Australia and Sri Lanka sign new agreement to boost trade ties

Australia and Sri Lanka sign new agreement aimed at boosting economic ties between the two countries. Australia and Sri Lanka has signed a framework agreement to boost international trade and investment during... Read more »
Austria, Sri Lanka to enhance economic cooperation

Austrian business delegation visits Sri Lanka to explore trade prospects

A 20 member delegation of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber will arrive in Colombo on 11 May 2016 to explore prospects for investment and enhanced trade. The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber is... Read more »
Melbourne Magistrates' Court

Victoria appoints first ever Muslim woman magistrate

First female Muslim magistrate appointed to the bench in Victoria has experience in criminal law and family law Victoria state has appointed its first Muslim woman to the bench. Attorney-General Martin Pakula... Read more »
Sri Lanka

Reconciliation cannot divide or break up Sri Lanka

The stakeholders of Sri Lanka must consider these arguments if any attempts are being taken to do the opposite of what we expect from reconciliation  By Shenali D Waduge The word reconciliation has... Read more »
Pakistan was successful in securing its first ever export order for its JF-17 Thunder fighter at the first day of the International Paris Air Show

Pakistan, Sri Lanka finalise JF-17 Thunder jets deal

COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement under which the former would sale eight JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the latter in the initial stage despite Indian pressure.... Read more »

Sri Lankan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh talent on display at MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup

The MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup is heating up, with three more teams cementing their place at the MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup Semi-Finals on November 15th, Auburn. Davis 8, Afghan Stars and the... Read more »

Chinese Ambassador assures Sri Lanka on support for economic stability

COLOMBO — The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang has assured Sri Lanka that China’s economy remains stable and still has a huge potential. He said that despite the economy facing a... Read more »
Sri Lanka's Sangakkara reacts after being dismissed during the fifth and final one-day international cricket match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi

Sri Lankan batsman Sangakkara confirms international retirement in August

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara will quit international cricket during the Test series against India in August, the island nation’s most prolific batsman said on Saturday. “I have decided to call... Read more »

What is the objective of letting loose hard core LTTE terrorists?

By Shenali D Waduge The media has highlighted news of requests by LTTE-created-TNA to release LTTE prisoners. For whose benefit, why and for what reasons would a political party request to release... Read more »

India is the most unqualified country to assist in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs

By Shenali D Waduge   Organizations that had been functioning as conduits to channel funds, enable money launder, carry out illicit as well as legal international business and help procure arms are now... Read more »
Sri Lanka's Sangakkara reacts after being dismissed during the fifth and final one-day international cricket match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi

Sangakkara earns Wisden’s leading Cricketer of the Year for second time

Sri Lankan veteran batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been declared as the leading cricketer of the year in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Sangakkara joined India’s Virender Sehwag as the only two players... Read more »

South Africa beats Sri Lanka to reach world cup semi-finals

South Africa now head for a semi-final against New Zealand or West Indies; Sri Lanka, after months on the road, finally go home to a new and challenging era. Neither Kumar Sangakkara... Read more »

Eight million tonnes of plastic go into the ocean every year

By Britta Denise Hardesty, CSIRO and Chris Wilcox, CSIRO You might have heard the oceans are full of plastic, but how full exactly? Around 8 million metric tonnes go into the oceans... Read more »

Sri Lanka approves Chinese port project, reaffirms ties with China

‘Satisfied’ With Environmental Assessment, Government Says Ownership Issues Still to be Resolved Sri Lanka’s new government has affirmed to go ahead with a $1.5 bn Chinese-funded port city project planned by the... Read more »

Sri Lanka designated to Chair CCW 2015 Convention

Sri Lanka has been designated by acclamation to Chair the 2015 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, Permanent Representative of Sri... Read more »

United States – Sri Lanka Business and Investment Dialogue

Washington DC – United States and Sri Lanka, in a recent meeting, have discussed progress on trade and investment issues to foster economic growth and provide a strong foundation for greater economic... Read more »

Clarification by Sri Lankan Government

Sri Lankan Ministry of External Affairs has expressed its surprise at some of the recent statements on the outcome of the case filed by the LTTE in 2011 at the General Court... Read more »

SME Fair to boost Sri Lanka and China Trade Ties

Sri Lanka represented at SME Fair in the Asia Pacific Region Sri Lanka’s participated for the first time at the 11th edition of the China International SME Fair (CISMEF) in Guangzhou which... Read more »