The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN ) - Coming just a few weeks after the 'historic' Trump-Kim Jong Un meet, the just-concluded Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki has proved controversial among sections abroad as well in the US. For these groups, Trump seems to be a US President in a mighty hurry. A 'Fool rushing-in where angels fear to tread.'

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN ) - China said yesterday that since 2002 its contribution to global economic growth was on an average of 30 percent.

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN  ) - Sri Lanka had achieved limited progress in the human rights situation and remains a priority country in the United Kingdom’s Annual Human Rights Report 2017, the British HighCommission said yesterday.

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN)  - The delegation of the European Union in Sri Lanka as well as diplomatic missions of Canada and Norway, have written to President Maithripala Sirisena to verify the "worrying information in the public domain about the intention of the Sri Lankan government to resume implementing the death penalty after a moratorium of more than 40 years."

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN) - Justice and Prisons Reforms Minister Thalatha Atukorale says that on the list of death row prisoners selected for hanging, the first one is a woman.

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN) - Implementation of Sri Lankan  President Maithripala Sirisena’s pledge to hang convicted drug peddlers who were continuing their business from prison, remains in the balance with moves underway to strengthen preventive measures, Government sources said yesterday.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The government says that the assistance of the Security Forces would be obtained for a specific period, to assist the Police Narcotics Bureau to control the trafficking of drugs.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) -The decision of the government to selectively implement the death penalty with regard to some hard drug offenders along with the sanctioning of selling fuel at the new prices have increased the confidence of investors in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), our news sources said.

COLOMBO (The Island / ANN ) - Some  British parliamentarians have launched an Early Day Motion calling on their government,  to  immediately halt all weapons sales to Sri Lanka.

SINGAPORE ( The Island/ ANN ) -  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the foundation has been laid to achieve Sri Lanka’s goal of becoming a fully developed nation by the year 2050.