Category: Press

Cancellation of Pompeo visit and SOFA or vfa

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his proposed visit to Sri Lanka during his upcoming visit to the Indo-Pacific region covering three Asian countries. The cancellation came in the midst of media reports about the alleged pressure tactics of US Embassy in Colombo to force Sri Lanka to sign the proposed Status Of…

CICA in Tajikistan boost to Asian security

President calls on Asian countries to resist attempts by outside powers to suppress Power of Asia One of the fundamental principles of Panchasheela adopted by neutral countries during the era of Cold War was based on respect for each other’s sovereignty and noninterference in internal affairs. To ensure this common security is essential for nations,…

Organ donation system to be strengthened

Since the first ever heart transplant in Sri Lanka back in 2017, organ transplantation has made a steady progress across the Health Service in the island nation. However, there are numerous people from several regions in Sri Lanka who are still in need of organ transplants. Kidney patients in particular have been made to wait…

New frontiers of security cooperation

President Sirisena to speak at CICA in Tajikistan One of the significant political events of this year will undoubtedly be the Fifth Summit of Heads of State of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), which will commence tomorrow (June 15) in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. President Maithripala Sirisena is…

Final report of special three-member committee appointed by President to investigate Easter Sunday attacks on April 21 handed over to President

  The final report of the special three-member committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, to investigate Easter Sunday attacks on April 21, 2019 was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Officials Residence, today (10). Chairman of the Committee, Supreme Court Judge Vijith Malalgoda handed over the report to the President and the…

Modi’s SAGAR Concept and SL

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just concluded a swift ‘in-and-out- official visit, for a couple of hours, to Sri Lanka yesterday (9). He was earlier scheduled to fly back from Male to Delhi after his visit to the Maldives from the 7 to 9. However, Modi accepted an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena during…

Muslim political leadership at a crossroads

Sri Lankan Muslim community faces an unprecedented dilemma with the political leadership placing itself in an unenviable position. For the first time in recent history, the political leaders of the Muslim community found that a wrong decision at this moment could put the community interests in jeopardy, and cause irreparable damage to the Sinhala-Muslim harmony.…

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