to enforce the law “impartially and fairly”.
Postal voting for upcoming local government bodies island wide commenced today, a senior official from Election Commission said.
The Thai Government assured that it is expecting to assist for the development of Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector through many new programmes.
More than 50 persons including women were arrested as police fired tear gas to disperse violent protesters in Kataragama, local media reported.
An independent international laboratory has found unusually high chemical residues in Sri Lankan tea.
President Srisena announced Saturday that he would directly manage the economy through a special economic council headed by him, taking over the responsibility from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his United National Party (UNP).
Amid an uproar in India over the release of the film “Padmavati”, now renamed “Padmavat” to appease the detractors of the movie, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has welcomed the screening of the film in Colombo.
We often hear of people’s houses getting burgled and thieves getting away with money and jewellery.
Some candidates contesting at the upcoming local councils elections are being introduced in humorous ways.