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John Kerry re-assures fullest support to Sri Lanka

John Kerry re-assures fullest support to Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the government of the United States highly appreciates and admires the direction of the new government of Sri Lanka, and extended every possible…

US Millennium Challenge Corporation to assist Sri Lanka

US Millennium Challenge Corporation to assist Sri Lanka

The United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has selected Sri Lanka for its Threshold Programme, under which assistance will be provided for selected projects. The MCC Chief Executive Officer, Ms…

We need an early solution to the fishermen’s issue: Sirisena

We need an early solution to the fishermen’s issue: Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday emphasised the need for an early solution to address the Palk Bay conflict involving fishermen of India and Sri Lanka. Northern fishermen of Sri Lanka…

President hands over instrument of ratification to Paris Agreement on Climate Change

President hands over instrument of ratification to Paris Agreement on Climate Change

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over the instruments pertaining to entry into force of Paris Agreement on Climate Change to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (Sep. 21) at the United Nations…

President arrives in New York

President arrives in New York

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York last evening (September 18) amidst tight security as the city suffered a major security threat with an…

President receives WHO Award for Excellence

President receives WHO Award for Excellence

President Maithripala Sirisena received the WHO Award for Excellence in Public Health – 2016 from WHO Regional Director Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh yesterday, for his exceptional contributions to the health sector…

Ban meets Sampanthan

Ban meets Sampanthan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who visited Jaffna yesterday, met Opposition and Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan. He also met Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran and Governor Reginald…

UNSG Ban Ki-moon holds talks with the President

UNSG Ban Ki-moon holds talks with the President

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon held talks with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House in Colombo today (September 1). The two leaders discussed about the ongoing…

UN chief opens talks with Sri Lanka on reconciliation

UN chief opens talks with Sri Lanka on reconciliation

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wednesday as he kicked off a visit focusing on reconciliation efforts seven years after Sri Lanka ended its…

Sri Lanka keen to invest in Nepal infrastructure, education

Sri Lanka keen to invest in Nepal infrastructure, education

The newly appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal, WS Pereira, said that Sri Lanka was interested in investing in the infrastructure and education sectors in Nepal. Ambassador Pereira said this…

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