Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Prime Minister apprises diplomatic corps of current situation
Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 08:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today held a special discussion at Temple Trees with the ambassadors and other foreign representatives on the present situation in the country.

The discussion was held for almost an hour with ambassadors from over 46 countries and foreign delegates, with more emphasis on bomb blasts and future developments in the country.

Discussions were also held with regard to the possible impact of bombings on tourist arrivals to the country and on the economy, and steps to restore normalcy as soon as possible to strengthen the economy

Explaining the facts regarding the incident, the Prime Minister two Emergency Regulations will be enacted to empower the military to arrest the suspects in connection with the attack and to enable the detention of such suspects for more than 24 hours for interrogations.

The attention was focused on obtaining international assistance to defeat the terrorist forces if there are any international connections to the attacks targeted churches and hotels in the country.

The Prime Minister apprised the envoys of the deaths of foreign nationals in the bomb blasts and said the Foreign Affairs Ministry will provide the assistance to obtain further information.

Ministers Tilak Marapana and Sagala Ratnayake, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake and External Affairs Ministry Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha were present at the discussion.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Another two received arms training with NTJ leader Saharan arrested
-- [7 hours ago]
Norway committed to working together with Sri Lanka, new envoy asserts
-- [7 hours ago]
Makandure Madush's lawyer files motion in court requesting foreign travel ban on CID director
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch eight projects with ADB assistance to modernize railways
-- [8 hours ago]
UN Rights Chief 'deeply troubled' by the appointment of Sri Lanka's new army commander
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM confident of UNP winning upcoming presidential election
Sri Lanka BOI holds Business and Investment Forum at Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Three new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President
U.S. expresses concern over the appointment of Sri Lanka's Army Commander
Sri Lanka President appoints new Army Commander

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.