Colombo Current Affairs, GK & News
On 20 Nov, New Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he will be visiting India on his maiden overseas visit next week, to strengthen the relationship and discuss regional security, peace and economic development. India’s External Affairs S. Jaishankar, who paid an unannounced visit to Colombo met the new Sri Lankan President, as part ..
The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference is being held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 4-7 November 2019. India will be represented at the conference by Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad. About Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference 2019 Theme for 2019 CLM Conference is- ‘Equal Access to Justice and the Rule of Law’. ..
Category: International Current Affairs
Sri Lanka unveiled a 350-metre-tall Lotus Tower which is now being dubbed as South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo city. Though the tower is still under construction President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena decided to open the tower to public. As per the President, Lotus Tower is foreseen to be one of the significant landmarks ..
Category: Places in News Current Affairs
Topics: Belt and Road Initiative • China National Electronics Import and Export Corporation • Colombo • Lotus Tower • Maithripala Sirisena • President of Sri Lanka • Sri Lanka-China • tallest tower in South Asia
Sri Lanka has recently unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo, which is constructed at a cost of over $100 million. However, 80% of cost was funded by China under the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The 350-metre-tall 17-storey Lotus Tower is consists of a television tower, a hotel, a telecommunications museum, restaurants, auditorium, ..
In a fierce overnight battle between Sri Lankan troops and the suspected Islamic State militants as the search operations were underway, at least 15 people were killed including 6 children and 3 women. The whole incident took place along the east coast of Sri Lanka after about six days of the suicide bombing on Easter ..