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Moragoda meets Sitharaman

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Sri Lanka High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda on Tuesday (06) met with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The High Commissioner has thanked her for the brief emergency assistance India has provided to the island nation throughout its difficult period.

The Sri Lankan envoy also briefed the finance minister on Sri Lanka’s ongoing discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the present status of the country’s debt restructuring process, according to the official statement of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi.

Additionally, Moragoda informed her of the severe effects that Sri Lanka’s current economic contraction is having on the country’s poor and most vulnerable populations.

The High Commissioner emphasized that India could play a significant role in Sri Lanka’s economic revival through multifaceted economic integration between the two countries by enhancing investments, tourism, and trade. Minister Sitharaman and High Commissioner Moragoda also reviewed the status of bilateral economic cooperation.

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Samitha Dulan sets world record in Kobe

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Sri Lanka’s Samitha Dulan set a new world record in the Men’s Javelin Throw F44 category at the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships.

He also won Silver in the F64 category after recording a distance of 66.49 meters.

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Fmr. state minister Diana Gamage granted bail

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Former State Minister Diana Gamage has been released on bail after appearing before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court over allegedly obtaining a passport by producing false information.

She had arrived at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court earlier today over accusations of obtaining a passport by submitting false information.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had yesterday submitted a report to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, naming the former State Minister as a suspect in the case pertaining to the obtaining of a diplomatic passport after providing false information.

Accordingly, the Colombo Chief Magistrate Thilina Gamage had ordered the CID to take appropriate measures and report back to the court.

(adaderana.lk)

(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by adaderana.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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New SL ambassador to China assumes duties

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The Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the People’s Republic of China – Majintha Jayesinghe had assumed duties yesterday (May 20).

The post of the Sri Lankan ambassador to China was vacant for several months after the tenure of Dr. Palitha Kohona ended.

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