The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Former UPFA Minister says external and internal powers attempting to manipulate Muslim community in a bid to destabilise post-war Sri Lanka.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – November 16 presidential election to cost over US$38 million according to Election Commission. Election Commission Chairman says the record number of candidates contesting the poll has caused cost to rise.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva comes under fire for endorsing SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in full-page newspaper advertisements. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - SLMC Leader refers to former Eastern Province Governor as an unscrupulous mercenary for the communal minded Alliance of the SLPP, for not speaking up about communal riots.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Agreement between Sri Lanka and consortium of China Harbour Engineering Company Limited and Southwest Municipal Engineering and Research Institute of China lacks 10 per cent contingency monetary allocation.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Nearly 1.4 million Muslim voters of Sri Lanka will be strongly influenced this time by the election manifestos as well as the presidential candidates, who pledge an end to terrorism without multiplying extremism among the different communities.

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka ( The Island/ANN ) - The new Jaffna International Airport would be declared open jointly by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tomorrow, Sudarshana Gunawardana, head of the Development Communications Unit at the Premier’s office said yesterday.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The new Jaffna International Airport to be declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today, marked by the arrival of an Alliance Air ATR 72-600 aircraft from Chennai, carrying aviation industry invites.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Indian share of river water, that had been flowing to Pakistan for the last 70 years, will be put to maximum use.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Saudi Export Development Authority to facilitate business networking programs between Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia and Saudi Export Programme to expand exports of raw materials to Sri Lankan manufacturers.