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Ranil congratulates Boris on UK polls victory

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tweeted his congratulations to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today on the Conservative Party's victory in the UK general elections.

Colombo asking the UK to afford errant Brigadier diplomatic immunity

Sri Lanka has requested the Government of United Kingdom (UK) to honour the diplomatic immunity of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando

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.

UK awaiting more info from SL on human remains found in waste containers

The British Government has officially sought information from Sri Lankan authorities into the alleged discovery of human remains in shipping containers sent to Sri Lanka from the UK.

President off to UK; Ruwan appointed acting Defence Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena took flight to London this afternoon on a private visit, and State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has been appointed Acting Defence Minister during his absence.

Storm of reaction to death penalty

The reaction to Sri Lanka’s decision to resume executing prisoners on death row has been almost universally negative, with sources varying from the government of the United Kingdom to billionaire businessman Richard Branson condemning the move.