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Colombo: Newly-appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has assumed duties at the PM's office on Friday. more
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says won’t step down

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has informed senior party leaders that he will not step down from the Presidency but will hand over the government to whoever holds 113 se ...

European Parliament adopts resolution calling for repealing terror act in Sri Lanka

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, calling for the repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

Parliament session in Sri Lanka shortened, private banks closed amid third Covid wave

As the cases of coronavirus infections remain unchecked in Sri Lanka, the government cut short a week-long parliament session, scheduled to start on Tuesday, to just a one-day sitting. Al ...

MV-X Pearl Press ship, which caught fire off Sri Lankan coast, is now sinking

MV-X Pearl Press, the Singapore flagged container ship that caught fire two weeks ago in Sri Lankan waters, is now sinking, the Sri Lankan Navy said in a statement on Wednesday. The ship ...

Not a dumping ground for Chinese 'garbage', says Sri Lanka

After facing heat from opposition leaders on vaccine procurement, the Sri Lankan government has said that the country was not a dumping ground for "Chinese garbage", a report in ...

Former Sri Lankan PM calls for special laws to control Covid crisis

Former Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for special legislation to control the COVID 19 pandemic, suggesting opposition leaders should also be consulted by the go ...

Sri Lankan PM orders relief to fishermen affected by MV-X Press Pearl fire incident

The fire on the MV-X Press Pearl ship off the Sri Lankan coast, which raged for days, has affected scores of daily fishermen on Sri Lanka’s Uswetakeiyawa coast. Sri Lankan Prime Min ...

After Colombo Port City, yet another construction project goes to a Chinese firm

Colombo: Ever since the Rajapaksa brothers came to power in Sri Lanka, China has steadily been increasing its footprints in the island nation. On Tuesday, the Sri Lankan cabinet awarded y ...

Sri Lanka to buy 14 million doses of Sinopharm vaccines from China

Sri Lanka will buy 14 million Sinpharm vaccines from China as the government aims to fast-track vaccines drive in the country amid worsening Covid-19 situation, reported Colombopage.