Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Thanks TNA for having attended the “Temple Trees” meeting to express its views on the difficulties faced by the Tamil people and Meaningfully contributing to the discussion on the anti-Covid-19 campaign.

By Norman Palihawadane Monday’s meeting convened, at Temple Trees, to discuss the future course of action as regards the country’s fight against COVID0-19, had badly exposed those who boycotted it, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said, yesterday. Rajapaksa thanked the TNA for having attended the meeting to express its views on the difficulties faced by the Tamil people and made a meaningful contribution to the discussion on the anti-Covid-19 campaign. “The TNA could attend the meeting, but the JVP and others in the Opposition did not want to come because they…

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Inner Circle

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka has appointed an alarming collection of alleged perpetrators of war crimes and bureaucrats previously accused of corruption to his new government, said the International Truth and Justice Project.  The legal research organisation published a trilingual infographic depicting President Rajapaksa’s inner circle, which now includes six Generals and Brigadiers from the President’s Gajaba Regiment, whom he has put in key positions like Commander of the  Army, Chief of Defence Staff, Secretary of Defence and Chief of National Intelligence. Two of the Generals from the Gajaba Regiment served directly under Gotabaya…

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Sri Lanka seeks US assistance to recover from economic crisis

Sri Lanka has sought US assistance to recover from the current economic crisis. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning in Colombo and discussed a host of issues, including the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, post-COVID-19 economic challenges and ongoing collaborations. Speaking about the COVID-19 situation in the country, Ambassador Teplitz said, “We’re always hopeful that the public health situation gets better. We want to remain a steadfast partner.” On the economic front, the Prime Minister said that he had requested…

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Sri Lankans to be repatriated from UK

By Vyshnavy Velrajh The Government says more flights will be operated to repatriate Sri Lankans stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Additional Secretary to the President for Foreign Relations Admiral Professor Jayanath Colombage told the Colombo Gazette that two flights will be operated by National Carrier Sri Lankan Airlines tomorrow (06) to repatriate Sri Lankans from the UK and Singapore. The flight returning from the UK consists of Sri Lankan students, Government officials and dependents of Sri Lankan students. A group of Sri Lankans stranded in Europe, Canada…

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Easter attacks: Mosque and NGO center sealed off

In connection with the investigations carried out on the 2019 Easter attacks, a mosque and a center in Puttalam belonging to a Non-Governmental Organization have been sealed off. The relevant mosque belongs to the suspect recently arrested from Kalpitiya area, said Police Media Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne. Meanwhile, the suspects arrested on May 03 at Kalpitiya were produced before the court yesterday (04). The suspects were arrested based on investigations carried out by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on the Easter attacks. The CID yesterday discovered a training center in…

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