The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan extends invitation to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit UAE.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - European Union’s head of political, trade and communications section in Sri Lanka Thorsten Bargfrede says EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus tax concessions to Sri Lanka would continue until 2023.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - A recording of a phone conversation between MP Ranjan Ramanayake and a foreign correspondent leaked to media reveals journalist advising Ramanayake on how to attract JVP votes to the UNP’s Presidential candidate.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa expresses surprise at the UNP’s opposition to the Millennium Challenge Corporation pact, an agreement championed by the former UNP-led government.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Presidential probe into Easter suicide bombings reveals that, without making further inquiries to verify the original Indian warning received on April 4, 2019, then Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena had mysteriously suppressed the issue.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Police record statement from Minister Mahinda Aluthgamage regarding alleged assassination plot by UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, exposed in a leaked audio clip of a phone conversation between the MP and former PM.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Foreign Relations Minister conveys Sri Lanka’s appreciation for the development partnership extended by the United States, during discussions with US Principal Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador Alice Wells.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Transparency International Sri Lanka urges Speaker to disclose forensic audits on the Central Bank bond scams, to the public. The Attorney General recently advised the Speaker against releasing the report to the parliament.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe announces he, Karu Jayasuriya and Sajith Premadasa would sort out leadership issue next week. Fifty one MPs back Premadasa at informal vote.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Attorney General directs the Colombo Crime Division to get statements from ex-High Court judge Padmini Ranawaka and serving Magistrates, Gihan Pilapitiya and Dhammika Hemapala over leaked phone conversations with UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake.