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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi invited to Sri Lanka by PM

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi invited to Sri Lanka by PM

In a significant development that could bring Congress role into Indias neighbourhood diplomacy, party president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi have been invited to Sri Lanka by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. MORE..

September 18, 2015  02:18 pm|

No legal basis for international investigation within Sri Lanka; it has to be domestic - PM

No legal basis for international investigation within Sri Lanka; it has to be domestic - PM

There is no legal basis for international investigation within Sri Lanka; it has to be domestic, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said in an interview to the Hindu. The reason some of the people have been calling for international investigation is the loss of confidence in the judiciary, he added. MORE...

August 24, 2015  08:25 am|

We will survive no-confidence vote - Ravi

We will survive no-confidence vote - Ravi

Sri Lankas finance minister has defended the pace of the countrys economic recovery, as a bruising vote of no confidence in the government looms. MORE...

June 10, 2015  07:42 am|

Ranil merely joked about shooting Indian fishermen - CBK

Ranil merely joked about shooting Indian fishermen - CBK

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was joking when he made the comment about shooting Indian fishermen, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said in an interview with DNA. MORE...

April 17, 2015  09:09 am|

19A modifications to avoid referendum

19A modifications to avoid referendum

Following the Sri Lankan Supreme Courts ruling on the 19th Constitutional Amendment (19A) on Thursday, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that appropriate changes will be made in the draft to avoid going for a referendum. Click to read what clauses will be removed...

April 10, 2015  08:39 am|

Sri Lankas borrowing soars ahead of parliamentary poll

Sri Lankas borrowing soars ahead of parliamentary poll

Sri Lankas government borrowing has risen sharply since January, central bank data showed on Monday, due to populist policies adopted by the new government as it seeks to consolidate its grip on power at a parliamentary election. MORE...

April 7, 2015  07:13 am|

Sri Lankan fishermen welcome Ranils shooting remarks

Sri Lankan fishermen welcome Ranils shooting remarks

Fishermen of the Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lankas Northern Province say they welcome Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghes remarks that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Sri Lankan waters. MORE..

March 31, 2015  12:52 pm|

Government grants approval to construct breakwater of Colombo Port City

Government grants approval to construct breakwater of Colombo Port City

Sri Lankas cabinet on Wednesday approved the construction of a breakwater for a Chinese funded port city project which had been suspended by the government earlier this month. MORE...

March 19, 2015  03:19 pm|

China urges Sri Lanka to protect interests of investors

China urges Sri Lanka to protect interests of investors

China on Tuesday urged Sri Lanka to protect the interests of Chinese investors and promote bilateral economic ties following the suspension of a China-funded port project in Colombo. MORE...

March 17, 2015  04:27 pm|

Sri Lanka-China tensions rise over suspended port project

Sri Lanka-China tensions rise over suspended port project

The Sri Lankan governments decision to review, and in effect suspend, the $US1.4 billion, Chinese-backed Colombo Port City (CPC) project has strained relations between Beijing and Colombo. MORE...

March 16, 2015  12:48 pm|

China asks Sri Lanka to protect interests of investors

China asks Sri Lanka to protect interests of investors

China has urged Sri Lanka to respect bilateral agreements and business contracts, and protect the interests of its investors following the suspension of a multi- billion-U.S. dollar project, the Chinese Embassy said on Saturday. MORE...

March 8, 2015  10:15 am|

Colombo Port City project suspended

Colombo Port City project suspended

The cabinet has decided to suspend the Colombo Port City project temporarily, Cabinet Spokesman Rajith Senaratne said. MORE...

March 5, 2015  08:51 am|

James Packer deal had nothing in it for Sri Lanka - Ranil

James Packer deal had nothing in it for Sri Lanka - Ranil

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has defended his governments decision to withdraw licence approval and millions of dollars in tax breaks for James Packers now-scrapped $450 million Colombo Crown casino project, saying there was nothing in it for the country. MORE...

February 24, 2015  07:54 am|

Sri Lanka says China port city broke rules

Sri Lanka says China port city broke rules

Sri Lankas prime minister said on Wednesday a $1.5 billion luxury real estate deal with China was signed without cabinet approval and without following procedures, and launched a new investigation to uncover any corruption. MORE...

February 19, 2015  08:21 am|

Goverment to set up an Anti-Corruption Secretariat

Goverment to set up an Anti-Corruption Secretariat

The government today decided to set up a special Secretariat to investigate into large corruption and malpractices of the previous government, the official Government news portal said in a statement. MORE...

February 12, 2015  04:05 pm|

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