Lankan President to take bigger role in economic decision making

Lankan President to take bigger role in economic decision making

Colombo, January 21 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, is set to assume a bigger role in taking decisions on economic matters, breaking the virtual monopoly enjoyed by his alliance partner, the United National Party (UNP), headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Daily Mirror quoted the President as telling a party meeting in Kegalle […]

Sirisena likely to contest the next Presidential election too

Sirisena likely to contest the next Presidential election too

Colombo, January 20 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent statements displaying an uncharacteristically aggressive stance on the issue of corruption and the Central Bank bond scam, indicate not just a  desire to go down in Lankan history as a gladiator against corruption, but also to prepare the ground for a second term in office. But […]

Will Sirisena assert himself or be a lame duck President?

Will Sirisena assert himself or be a lame duck President?

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/Daily Express Colombo, January 19: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s emotional outburst and the subsequent storming out of the Cabinet meeting earlier in the week, infuriated by public criticism against him by Members of Parliament from the United National Party (UNP), was a glaring demonstration of the increasingly heightened political conflict between the […]

Preservation of Buddhist art helps Pakistan fight stereotyping

Preservation of Buddhist art helps Pakistan fight stereotyping

Colombo, January 18: Pakistan has been undergoing an image makeover to portray itself as a tolerant country where its non-Islamic heritage is not obliterated in the process of asserting its basic Islamic character, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. In a video address at the opening of the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition here on January 12, […]

Sino-Lankan venture involves farmers in green power generation

Sino-Lankan venture involves farmers in green power generation

Colombo, Jan 19 (newsin.asia) – Farmers in the draught-prone Moneragala district in South Sri Lanka will soon be joining a US$ 24 million Sino-Sri Lankan Joint Venture to generate 10 mw of green power every day to add 70,000 mwh of renewable energy to the Sri Lankan national grid. Jinawara Dharmawadana, Chairman IMS Holdings Pvt.Ltd., […]

High level panel under Lankan President decides on legal action against the corrupt

High level panel under Lankan President decides on legal action against the corrupt

Colombo, January 18 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday asked the Attorney General to initiate legal action against those parties involved in the LKR 11 billion Central Bank Scam and those whose cases are before the commission inquiring into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC). Actions […]

Sri Lankan women challenge alcohol ban in Supreme Court

Sri Lankan women challenge alcohol ban in Supreme Court

Colombo, January 18 (newsin.asia): Several Sri Lankan women have filed Fundamental Rights petitions in the island’s Supreme Court challenging the revocation of two gazette notifications which permitted women to buy alcohol and work in outlets that sell or manufacture alcohol, state media reported on Thursday. The women, including popular actress Samanalee Fonseka, have challenged the […]

L.Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurthi enthrall audience at joint Indo-Lankan celebration of independence

L.Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurthi enthrall audience at joint Indo-Lankan celebration of independence

Colombo, January 17 (newsin.asia): For the first time in the history of diplomatic relations between India and Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission here celebrated the 70 th year of the independence of India and Sri Lanka together this year. And that was done with panache with a thrilling concert by the iconic Indian violinist […]

Bangladesh blacklists major Chinese company for bribery

Bangladesh blacklists major Chinese company for bribery

Dhaka, January 17 (The Daily Star): Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday said that China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited has been blacklisted for offering bribes to government officials and would not get any contracts in the future. The government will investigate ongoing projects where the Chinese company is involved, he added. The company […]

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