Discussions held on strengthening historic Maldives-Sri Lanka relations

Discussions held on strengthening historic Maldives-Sri Lanka relations

Discussions have been held on strengthening the historic relationship between Maldives and Sri Lanka. The discussions were held during a meeting held between President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday. The meeting was held as part of President Muizzu’s ongoing trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to take…

Tropical Belt Climate Ambition Plan: A Beacon of Hope for a Sustainable Future

Tropical Belt Climate Ambition Plan: A Beacon of Hope for a Sustainable Future

In the face of an escalating climate crisis, the call for ambitious action has echoed across the globe. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, President Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka introduced the Tropical Belt Climate Ambition Plan (TBCAP) at the UN Climate Summit in September 2023. This bold initiative aims to transform the highly biodiverse…

Sri Lanka’s President Wickremesinghe Urges for Climate Action at COP28

Sri Lanka’s President Wickremesinghe Urges for Climate Action at COP28

In a powerful address at COP28, Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe urged world leaders to take immediate and decisive action to address the escalating climate crisis. He highlighted the disproportionate impact of climate change on developing countries like Sri Lanka, emphasizing the need for global solidarity and climate justice. President Wickremesinghe called for the establishment…

A New Wave of PTA Arrests in Sri Lanka

A New Wave of PTA Arrests in Sri Lanka

There has been a growing international condemnation of Sri Lanka’s use of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to arrest and detain Tamils. The PTA, a controversial law that has been used to suppress dissent for decades, has been increasingly used against Tamils in recent years, Tamil media report. At least seven Tamils were arrested…

Water Controller Drowns in Eppawala

Water Controller Drowns in Eppawala

A water controller, W. G. Dharmasena (53), lost his life after drowning in the Jaya Ganga River while performing his duties at the Amunukolaya sluice gates in Eppawala. The 53-year-old experienced officer was employed in controlling the flow of water from Kalaweva to Anuradhapura. The tragedy unfolded when Dharmasena attempted to remove logs and branches…

Study Reveals Inadequate Breast Cancer Surveillance in Sri Lanka

Study Reveals Inadequate Breast Cancer Surveillance in Sri Lanka

Study Reveals Inadequate Breast Cancer Surveillance in Sri Lanka A study that assessed breast cancer surveillance behaviours among a cohort of BRCA-positive Sri Lankan women revealed 50% of BRCA1/2 positive women had not undergone annual imaging-based surveillance by mammography or MRI, and none had undergone annual dual screening with mammography and MRI, indicating inadequate breast…

Cuba and Sri Lanka’s province assess cooperation

Cuba and Sri Lanka’s province assess cooperation

Cuban Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Andrés González Garrido, and Governor of North Western province and Member of Parliament, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, reportedly assessed the possibilities for cooperation. During a meeting, both officials also examined the relations between the two countries, according to a note from the Cuban Embassy in Sri Lanka. North Western is one…

Sri Lanka needs $100 billion to become net zero emitter by 2040, president says

Sri Lanka needs $100 billion to become net zero emitter by 2040, president says

Sri Lanka needs $100 billion to become a net zero emitter by 2040, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday, as the island also attempts to build climate change resilience while navigating its worst financial crisis in decades. Sri Lanka will focus on green financing tools, including debt for nature swaps as it attempts to reach…

47th edition of ‘Sayurusara’ magazine launched

47th edition of ‘Sayurusara’ magazine launched

The 47th edition of ‘Sayurusara’ magazine published by the Directorate of Naval Media was presented to the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera by the Chief Editor of the magazine, Commander (VNF) SR Sudusinghe at the Navy Headquarters today (27th November 2023). The Navy Media Directorate launches the magazine biannually with the aim…