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Sri Lanka police chief arrested over Easter attacks failures

Sri Lankan criminal police on Tuesday July 2, arrested former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fenando and former Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara over ‘grave crimes against humanity’ over their negligence to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks. The Attorney General, on Thursday, had directed the Acting IGP to name IGP[Read More…]

Some terrorists were under surveillance: Sri Lanka PM

Some terrorists were under surveillance: Sri Lanka PM

Colombo: Some of the suspected attackers responsible for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka were being monitored by the countrys intelligence services, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told CNN in an interview on Thursday. But there was not “sufficient” evidence to put the suspected attackers in custody prior to the[Read More…]

Sri Lanka serial blasts: Indian death toll rises to 10

Sri Lanka serial blasts: Indian death toll rises to 10

Colombo: A total of 10 Indians have died in the Easter Sunday serial bombings in Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission here announced on Tuesday. “Regret to confirm the deaths of two more Indian nationals, A. Maregowda and H. Puttaraju, in the blasts in Sri Lanka, taking the total number[Read More…]

Sri Lanka to launch WeChat Pay for Chinese tourists

Sri Lanka to launch WeChat Pay for Chinese tourists

Colombo, A Sri Lankan bank said on Wednesday that Chinese tourists visiting the island country can soon pay for their goods and services through the WeChat Pay facility in order to attract more tourists. Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading private banks, said the WeChat Pay[Read More…]

Sri Lanka aims to import hybrid buses from China

Sri Lanka aims to import hybrid buses from China

Colombo,  Sri Lanka is in talks with China to import hybrid buses to upgrade the island’s public transport sector, the media reported on Tuesday. State Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Ashoka Abeysinghe said that he was in discussions with Chinese companies which manufacture hydrogen powered buses and hybrid buses[Read More…]

Political crisis in Lanka: President Sirisena comes under pressure over dissolution of parliament while US, Japan block aids

Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena has dissolved parliament and has called snap election in the country for January 5, forcing his political rival and deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to challenge the President’s decision in the country’s Supreme Court. Is the Sri Lankan President’s move aimed at scoring political points for[Read More…]

Sri Lankan President sets Jan 5 for parliamentary polls

Sri Lankan President sets Jan 5 for parliamentary polls

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has signed a special gazette notification dissolving parliament and declaring January 5, 2019, as the date for a snap parliamentary election. The President said late Friday that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the parliamentary elections would be called[Read More…]

Sri Lankan crisis: Does India need to be cautious with President Sirisena’s move?

Sri Lankan crisis: Does India need to be cautious with President Sirisena’s move?

Are competing geo-political rivalry between major international players and divergent affiliations among political leaders along pro-India or pro-China lines, a factor behind sudden eruption of crisis in Sri Lanka? Whatever may be the reason, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to replace Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa as the country’s[Read More…]

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