Marapana sworn in as Foreign Affairs Minister

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Former Attorney General Minister of Development Assignments Tilak Marapana has been sworn in as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs. He took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena, today, August 15.

Belgium PM calls on his Sri Lankan Counterpart

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Belgium Prime Minister Alexander De Croo called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and held talks. The meeting took place at Temple Trees on August 14. The talks focused on bilateral issues, reports say.

“Incidents of violence in the north, no threat to security”: Army Chief

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Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake has stated that sporadic activities in the north by subversive groups are no threat to island’s security. He was speaking to a Colombo based English media. He also dismissed the view that several incidents of violence in the north in recent times would mean a resurgence of LTTE. 

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