The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Japanese Foreign Minister to discuss Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe’s foreign policy – the Free and Open Indo-Pacific with new Sri Lankan President  Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Swiss Embassy statement denies having received a request from the Sri Lankan government for the extradition of Inspector Nishantha Silva attached to the CID.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Dr. Mark Mobius, gave insights to market investors at an event titled ‘Emerging Markets and Sri Lanka’s Growth Trajectory’ at Cinnamon Life -Sri Lanka’s most-anticipated mixed development- on December 10, 2019 at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – 2019 Global Corruption Barometer report for Sri Lanka finds that paying a bribe to obtain or expedite certain public services acceptable to a quarter of the public.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Biological Weapons unanimously endorses Sri Lanka as the Chair of its 2020 meeting.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Court order barring Swiss embassy employee from leaving the country extended till December 12. The employee reported to the CID on Sunday afternoon, but declined to undergo a medical examination.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan complains of administrative paralysis in the Northern Province due to non appointment of governor.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - President of the All Party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group, Lord Naseby warns that if Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn becomes UK's next Prime Minister it will be disastrous for Sri Lanka.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Parliament was unusually prorogued for one month commencing December 2, to prevent the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Forensic Audit  report on Treasury Bond issues being  tabled the following day.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Pathfinder Foundation seeks to improve US – Sri Lanka bilateral relations, through new venture.