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Shashindra takes oaths as Uva CM

Shashindra takes oaths as Uva CM

The victorious United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) leader of the Uva Province took oaths as Chief Minister of the province this morning before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat.…

Marin Cilic wins at China Open in first match since US Open victory

Marin Cilic wins at China Open in first match since US Open victory

Marin Cilic picked up a straight sets win in the opening round of the China Open in Beijing in his first match since becoming US Open champion. The 26-year-old Croat admitted…

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

Hong Kong leader CY Leung has urged pro-democracy protesters to “immediately” stop their campaign, as huge crowds continue to bring parts of the territory to a standstill. On Monday night,…

OIC chief to visit Sri Lanka

OIC chief to visit Sri Lanka

The head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will visit Sri Lanka on an invitation from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, according to a senior official from the Sri…

Radical Myanmar monk seeks alliance with Buddhists in Sri Lanka

Radical Myanmar monk seeks alliance with Buddhists in Sri Lanka

A controversial Buddhist cleric from Myanmar has announced he is linking up with hardline monks in Sri Lanka, alleging that their religion is under threat from Muslim extremists. The Mandalay-based…

New opportunities for American, Sri Lankan trade partnerships

New opportunities for American, Sri Lankan trade partnerships

Top American companies from a wide variety of sectors showcased their products, technologies, and services at U.S. Trade Show 2014 on Monday at the Hilton Residences. This year, the U.S.…

President and UN Sec-Gen meet in New York

President and UN Sec-Gen meet in New York

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon met for talks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City this afternoon. Congratulating President Rajapaksa on his leadership,…

Andy Murray saves five match points to win Shenzhen Open title

Andy Murray saves five match points to win Shenzhen Open title

Andy Murray saved five match points before going on to beat Tommy Robredo 5-7 7-6 (11-9) 6-1 in the Shenzhen Open final in China. The Scot was broken in the…

Roads blocked as HK protests spread

Roads blocked as HK protests spread

Thousands of people have remained on the streets of Hong Kong for another day of pro-democracy protests, defying tear gas and ignoring appeals to leave. Overnight, riot police advanced on…

Australian PM commends successful implementation of LLRC recommendations

Australian PM commends successful implementation of LLRC recommendations

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met this morning in New York City and held talks. At a cordial discussion that took place on the sidelines of…

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