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