US Naval Ship “New Orleans” is now in  Colombo

US Naval Ship “New Orleans” is now in Colombo

The US Navy’s vessel “LPD-18 USS New Orleans” arrived at the Port of Colombo on Saturday on a goodwill visit. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival. During the six-day official visit, the crew of “USS New Orleans”…

Increased employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals in Malaysia

Increased employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals in Malaysia

The Government of Malaysia has agreed to provide increased employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals and skilled workers in Malaysia. An agreement in this regard will be signed at the end of this year. A special discussion was held in this regard when the visiting Deputy Prime Minister…

Attempt to block Lankan elephant’s transfer to Auckland

Attempt to block Lankan elephant’s transfer to Auckland

A legal bid – thought to be the first of its kind – is under way to stop the transfer of an elephant from Sri Lanka to New Zealand. Eighteen groups have presented a petition to the Court of Appeal in Sri Lanka, calling for an injunction to…

Singapore, Sri Lanka start work on free trade pact

Singapore, Sri Lanka start work on free trade pact

Singapore and Sri Lanka started work on a free trade agreement (FTA) yesterday and agreed to deepen collaboration…

Maldives cuts diplomatic ties with Iran

Maldives cuts diplomatic ties with Iran

The government of the Maldives said Tuesday it has decided to sever 40-year-old diplomatic ties with Iran, saying…

Turkey demands 8 coup soldiers’ extradition from Greece

Turkey demands 8 coup soldiers’ extradition from Greece

Turkey on Saturday demanded the extradition of eight military officers who fled to Greece following the failed coup.…

Emperor of Japan intends to abdicate

Emperor of Japan intends to abdicate

Japanese Emperor Akihito intends to abdicate in a few years, NHK reported. At the same time, it is…

Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Bangladesh and…

Sri Lanka hopes to co-build Maritime Silk Road with China

Sri Lanka hopes to co-build Maritime Silk Road with China

Sri Lanka would like to make joint efforts with China for 21 century maritime silk road construction.Sri Lankan…

Chinese Foreign Minister begins Sri Lanka visit

Chinese Foreign Minister begins Sri Lanka visit

Cooperation between China and Sri Lanka is neither targeted at any third country nor will it affect the…

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