The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - United States donates landslide monitoring instruments to National Building Research Organiaation to facilitate identification of vulnerable areas and issuing of regional warnings.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Indian Navy recently reported to have driven away suspicious Chinese vessel operating in the Indian waters, suspected to have been spying on Indian activities in the Island territory of Port Blair.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - In its election manifesto, Britain’s Conservative Party says it will support a two-state solution for Sri Lanka.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Swiss Court finds LTTE not a criminal organisation and releases 12 persons arrested in connection with fund raising for the LTTE.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Swiss Embassy in Colombo maintains that its allegedly abducted employee could not be questioned on health grounds.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Committee on Public Enterprises to discuss Central Bank Bond Scam forensic audit report, carried out on the recommendations of a Presidential Commission of Inquiry.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – UNP prepared to extend support for amendments to the 19th Amendment, although the party cannot assure support for its abolition.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - On the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Parliament has been suspended for a month. New session to be held on January 03, 2020.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - South east and east Asia expert, Bertil Lintner says much cannot be expected of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation as 22 years of talk have failed to come up with anything concrete.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - President Gotabaya Rajapaksa informs Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs to assist Sri Lanka to eradicate the drug menace and counter Islamic extremism. Rather than financial assistance President Rajapaksa emphasises need to ensure trade and investment growth on a mutually beneficial basis.