The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama says that, as hub of east-west shipping route in Indian Ocean with educated, English-proficient strong workforce, Sri Lanka has an enormous potential to attract foreign investment.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - According to the Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul, no Sri Lankans have been afflicted with COVID-19 yet. There are over 20,000 Sri Lankans living in South Korea, where over 800 confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been reported.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Former Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, at ‘The Huddle 2020’, The Hindu newspaper’s annual thought conclave in Bengaluru, India warns South Asia has the choice to either be connected or be left out of the new and expanding Asia Pacific configurations of productivity and trade.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Archaeology Professor Raj Kumar Somadeva, who led the high profile excavation of the Mannar mass graves, says country's current predicament due to failure on the part of successive governments to adopt national policies.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - In a statement, Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith calls for investigation into failure, on the part of the political leadership and the security authorities, to prevent the Easter bombings on April 21, 2019 by the National Thowheed Jamaat that lead to the deaths of 259.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, called for a thorough investigation to find out why the political leadership and the security authorities had failed to act in spite of having specific intelligence on the Easter Sunday carnage. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - National Medicines Regulatory Act to be revised to regulate cosmetics industry and facilitate stern action against those who violate guidelines.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - National Peace Council points out that the latest move by the US to impose a travel ban on Army Commander General Shavendra Silva, for alleged gross violations of human rights, is a result of unwillingness to deal with unresolved issues of the last phase of the war.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka Cricket to be investigated by Criminal Investigation Department on alleged irregularities in awarding international broadcasting rights.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security recommends ban on all kinds of face veils and face covers that conceal individual identity, on the basis of ensuring national security.