The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Growth in South Asia is projected to slow to 5.9 per cent in 2019. Sri Lanka's growth is expected to soften to 2.7 per cent in 2019, according to World Bank.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Although rejecting the Geneva Resolution co-sponsored by the Yahapalana government in 2015, SLPP presidential candidate and wartime Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured commitment to working with the UN.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Rival regional and international powers with their own global agendas, have entered Sri Lanka for their own agendas, often detrimental to the interests of this country. Thus the once peaceful Sri Lanka has become a playground for all these forces.

COLOMBO ( The Island / ANN ) - The United National Party's (UNP) Deputy Leader and Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa launching his official campaign at the Galle Face Green yesterday, said that convicted drug dealers who continued to ply their trade while in prison, would be given the " maximum punishment", if he was elected President.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Malaysian Police has detected whopping transaction that could be an attempt to activate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Election Commission receives over 500 election law violation complaints, including 12 incidents of election related violence. The presidential election is scheduled for November 16.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka pledges support to UN High Representative on Disarmament Izumi Nakamitsu for the global Disarmament Agenda.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating corruption in the current administration summons People’s Bank former Chairman. The bank allegedly suffered a considerable loss due to its digitization project in 2016.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Centre for Monitoring Election Violence complains to Elections Commission about SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa quoting Army Chief Shavendra Silva praising him in 2009.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Protesters demand closure of the Office of Missing Persons and compensation increased.