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In Colombo
August 12, 2017 5:30 am gmt |
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A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Colombo on Wednesday, August 9 to further strengthen ties between the governments and people of Sri Lanka and the United States. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, Chairman of the House Appro...
In Srilanka
August 7, 2017 7:00 am gmt |
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The Government will not protect anybody found guilty of fraud and corruption, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stressed. He made this comment with reference to latest developments at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on Bond issues. Addressing a gathering in Hatton yesterday, the Premi...
In Colombo
June 23, 2017 6:26 am gmt |
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No one, including both priests and laymen, is above the law, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. He expressed his sentiments at the Iftar ceremony which was held in the evening yesterday at the Prime Minister’s official residence, ‘Temple Trees’. He also stated that Islam and Buddhism both prea...
In Colombo
June 22, 2017 5:29 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the objective of the Office of Missing persons is looking for the disappeared persons, and it will not file any case against anyone through the office. The Office of Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions) Amendment Bill...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has received a message of condolence, addressed to the government and people of Sri Lanka, from the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, expressing his heartfelt condolences, and that of his government and people, on the recent disaster at a garbage dump in Sri Lan...
In Srilanka
March 10, 2017 6:08 am gmt |
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The lack of aptitude training not being provided to personnel in former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security detail should be referred to an appropriate committee so that a report could be presented to Parliament to ascertain the facts of the matter, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told P...
In Latest Stories
January 4, 2017 11:23 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he is not a back stabber to topple the government in the absence of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He stated this yesterday responding to Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s comment on that he was going to Switzerland later this month which former Presid...
In Latest Stories
January 1, 2017 7:02 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his New Year message said “yet undoubtedly, much needs to be done in our pursuit to be a fully-fledged democracy that is also economically sound and socially empowered.” “Let this New Year be the one to usher in greater change, a greater vision and prosperity to...
In Colombo
November 12, 2016 9:14 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Friday (Nov 11) said action will be taken against the policemen who attacked the disabled war veterans during the recent protest in Colombo. The Premier said this in Parliament responding to a question raised by Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardena under Standing...
In Latest Stories
November 9, 2016 10:24 am gmt |
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We have reached consensus to a great extent on power devolution, after the disscussion held with TNA leader  R.Sambanthan, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. The Prime Minister was speaking at the first year commemoration of the death of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera at the Sri Lanka Foundatio...
In Srilanka
October 21, 2016 8:59 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sri Lanka will regain the GSP plus facility by early next year as the European Union authorities are ready to grant the facility by about that time. Speaking to journalists in Brussels the premier said that Sri Lanka would get the concessionary facility of GSP...
In Colombo
October 13, 2016 10:53 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he would be leaving for Brussels shortly, to re-negotiate the Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) tariff concession. The Prime Minister was speaking at the inauguration of the World Export Development Forum in Colombo yesterday. “I will be traveling ...
In Srilanka
October 11, 2016 11:55 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that all the political parties in the Parliament including the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have reached a consensus to promote the clauses related to Buddhism in the Constitution, and therefore there is no issue regarding the safety of Buddhism. Addressing...
In Latest Stories
October 11, 2016 10:30 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s main Opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Monday rejected a claim by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that the party has agreed to give Buddhism the foremost place in the new constitution. Stressing that the TNA “stands for a secular constitution”, TNA’s spokesman and Jaffna Distri...
In Latest Stories
October 10, 2016 6:28 am gmt |
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Consensus has been reached among all political parties, including the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), to include the clause, “to foster, promote and safeguard Buddhism,” in the new Constitution, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday. All political parties represented in Parliament, includ...
In Colombo
October 8, 2016 7:04 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who responded to recent statements made by Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran, on Friday (Oct 7) suggested that Parliament should get on with the task of preparing a new Constitution no matter what the Chief Minister or anyone says about it. “It is t...
In Srilanka
October 6, 2016 11:30 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Thursday (Oct 06) said Sri Lanka and India must resolve the contentious fishermen issue amicably. Wickramasinghe was speaking at World Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi. Colombo has long fumed over poaching and illegal fishing by Indian fishermen that it says d...
In Srilanka
October 6, 2016 6:44 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the people of the Northern Sri Lanka live in harmony with freedom. Addressing the media after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visiting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe replied to an interrogation of a reporter on the ongoing rehabilitati...
In Srilanka
October 4, 2016 9:10 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday (Oct 04) for a three-day visit to discuss bilateral and regional issues with the Indian leadership. The visit assumes significance as many countries in the region, led by India, have pulled out of the South Asian Associati...