November 1, 2018 0

AsiaNews l October 31, 2018 l by Ceylon Independent (ilankanews.com) l Colombo l                                                          1. Speaker *Karu Jayasuriya* asked *President Sirisena* again to *reconvene* the prorogued *Parliament* following a request…

AsiaNews l Colombo, November 1 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Minister, Dr.Sarath Amunugama, on Wednesday met envoys of South Asian countries to get South Asia’s assistance to face mounting pressure from the Western bloc on the on-going political and constitutional crisis in the island nation. Sources said that Dr.Amunugama appealed to South Asian countries to…

                                        AsiaNews welcome the new Foreign Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama.  AsiaNews l October 29, 2018 l Colombo l by Claude Gunasekera l Dr.Sarath Amunugama, social anthropologist, historian and administrator, has been appointed Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister…

AsiaNews l October 29, 2018 l Colombo l “We are closely following the changes in the situation in Sri Lanka. The changes in Sri Lanka are internal affairs. We believe the Sri Lankan Government, political parties and people have enough wisdom to deal with the internal situation,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.  

AsiaNews l October 27, 2018 l (Newsin.Asia) Colombo l Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to sack Ranil Wickremesinghe from the Premiership on Friday was meant to help his candidate, Mahinda Rajapaksa, get defectors from  Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) and the United National Front (UNF) to be able to form a government. Ensconced in…

Top Story AsiaNews / October 26, 2018 l Colombo l Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa of the opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) was on Friday sworn-in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka replacing Ranil Wickremesinghe of the United National Party Front (UNP). But Wickeremesinghe said that as per the 19 th. Amendment of the…

AsiaNews | Colombo | Monday October 1, 2018 | by Claude Gunasekera : State owned Sri Lanka Petroleum Corporation (CPC) is to spend Rs. 3 billion for their logo change, while increasing the prices of fuel. An opposition political party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) questioned how a country’s economy can be developed in a context…

Train fares up from today

October 1, 2018 0

AsiaNews | Colombo | Monday October 1, 2018 | by Claude Gunasekera : Sri Lanka Railways announced that train fares are increased from today (1). It is increased by 15% while the minimum fare of Rs 10 will remain as it is but limited to a short distance. The fare has been increased in support…

AsiaNews | Colombo | Saturday, 29 Sep 2018 | by Claude Gunasekera :New Zealand government is concerned of the Sri Lanka’s development drive and is willing to support and improve bilateral relations  said Senaka Silva, Honorary Consul for New Zealand in Sri Lanka. He said a new embassy will be established in Colombo by mid…