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PM vows to continue development projects

PM vows to continue development projects

UPDATE: The new government has taken every possible effort to resolve issues with respect to allegations of human rights violations, the Prime Minister says. MORE...

January 4, 2016  12:27 pm|

No foreign naval bases on SL soil: PM

No foreign naval bases on SL soil: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that Lanka will not allow other countries to set up naval bases in its territory. MORE...

November 25, 2015  10:12 am|

Deepavali signifies a moment of light overcoming darkness: PM

Deepavali signifies a moment of light overcoming darkness: PM

Deepavali renews hope in our hearts towards the engagement of the human spirit in overcoming evil with the goodness that exist among mankind, the Prime Minister said in his Deepavali Message. MORE...

November 10, 2015  11:08 am|

Sri Lanka to allow Chinese submarines to visit, inform neighbours

Sri Lanka to allow Chinese submarines to visit, inform neighbours

Sri Lanka will allow future submarine visits by China provided they are not too frequent, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said underlining that the mistrust with India in the past could have been avoided if it had been kept in the picture about the dockings. MORE...

October 19, 2015  01:34 pm|

Prime Minister to visit Singapore today

Prime Minister to visit Singapore today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Singapore today (15) on a two day official tour, the Government Information Department announced. MORE...

October 15, 2015  03:50 pm|

Talks on with Tamil parties: Ranil

Talks on with Tamil parties: Ranil

The Sri Lankan government has begun informal discussions with the Tamil National Alliance and other parties on a political solution to the ethnic conflict, according to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. MORE...

October 8, 2015  12:19 pm|

Prime Minister to address the Japanese Parliament tomorrow

Prime Minister to address the Japanese Parliament tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasingh who is on an official visit to Japan was received by Sri Lanka Ambassador in Japan Professor Dhammika Ganganath Dissanayake at the Kansai Airport. MORE...

October 4, 2015  10:39 am|

India refloats plan for lanka port

India refloats plan for lanka port

With a friendlier government now at the helm in Colombo, India has revived its plan to develop a port in Sri Lanka, hoping to catch up with the Chinese, the New India Express news agency reported today. MORE...

September 27, 2015  12:09 pm|

$5.19 billion road project to begin by October

$5.19 billion road project to begin by October

Keen on fostering ties with neighbours, India is set to engage in high-level talks with Sri Lanka by October for an ambitious $5.19 billion road project to connect both the nations through a sea-bridge and an underwater tunnel, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. MORE...

September 20, 2015  05:05 pm|

No discussions on CEPA: says PM, President

No discussions on CEPA: says PM, President

The President and the Prime Minister have yet again assured that discussions on a trade agreement entitled Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) was not held during PMs visit to India earlier this week. MORE..

September 18, 2015  03:46 pm|

Looking at power sharing and devolution within a unity state: PM

Looking at power sharing and devolution within a unity state: PM

We are looking at how power sharing and devolution take place within the Constitution, with in a unity state, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says. MORE...

September 15, 2015  02:04 pm|

Modi must press for international probe: Ramadoss

Modi must press for international probe: Ramadoss

Indian MP and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stress on his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe for an international judicial probe into the alleged war crimes in the island nation during the final stages of the civil war. MORE...

September 15, 2015  11:46 am|

PM begins three-day visit to India

PM begins three-day visit to India

On the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left for an official visit to India from September 14 to 16. MORE...

September 14, 2015  06:41 pm|

UNP celebrates 69th anniversary today

UNP celebrates 69th anniversary today

The 69th anniversary of the United National Party (UNP) is currently being held under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe at the party headquarters in Sirikotha. MORE...

September 6, 2015  10:35 am|

Dont act like monkeys, says PM

Dont act like monkeys, says PM

The decision on the opposition leader post sparked uproar in parliament when Colombo district MP Wimal Weerawansa this morning (3) questioned the government on the validity of the new appointment. MORE...

September 3, 2015  12:46 pm|

Nisha Biswal arrives in Sri Lanka

Nisha Biswal arrives in Sri Lanka

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal arrived in Sri Lanka this morning (25). MORE...

August 25, 2015  09:59 am|

Nisha Biswal to arrive here next week

Nisha Biswal to arrive here next week

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal is due to arrive in Sri Lanka next week, the Government sources said. MORE....

August 23, 2015  03:24 pm|

Ranil vows to probe CB bond issue

Ranil vows to probe CB bond issue

The Government says that another select committee will be appointed to probe the controversial Central Bank bond issue when the new Parliament convenes. MORE...

August 6, 2015  10:46 am|

Rs. 50 billion fraud in Kandy- Colombo expressway project, says Dilan

Rs. 50 billion fraud in Kandy- Colombo expressway project, says Dilan

The Prime Minister has siphoned off over Rs. 50 billion though a new cabinet paper put forward by him with respect to the Kandy- Colombo expressway project, former Minister Dilan Perera charged. MORE...

August 4, 2015  06:27 pm|

PMs remark is a major blow to the independence of the judiciary: Silva

PMs remark is a major blow to the independence of the judiciary: Silva

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghes recent remark, concerning the order of the Supreme Court on the former Defence Secretarys fundamental rights petition, is a major blow to the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, Opposition Leader and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MP Nimal Siripala de Silva said today (17). MORE...

May 17, 2015  04:07 pm|

PM ensures the independence of FCID

PM ensures the independence of FCID

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on Monday (11) said that the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), which came to effect in February through an extraordinary gazette notification, is only a functional division of the Police Department, which was established in response to the emerging trend of serious financial frauds. MORE...

May 11, 2015  12:47 pm|

Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China: Ranil

Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China: Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said Sri Lanka is neither pro-India nor pro-China. MORE...

April 19, 2015  08:45 am|

One thousand acres for Jaffna resettlement

One thousand acres for Jaffna resettlement

An extent of 1,000 acres is to be released for the resettlement of the people in the Jaffna District by April and the Security Forces are exploring possibilities of releasing more land for resettlement in the district, the President Media Unit said on Monday (30). MORE...

March 30, 2015  10:56 pm|

Special agent to monitor NP projects

Special agent to monitor NP projects

A special agent will be appointed in order to supervise the activities and monitor the progress of projects in the Northern Province, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said on Sunday (29). MORE...

March 29, 2015  12:46 pm|

Select Committee to probe corrupt deals at the Stock Exchange

Select Committee to probe corrupt deals at the Stock Exchange

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on Wednesday (18) informed the Parliament that a Select Committee will be appointed to probe corrupt deals said to have taken place at the Colombo Stock Exchange since 2010. MORE...

March 18, 2015  05:37 pm|

Supreme Court issues notice to PM

Supreme Court issues notice to PM

The Supreme Court on Thursday (12) issued a notice to Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe with respect to a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by former Health Minister and former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake. MORE...

March 12, 2015  03:29 pm|

Government releases Tamil activists, but conspiring to arrest war heroes: NFF

Government releases Tamil activists, but conspiring to arrest war heroes: NFF

Leader of New Left Front Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne said that former Presidents brother and ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa should be arrested if enough evidence exists in the floating armoury case. MORE...

March 12, 2015  12:44 pm|

Tissa Attanayake gets relief from court

Tissa Attanayake gets relief from court

The Fort Magistrates Court today allowed Tissa Attanayake MP to attend Parliament sessions on 5, 6, and 7, February. MORE...

February 5, 2015  01:05 pm|

Tissa Attanayake remanded

Tissa Attanayake remanded

Former United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Tissa Attanayake has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), this afternoon, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE...

February 2, 2015  01:54 pm|

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