CBK snubs seating next to Gota at Chinese Embassy event

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is reported to have refused to occupy the same table along with seventh Executive President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the event organised to mark the National Day of China in Colombo on Thursday night, learns.

SLPP Leadership can change if needed – MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaska yesterday said that there should be a change in the leadership of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), if the need arises.

Sajith slams govt. over failure to unlock IMF’s second tranche

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says that the government has failed to fulfil the task they have undertaken in terms of restoring the country’s economic stability.

Sri Lanka requires USD 26.5 billion by 2030 for climate prosperity plan to succeed – President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka requires USD 26.5 billion by 2030 to make the country’s climate prosperity plan succeed.

Addressing the ‘Berlin Global Dialogue’, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka has both climate change mitigation and debt restructuring, which we have to handle with minimum funds available.

All imports other than vehicles allowed soon

Finance State Minister Shehan Semasinghe announced that all import restrictions sans restrictions related to vehicle imports will be abolished next month.

Attempts to suppress social media will be thwarted – Sajith

“If the government tries to suppress the social media, we will  start the next struggle, “opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said yesterday (23)on a visit to Devinuwara fishing port. He said that the current Government is trying to abolish people’s freedom every time and its latest trend is to control and block social media networks.

Court extends injunction on new SLFP General Secretary

The Colombo District Court today (22 Sep.) ordered that the interim injunction preventing Sarath Ekanayake, who was appointed as General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) after Dayasiri Jayasekara’s expulsion, from serving in his new position, be further extended.

MCC consents to cancel nominations submitted for LG polls

The Ministerial Consultative Committee on Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils & Local Government unanimously consented to cancel the nominations submitted for the Local Government Elections given that those who have submitted nominations have faced great difficulties due to the postponement of the elections.

President Ranil meets with US President Joe Biden in New York

President Ranil Wickremesinghe engaged in a cordial meeting with President Joe Biden of the United States in New York on Thursday (Sept. 20).

Asia Cup defeat is just a wake up call, says Silverwood

Losing Asia Cup final is just a wake-up call before the world cup where we have to compete against teams like India, Australia, and New Zealand – against whom- we have to be on top of our game said Sri Lanka cricket head coach Chris Silverwood.

Had JR’s socio-economic reforms been sustained, Sri Lanka would’ve developed – President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe in a message on the birth anniversary of the late President J. R. Jayawardene said if Sri Lanka had been able to sustain the socio-economic reforms initiated by Jayawardene in 1977, the nation would be a developed country today.

Younger generation expects a new political movement – AKD

Today, the young generatio n of the country is expecting a new political movement.

This expectation is about the National People’s Power, NPP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said in Muttur.

President addresses G77 Summit in Cuba: highlights brain drain from global South to North

President Ranil Wickremesinghe delivered a compelling address at the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the G77 & China in Havana, Cuba yesterday (15).

President Ranil to address the 78th UNGA Session

President Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to take the helm of the Sri Lankan delegation at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.