The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The new Jaffna International Airport to be declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today, marked by the arrival of an Alliance Air ATR 72-600 aircraft from Chennai, carrying aviation industry invites.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Indian share of river water, that had been flowing to Pakistan for the last 70 years, will be put to maximum use.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Saudi Export Development Authority to facilitate business networking programs between Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia and Saudi Export Programme to expand exports of raw materials to Sri Lankan manufacturers.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Growth in South Asia is projected to slow to 5.9 per cent in 2019. Sri Lanka's growth is expected to soften to 2.7 per cent in 2019, according to World Bank.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Although rejecting the Geneva Resolution co-sponsored by the Yahapalana government in 2015, SLPP presidential candidate and wartime Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured commitment to working with the UN.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Rival regional and international powers with their own global agendas, have entered Sri Lanka for their own agendas, often detrimental to the interests of this country. Thus the once peaceful Sri Lanka has become a playground for all these forces.

COLOMBO ( The Island / ANN ) - The United National Party's (UNP) Deputy Leader and Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa launching his official campaign at the Galle Face Green yesterday, said that convicted drug dealers who continued to ply their trade while in prison, would be given the " maximum punishment", if he was elected President.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Malaysian Police has detected whopping transaction that could be an attempt to activate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Election Commission receives over 500 election law violation complaints, including 12 incidents of election related violence. The presidential election is scheduled for November 16.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka pledges support to UN High Representative on Disarmament Izumi Nakamitsu for the global Disarmament Agenda.