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Poverty and terrorism main global challenges – Marapana

Sri Lanka called for collective action to address contemporary global challenges particularly poverty and terrorism at the 18th summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Baku, Azerbaijan on 26th Oct.

Cabinet nod for new counter-terrorism laws

The Cabinet of Ministers a proposal yesterday to amend existing counter-terror laws or introduce fresh legislation to combat new forms of terrorism.

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.

PM appoints a three-member committee to examine Ranjan’s statement

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a three-member committee headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana to investigate into the statement made by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake regarding the Maha Sangha.

Agreements with US pose no threat to SL sovereignty – Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today defended two controversial defence agreements - one proposed, one already entered into - with the United States Government, as well as a US-funded monetary aid package that have come under heavy criticism from sections of the Opposition.