Colombo most suited to be South Asia’s commercial hub: Port City Project official

The marketing chief of the port city project says Sri Lanka has no quarrel with any South Asian nations.

31 Mar 2017

Doval’s China obsession made India go for Sri Lanka regime change: Former Lanka defense secy

Gotabaya Rajapaksa said China has been a bee in the bonnet for Ajit Doval since his early days in the intelligence service.

27 Mar 2017

Sri Lankan cabinet forms committee to go into deal with China on Hambantota port

The Sri Lankan cabinet has formed a committee to go into the government’s latest proposal on the distribution of shares in the Sino-Sri Lankan joint venture.

22 Mar 2017

Sri Lanka proposes to cut Chinese stake in Hambantota port from 80 to 60 per cent

The proposal comes in the wake of the Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga campaigning against the existing agreement on the port.

18 Mar 2017

International pressure made Somali pirates release ship, crew: Sri Lanka deputy foreign minister

Somali pirates released the oil tanker Aris 13 and its eight-man Sri Lankan crew without ransom and without injuring them in any way, the minister said.

17 Mar 2017

India will not press for merger of north, east Sri Lankan provinces: Jaishankar

The Foreign Secretary says it would not be wise to hold every other matter hostage to the merger issue.

20 Feb 2017

Trump and May offer Sri Lanka window of opportunity to renegotiate UNHRC  resolution: Former Ambassador

According to Jayatilleka, Sirisena has also sensed the possibility of working with a reoriented US Administration under President Trump.

26 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan Tamils call for restoration of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

The rise of Tamil consciousness in the state as a result of the Jallikattu ban augurs well for Sri Lankan Tamils.

19 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

These sections have been used by Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities to arrest persons suspected of engaging in homosexual relations.  

18 Jan 2017

Wigneswaran speaks of plot to assassinate him and blame LTTE

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran has said that he is continuously receiving information about a plot to assassinate him.

04 Oct 2016