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PM in the Maldives for Indian Ocean Meeting

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took wing to the Maldives this morning (02) for a three- day official visit on the invitation of Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the Prime Minister’s Media Division (PMMD) said.

Welby calls on President Sirisena

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called on President Maithripala Sirisena today as part of his three-day visit to Sri Lanka.

Archbishop Welby visits Katuwapitiya Church

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby yesterday 29 Aug visited St Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya where more than a hundred people were killed in the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.

Head of the Anglican Church arrived in Sri Lanka

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby arrived in Sri Lanka this morning (29) for a three-day visit, according to the Church of Ceylon.

Premier Wickremesinghe in the Maldives to Chair Indian Ocean Conference

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to take on an official visit to the Republic of Maldives on Monday (02 September), following an invitation extended to him by the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Army Commander defends himself against allegations

At his first Press Conference after assuming duties as the Commander of the Army, L t Gen Shavendra Silva vigorously defended himself saying all that has been levelled against him were still allegations.

Pakistan statement on Sirisena meeting “breach of diplomatic protocol”

A “breach of diplomatic protocol” is how senior officials are describing an exchange of statements between the Pakistani High Commission in Sri Lanka and the Presidential Secretariat about a meeting that took place between Islamabad’s envoy in Colombo and the President last Tuesday, 20 Aug, that has left officials with red faces on both sides.

Shavendra appointment “sovereign decision” – MFA

Facing widespread international and domestic opprobrium at the appointment of Lt General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander the Sri Lankan government is hitting back saying the move is a “sovereign decision by a Head of State.”

Three new women envoys is a sign of Women’s Empowerment – President

President Maithripala Sirisena stated that the fact that all three newly appointed envoys to Norway, United Kingdom and Netherlands are women of outstanding achievements, is a proud sign of women empowerment.

EU to offer Eur 8.5 mn to Sri Lanka

The European Commission (EC) has allocated 8.5 million euros to support Sri Lanka to prevent extremism, build community resilience and promote peace and tolerance.

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