The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO ( The Island / ANN ) - A delegation from the the newly inaugurated Russia-Sri Lanka Friendship Society  would  be arriving in Sri Lanka shortly, for the purpose of strengthening bilateral relations, the Russian Center in Colombo, said yesterday  

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that Chinese loans taken by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to build the Mattala International Airport, would be repaid with assistance of the Indian Aviation Authority.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday, that neither a new Constitution nor a draft of it had been prepared.

COLOMBO ( The Island / ANN ) - The Attorney General's (AG) Department yesterday told the Acting Fort Magistrate that in addition to one-time Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Moscow Udayanga Weeratunga's alleged involvement in the MiG Deal, his wife, brother-in-law (Lalith Nelum Mannamperuma) and mother-in-law (Latha Indrani Mannamperuma) had received large sums of money from overseas.

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka ( The Island/ANN ) - The Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ship ‘Ikazuchi’, has arrived at the Port of Hambantota on a goodwill visit.

COLOMBO (The Island /ANN ) - Foreign reserves had declined by USD 1 billion within the 51-day political crisis completely upsetting the debt management plans of the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, yesterday, making a ministerial statement in Parliament.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The sanctions which are so called punitive, are imposed on any state that acts against the will of the U.S. says Iran’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Zaeri Amirani.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The 18th Conference of the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), is scheduled to be held in Colombo in May this year, with the participation of nearly 4000 representatives from 183
countries.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - In advance of the tenth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka in 2009, two international NGO’s are appealing for help to collect the names of the conflict dead to estimate the final death toll, says the Human Rights Data Analysis Group.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to provide USD 400 mn. to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), under its SAARC SWAP facility.