Sri Lanka stops importing Iranian crude oil Fearing U.S. sanctions on Tehran

35 ViewsIn anticipation of new U.S. sanctions against Tehran, Sri Lankan energy officials said Tuesday the South Asian nation has stopped importing Iranian crude oil. “We stopped as soon as the sanctions were announced,” Sri Lankan petroleum resources development minister Arjuna Ranatunga was quoted as saying in Abu Dhabi’s leading English language newspaper, The National. “We didn’t buy […]

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Sri Lankan student arrested in Sydney

54 ViewsPolice say the 25-year-old was in possession of a document linked to the planning of a terror act A Sri Lankan man employed by a Sydney university has been charged over a document that police allege contained plans for terrorism attacks. The 25-year-old was arrested by counter-terrorism officers at the University of NSW in Kensington on […]

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister congratulates new Australian PM

46 ViewsSri Lanka and Australia shared a warm friendship and excellent cooperation on several areas of common interest, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said adding that he looked forward to working with newly elected Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to build on this friendship towards a more robust and mutually beneficial partnership. Congratulating Scott Morrison on […]

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11 fishermen missing in Hikkaduwa seas

40 ViewsAt least eleven fishermen went missing after their fishing boat met with an accident off the Hikkaduwa seas yesterday morning, Police said. They said the group had left for fishing from the Ambalangoda fishing harbour at about 10.30 a.m. yesterday and had informed their relatives at 5.45 p.m. that their boat got caught in […]

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The railway strike still on going.

84 ViewsThe Railway Trade Unions have launched a sudden strike, which started 3.00 p.m. until further notice over a salary issue, Railway Trade Union Alliance Co-Convener Lal Ariyaratne said.He said the trains that had already started their journeys would carry on but no train would leave hereafter. The discussions that were due to be held […]

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