Successive Sri Lankan Presidents have sought extension of term

Successive Sri Lankan Presidents have sought extension of term

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, April 12 (Daily Express): Earlier this week, the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Dayasiri Jayasekara, told the media that the chairman of his party and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, intends to seek the opinion of the Supreme Court on the plea that his term of office should be deemed to have begun...

Sri Lanka hit by severe drought

Severe dry weather affects over 500,000 in Sri Lanka

Colombo, April 11 (newsin.asia) -- Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC), on Thursday said the number of people affected by the prevailing severe dry weather across the island country had risen to 500,000. In a statement, the DMC said that as of Thursday noon, 529,420 people belonging to 136,329 families had been affected by the dry weather and drought and...

Murdered Lankan editor’s daughter files case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in US court

Murdered Lankan editor’s daughter files case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in US court

Colombo, April 8 (Daily Mirror/newsin.asia) Ahimsa Wickrematunge, the daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, has filed a case in the California Court against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in connection with the assassination of her father in January 2009. She had reportedly stated that Mr. Rajapaksa, who is currently holidaying in California, should be held responsible for the murder of...

Sri Lanka opens China funded southern railway line

Sri Lanka opens China funded southern railway line

Colombo, April 8 (newsin.asia) -- The Sri Lankan government, on Monday, declared open a railway line constructed between Matara and Beliatta in the south of the island country which will boost passenger traffic into the deep south. The 26.75 km long Matara-Beliatta railway extension was declared open for the public by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga in the presence...

China records the strongest growth in tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka in 2016

Over 240,000 tourists arrive in Sri Lanka in March

Colombo, April 8 (newsin.asia) - Over 240,000 tourists arrived in Sri Lanka in March, growing 4.6 percent compared to the same period last year, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority showed here Monday. India, United Kingdom, China, Germany and France were Sri Lanka’s top five international tourist generating markets in the month of March this year. India was the...

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