Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday (18) in Parliament set the record straight yet again with regard to the biggest-ever foreign-funded project – the $ 1.5 billion Port City – saying no go-ahead as yet had been given but two separate committees were studying it and culprits would be punished over serious lapses.
With a promise for a “new beginning” in India-Sri Lanka ties, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New Delhi on Sunday evening, ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
MP Tissa Attanayake has been expelled from the United National Party. The Working Committee of the Party which met today has taken this decision. Former General Secretary of the UNP Tissa Attanayake has been expelled from the United National Party as he worked against the decisions of the Party during the period of the previous Presidential Election.
The election shock on Sri Lanka has been called a model for how reformist elites and a fed up people can get rid of increasingly authoritarian leaders. To become a true role model, the reincarnated Sri Lankan democracy must in the next years deliver political reform, inclusive development and devolved power to minorities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Sri Lanka in March, the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the island nation in over 25 years. During the visit, Mr. Modi is likely to travel to Jaffna in the Tamil-majority Northern Province, official sources in New Delhi told The Hindu.