UK Minister Huge Swire visits Sri Lanka
Posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:42 am

Minister of State for Asia at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire arrived in the island on a three day official visit on the 14th January, 2016. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, Minister Swire is expected to call on President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Leader of the Opposition R Sampanthan and […]

First Public Focused Constitution
Posted on January 11, 2016 at 8:56 am

Government to implement first public focused constitution. As such a motion was presented to make the parliament of Sri Lanka a Constitutional Assembly. The motion was passed on Saturday, 9th January, 2016. Leader of the House, Minister Lakshman Kiriella stated that the new constitution will be the first to prioritise public opinion while refuting claims […]

International Financial Centre in Sri Lanka
Posted on January 10, 2016 at 11:02 am

Fifty local and foreign financial institutions have agreed to collaborate in establishing an international financial centre in Sri Lanka according to Minister of Finance, Ravi Karunanayake.

Norway to Support Re-settlement efforts
Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:57 am

Norwegian Foreign Minister visits Sri Lanka. During this visit, Sri Lanka signed a partnership agreement extending Norway’s support resettle communities in Jaffna District

Sri Lankan’s residing in Tamil Nadu to be brought back
Posted on January 9, 2016 at 8:53 am

Sri Lankan’s residing in Tamil Nadu to be brought back in stages. The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Resettlement has said that there are almost 100,000 Sri Lankan Tamils residing in Tamil Nadu. The Secretary of the Ministry V. Sivagnasothy stated that a majority of them are living in refugee camps while several others are residing with friends.

“Tell the President” programme launched
Posted on January 8, 2016 at 11:04 am

“Tell The President” programmes were launched to enable citizens to submit their grievances directly to the president. The President’s Media Division said the number of complaints exceeded three-thousand within twenty-four hours.

Tony Blair Meets R. Sampanthan
Posted on January 5, 2016 at 8:58 am

Tony Blair Meets R. Sampanthan. The media unit of the Opposition Leader noted that the discussion drew attention to the present political situation, the release of Tamil political detainees, inquires into missing persons, military presence in the North, the release of land amongst other matters.