President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and rule of law

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support to the slow, but the steady forward march of Sri Lanka to build a progressive, democratic, free and equal society with high morals and discipline.

"President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and rule of law"

Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan this year

SLC has just approved for the team to travel to Pakistan later this year. This will be the first cricketing nation to tour Pakistan after the 2009 attack.  The National Cricket team may tour Pakistan later this year for a single Twenty 20 game, Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathiapala announced at the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) citing that security assessments ‘look positive.’ Speaking at the AGM, he said…

"Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan this year"

The Hambantota takeover

After many months of fraught discussions and stiff opposition from political parties and citizens alike, Sri Lanka on Saturday (29) forged ahead with the signing of a billion-dollar deal with a Chinese State firm to take over the Hambantota Port. China Merchants Port Holdings Co., the state-owned Chinese port operator, has agreed to pay $1.12 billion for a 70% stake of Hambantota port leased for 99 years.  The Chinese firm in a joint venture with SLPA…

"The Hambantota takeover"