13 hrs ago
Sri Lanka to host International Conference of Asian Political Parties in September
Mar 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka will be hosting the next International Conference of Asian Political Parties from September 18- 21, 2014, with the opening ceremony scheduled to take place on September 19, a government media release said.
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17 hrs ago
Sri Lankan President instructs officials to formulate a plan for drought relief
Mar 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the officials of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resource Management to formulate an immediate programme to solve the problems that may arise due to prolonged drought in order to provide relief to public.
21 hrs ago
Sri Lanka only Fought LTTE not Tamils: President Rajapaksa
"The war was not against the Tamils. We only fought a brutal terrorist outfit that was the LTTE ," the president told a political gathering in the southern district of Galle yesterday.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
The Indian Express
Irresolute on Colombo
With its present strategy, India can neither achieve firm promises on improving conditions for minorities in Sri Lank, nor can it tackle the China factor in the region.
President to hand over 50 luxury buses to Sri Lanka's state passenger transport arm
Mar 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will hand over 50 luxury buses to the state owned Sri Lanka Transport Board tomorrow.
Sri Lanka bans sale of glyphosate weedicide responsible for kidney disease
Mar 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka has banned the sale of Monsanto's "Round Up" glyphosate weedicide after a study found that the weedicide is responsible for the increasing number of chronic kidney disease patients.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Sri Lankan President honors top young business achievers
Mar 11, Colombo: The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs celebrated its 15th anniversary on Monday with the participation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the chief guest at a gala dinner reception held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo.
Sri Lanka President launches 'Sri Lanka Fast Growth 25'
The AllWorld Network, co-founded by Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School, and The Joint Apparel Association Forum announced the launch of AllWorld's Sri Lanka Fast Growth 25 .
Election monitors criticize Sri Lankan President for participating in live TV program
Mar 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's election monitors criticized the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for participating in an interactive live TV program last week.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Six new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President
Mar 10, Colombo: Five new ambassadors and a new high commissioner to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday at a ceremony held in the President's Office at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.
President to receive today draft legislation to set up Sri Lanka's National Drug Policy
Mar 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today will receive the legislation that would help set up the much awaited National Drug Policy.
UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka rates to hold steady, no easing seen in next 2-3 months - Treasury sec
Sri Lanka's benchmark interest rates will remain steady for the next 2-3 months, Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundera said on Monday, downplaying expectations of further near term monetary easing despite weak private sector credit growth.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Cameron calls for Sri Lanka probe
David Cameron is pushing for an independent, international investigation into alleged atrocities during the Sri Lankan civil war to begin within a year as pressure mounts on the regime in Colombo.
Sri Lanka: Emboldened Colombo mobilizes Ampaarai Tamils in favour of Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan military operatives, extremist Sinhala Buddhist Bodu Bala Sena activists, Samurdhi and Devineguma 'development' workers were deployed to bring Tamil people from various villages of Ampaa'rai district to the pro-Rajapaksa rally staged in Kalmunai.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Interest free loan scheme for women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka launched
Mar 08, Colombo: Marking the International Women's Day, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday launched the 'Liya Isuru' interest free loan scheme for women entrepreneurs in the country.
Sri Lankan president defiant over human rights criticism - Indiatalkies.com
Colombo, March 9: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa promised to push ahead with development while opening a Japanese funded highway here Saturday, reiterating he would not back down from international scrutiny over the country's human rights record, Xinhua reported.
Sri Lankan President declares open first segment of outer circular highway around Colombo
Mar 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, accompanied by the Ambassador of Japan Nobuhito Hobo, today declared open the first segment of the Outer Circular Highway around Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
India a Tremendous Friend: Karzai
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday described India as a "tremendous friend" of his country and said New Delhi will continue to play a significant role in his country even after the bulk of the US forces withdraw from the country in the coming months.
Sri Lanka to enhance involvement in Afghan economy through joint commission
Mar 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have agreed to increase bilateral ties and intensify cooperation to achieve concrete results in several areas for the mutual benefit.
The Indian Express
India considering Nepala s plea for PMa s visit to that country
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also focused on the issue of Indian fishermen with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of BIMSTEC summit in Nay Pyi-Taw.