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Sri Lanka to launch green projects to protect ecosystem

Sri Lanka to launch green projects to protect ecosystem

Colombo, Dec. 5 - Sri Lanka's new interim government will launch green projects in the island country as part of a mega beautification program to maintain the ecosystem, local media quoted parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa as saying on Thursday. With Sri Lanka being ranked the second-worst country affected by climate change by the Global Climate Risk Index 2019, Namal said the...

Over 600,000 tourists arrive in Sri Lanka from Jan to March

Over 1.6 million tourists visit Sri Lanka till Nov. end

Colombo, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka hit the 1.6 million mark in November with the arrival of over 175,000 tourists to the country by the end of the month, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry showed here Thursday. So far this year 1,672,039 tourists arrived in the country, but the government has said these figures...

Swiss embassy’s version of “abduction” of female staffer doesn’t match facts, says Lankan govt.

Doubt’s expressed over alleged detention of Swiss Embassy staffer, probe continues

Colombo, Dec. 5 (newsin.asia) -- Sri Lanka's Foreign Ministry, yesterday said that following investigations conducted so far into the alleged detention of the Swiss Embassy employee, they believed that there was very little truth in the allegation leveled by the 'so called victim' and this may be misinformation to sling mud against the political leadership of the country. Foreign Minister...

Sri Lanka to freshly engage with Singapore over Arjuna Mahendran’s extradition

Sri Lanka to freshly engage with Singapore over Arjuna Mahendran’s extradition

By Jamila Husain December 4 (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lanka’s new interim government headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will continue to request Singapore to extradite former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran over his links to the Central Bank Bond Scam, Cabinet Spokesperson, Ramesh Pathirana told the Daily Mirror. Pathirana said the government would review the commission reports on the Bond...

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Sri Lankan Parliament to be dissolved by end Feb. or early Mar.

By Jamila Husain December 4 (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa may dissolve Parliament by the end of February or early March and call for general elections in the last week of April, a government source told Daily Mirror yesterday. The President’s decision came after a meeting he held with Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya, who had informed the...

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