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Since 'February 10', the panicked government politicos have clustered into formal and informal groups, that frequently shuttle between Paget Road [re-named ... courtesy the agonized taxpayer, and plunder the public assets under the worst ever instability experienced in the post independent Sri Lanka.
Apr 22, Colombo: President's Media Division (PMD) issuing a statement said false information is being reported regarding the official delegation accompanying the President Maithripala Sirisena to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The President was accompanied by the ...

Interpol has issued a red notice for Sri Lanka's former Central Bank Governor, who is wanted in connection with a controversial bond auction. ... as the 'bond scam', dented the government's image and is said to have contributed to the ruling alliance's poor showing in the local government polls in February.
Sri Lankan Government today condemned the terror attack at a voter registration centre in Kabul, Afghanistan. In a statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed its condolence to the kith and kin of the terror victims. “Sri Lanka strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack today at a voter registration ...
A reconstruction of Sri Lanka's descent into violence found that Facebook's newsfeed played a central role in nearly every step from rumor to killing. ... Time and again, communal hatreds overrun the newsfeed unchecked as local media are displaced by Facebook and governments find themselves with little ...
The government's key policy on tourism promotion and strategies that have adopted to sell the country's tourism destinations has pushed potential tourists to choose Sri Lanka. My interaction with Sri Lankan diaspora, the idea to set up a tourism department at the embassy began in 2008, and it was so ...

Apr 22, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that a new agreement will be prepared to continue the coalition government with the United National Party (UNP). Minister Amaraweera said that before President Maithripala ...
Torture remained endemic throughout Sri Lanka in 2017, the US has said, highlighting limited progress made by the government in establishing additional transitional justice mechanisms. The US State Department, in a report, mentioned arbitrary or unlawful killings by government or its agents. “Torture ...
And despite efforts by governments and nonprofits to alert them to the mounting risk, Facebook is accused of doing next to nothing to remove clear ... “The germs are ours,” as one Sri Lankan official told the Times, referring to the sectarian devisions in Sri Lanka, “but Facebook is the wind, you know?” ...
The Sri Lankan government and Sri Lanka Gas Terminal Ltd will hold a 15 percent shareholding in the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, a cabinet spokesperson said. ... Sri Lanka has plans to build a 300 MW gas-fired power plant in Kerawalapitiya adjoining an existing power plant.

Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that India was not interested in building ports and highway projects in Sri Lanka when it was first offered, the Hindu said. In response to a question on increasing interest from China in Sri Lankan projects, Mr. Rajapaksa has told reporters in Bengaluru ...
Law and Order. This seems to be the one thing that the yahapalana government has cottoned onto in the aftermath of the election rout. And I don't mean that in a good way. The United National Party in particular has climbed down and fast from grand pronouncements of victory (no less!). Party bigwigs ...
Months after Sri Lanka's Central Bank vowed action on mounting household debt in the war-affected north, thousands gathered in Jaffna on Tuesday, protesting against the government's inaction. 'Our home and country are indebted, what is the solution?; 'Stop loans, give employment' and 'Strengthen ...
He fled Sri Lanka fearing repercussions from government security forces for his involvement with the LTTE, a separatist army that fought a brutal, and ultimately unsuccessful, 26-year war for independence until 2009, when it was defeated. His claim for refugee status was rejected by the Australian ...
It's more than three years since President Maithripala Sirisena came to power in Sri Lanka. He took over from a government which was accused of human rights abuses during the war against Tamil separatists. Sirisena had promised a less authoritarian style of leadership. But Al Jazeera has seen ...
Rajapaksa's campaign targeted the government's middling economic record, and its attempt to impose higher taxes, promising Sri Lankans a return to more confident, outward facing rule. Rajapaksa's supporters also criticized Sri lankan President Maithripala Sirisena for selling off national assets, including ...


 

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