Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tag: Ranil Wickremesinghe

“I don’t stab people in the back, any toppling of govt will happen while PM is in the country,” says Sri Lanka’s ex-leader

Colombo, Jan 4 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapakse, on Wednesday charged that he would topple the government while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was in the country. Rajapakse was responding to a 'humorous' statement made by Wickremesinghe recently where he said Rajapakse could topple the government when he visits Switzerland next week. However, Rajapakse in a tweet on ...

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Sri Lanka’s PM insists will go ahead on deal with China over Hambantota Port, “What is the problem?” he queries

Colombo, Jan 4 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Wednesday remained firm that his government would give an 80 percent stake of the Hambantota Port to a Chinese company in order to convert an existing loan which was taken by the previous government, into a stake. However Wickremesinghe insisted that no land had been sold to China ...

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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. ...

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World’s Tallest Christmas Tree scheduled to be unveiled in Sri Lanka on Christmas Eve

Colombo, Dec 23 (NIA) - Hundreds of workers in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo are racing against time to unveil the 'World's Tallest Christmas Tree' which is scheduled to be ready by Saturday evening. Officials involved told NIA that workers would work throughout Friday and Saturday in order to complete the tree by Christmas eve. "We will have an official unveiling ceremony by ...

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Sri Lankan PM calls for stronger ties among Commonwealth nations after Brexit

Colombo, Oct 4 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickramamsinghe has called for greater economic and trade links among Commonwealth nations after the Britain's decision to exit the European Union, the EconomyNext reported here on Tuesday. "The time has now come to think of a new arrangement to strengthen economic and trade link among members of the British Commonwealth", Wickremesinghe ...

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New Zealand and Sri Lanka beef up diplomatic ties

New Zealand/Sri Lanka, Oct 1 (NIA) - New Zealand and Sri Lanka will establish high commissions in each other’s countries, the Prime Minister John Key says. Key was speaking at a joint news conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in Auckland this morning. Mr Key said Mr Wickremsinghe’s visit to New Zealand - the first by a Sri ...

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