IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


Contemporary Regional Developments in Siri Lanka

5th - 13th February
  • China will work with Sri Lanka for better development of strategic cooperative partnership –Xi. In the message to congratulate Sri Lanka on the 70th anniversary of its independence from the British colonial rule in 1948, Xi recalled the traditional friendship and mutual assistance between China and Sri Lanka.
    (Xinhua, February 05, 2018)
  • It was agreed at the meeting with the President and the United National Front
    (UNF) to appoint a special committee to decide on ‘Good Governance’ on February 14, Govt.
    (Daily Mirror, February 13, 2018)
  • The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe separately on Tuesday, ahead of his departure for New Delhi to meet the new Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.
    (Daily Mirror, February 13, 2018)
  • Sri Lanka has never shied away from taking its fair share of responsibility in the UN system, which has helped Sri Lanka build an image as a moderate and progressive partner, able to bridge differences and build consensus, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN Ravinatha Aryasinha said.
  • Ambassador Aryasinha also said Sri Lanka continues to give leadership on a wide range of issues such as disarmament, migration, human rights, health, intellectual property, science and technology and international trade policy in Geneva.
    (Daily Mirror, February 13, 2018)
  • President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should admit their mistake and apologize to the people, Purawesi Balaya Co-Convener K.W. Janaranjana said yesterday.
    (Daily Mirror, February 13, 2018)
  • Civil groups which backed President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential election 2015 had decided to urge strongly President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to continue with the joint government.
    (Daily Mirror, February 14, 2018)
30th Jan - 4th February
  • Sri Lanka celebrated 70th anniversary of Independence Day on Feb 04 and vowed to achieve economic freedom.
    (Xinhua Feb 04, 2018)
  • Sri Lanka will take its time to negotiate a free trade agreement with China, as it is concerned about the economic impact of a rushed deal on their small country, the Sri Lankan ambassador said on Feb 04.
    (Times Online, 5 February 2018)
  • Two Indian nationals held with heroin and illegal narcotic products in the Sri Lankan territorial waters, east of the Mannar Lighthouse.
    (Times Online, 5 February 2018)