India will push for a joint action plan to counter terrorism, de-radicalize potential recruits, and enhance maritime security in the Bay of Bengal region when it hosts the first meeting of the national security advisers (NSA) to the seven BIMSTEC countries. The BIMSTEC is a crucial regional platform in India's strategy for ending cross-border extremism as the SAARC, the South Asian grouping, has failed to achieve its security goals.
A verbal battle erupted at the Presidential Commission to inquire into the Treasury Bond issue yesterday between the Senior Additional Solicitor General Dappula de Livera and President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his response to a special statement by Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader MP Dinesh Gunawardena in Parliament today,
Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba in Sri Lanka Juana Elena Ramos Rodriguez paid a courtesy call on Parliamentary Reforms and Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka at the Media Ministry yesterday.
Visiting Chinese Defence Minister (General) Chang Wanquan today assured his country’s unconditional and fullest support to further strengthen the Sri Lanka’s armed forces, the State Ministry of Defence said.
The government was ready to hold elections for local government bodies and three provincial councils this year,