Archive for October 14th, 2020

What does Sri Lanka moving closer to China mean for India?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

N SATHIYA MOORTHY Courtesy ORF Given the trajectory of the China relations — Sri Lanka’s ‘India First’ policy will obviously be confined to bilateral security issues and New Delhi’s concerns in the matter. The short-notice Colombo visit of a high-level Chinese delegation, to be followed now by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s this month-end […]

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Mother Sri Lanka ආයතනයේ නියෝජිත පිරිසක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හමුවෙති

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා  සහ  Mother Sri Lanka ආයතනයේ නියෝජිතයින් අතර හමුවක් ඊයේ 2020.10.13 දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී පැවැත්විණි. Mother Sri Lanka ආයතනයේ වර්තමාන ප්‍රගතිය හා ඉදිරි වැඩපිළිවෙළ පිළිබඳව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා දැනුම්වත් කිරීම මෙහි මූලික අරමුණ විය. 2008 වර්ෂයේ ස්ථාපනය කර ඇති Mother Sri Lanka ආයතනය, වගකිව යුතු පුරවැසියෙකුවීම සඳහා පෙර පාසල්, පාසල් දරුවන් […]

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China to deepen cooperation with Sri Lanka, UAE, Algeria, Serbia with new development pattern: senior diplomat

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Xinhua BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) — China will further strengthen its cooperation with Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Algeria and Serbia under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative with a new development pattern, a senior Chinese diplomat said Monday. Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee […]

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Likely to Visit Sri Lanka Amid China’s Renewed Push There

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

By Prarthana Basu Courtesy The Diplomat Pompeo’s trip would come weeks after a high-level Chinese delegation visited the country. On October 8, a high-powered Chinese delegation headed by the Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office and former ambassador to the United States, Yang Jiechi, visited Sri Lanka as part of his four-legged visit, which included the […]

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Rs 12 million fine imposed on ‘MT New Diamond’ Captain

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 12 million on the Captain of the crude oil tanker ‘MT New Diamond’ which caught on fire while on Sri Lankan waters. When the case was taken up today (14), the Greek Captain Stereo Sterio Ilias plead guilty for the charges filed against […]

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Constable attached to Rishad’s security and accountant who helped transport IDP voters arrested

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana UPDATE: (5.10 p.m.) – The accountant arrested in connection with the case against former minister Rishad Bathiudeen, over transporting IDP voters in state-owned buses, has been remanded until October 26 after being produced before the Fort Magistrate’s Court. Alagarathnam Manoranjan, the accountant of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Resettling project implemented under former Minister […]

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60 CID officers to probe allegations against Riyaj Bathiudeen

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General Dappula de Livera has directed the Police to conduct investigations into MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother, Riyaj Bathiudeen under 07 counts, says the Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. Riyaj Bathiudeen was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in April this year for allegedly having direct links to the terrorists involved in […]

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Minuwangoda COVID-19 cluster expands by 113 cases

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana More individuals have tested positive for the novel coronavirus expanding the Minuwangoda COVID-19 cluster by another 113 cases. According to Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, 05 of them have been detected among the persons undergoing quarantine at quarantine centers. The remaining 108 cases are identified as close contacts of the Minuwangoda apparel […]

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Curfew ALERT: Police curfew will be imposed tomorrow in Katunayake from 5.00am until further notice

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Police Curfew will be imposed in Katunayaka police area from 5.00 am tomorrow. Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva stated that Police curfew will be imposed in Katunayake police division from 05:00 a.m. tomorrow (15 October) until further notice. Army Commander states that employees in the Export Processing Zone can submit their […]

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