India supports efforts aimed at ending the Ukraine conflict as it believes in finding a way forward through diplomacy and dialogue, external affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Friday against the backdrop of the Brics grouping backing mediation proposals. A joint statement issued after a meeting of foreign ministers of Brics (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) member […...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to address a joint meeting session of the US Congress on June 22 during his official state visit to the States, the leaders of the US Congress said on Friday. The leaders of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate from both parties invited PM Modi […]
Manoeuvring by a Chinese warship in the Taiwan Strait on Saturday a few days after a Chinese air force jet came dangerously close to a US aircraft was “unsafe and unprofessional”, a senior National Security Council official said on Monday. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby added that the close calls elevated tensions at a […]
Foreign Minister Ali Sabry today denied claims he gave a Government house to former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. There were reports that Sabry gave a Government house to Gotabaya Rajapaksa on a request made by the former President. Speaking in Parliament today, Sabry said that he has no right to give a Government house to anyone. […]
The Fourth Session of Sri Lanka - Maldives Joint Commission, co-chaired by Foreign Minister Ali Sabry, and and his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid, was successfully concluded on 07 June 2023 in Colombo.
Sri Lanka has slammed Canada for allowing former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s Murder to be glorified in public. Foreign Minister Ali Sabry tweeted saying it was totally unacceptable. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s Murder was glorified by Khalistani radicals and terrorists publicly in Canada. “This is totally unacceptable. In the name of freedom of […]
The United States says it would continue to explore areas in which its engagement and support will help Sri Lanka to overcome its economic challenges and continue its structural reforms. U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Asia Robert Kaproth visited Sri Lanka June 5 – 6. He met with Ambassador Chung […]
Thousands of ethnic minority Muslims surrounded a mosque in southwestern China to prevent what they said was an attempt by authorities to remove its dome and minarets, CNN reported. The apparent alteration of a mosque belonging to the Hui ethnic group in Najiaying village, Yunnan province comes amid a sweeping campaign unleashed by China’s leader […]
Singer and cultural icon Yohani de Silva who rose to fame with the song ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ has been awarded the prestigious Golden Visa in Dubai, marking a significant milestone in her illustrious career.The post Yohani de Silva gets ‘Golden Visa’ from Dubai appeared first on ONLANKA News - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Live Updates - Sri Lanka News.
Sri Lanka-born Ayesha Smart living in the United Kingdom has become the youngest ever non-white and minority ethnic judge in the Crown Court – which predominantly deals with serious cases of criminal offences in England and Wales.The post Sri Lanka-born woman in UK becomes youngest ever non-white Crown Court judge appeared first on ONLANKA News - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Live Updates - S...
A Sri Lankan born Yorkshire-based barrister is believed to have become the youngest Black and minority ethnic Crown Court judge. After a lengthy process of exams, interviews and approval from the King, 34-year-old Ayesha Smart has been selected to sit as a recorder in Crown Courts across the North East England. Speaking to Legal Cheek […]
Leader of the Tamil National People’s Front, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, was arrested today in Colombo. The Tamil National People’s Front said that prior to his arrest Ponnambalam was due to table a special motion in Parliament regarding an assault on him, threats to life, and ongoing repression. An overseas travel ban was earlier imposed on Ponnambalam […]
Addressing the Panel Discussion of the National Law Conference 2023, Presidential Advisor Dr. R.H.S Samaratunga, emphasized the need for a comprehensive review of land laws, labour laws, capital laws, and technology laws in order to meet the requirements of a competitive economy. He noted that the Presidential Secretariat is currently examining a series of new […]
By Chani Imbulgoda “We suffer today, because leaders in the past have failed to govern this country properly”. Oh, the predecessor has not done things well, they all have let the place go haywire”. Familiar excuses… When one takes over the leadership be it the country, be it an organisation, or be it a new […]
An overseas travel ban has been imposed on MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam over allegations he obstructed the duties of the Police and verbally abused them in Vadamarachchi recently. The Kilinochchi Magistrate’s Court issued the travel ban today and the order was reportedly handed over to the MP in Colombo. “The police have made an application to […]
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Sri Lanka to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and to take the necessary steps for legislation to enforce the provisions of the said agreement. The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on […]
TOKYO —The bereaved kin of a Sri Lankan woman who died while detained in a Nagoya immigration facility in 2021 despite her pleas for medical treatment have expressed their dismay over recent news that a female doctor at the Osaka Regional Immigration Services Bureau is suspected of having worked under the influence of alcohol. Speaking […]
The government is likely to review the decision that permits public sector employees to work abroad for five-years as most capable people are leaving the country under the scheme, Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Environment told a joint press conference organised by the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) and Postgraduate Institute of […]
The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Foreign Employment and Labour has recently directed the Central Bank to submit a report detailing the institutions in which funds belonging to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) have been invested. In addition, the committee has decided to summon experts to propose a systematic approach for utilizing EPF funds. Under the […]
Tuesday 6th June, 2023 Most people are labouring under the misconception that every prospect pleases in this country and only politicians are vile. Hence the unprecedented rise of anti-politics during the past several years and the demand that all 225 MPs go home. It is popularly thought that all we need to do is to […]
The apparel sector stands to lose USD 494 million if Sri Lanka loses the GSP plus trade concession offered by the European Union. Secretary General of the Joint Apparel Association Forum Sri Lanka, Yohan Lawrence, said that with the current GSP+ regulation set to expire by the end of 2023, it is imperative that Sri […]
Myanmar is to assist Sri Lanka tackle illegal migration and human trafficking. The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar Janaka Bandara met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister of Myanmar, Lt-Gen Soe Htut at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw, the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said today. During the […]
Sri Lankan singer Yohani has been granted the Golden visa in Dubai, which enables foreign talents to live, work or study in the UAE while enjoying exclusive benefits. In a Facebook post, Yohani said that she was thrilled on being honored with the prestigious Golden Visa in Dubai. “This remarkable milestone would not have been […]
Its MD says. ‘go abroad only if you can work hard’ Siraj Manpower Services, one of Sri Lanka’s leading foreign employment agencies, was honoured with the Three-Star Award at the ‘Golden Awards’ 2023, organised by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE). This award ceremony was organised to honour foreign employment agencies that have […]
Representing Sri Lanka at the 14th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (14th IIICF) Friday (02), Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation – Nimal Siripala de Silva said that under the leadership of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, the government was dedicated to driving the digitalization initiative forward under name ‘DIGIECON 2030’, signifying a pivotal step towards [...
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Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid is to visit Sri Lanka this week to participate in the Fourth Session of the Joint Commission between Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The Fourth Session of the Joint Commission between Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be held from 06 to 07 June 2023 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]
The fourth session of the Joint Commission between Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be held from 06 - 07 June 2023 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo.
Addressing the National Law Conference yesterday (03), President Ranil Wickremesinghe revealed that Sri Lanka’s next country assessment on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism will commence soon. The assessment holds immense significance as it directly impacts the country’s ease of doing business rating and its ability to attract foreign investments.
By Rose Kenny During his recent visit to Japan, President Ranil Wickremesinghe highlighted the country’s resolute tilt towards Asia, signalling a strategic shift in its foreign policy. Building on the government’s vision to elevate Asia as a global centre of economic integration, President Wickremesinghe’s address at the Nikkei Forum, Future of Asia, outlined his vision for the region. This inclin...