After finishing his visit to India, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Sri Lanka late on the 27th to prepare for the meeting with the country’s president and prime minister on the 28th. The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka also issued a statement criticizing Pompeo’s visit before his arrival.
Mahinda Rajapaksa, 74 year-old leader of the Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP), was sworn in as the country’s Prime Minister for the fourth time on Sunday. The swearing-in ceremony was held for Sri Lanka’s Ninth Parliament at the historic Buddhist temple, “Rajmaha Vihar,” in Kelaniya, a suburb of North Colombo.
As the results of yesterday’s parliamentary elections to elect Sri Lanka’s ninth parliamentarian come out, the Sri Lanka People’s Freedom Alliance is headed for a landslide victory. According to the results released so far, the SLPFA, led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has around 60% of the votes.
Sri Lanka has released nearly 3,000 prisoners on bail, per a statement from the office of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. From March 17 to April 4, 2,961 prisoners have so far been released on bail. Sri Lankan prisons are highly congested, with more than 26,000 inmates, even though they are only capable of hosting only 10,000 prisoners.
Dr. Anil Jasinghe, the Director of Sri Lanka’s health service, said that as of Monday, the number of people detected with coronavirus infections reached 22. The Ministry of Information confirmed the news, and released it through a statement. Seven people who had come from Italy and were monitored at the Kandakadu Epidemiology Center in Polonnaruwa were positive with infections.
Sri Lanka’s fоrmеr dеfеnѕе mіnіѕtеr, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, won the country’s рrеѕіdеntіаl еlесtіоn оn Sundау wіth 52.25 реrсеnt оf thе vote. Sri Lanka’s Elесtоrаl Commission Chairman, Mаhіndа Deshapriya, said орроѕіtіоn candidate Rajapaksa received 6.9 mіllіоn votes, оr 41.9 percent оf thе vote. Thе swearing-in сеrеmоnу іѕ ѕсhеdulеd fоr Mоndау.
The island nation of Sri Lanka is called the gem of the Indian Sea. With varied landscapes and cultures spread across the different regions of Sri Lanka, there truly is something for everyone. This checklist is fairly adventurous and also entails a couple of walks and various other activities! The society and also food of Sri Lanka are extremely distinct and will certainly captivate you throughout your experiences. Throughout two trips to the exotic island, these are my preferred points to do on a trip to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s President, Maithripala Sirisena, has appointed a commission to conduct new investigations into the coordinated Easter Day bombings that killed 268 people in the country. The announcement for the investigations was made by the Sri Lankan government Sunday. Islamic extremist groups are believed to have been behind the suicide bombings that took place on April 21, in which three churches were attacked as well as three luxury hotels in various parts of the country.
- SRI LANKA: No group has yet claimed responsibility for Easter Sunday’s terror attacks. Eight people have been arrested in connection with a series of suicide bombings, targeting churches and hotels across the country, which killed at least 290 and injured 450. They mark the worst acts of violence since the end of Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war ten years ago.