MR can bring the govt down when I go to Switzerland next week, says Ranil Wickremesinghe on MRs ‘govt toppling’ threats

MR can bring the govt down when I go to Switzerland next week, says Ranil Wickremesinghe on MRs ‘govt toppling’ threats

Colombo, Jan 2 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Monday responding to former President Mahinda Rajapakse's threats that the government would be toppled this year, said in a humorous tone that Rajapakse could topple the government when he visits Switzerland next week. "I am going to Switzerland for a week, giving Mahinda the chance to bring the government down," Wickremesinghe said....

Inspired by Indian Prime Minister Modi, Sirisena’s “Tell the President” facility will use IT App

Inspired by Modi, Sirisena’s “Tell the President” facility will be using mobile App

Colombo, January 2 (The New Indian Express): Inspired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama, Sri Lanka’s “Tell the President” will be using a special IT app to enable citizens communicating with the Presidential Secretariat to track action taken on their requests through the ministries and departments of the Central government in Colombo, Coordinating Secretary to...

Inspired by Indian Prime Minister Modi, Sirisena’s “Tell the President” facility will use IT App

Inspired by Indian Prime Minister Modi, Sirisena’s “Tell the President” facility will use IT App

Colombo, January 2 (The New Indian Express): Inspired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama, Sri Lanka’s “Tell the President” will be using a special IT app to enable citizens communicating with the Presidential Secretariat to track action taken on their requests through the ministries and departments of the Central government in Colombo, Coordinating Secretary to...

Sirisena to push for amendments in Sino-Lankan pact on Hambantota port

Sirisena to push for amendments in Sino-Lankan pact on Hambantota port

Colombo, January 1 (The New Indian Express): Given the billowing controversy over the Sino-Sri Lankan Framework Agreement (FA) on Hambantota port in south Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is set to seek some significant amendments in it. He proposes to do so by appointing his own representative in the negotiating team. The Sunday Times reported that Sirisena met...

Sri Lanka might turn out to be the next Asian pivot

Sri Lanka might turn out to be the next Asian pivot

By Sunanda K.Datta-Ray/Free Press Journal Sri Lanka has always been a small country in search of a global role. History recalls how Jawaharlal Nehru rushed up to Sir John Kotelawala, prime minister of what was then Ceylon, after he had gone against the fashionable trend and made an anti-China speech at the Bandung conference. “Why didn’t you show me your...

Minister’s resignation touches off speculation about others leaving Sirisena camp

Minister’s resignation touches off speculation about others leaving Sirisena camp

Colombo, December 31 (The New Indian Express): The resignation of the popular Sri Lankan politician and State Minister for Local Government, Priyankara Jayaratne, from the Council of Ministers on Friday, complaining of harassment by Ministers of the coalition partner United National Party (UNP), has touched off rumors of ten other ministers from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) quitting the...

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