Lanka and Austria is expected to work closely together to ensure that both countries benefit from the changes that are taking place in Sri Lanka and from the peace dividend, disclosed Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena.
Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday ordered the release of former CJ Shirani Bandaranayake from a case filed against her by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption for failure to accurately declare her assets and liabilities .
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday ordered news media run by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government to strictly follow the Party's leadership and focus on "positive reporting."
When it comes to searching for real estate, Colombo is the most popular area in Sri Lanka for property-seekers. According to Lamudi Sri Lanka, more than 70 percent of website searches are for property in the country’s commercial capital.
Again, as usual, I have seen a story with a photograph in "The Morung Express" - February 16 Edition. "No textbooks, no classes" ran the lead story. The picture of Government Primary School, Mezoma was given as locked because of the non-availability of textbooks meant for teaching the students. I am not surprised at all as such things happened in many places in Nagaland.
Dr. Merkel expressed her satisfaction about the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka and stated she heard that the people both in the South and the North are living contentedly. She pledged the assistance of the Government of Germany for the welfare of the northern people.
Legal experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Customs and Border Protection collaborated with 20 senior officials from Sri Lanka Customs in Colombo last week on reforming customs procedures to enhance trade. The effort seeks to improve efficiency and transparency for businesses, allowing Sri Lanka to develop more fully its export potential and advance investment opportunities.
It is most welcoming and glad to hear that Sri Lanka has ratified the World Health Organization – FCTC Protocol to eliminate the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products which is effective from February 2016. Already 15 Parties have ratified this important protocol.
There was a countrywide uproar in India when about five years ago following a series of ‘racial’ attacks on Indian youth in Australia. The outrage in India is equally strong when there are reports of attacks on people of Indian origin or Indian nationals living in the US. Some of these attacks resulted in death. The host countries generally refuted the allegations of a racial angle in the attacks on Indians. But few in India were willing to accept that.
Ambassador Jurgen Christian Mertens, Chief of Protcol of the German Government and the staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka, including the Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilake Amunugama welcomed President Sirisena and Madam Jayanthi Sirisena on arrival yesterday early morning at the airport.
At a time the Gulf countries are bringing restrictions on remittances outward due to the prevailing economic condition in the region, the introduction of the new Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Rules gazetted by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central Bank have created real panic and concern among the Sri Lankan expatriate workers in the Gulf.