In the recent visit of Sri Lankan president, two countries have to launch a joint venture container feeder service between the two countries to make the FTA a fruitful one. Bangladesh shippers have welcomed the decision. by Swadesh Roy ( July 26, 2017, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) Bangladesh and Sri Lanka...
Ukrainian captain of the Avant Garde ship collapsed in Supreme Court today morning just after a Fundamental Rights petition filed by him was fixed for another date. Ukrainian Gennadiy Gavrylov, the captain of ‘MV Avant Garde was subsequently taken to a private hospital in an ambulance belonging to Superior Courts. The...
A group of MPs of the Joint Opposition paid courtesy calls on the Malwathu Chapter Chief Prelate Most Venerable Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera and the Chief Prelate of Asgiri Chapter Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera today.The MPs stated that they educated the two chief prelates on the delaying...
The Court of Appeal hearing the contempt of court action filed against Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera  over his alleged offensive behavior inside the Homagama Magistrate’s Court today concluded recording evidence from prosecution witnesses. When the matter came up for inquiry before Court of...
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States, Prasad Kariyawasam has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a release from the President’s Media Division said yesterday. He was also the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to Trinidad and Tobago and Ambassador (designate) to Mexico. A senior...
Two members of Gota’s security detail occupied premises FCID informs court The Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) yesterday informed the Fort Magistrates Court that a sum of Rupees 40 million had been misappropriated in the guise of paying for rent for the Consul General office in Los Angeles. Making submissions before Magistrate...
United National Party General Secretary and Public Enterprises Development Kabir Hashim said that the continuation of the National Unity Government is the main objective of the United National Party and the bond between two main parties will not be weakened due to petty issues. He made this observation responding to...
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after fewer than 10 days in the post. The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues. US President Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left...
President Maithripala Sirisena stated that in spite of the fact that there were issues in the country ,  the then leaders focused on the development of one area only. The President made the statement at the opening ceremony of the new two-storey building at the Welikanda Divisional Council yesterday.
The Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka under the leadership of its Co-Chairs Representative Robert Aderholt (R-AL) and Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) recently renewed its registration as a Congressional Member Organization of the 115th U.S. Congress. The Caucus comprises House Representatives from both the Republican and Democratic parties. Former House Representative...
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