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 | Tuesday October 2, 2018 | Colombo | by Claude Gunasekera | It is one of the most curious questions on the minds of Sri Lankans as to who will be the next president of Sri Lanka in 2020. Sri Lankan Politics is very unpredictable. Most of the politicians and political parties keep their…

AsiaNews | Colombo | Thursday, 27 Sep 2018 | Foreign Ministry Media Release : Sri Lanka welcomes the Joint Opposition candidate Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih securing victory following the election in the Maldives where the people exercised their franchise in a decisive manner to uphold their commitment to democracy and the rule of law. We…

AsiaNews | Colombo | Tuesday 25, September | by Claude Gunasekera : Ibrahim Mohamed Solih well known in the country as Ibu, (53) is a long time member in the Maldives parliament, who represented a coalition of four parties, will sworn in as new President of the Maldives, on 17 November 2018, after having defeated incumbent Abdulla Yameen on…

AsiaNews | Sunday 23 September | Indian High Commission Colombo | Press Release: Government of India has committed to build another 4000 houses in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, in addition to 42000 houses already built in the North and 14000 under construction in the hill-country, under grants by the Indian Government. India’s overall commitment…