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Sri Lanka to introduce AliPay to attract Chinese

Sri Lanka to introduce AliPay to attract Chinese

Sri Lanka is looking at the possibility of introducing AliPay to the market in a bid to encourage more Chinese travellers to visit the country Read more…

39 petitions filed challenging 20th Amendment; SC to consider petitions on 29th Sept.

39 petitions filed challenging 20th Amendment; SC to consider petitions on 29th Sept.

39 petitions have been filed with the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka challenging the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

Monday’s petitions were filed by;

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TNA leader falls ill leaving party activities temporarily suspended

TNA leader falls ill leaving party activities temporarily suspended

As the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance, parliamentarian R. Sampanthan has suddenly fallen ill again, the party has taken steps to suspend several decisions, Read more…

“Sinhala Buddhist President” should stop Tamil extremists: Ampitiye Sumanarathna Thero

“Sinhala Buddhist President” should stop Tamil extremists: Ampitiye Sumanarathna Thero

Ampitiye Sumanarathna Thero of the Batticaloa Mangalarama Buddhist Temple speaking from the site of the harthal in the Batticaloa town, highlighted that necessary security action Read more…

Indian grant not-linked to implementation of the 13th Amendment – Keheliya

Indian grant not-linked to implementation of the 13th Amendment – Keheliya

Sri Lanka is denying reports that a USD15mn grant announced by the Indian Prime Minister to Sri Lanka on Sunday is linked to the complete Read more…

‘Action will be taken if Sirisena is found guilty’
27 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

‘Action will be taken if Sirisena is found guilty’ »

Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga says action will be taken against Former President Maithripala Sirisena, if he is found to be responsible for the Easter Read more…

’20A draft bill will be passed with 175 majority’
27 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

’20A draft bill will be passed with 175 majority’ »

Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage says the draft bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will be passed in Parliament with a 175 majority.

Speaking to Read more…

TNA welcomes Modi’s stand on Tamil issue
27 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

TNA welcomes Modi’s stand on Tamil issue »

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) welcomed the stand taken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Sri Lanka Tamil issue.

The TNA tweeted saying Read more…

SLPP Group to Finalise Amendments as Protests Against 20A Mount
27 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

SLPP Group to Finalise Amendments as Protests Against 20A Mount »

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in a pre-recorded statement at the High Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, on Monday (21) said; Read more…

Implementation of 13th amendment, must for reconciliation: India’s PM Narendra Modi
26 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Implementation of 13th amendment, must for reconciliation: India’s PM Narendra Modi »

Prime Minister Modi had emphasized that the implementation of the 13th amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution is essential for carrying forward the process of Read more…

Tamil political parties stage protest in Jaffna
26 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Tamil political parties stage protest in Jaffna »

Tamil political parties staged a protest in Chavakachcheri, Jaffna today.

The protest was staged against the Government after a court order was issued against commemorating Read more…

20A dangerous & unsuitable for SL- CBK
26 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

20A dangerous & unsuitable for SL- CBK »

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga says the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution is not suitable for the country.

Speaking to media after a commemorative Read more…

Canada and Sri Lanka discuss reconciliation efforts
26 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Canada and Sri Lanka discuss reconciliation efforts »

Canada and Sri Lanka today had talks on a number of issues including on Sri Lanka’s reconciliation efforts.

Canadian High Commissioner David McKinnon paid a Read more…

High Posts Committee approves, Moragoda, Ravinatha, Kohona’s appointments
26 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

High Posts Committee approves, Moragoda, Ravinatha, Kohona’s appointments »

The Committee on High Posts has approved the appointment of eight new diplomats, including Milinda Moragoda as the High Commissioner to India and Dr. Palitha Read more…

Sri Lanka seeks fresh currency swap facility, deferment of debt payments from India – Reuters
26 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka seeks fresh currency swap facility, deferment of debt payments from India – Reuters »

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa sought an additional currency swap facility and deferment of debt payments from India during an online bilateral summit with Read more…