Sri Lankan navy to train Malaysian security forces in sea combat

Sri Lankan navy to train Malaysian security forces in sea combat

Kuala Lumpur, November 18 (The New Straits Times):  The Sri Lankan navy will be training Malaysian security personnel drawn from the police, the armed forces, and  the Maritime Enforcement Agency next year. Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Datuk Hazani Ghazali said the expertizes of the Sri Lankans in safeguarding their waters are recognized worldwide. […]

19 arrested in southern Sri Lanka following communal clashes

19 arrested in southern Sri Lanka following communal clashes

Colombo, Nov 18 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan police, on Saturday arrested at least 19 people following violent clashes which erupted between two communal groups in Gintota, Galle, in southern Sri Lanka.  A police curfew which had been imposed in six areas across the Galle District was lifted on Saturday morning at 9 am local time. A […]

Sri Lanka assures to maintain normalcy in former war torn north

Sri Lanka assures to maintain normalcy in former war torn north

Colombo, Nov 17 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lankan government, on Friday assured it would not allow any criminal gangs to raise its head in the former war torn north following a recent spate of attacks which had spread fear in the district. Minister of Law and Order, Sagala Ratnayake said that police had expedited investigations […]

Shangri La Colombo opens for business, Bollywood actress signs in as first guest

Shangri La Colombo opens for business, Bollywood actress signs in as first guest

Colombo, Nov 16 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday opened the Shangri-La Hotel, in capital Colombo, built in front of the Galle Face Green. The hotel is the 101 st hotel from the chain of Shangri-La Hotels world-wide. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe, government officials, politicians and industry leaders were some of the […]

Deported British nurse wins Sri Lanka compensation over Buddha tattoo

Deported British nurse wins Sri Lanka compensation over Buddha tattoo

Colombo, Nov 16 – Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court Wednesday awarded compensation to a  British nurse who was illegally detained and deported for having a Buddha tattooed on her arm. A three-judge bench held that Naomi Coleman was not only illegally arrested, but even the Negombo magistrate had issued an unlawful order to detain her and […]

Lanka revises payment schedule for Chinese investment in Hambantota port

Lanka revises payment schedule for Chinese investment in Hambantota port

Colombo, November 16 (LBO): Sri Lanka’s cabinet revealed that Ports Minister sought cabinet approval to amend the current concession agreement of the Hambantota Port. Co-Cabinet Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilaka said on 15 November that the Ports Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe sought their approval to amend the current concession agreement and to sign an additional agreement. According to […]

China appreciates Sri Lanka’s balanced foreign policy with all countries

China appreciates Sri Lanka’s balanced foreign policy with all countries

Colombo, Nov 15 (newsin.asia) – China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang, has appreciated Sri Lanka for its balanced foreign policy with other countries and the fact that it opened its port to all countries. Speaking at a reception hosted on the Chinese Navy Ship Qi Jiguang which is currently docked at the Colombo Harbour, […]

EPRLF’s quitting TNA was expected

EPRLF’s quitting TNA was expected

Colombo, November 13: Sunday’s announcement by the leader of the Eelam Peoples’ Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF), Suresh Premachandran, that the EPRLF is quitting the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), did not come as a surprise to watchers of Sri Lankan Tamil politics. The split has been on the cards for a long time, writes P.K.Balachandran in […]

Bid to fuel Indo-Lankan trouble fails

Bid to fuel Indo-Lankan trouble fails

Colombo, November 12: Mature and prompt handling of the fuel crisis in Sri Lanka earlier this month by Indian diplomats and top Sri Lankan leaders prevented it from spoiling India-Lanka relations, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Energy ties between India and Sri Lanka, plagued by controversy right from the time they were mooted in […]

Sri Lankan President condoles with victims of earthquake in Iraq, Iran

Sri Lankan President condoles with victims of earthquake in Iraq, Iran

Colombo, Nov 13 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Monday offered his condolences to the victims of an earthquake which struck close to the Iraq, Iran border killing over 200 people. Sirisena, in a message on his official Twitter account said, “My deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the earthquake that […]

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