The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN ) - The United National Party (UNP) said yesterday that under the "illegal deal" entered into by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, there was a move to abolish the Special High Courts.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Describing  President Maithripala Sirisena as a  "dictator gone mad", the United National Party ( UNP ) said yesterday that it would fight at every possible forum his unconstitutional actions in violation of the very constitution he had introduced , on the mandate given by the people.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - As a longstanding friend, Australia was concerned by political developments in Sri Lanka, says Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - United National Party  Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who maintains that he is still the lawfully elected Prime Minister, says he cannot understand the purported cultural differences that were said to exist between him and President Maithripala Sirisena.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has asked President Maithripala Sirisena to reconvene Parliament immediately, as he had received such a request in writing, from 125 MPs.

COLMBO (The Island/ANN ) - Ranil Wickremesinghe, who maintains that he is still the Prime Minister of  sri Lanka said, yesterday, that a majority of parliamentarians had requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to summon parliament and a date would be set soon.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Ambassador Alaina Teplitz was sworn in as the next U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and to the Maldives on Monday.

COLOMBO ( The Island / ANN ) - Sri Lanka has topped the Lonely Planet’s list of travel destinations for 2019 with Germany and Zimbabwe rounding out the top three in its new guide.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) -  Indian Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh meeting with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that India would  support strengthening of Sri Lanka police to control crime.

OXFORD , ENGLAND ( The Island / ANN ) - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that a Truth and Justice Commission will b established early next year, as a follow up to the Missing Persons Commission.