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President seeks Chinese assistance in social media monitoring?

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly sought Chinese assistance in locating individuals who propagate misinformation on social networking sites.


China pledges Rs. 2.6bn for SL defence

In a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (14), Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged Rs. 2.6 billion for defence spending, among other pledges of assistance, the official Government news portal news.lk reported.


President off to China to attend Asian Civilisations conference, expected to meet Xi

President Maithripala Sirisena flew to Beijing this morning to attend an international conference titled Dialogue of Asian Civilizations to be held on 15 May.


Threat to one country is threat to all of SAARC – Mangala

A terrorist threat to one South Asian country is a threat to the entire region, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told a gathering of finance ministers representing the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) today.


Not in our name – UK MPs, interfaith leaders and Lankan diaspora

Sri Lankan British community representatives and religious leaders along with UK parliamentarians together denounced the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka at an interfaith meeting held in the House of Lords, Westminister, on Monday (29 April).


Reconciliation and sustainable dev in SL: UN to continue support – Secy Gen

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has assured Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera of continued support for Sri Lanka's reconciliation and sustainable development agenda.


Consular access sought for detained SL immigrants in Turkey

Efforts are underway to provide consular access to any Sri Lankans verified to be among the 558 undocumented immigrants detained in Turkey last Friday (12), Foreign Ministry sources told RepublicNext today.


Maldivian government releases Sri Lankan fishermen

Twenty-one Sri Lankan fishermen who were held by the Maldivian government are returning home for Avurudu tonight


India to offer “all possible assistance” to SL Army

The Indian Army would seriously take note of concerns raised by the Sri Lanka Army and do everything possible to accommodate the latter's requirements, said Chief of Integrated Defence Staff of the Indian Army Lieutenant General Podali Shankar Rajeshwar said.


Army proud of HRCSL work

The Sri Lanka Army is praising the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka for its work in vetting soldiers for United Nations Peacekeeping duties.


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