Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov will be in Sri Lanka on an official two-day visit on the 13th and the 14th of January 2020, the government announced today.
The JVP accused the new government today of continuing what the party called the previous government’s practice of selling off valuable national assets.
The government has faced severe backlash after the Finance Ministry announced the first Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) secured by the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa administration, which was the USD 250 million mixed development project for the construction of a 30-storey commercial tower, which will include 700 new residencies as well as facilities for retail and food outlets.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is pledging that his government will ensure the threat to “our national sovereignty and national security” will be countered.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Sri Lanka last night for an official two-day visit with a feliication message for President Rajapaksa.
Following this morning's swearing-in of the caretaker Cabinet of Ministers, there appears to be some confusion over who was assigned the all-important Defence Ministry.
Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as Prime Minister to head an interim government by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at 1:00 pm at the Presidential Secretariat, his Media Secretary Rohan Welivita told RepublicNext.
The country which was on the path to reunification has been divided by the politics of this election, former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said today.
The first priority of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will be to examine the 19th Amendment to the Constitution with a view towards making changes to it, the Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa said
Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa should not accept an eleven-th hour endorsement by President Maithripala Sirisena, UNF MP Hirunika Premachandra said.