(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – “The country needs not the politicians who say ‘yes’ for everything, but young politicians who say ‘that is not the way, this is the correct path”, says President Maithripala Sirisena."President opens SLFP political academy"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A delegation of 2OR Buddhist Charity Organization called on President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss about its future philanthropic activities in Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat."2OR Buddhist Organization to assist Polonnaruwa Museum and International Buddhist University"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker have released the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to an unusually swift conclusion without the payment of a ransom."Somali pirates release oil tanker and Sri Lankan crew"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Embassy of Canada to Maldives says it is aware of recent erroneous media reporting on entry/visa requirements for Sri Lankan business and tourist travellers suggesting changes to Canada’s entry requirements for Sri Lankan travellers."No changes to Canada’s visa requirements for Sri Lankan travellers"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – “An effective program with strong objective will be implemented for the process to develop productions through cultivating vacant lands that are cultivable”, says President Maithripala Sirisena."“Effective program to cultivate vacant lands” – President"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Foreign Minister of Korea Yun Byung-se expressed the keenness of the Government of Korea to invest in the fields of Research and Development, Information Technology, Health, and Education."Korea keen to invest in several fields in Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Just hours before President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was set to go into effect, a U.S. federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday issued an emergency halt to the order’s implementation."Hawaii judge halts President Trump’s new travel ban"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said that his country will expand economic cooperation with Sri Lanka from 300 million dollars to 500 million dollars over the next three years, the Xinhua reported."South Korea to expand economic cooperation with Sri Lanka"
(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – The United States (US) is pleased that Sri Lanka has agreed once again to co-sponsor the resolution, and invites like-minded United Nations (UN) members to demonstrate support for reconciliation and peace in Sri Lanka by adding their names to the list of cosponsors. The United States further applauds the administration of President Maithripala Sirisena for its continuing efforts to promote reconciliation."US applauds Sri Lanka Government for its efforts to promote reconciliation"
(BOSASSO, LANKAPUVATH) – Somali forces have been sent to free the hijacked fuel freighter, a Regional Police official said on Tuesday (14)."UPDATE: Somalia sends soldiers to free Sri Lankans on Aris 13"