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Indian and Nepalese foreign ministers discussed “border ma...

India and Nepal appear to have a struck a balance on the boundary dispute in an effort to avoid friction at a time when the two countries need to focu...

Lankan President says Eastern Container Terminal will be a...

Sri Lankan President GotabayaRajapaksa on Wednesday assured representatives of Port Trade Unions that the Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) in the Colo...

India wants its role in Colombo’s ECT to be seen as privat...

India wants Sri Lanka to view Indian involvement in the Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) in Colombo port as a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in a Joi...

Lankan Prez tells Pompeo China did not put Lanka in debt t...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sits with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapksa, second right, and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, right, be...

Gotabaya overcomes political challenge amidst virus threat

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (R) and his Prime Minister brother Mahinda Rajapaksa: The question remains as to whether the Rajapaksa gove...

Lanka’s 20th Constitutional Amendment bill triggers cheers...

The all-powerful President Gotabaya. Sri Lanka’s 20th Constitutional Amendment bill (20A) which was approved by the cabinet of ministers an...

Tightrope walking will mark Sri Lanka’s foreign relations

The August 5, 2020, parliamentary elections are a watershed in the recent political history of Sri Lanka. It is the first time that any political part...

Rajapaksas soar in victory while the global superpowers aw...

Mahinda Rajapaksa The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), the Lankan political party formed by Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers four yea...

Lankan ruling party’s electoral pitch for strong and stabl...

With exactly four weeks to go for the August 05 parliamentary elections, Sri Lanka has had the good fortune of having checked the spread of the corona...

Expert panel briefs Lankan President on flaws in proposed...

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Ahead of the parliamentary elections on August 05, the final report of the Expert’s Committee appointed to rev...

Lanka prepares for general elections though new date is ye...

With Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court, dismissing on June 2, all the seven Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed against the date set by the Election...

To meet post-COVID economic challenges, Lanka seeks benevo...

The first week of the re-opening of Colombo after two months of lockdown, ended on a somber and joyless note. Commuters were choking behind their face...

Lanka prepares for tourism resurrection as Colombo curfew...

Colombo city, Sri Lanka’s beleaguered capital, which by Sri Lankan standards, was a coronavirus “hotspot” for two months, has return...

Lanka commemorates end of 30-year war

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Victory Day commemoration on 19 May 2020 Eleven years ago, on May 19, 2009, Sri Lanka ended a thirty year war...

Lanka inches towards normalcy, opens economy under strict...

Though with a total of 863 Corona virus patients to date, and with new patients being recorded, Sri Lanka on Monday tentatively inched towards restart...

Lanka relaxes curfew ahead of decision on date for parliam...

File photo As part of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s strategy to gradually restore the country to normalcy, the COVID 19 prevention curfew...

Sri Lanka: Should general elections be held in May?

With the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) showing keenness to hold the postponed Sri Lankan parliamentary elections before the constitutional...

COVID-19 creates controversy over Sri Lanka parliamentary...

After two days of no new COVID 19 cases, Sri Lanka on Saturday recorded 7 new patients. This led to continuous curfew being indefinitely extended in t...

Lankan President trashes EC’s claim of a looming constitut...

On Sunday on the eve of Sri Lanka’s coronavirus dampened traditional New Year, the government announced that all universities will reopen for st...

Lankan PM calls for cooperation as the country sees a fall...

Mahinda Rajapaksa Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a special televised address to the public on Tuesday, called for discipline...

Sidelined Lankan nurses threaten strike as COVID -19 cases...

With five new  COVID-19 patients being identified by Sunday evening,  the total number of cases in Sri Lanka stood at 175, according to the...