The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The government says that the assistance of the Security Forces would be obtained for a specific period, to assist the Police Narcotics Bureau to control the trafficking of drugs.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) -The decision of the government to selectively implement the death penalty with regard to some hard drug offenders along with the sanctioning of selling fuel at the new prices have increased the confidence of investors in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), our news sources said.

COLOMBO (The Island / ANN ) - Some  British parliamentarians have launched an Early Day Motion calling on their government,  to  immediately halt all weapons sales to Sri Lanka.

SINGAPORE ( The Island/ ANN ) -  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the foundation has been laid to achieve Sri Lanka’s goal of becoming a fully developed nation by the year 2050.

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN ) - As could have been expected, no less a person than Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has broached the issue of the possible high costs of the world’s present lop-sided preoccupation with economic growth, at the expense of human security. Taking India as an example he is on record that India has taken ‘a quantum jump in the wrong direction since 2014’; that is, with the advent of the Modi administration.

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN ) - The government said yesterday that the death penalty would be imposed only on  drug dealers who continued to  operate  their business while in prison and  those who were serving more than one term.

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN ) - At the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, the Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha  arrived in Colombo, this afternoon on a  two day official visit.

SINGAPORE (The Island/ ANN ) - Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe  said yesterday  that his government would convert the country's  Western Province into a megapolis of interconnected metropolitan areas.

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN ) - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe while emphasizing that attempts to revive the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LITE) would not be tolerated, says that action would be taken against those who attempt to do so.

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN ) - With a Buddhist monk in the South calling for a revival of Hitler methods and a northern politician wanting Prabhakaran’s era back , democratic minded Sri Lankans should be alert to the dangers that are lurking says, Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne .