(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee (JOC) is stepping down over corruption allegations relating to the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo."Tokyo 2020 Games: Japan Olympics chief Tsunekazu Takeda quits"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Japan has granted nearly Rs. 15 million to Sri Lanka to acquire used waste collection trucks for Jaffna in Northern Province to facilitate solid waste disposal and improve the hygienic environment."Japan grants Rs. 15 million for waste collection in Sri Lanka’s north"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka currently is in a transitional period and the country will be able to meet its economic targets in the next five years."Sri Lanka will be able to achieve economic targets in next five years – PM"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says due to the broad programs launched within the past four years in preventing the kidney disease there is a reduction in the spread of kidney disease."President observes reduction in spread of kidney disease in Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Excerpts of the Statement by Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana, P.C. and Leader of the Sri Lanka Delegation to the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council on Agenda. Item 2 – Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights on ‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka: 20 March 2019 – Geneva “Mr. President, Madam High Commissioner/Deputy High Commissioner, Members of the Council and Delegates to the 40th Session…"Sri Lanka remains committed to achieving reconciliation – Foreign Minister Marapana"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Special Crimes Operation Unit of the Mirihana Police has been able to arrest a woman who had allegedly aided the fatal shooting of two people in Moratumulla."Woman arrested in connection with the Moratumulla fatal shooting"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Australia and Sri Lanka’s cooperation on shared maritime security interests in the Indian Ocean is set to rise to a new level with Indo Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE19) – which will see the visit to Sri Lanka of an Australian Joint Task Group comprised of Navy, Army and Air Force assets."Australia and Sri Lanka to deepen cooperation on Indian Ocean maritime security"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Finland topped the ranking of the world’s happiest countries for the second year in a row, with the Nordic countries taking the leading spots, an annual survey issued on Wednesday showed."Finland is the happiest country in the world — again"