President Maithripala Sirisena returned to Sri Lanka after his two-day state visit to Qatar. The President met Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday and held bilateral discussions. He also held discussions with the Qatar Foreign Minister and the Qatar Prime Minister during the course of his visit.
The Gazette notice with regard to holding of LG elections to be issued next Wednesday, the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government says. The Minister Faizer Mustapha disclosed this speaking at a media conference in Colombo today (27). Meanwhile, the Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday said that LG elections...
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe extended his congratulations to re-elected Chinese General Secretary of the Communist Party and Chairman of Military Commission Xi Jinping in a statement. ‘The long standing friendship between Sri Lanka and China built upon mutual respect, solidarity trust and understanding has led, over the decades, to both...
Washington's goal “is not war” as it seeks to ease high military tension with Pyongyang, US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis said today (27), standing at the heavily-fortified border between the two Koreas. Tension has flared on the Korean peninsula as US President Donald Trump and the North's ruler Kim...
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has sent a congratulatory message to Chinese President Xi Jinping. In his message, the PM said that re-election of Xi, for another term will help further strengthen Sri Lanka - China relations. The Chinese President completed a remarkable power grab early this week that could keep...
The Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port pictured in 2010 (Image: Dhammika Heenpella) China’s ambitious plan to transform Hambantota, a sleepy southern town in Sri Lanka, into a major port and investment zone has been beset by problems, including sluggish activity at the port, Sri Lanka’s worsening debt problem, and protests from people...
Qatar and Sri Lanka agreed to appoint a joint committee to boost bilateral ties. This was agreed upon during the bilateral discussions held between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Doha yesterday (26). The Qatari government also agreed to extend assistance to...
Oct 27, 2017 Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha says that the gazette notification regarding the Local Government elections will be issued on November 1.Addressing a media briefing in Colombo, Minister Faizer Mustapha stated that he was instructed by President Maithripala Sirisena to ensure that the Local...
Oct 27, 2017    Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship, a court has ruled.The High Court of Australia decision means three of the politicians, including Mr Joyce, are disqualified from office. The others quit in July. Australia’s constitution prohibits dual citizens...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 18:53 Election Commission ready to hold LG election in January The Chairman of National Election Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya says that Local Government polls could be held before the end of next January if the relevant gazette is issued within the first week of November. The Election Commission...
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