Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today on the MiG-17 fighter jet deal. Weeratunga appeared before the CID today after he was issued summons. Speaking to reporters later Weeratunga said that he was questioned once again today over the MiG deal. He said that the […]
Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is driving millions of people into poverty, jeopardizing their rights to health, education, and an adequate standard of living, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch said the Sri Lankan Government should work with relevant financial institutions and partners to establish a new social protection system and obtain debt relief, […]
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today recorded a statement from Sri Lanka’s swimming champion Julian Bolling. Bolling was questioned for several hours over the 9th July protest near the private residence of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, which was later set on fire. The CID also questioned businessman Jonathan Martenstyn over the same incident. Meanwhile, former cricketer Rosha...
Canada is to contribute towards sustainable economic growth in Sri Lanka Canada and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the WUSC Volunteer Cooperation Program 2020-2027. The MoU was signed by David McKinnon, High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka and K.M. Mahinda Siriwardana, Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National […]
Explosions and fires ripped through at least 17 locations in southern Thailand on Wednesday, authorities said, in what appeared to be multiple coordinated attacks that injured seven people. The bombings and arson attacks happened after midnight and targeted convenience stores and a gas station across three provinces, lightly injuring at least seven, according to police and […]