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Russia, SL to boost trade to USD 700 mn, strengthen defence & economic ties

Sri Lanka and Russia will work towards boosting bilateral trade up to USD 700 million, the two countries' foreign affairs ministers said.

My pardon not arbitrary; met Rathana Thero five years ago – Royal Park convict

In an open letter circulating on social media, the Royal Park murder covict claims his presidential pardon was not arbitrary.

Sajith should not accept Sirisena’s last-minute support – Hirunika

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa should not accept an eleven-th hour endorsement by President Maithripala Sirisena, UNF MP Hirunika Premachandra said.

Secret pact with SLPP will be the death of SLFP – CBK

Former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga writing to President Maithripala Sirisena accused him of arbitrarily entering an agreement with the SLPP.

Candidates unconcerned about safety of Media

The Free Media Movement is deeply concerned that none of the major Presidential Candidates has drawn attention to the safety of journalists in this country.

MCC agreement making headlines again

The controversial MCC compact is in the news again, with both Government and Opposition MPs reacting to reports that its signing is imminent.

Madhu church declared sacred area

The Shrine of our Lady of Madhu, a historic Roman Catholic church in Mannar was declared as a sacred area by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday

Port City Deed handed over

The formalities over the leasing of the land where the Colombo Port city to the CHEC Colombo Port City Ltd., took place before President Maithripala Sirisena today the Presidential Secretariat announced.

President’s office refutes JVP claim of huge allocation

Presidential Secretariat denies the allegations made by JVP MP Vijitha Herath on Friday (25 Oct) that Rs 800 million have been allocated for the future activities of President Sirisena.

An October Remembered

On 26th October 2018, a great bolt hits us from an unexpected void. Things changed in giddying succession in a humbling reminder that saints can turn villain at lightning speed. This essay is about remembering not to forget what Maithripala Sirisena did in October 2018 and what Ranil Wickremesinghe has forgotten in October 2019.

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