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Nepali President arrives in Sri Lanka to participate in Vesak celebrations

Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived in Sri Lanka last  morning at the invitation of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to participate in the International Vesak celebrations. Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, President Bhandari was welcomed by Sri Lankan Minister for Justice and Buddha Sasana, Wijayadasa Rajapakshe, Minister for Foreign …

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PM arrives to Beijing

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accompanied by Professor Maithree Wickremesinghe arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport, China on 13th evening . They left for China to participate in the “One Belt – One Road” Summit. Leaders from about 30 countries are scheduled to participate in the high level round …

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Rs. 4 mn recovered from heroin suspect’s residence

Police said the suspect arrested with 198 kilos of heroin in his possession in Chilaw on Thursday was believed to have transported 50 kilos of heroin on a previous occasion.   The suspect was being interrogated while a police team was searching his Dehiwela residence, a senior officer said.   …

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Sri Lankan accused of killing wife will not appeal deportation

Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingham, accused of murdering his wife, has decided he would rather be deported to Sri Lanka than remain behind bars in Canada. At his third detention review before the Immigration and Refugee Board on Thursday, he announced his intention to withdraw the appeal of his removal order, paving the …

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Modi concludes visit

Indian PM Modi left Sri Lanka last evening after a series of events in Colombo, Kandy and Dick Oya. PM Modi arrived in Colombo on Thursday evening for 24 hour visit accompanied by a high level delegation.

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PM to leave for China tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Maithree Wickremesinghe will be leaving for China tomorrow (13) to attend the One Belt, One Road summit in Beijing. Leaders of 30 countries will be taking part in the high-level round table discussions that will be conducted at the summit. The forum will pay special …

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