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Abduction saga: Govt points to inconsistencies in Swiss Embassy claims

The Foreign Ministry pointed to inconsistencies yesterday in the version of events officially communicated to the Government by the Swiss Embassy.


President holds discussions with Indian External Affairs Minister

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa met the Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar in New Delhi earlier today (29), President’s Media Division (PMD) said.


Embassy staffer’s abduction shows that President has failed to provide security – UNP

The Opposition is accusing the administration of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of failing to fulfil its main campaign pledge of providing national security as a woman staffer of an embassy has been kidnapped at gunpoint in Colombo.


President to leave for India today

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to leave for India today (28) on a two-day official visit, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.


Police probing abduction of Swiss Embassy staffer

Police are investigating an alleged incident where a Sri Lankan woman staffer at the Swiss Embassy had been abducted on Monday and released after two hours, official sources told RepublicNext today Nov 27.


Dinesh wants Diplomats to find solutions to external pressures

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinesh Gunawardena is calling on the country's diplomatic service to find solutions for external pressures and challenges.


MCC compact to be “launched soon” in SL – Alice Wells

The controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact will be launched in Sri Lanka soon, a senior US diplomat said last week.


British and Saudi envoys meet President

British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton and Deputy Commissioner Tom Burn called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday (25), the President’s Office said.


‘Sri Lankan media should self-regulate,’ – Election Observers

Asian Election observers faulted both private and State Media organisations for favouring their chosen candidates during the elections and suggested they should self-regulate themselves.


Sri Lanka gets access to Aussie Geoscience expertise

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Scientific and Technical Cooperation was signed between Sri Lanka and Australia in Canberra yesterday Nov 5, which will give Sri Lanka access to Australia’s famed geoscience expertise. The agreement was signed at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia, by the Chairman of Geological Survey and Mines Bureau […]


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