Sri Lanka, Iran ink five agreements to strengthen bilateral ties

Iran and Sri Lanka on Wednesday (24) signed five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), aimed at bolstering bilateral relations between the two countries. Signed in the presence of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, the five agreements will cover cooperation between the two countries in the fields of film, media, tourism, cooperatives, libraries, and […]

Consideration of petitions challenging IGP Tennakoon’s appointment begins today

The fundamental rights (FR) petitions filed against the appointment of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Deshabandu Tennakoon are slated to be taken up for consideration before the Supreme Court on Tuesday (02). A three-member bench led by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya will sit for the consideration of the petitions put forward by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal […]

Ex-President Maithripala’s controversial statement sparks diplomatic crisis?

Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) Parliamentarian Dr. Harsha de Silva alleges that former President Maithripala Sirisena has provided a controversial statement linking India to the Easter Sunday terror attacks, which will likely cause a critical diplomatic crisis. Quoting a report published on a national newspaper, de Silva stressed that the ex-president has claimed that India was […]

Govt prioritizing overhaul of school education and exam systems – President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized the importance of holistic education, advocating for a curriculum that includes both academic subjects and nutritional support for children across the country. He also underscored the necessity of integrating modern technologies like artificial intelligence into the educational framework, highlighting the government’s commitment to reforming the school education and examination systems. President […]

Lukashenko highlights potential of cooperation between Belarus, Sri Lanka

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe to congratulate him on his 75th birthday, according to the press service of the Belarusian leader. “Today, Sri Lanka is a good example of economic reforms aimed at improving the quality of life of the population. In this pursuit you can […]

President Ranil meets with Basil; discusses future political affairs

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has held a discussion with the founder of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa last night (21), where attention was drawn to the upcoming elections and the future political affairs. This meeting comes after President Wickremesinghe had informed the Cabinet of Ministers to make preparations for […]

Cabinet approval to draft laws to amend Sri Lanka’s electoral system

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal to draft the necessary laws to amend the electoral system to elect 160 Members of Parliament directly from the voters of the respective constituencies, also known as the First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) system, and for the remaining 65 MPs to be elected according to the proportional voting system at […]

President to convene meeting with opposition’s party leaders, IMF delegates on Monday

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has convened a meeting on Monday (March 11) with the leaders of accepted opposition parties in parliament and the visiting high-level delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). During the meeting, scheduled to be held at the Presidential Secretariat, the opposition party leaders will be offered the chance to discuss the IMF’s […]

Romania mulls agreement with Sri Lanka to avoid double taxation

Romanian Ambassador Doamna Steluța Arhire has called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees on Monday (Feb.26). PM Gunawardena and the Romanian envoy discussed the long-standing bilateral relations between the two countries and the steps to be taken to enter into economic cooperation and investment in new spheres. The Prime Minister urged Romania […]

President invites all parties to collaborate for national development

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasized the necessity of unity for national development, stating that political divisions hinder progress, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported. Furthermore, he has extended an invitation to all parties to collaborate, not for their respective political affiliations, but to enhance the quality of life for the people of the nation, according […]