Sangakkara says no to politics; notes change takes time

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara insists he will never enter politics. Sangakkara said in a statement that he believes that politics and public service is a very serious responsibility. There have been reports that Sangakkara may contest as a common candidate at the 2020 Presidential elections. “I have read with[…]

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Railway strike ends following talks with President

The railway strike came to an end today with railway trade unions saying they had reached an agreement following talks with President Maithripala Sirisena. The strike was launched on Wednesday over demands for a higher salary and railway passengers staged a protest blocking the street opposite the Fort railway station[…]

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Trump to sign defence bill giving more money to Sri Lanka

US President Donald Trump is set to sign a more than $ 700 billion defence bill for the fiscal year 2019 on Monday, giving more money to countries like Sri Lanka. The bill gives big increases to the US military to counter the White House’s calls for greater competition, specifically[…]

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