Mahinda Rajapaksa impeached the CJ who didn’t give the decision he wanted. Maithripala Sirisena accepted the Supreme Court’s ruling with as much good grace as possible. The difference between the two reactions is neither technical nor negligible. by Tisaranee Gunasekara “The travails of the mountains lie behind us. Before us lie the...
Jan 20, 2018    The Prime Minister of Singapore and the President of Indonesia are due to travel to Sri Lanka on an official visit next week.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, they will travel to Sri Lanka in response to an invitation extended to them by President Maithripala Sirisena. Share This For...
Jan 20, 2018   The US Government is approaching a federal shutdown after the Senate failed to agree on a new budget. It was unclear which way the vote would go as the midnight deadline approached, with Republicans and Democrats split on key issues. Despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund...
Russia and Sri Lanka have held talks on establishing cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Nikolay Spassky, Deputy Director General of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, had met with Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya recently to discuss possible cooperation. The Russian delegation, which was welcomed by...
President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo will undertake a state visit to Sri Lanka from 24 to 25 of this month at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.The Indonesian President will be accorded a ceremonial welcome with a guard of honour and twenty-one gun salute at the Presidential Secretariat on...
Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from January 22 to 24 at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Foreign Affairs ministry said. The Singaporean Premier will be received at the Presidential Secretariat on the morning of 23rd January with an official...
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of Nepal, General Rajendra Chhetri, who is on a goodwill visit in Sri Laka, called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official Residence in Colombo, yesterday. At the meeting, views were exchanged on reinforcing cooperation between the two armies to enhance nation building,...
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the country's development has stalled over the last few years.He said this addressing an election rally at Viharamahadevi Park yesterday (Jan. 18), held under the title, "Yalith Api Rata Hadamu - Let's develop the country again".
Jan 19, 2018 New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has revealed she is expecting her first child. PM Jacinda said, the pregnancy was a “fantastic surprise” and she is due to give birth in June. “Clarke and I are really excited that in June our team will expand from two to three,...
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 14:21 LG nomination petitions postponed The hearing of petitions on rejected nomination lists for 14 Local Government  bodies has been postponed until 24th of January.The Court of Appeal issued the order.      
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