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US Assistant Secretary to visit Sri Lanka

US Assistant Secretary to visit Sri Lanka

US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper will visit Sri Lanka next week, the US Embassy in Colombo announced. “Assistant Secretary Cooper will meet with government…

Chinese President assures support to wipe out terrorism from Sri Lanka

Chinese President assures support to wipe out terrorism from Sri Lanka

President of China Xi Jinping has assured President Maithripala Sirisena that China is ready to render its support to Sri Lanka to eradicate terrorism and to ensure the country’s security.During…

Seven new foreign envoys present credentials to President

Seven new foreign envoys present credentials to President

Seven new foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House in Colombo today, the President’s Media Unit said..…

ADB in close partnership with Int’l Community to support Sri Lanka

ADB in close partnership with Int’l Community to support Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), is coordinating closely with the UN and members of the International Community and looking for any options for assisting and supporting Sri Lanka, Hun Kim,…

UN Under-Secretary General meets PM; pledges their support

UN Under-Secretary General meets PM; pledges their support

The Under-Secretary General of the United Nations Miguel Angel Moratinos visited Sri Lanka and paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, expressing his condolences with regard to the Easter…

USD 125 million from IDA for the Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project

USD 125 million from IDA for the Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project

The International Development Association (IDA) of the World bank has provided financial assistance of USD 125 Million to implement a climate resilient agricultural projects covering eleven dry zone districts in the country…

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar…

Ambitions are affordable for Asia & the Pacific: Executive Secretary of UN ESCAP

Ambitions are affordable for Asia & the Pacific: Executive Secretary of UN ESCAP

Op-ed by Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Three years of implementation of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific shows the region has some catching up to…

HMS ‘Montrose’ arrives at port of Colombo

HMS ‘Montrose’ arrives at port of Colombo

HMS ‘Montrose’ of the Royal Navy arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (02nd April). The visiting ship was welcomed by Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with…

Sri Lanka starts work on Oman-backed $3.85bn refinery near strategic port

Sri Lanka starts work on Oman-backed $3.85bn refinery near strategic port

Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly $4 billion oil refinery it hopes will revive foreign interest in its shipping facilities after Beijing’s takeover of a nearby port spooked…