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UN Youth Envoy meets Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake

UN Youth Envoy meets Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake

The newly appointed UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake met Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake on June 27. While congratulating her, the Foreign Minister said that she has been tasked to perform…

Sri Lanka’s Malinga gets suspended ban for media comments

Sri Lanka’s Malinga gets suspended ban for media comments

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has received a suspended one-year ban after pleading guilty to comments he made to the media in breach of his contract, the country’s cricket…

More must be done to curb drug abuse in Sri Lanka: Premier

More must be done to curb drug abuse in Sri Lanka: Premier

Sri Lanka has become an international narcotics hub and more must be done to curb drugs abuse in the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at a ceremony to mark…

President congratulates Jayathma Wickramanayake

President congratulates Jayathma Wickramanayake

Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, who has been appointed as the new UN Envoy on Youth by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today…

Sri Lankan companies commence production in Ethiopia

Sri Lankan companies commence production in Ethiopia

The grand production inauguration ceremony of the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia that has attracted 18 leading global apparel and textile companies was held recently at the Industrial Park with the…

Limits of exclusivism

Limits of exclusivism

(By Ahilan Kadirgamar – Political economist)The recent no-confidence motion in Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Jaffna, moved by a section of the Council members against Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran,…

Improved Swedish interest in Sri Lanka imports after GSP+

Improved Swedish interest in Sri Lanka imports after GSP+

An increased interest to import products from Sri Lanka to Sweden has been noticed since the GSP+ came in to function. This was confirmed on Tuesday 20th June during a…

Two French naval ships arrive at Colombo harbour

Two French naval ships arrive at Colombo harbour

French naval ships ‘Mistral’ and ‘Courbet’ arrived at the Colombo harbour on a goodwill visit on Wednesday. The two ships were welcomed in compliance with naval customs by the Sri…

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens the food security of 900,000…

Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant ready to generate electricity

Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant ready to generate electricity

All the testing work of the Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant, which will generate 25MW to the national grid have been concluded. The Electrical engineers say that the electricity generation could commence…

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