News Updates

27th June - 30th June
  • SL Navy’s Southern Command moving to Hambantota – PM office
    Prime Minister stated that he negotiated with Prime Minister Li and President Xi of China and came up with a proposal which was beneficial for both parties. “Sri Lanka also informed the Chinese that Hambantota cannot be used for military purposes. The Sri Lanka Navy is moving its Southern Command to Hambantota. There is no need to be frightened as security of the port will be under the control of Sri Lanka Navy.” (Daily Mirror, June 30, 2018)
  • The government is hiding the real security situation in the country, retired Army officer and former MP Sarath Weerasekara said. (Daily Mirror, June 30, 2018)
16th June - 26th June
  • SL has a very strategic position in the world - French Senator In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror, Ms Conway-Mouret expressed her views about the security situation in the country, the operations of French military and the relationship between Sri Lanka and France. (Daily Mirror, June 21, 2018)
  • Army denies withdrawing its formations in North and East. Sri Lanka army said some political elements are attempting to put the national security at risk by misleading the public on the grounds that the Army is in the process of withdrawing its formations in the North and East and downsizing its strength. (Daily Mirror, June 24, 2018)
  • Cost of electricity in SL is very high compared to other countries in the region. (Daily Mirror, June 25, 2018)
1st June - 08th June
  • Sri Lanka will review FTA with China: Malik
  • The Sri Lankan government will hold ministerial level talks with China to review and iron out contentious issues in the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said.
  • He told Daily Mirror that he would seek a meeting either in Beijing or here in August to discuss how to proceed with the FTA with China. (Daily Mirror, June 7, 2018)
  • On World Environment Day, the Government and the Central Environment Authority (CEA) has taken measures to regulate polythene and plastic waste disposal while raising awareness among the public, CEA Chairman Chandrarathne Pallegama said. (Daily Mirror, June 4, 2018)
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