Tag: Sri Lanka

“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

“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 ...

Guinness says Sri Lanka’s achievement of World’s Tallest X-Mas Tree is ‘fantastic’, encourages to make an application

Guinness says Sri Lanka’s achievement of World’s Tallest X-Mas Tree is ‘fantastic’, encourages to make an application

Colombo, Jan 4 (NIA) - Guinness World Records, on Wednesday, said Sri Lanka's attempt to construct the 'World's Tallest Christmas Tree' was a 'fantastic achievement' and it encouraged the island to make an application via its website. "We haven’t received an application for this attempt," Amber-Georgina Gill, the UK and International Press Officer of Guinness World Records Ltd. told NewsIn.Asia, when inquired if ...

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

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 ...

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. ...

Sri Lanka’s former sprint queen admitted to ICU

Sri Lanka’s former sprint queen admitted to ICU

Colombo, Dec 27 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's former sprint queen, Susanthika Jayasingha was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Diyatalawa Hospital, in the country's central highlands on Tuesday following an illness. Hospital sources said that Jayasingha had been suffering from fever and was admitted to hospital with the flu. However some local media reports said that Jayasingha had ...

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister passes away

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister passes away

Colombo, Dec 27 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's Former Prime Minister, Ratnasiri Wickremenayake passed away at the age of 83 in a private hospital in Colombo, on Tuesday. Wickremenayake had been receiving treatment in hospital for the past several days. He was the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2010. He was also a senior ...

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

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 ...

Rajapaksa warns India and Sri Lanka will break up if Provincial Governors’ powers are nullified

“During my govt I was a ‘super president’ so I did not need any ‘super ministers’,” says MR

Colombo, Dec 20 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's former President, Mahinda Rajapakse, on Tuesday, mocked the government over its plans to appoint a 'super minister' stating that if all the ministers did their respective jobs well, then the country would not need any 'super minister'. Speaking to local journalists, Rajapakse said that during his regime he did not appoint any ministers of ...

Rajapaksa Faction Boycotts Sri Lanka Freedom Party Convention

Sri Lanka improves in World Freedom Index under Maithripala Sirisena regime

Colombo, Dec 18 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's conditions for freedom of expression, religious freedom, civil society, and judicial independence under the new administration of President Maithripala Sirisena has seen an improvement, resulting in Sri Lanka being rated 55 in the latest Freedom in the World index. Sri Lanka was amongst only four countries that made an upward trend in the Freedom in ...

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