Foreign Minister Ali Sabry has defended the decision to allow his son to attend meetings at the UN as part of the Sri Lanka delegation. Issuing a statement, the Foreign Minister said that in addition to his responsibilities in assisting President Ranil Wickremesinghe with his high-level engagements, as the Foreign Minister he also maintains a […]
The United States and Sri Lanka had discussions focusing on economic assistance and human rights. The discussion took place between US Under Secretary Victoria Nuland and Foreign Minister Ali Sabry in New York. “Our work together continues at #UNGA. I met with @MFA_SriLanka Minister Ali Sabry to discuss U.S. economic assistance, human rights, and our […]
Cargills Food City has suspended the employees of one of its outlets who were seen on a CCTC video assaulting a customer. Issuing a statement, Cargills said that they were shocked and ashamed over the behaviour of the staff who assaulted the customer. In the CCTV footage, employees are seen speaking to a customer near […]
In a recent press briefing on the EU with the Article 14 Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear Ban Test Treaty, Sri Lanka reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation by announcing its ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The press conference was convened as part of the EU Article 14 Conference on the CTBT, and Sri Lanka’s ...
Minister of Power Energy Kanchana Wijesekera on Thursday (Sept. 21) held constructive discussions with the officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank with regard to reforms in the energy and power sectors.
Two individuals have been arrested on suspicion of aiding the police constable who was complicit in notorious criminal figure and drug kingpin ÂHarak Kata sÂ escape attempt at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) recently.
Commencing the National IT and BPM Week, the central event is slated for October 11, 12, and 13, 2023, at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall in Colombo, the President s Media Division (PMD) says.
As in 2019, the winner of this year’s ODI World Cup will be awarded prize money of USD 4 million. The ICC has allocated a total of $10 million for the tournament, which begins on October 5 in Ahmedabad. Two million dollars have been set aside for the runner-up while the losing semi-finalists can also […]
Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health has placed orders to import Nipah virus detection test kits and is expecting them to arrive in the country in the coming days.The post Sri Lanka imports test kits to detect Nipah virus appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
Port and Airport Levy on imported milk powder has been increased by 10 percent with effect from today (September 22), Trade Minister Nalin Fernando said.The post Import tax on powdered milk increased appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
The Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Pastor Jerome Fernando, requesting the court to issue an order preventing his arrest by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is set to be heard before the Court of Appeal on 04 October.
Former rebel and current State Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan says it is no secret that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka assisted the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP). Speaking in Parliament today, Pillayan said that the TMVP obtained weapons and financial assistance from the Rajapaksa administration and the Army which [̷...
Former President Maithripala Sirisena told the United Nations (UN) today that he opposes an international investigation into the Easter Sunday attacks. Sirisena told Parliament that he met the UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Marc-André Franche today and expressed his views on the Easter Sunday attacks. The former President said that what is required is […]
A resolution brought by the Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa to suspend Member of Parliament Ali Sabri Raheem from the Committees of Parliament was approved in Parliament today. Presenting the motion, the opposition leader mentioned that, whereas the illegal act of misconduct committed by Ali Sabri Raheem, Member of Parliament of the Puttalam District, […]
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.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres offered the UN’s continued support to Sri Lanka’s reconciliation efforts and to advocate for a better international financial architecture. Guterres met with President Ranil Wickremesinghe on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, the UN said in a statement. The Secretary-General expressed solidarity with the people of Sri […]
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has reiterated that there are “credible reasons” to believe that Indian agents may have been behind the murder of a Sikh separatist on Canadian soil. He first made the allegation on Monday, which India has strongly rejected, calling them “absurd”. Hardeep Singh Nijjar – who India designated a terrorist in 2020 […]
Sri Lanka has called for reform in multilateral institutions like the UN, particularly the expansion of the Security Council’s composition. President Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday which reflected on the theme of “Rebuilding trust and reigniting solidarity” and its relevance to Sri Lanka’s recent challenges. He mentioned how Sri...
Sri Lanka's inflation rate for August 2023 dropped to 2.1% from 4.6% in July 2023, said the Department of Census and Statistics yesterday (September 21).The post Sri Lanka President’s robust economic development program leads to 62.1% drop in inflation – Minister appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.